help with options moving dog long distance…

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

U-Ship

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
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1654 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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 # 5
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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381 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
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4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

chica95110:  I’ve moved twice across the US and both times I drove my dog/s. MUCH safer.

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