Shipping A Dog - How?

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    Aug 31, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    Just got confirmation this morning that I'm moving back to Miami next week (leaving at sunrise Tuesday morning). I'll be flying a small single-seat airplane that has no extra room for a dog (and it's over 100 db in the cockpit, so that would bust the dog's eardrums anyway).

    Every place I searched online that gives "free" quotes also wants my email address. Sounds more like a spam factory than a dog shipping company (got quotes for shipping my car and my bicycle with no problem, and without entering my email until after payment).

    Does anyone here know of a place where I can CALL to have my dog shipped? All these online places suck, in a bad way.
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    Aug 31, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidJust got confirmation this morning that I'm moving back to Miami next week (leaving at sunrise Tuesday morning). I'll be flying a small single-seat airplane that has no extra room for a dog (and it's over 100 db in the cockpit, so that would bust the dog's eardrums anyway).

    Every place I searched online that gives "free" quotes also wants my email address. Sounds more like a spam factory than a dog shipping company (got quotes for shipping my car and my bicycle with no problem, and without entering my email until after payment).

    Does anyone here know of a place where I can CALL to have my dog shipped? All these online places suck, in a bad way.


    Why not make a new hotmail account and give the email address there so you can get the advice... not sure what else to say.

    http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/packaging/guidelines/animals.html

    Try there?
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    Aug 31, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    I think you contact that airline directly. For example:

    http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/animals/default.aspx
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    Aug 31, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI think you contact that airline directly. For example:

    http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/animals/default.aspx
    Not going via airlines...I'm flying a plane (read the OP fully).
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    Aug 31, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidNot going via airlines...I'm flying a plane (read the OP fully).


    I did read the OP. You don't have to be flying with the dog to have the dog shipped on the airline. That's how breeders ship dogs around the country.
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    Aug 31, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    paulflexes saidNot going via airlines...I'm flying a plane (read the OP fully).


    I did read the OP. You don't have to be flying with the dog to have the dog shipped on the airline. That's how breeders ship dogs around the country.
    You might wanna check the new rules. TSA put a stop to that.
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    Aug 31, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou might wanna check the new rules. TSA put a stop to that.


    Really? I've known people who have had dogs shipped to them, but I've never done it myself.
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    Aug 31, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    paulflexes saidYou might wanna check the new rules. TSA put a stop to that.


    Really? I've known people who have had dogs shipped to them, but I've never done it myself.
    That what Delta told me when I moved out here with her, but I was flying with her then so that wasn't an issue.

    Another issue with airlines (if Delta was wrong) is that it'll take me 3-4 days to fly the small plane home. It's really slow and has to make several fuel stops. In other words, wouldn't be there to pick her up.
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    Aug 31, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    May have found a place...awaiting an emergency callback (the company actually has emergency/immediate transport services - yay!)
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    Sep 01, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThat what Delta told me when I moved out here with her, but I was flying with her then so that wasn't an issue.

    Another issue with airlines (if Delta was wrong) is that it'll take me 3-4 days to fly the small plane home. It's really slow and has to make several fuel stops. In other words, wouldn't be there to pick her up.


    Oh, that's a different situation. Good luck!
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    Sep 01, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidThat what Delta told me when I moved out here with her, but I was flying with her then so that wasn't an issue.

    Another issue with airlines (if Delta was wrong) is that it'll take me 3-4 days to fly the small plane home. It's really slow and has to make several fuel stops. In other words, wouldn't be there to pick her up.


    Oh, that's a different situation. Good luck!
    And it turns out Delta was wrong. There's a branch called Delta Cargo, which does dedicated cargo flights (and accepts pets, and has a flight leaving tomorrow morning). Now all I have to do is find someone who'll pick her up from the airport and hold her till next weekend when I get there.
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    Sep 01, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidAnd it turns out Delta was wrong. There's a branch called Delta Cargo, which does dedicated cargo flights (and accepts pets, and has a flight leaving tomorrow morning). Now all I have to do is find someone who'll pick her up from the airport and hold her till next weekend when I get there.


    That's good. Alternatively, if you had somewhere where you currently are who could watch her for a couple of days, they could take her to the airport and you could pick her up.
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    Sep 01, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    paulflexes saidAnd it turns out Delta was wrong. There's a branch called Delta Cargo, which does dedicated cargo flights (and accepts pets, and has a flight leaving tomorrow morning). Now all I have to do is find someone who'll pick her up from the airport and hold her till next weekend when I get there.


    That's good. Alternatively, if you had somewhere where you currently are who could watch her for a couple of days, they could take her to the airport and you could pick her up.
    The only reliable person I know here works during Delta's cargo hours...making calls now to find someone back home who can keep her for a few days. If I'm lucky, they'll keep her in the office at the airport where I work.
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    Sep 01, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Sounds like it will all work out.
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    Sep 01, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidSounds like it will all work out.
    Actually no it hasn't...just finished calling every single person I know down there who might be able to keep her, including the boss, and not one single person answered.

    If you want her, I'll ship her to your place tomorrow. Seriously...
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    Sep 01, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf you want her, I'll ship her to your place tomorrow. Seriously...


    I would soooooo love to have a dog right now, but I just don't have time for one.

    Did you leave messages? Maybe someone will call you back.
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    Sep 01, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    paulflexes saidIf you want her, I'll ship her to your place tomorrow. Seriously...


    I would soooooo love to have a dog right now, but I just don't have time for one.

    Did you leave messages? Maybe someone will call you back.
    Just texted the boss. Hopefully he can find someone for me.
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    Sep 01, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    icon_sad.gif Last time I tried to ship something air-freght, they said I had to be a "known agent." i.e. have an account, security check, site visit, etc., before they would accept unaccompanied freight. So, I guess the solution is find someone who's already gone through that nonsense to fill out the airbill.
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    Sep 01, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    I've heard about "Airborne animals" but I don't know what the qualifications are, unless you already went over their company already then Idk.
    Hope you enjoy your life "in Miami bitch" icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 01, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
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    DudeInNOVA saidSounds like it will all work out.
    Actually no it hasn't...just finished calling every single person I know down there who might be able to keep her, including the boss, and not one single person answered.

    If you want her, I'll ship her to your place tomorrow. Seriously...


    How could you just give UP your dog?
    That beats dropping her off at a shelter's drop box because I'm currently left with no other choice...still haven't heard back from anyone. icon_sad.gif

    PS. If you wanna get all high and mighty about it, why don't YOU take her, knowing that she'll probably be euthanized if you don't?
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    Sep 01, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    why don't you create a post on here asking if anyone will watch your dog for a few days. also, have you tried calling any doggie day cares or such in the area that might pick her up and kennel her for you?
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    Sep 01, 2012 10:45 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
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    paulflexes said
    DudeInNOVA saidSounds like it will all work out.
    Actually no it hasn't...just finished calling every single person I know down there who might be able to keep her, including the boss, and not one single person answered.

    If you want her, I'll ship her to your place tomorrow. Seriously...


    How could you just give UP your dog?
    That beats dropping her off at a shelter's drop box because I'm currently left with no other choice...still haven't heard back from anyone. icon_sad.gif

    PS. If you wanna get all high and mighty about it, why don't YOU take her, knowing that she'll probably be euthanized if you don't?


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    You have the nerve to start yet another thread about you are your dog?!?
    Well considering that in another thread that YOU started, you had contemplated taken your dog to a shelter because you were sick with a cold, and she was too much trouble to take outside, this is not a complete shock to anyone.

    Wow...once again showing what a class-act-piece-of-crap you are. You would drop her off at a shelter, knowing that she would probably be euthanized. icon_eek.gif Nice. You know perfectly well, that at her age she will not be adopted.


    There are so many ways around this and you know it. Leave her with a friend, (if you have any), and fly your little toy plane to FL, then fly back on a real plane, or drive back to get her. There are airlines and prvt pilots whom fly all over the country delivering animals to their loving owners. Oops, you don't qualify there.

    I've volunteered at animal shelters since I was 12, and I can't believe that there was someone as stupid as yourself, to have allowed you to adopt this poor dog.

    Actually you should be happy!!! Now you have yet another excuse to get rid of your dog. You are really a complete loser Paul.

    Tristan
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    Sep 01, 2012 11:00 AM GMT
    1. Call kennels near MIA and ask. Many kennels have pet pick up and delivery services.

    2. Pet shipping based in Phoenix http://www.happytailstravel.com/index.php

    3. LAX based, but specialize in pet relocation so they might have suggestions and contacts. http://www.kennelclublax.com/
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    Sep 01, 2012 11:38 AM GMT
    Sorry we can't have any dogs in our condo, or I'd do it for you, Paul. I'll try to call you if it's not already all arranged. If you could get her to FLL I might be able to take her to a boarding kennel until you arrive.
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    Sep 01, 2012 11:52 AM GMT
    Dogs are like pigeons. Just leave her behind in Phoenix and you will find her on your doorstep in Miami in about month's time. And if she doesn't make it, well, problem solved.