Post # 1
I will start my saying I live in the country of Mexico…
I’m looking for a little help on moving my dog a pretty long distance. My dog will be in the country of Mexico the entire time and will never cross over to the United States.
Moving from Yucatan to Baja California in about 7 months… I’ve heard there are ‘black out’ periods where people are not allowed to send dogs different places on airlines during the hottest months.
Does anyone know about sending dogs to another state in Mexico through an airline?
Is there another way to send a dog to another state in Mexico like a train, ship, etc?
Any infornation would be helpful to me. If you know of a company or airline please do feel free to give me contact information.
Post # 2
You cant try it. I dont know if it is available for Mexico but its great for shipping pets. Its not a shipping company. Users go on and arrange with other users (shippers) to come pick up & ship whatever. Its a personal service. Which is better and safer for pets (as someone can tend to the pet as needed) versus on a plane where the dog would be stuck in cargo. Just make sure the shipper has good ratings. In that states there are companies who ship pets exclusively (like http://www.familypetrelocations.com) but I dont know about Mexico. You can look into it.
Post # 2
Yes there are airlines that black out months to fly animals in cargo. I would honestly drive my dog myself, but that’s me. I’m a bit over protective. If that wasn’t an option I would research to find an airline that would allow my dog on the plane with me. I was on a plane with a black lab who wasn’t technically a service dog (He went into nursing homes as a therapy dog, not like a medically necessary service dog) before and it was awesome. Also there are certain airlines that will fly dogs year round, you just have to find one that has temperature controlled cargo.
Post # 4
SparkleBee11: Interesting! I have not heard of this I will read into it. Thank you!
Post # 5
I personally would drive my dog over, even if I had to rent a car to do it. Or even if I had to leave him/her with family for a short time before I could do it. I would never, ever put my dog in cargo. Bad things can happen. In the US, I know there are some programs to get your dogs declared as therapy dogs fairly easily. Maybe there is something like that in Mexico? Then doggy goes on the plane with you.
Post # 6
- Wedding: Royal Park Hotel
My advice is to please not ship your dog in cargo. It is absolutely terrifying for the animal. So many people claim their dogs were “just fine” but I would take that with a grain of salt and nobody knows what those poor dogs to through
Post # 7
chica95110: I’ve moved twice across the US and both times I drove my dog/s. MUCH safer.
Post # 8
I appreciate everyones comments… Because I’m open to looking for possible options theres some details to the situation I’ll state here:
- We do not have a car. And we live now on the opposite side of Mexico from where we will be moving to. Driving is not only not an option, its totally out of the question.
- Someone thats local to the area where I live told me I can hire a driver but then I have to trust that person with my dog for several days. People who know better than I have stated it takes about 3 – 5 days for someone to drive the distance I’m talking about. Thats a long time to trust someone I don’t really know.
- I’ve been told theres no trains available for such a long trip but I’m still checking into that.
I took a chance posting to see if anyone knows anything on wedding bee. A plane may in fact be the only option. If anyone has any concrete information, a company name or a contact number for moving pets long distances please let me know.