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Traveling with your dogs?

Alright so I've had my pup now for 6 months and she's a character. She's a pure breed pomeranian (yea yeah man card I know) but I love her to death and she brings the women over at the dog park like no other haha...

Anyway I'm looking at the possibility of bringing her home with me next month when I visit family and friends. I've seen people bring dogs on planes before in the actual cabin and I was wondering if anyone here has done this. I would NOT put her below in cargo because from what I know it seems cruel and potentially dangerous. I'd rather not drive the distance in order to bring her home so family can see her but if I have to then so be it.

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The drive is only about 10-12 hours. Not that bad
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heres the back of my truck. Dogs love it back there
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Haha hey I'm not complaining I love my dog to death she's great. Missed having a dog and she's perfect for an apartment. I'll get me another siberian husky when I've got some land for it to stretch it's legs on.

I suppose I'll just do the drive but I hate doing it on a friday after work and being exhausted ugh.

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In the cabin is no problem. Some airlines (most, actually) still make you pay extra to do that-- it's not as much as in cargo, though. There are several carriers for this and they are all "airline approved" meaning they fit under the seats.... but be warned that only applies to the "test" airlines and so to be really sure you should call your airline and get the exact under-seat dimensions so that the carrier will fit.

Also see your vet early before you go; you will have to provide papers for the dog. The vet can also prescribe a mild sedative and that might help your dog if she's hyper or barky.

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Southwest does not allow pets. Most hotels do, but charge an extra fee. I usually just sneak my dog into the hotel.

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United and american do. and yes there are carriers that they have to be in that fit under the seat in front of you

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United and american do. and yes there are carriers that they have to be in that fit under the seat in front of you
Krys? Can you put your dog in a carrier and fit it under the seat infront of you?

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Fucking dog has papers, Dude. Over the line!!!


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In the cabin is no problem. Some airlines (most, actually) still make you pay extra to do that-- it's not as much as in cargo, though.
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Also see your vet early before you go; you will have to provide papers for the dog. The vet can also prescribe a mild sedative and that might help your dog if she's hyper or barky.

Good luck
yup, yup ... I brought home a puppy with me from California and all I needed was papers from the vet saying he was healthy and a carrier and I had to pay I think it was $50. I asked the people sitting next to me and the stewardess if they had any problems with me having him on my lap everyone thought he was the cutest thing and he got a lot of attention and loved it. I don't really recommend the sedative unless absolutely necessary.
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What happens when the puppy has to poop on the plane?

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Zach my mom has pom. They are great but super excitable. Traveling on a plane might not be your dogs fortay. You will know this based on how your dog behaves on car rides. Umh and they are yappy cute little fuggers. The sedative might be necessary for your dog. You know your dog. You should know whether or not your dog will need a sedative or not.

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Where are the pictures? Of your little dog?

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What happens when the puppy has to poop on the plane?
you're supposed to make sure they go potty before boarding

but I guess that's why you MUST have a crate
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I have traveled on the plane with my Min Pin before. I just put on of those Pee pads at the bottom, just in case he had to go. He is the perfect little traveler!

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