Trains or buses or other transportation with a dog?

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Bianca CGC- TT HIC Thd- ♥

What big ears- you have...
Barked: Wed Jun 27, '12 3:16pm PST 
Does anyone know of any long-distance transportation that allows dogs, besides in the cargo hold on planes?

My brother invited us along to visit him, he is planning to rent a truck to take some of his things from here across the country, but once we get out there we would need a way to get back home again.
I don't think taking a plane home would work because it will be too hot in July for travel in cargo.
Ch.- Rushwind's- She Who- Speaks

Thats Ms. Bitch- to you.
Barked: Wed Jun 27, '12 5:20pm PST 
I can't think of a train or bus that allows pet dogs in cargo.

There are airlines with climate controlled air cargo holds, so summertime flying isn't impossible. If I'm not mistaken ( I may be?) Delta and Continental come to mind. Try looking it up.

Work hard; Play- harder.
Barked: Wed Jun 27, '12 7:28pm PST 
She Who Speaks, even with climate controlled cargo, most airlines still have a summer heat black out due to temps on the tarmac.


dog-sitter in- charge.
Barked: Thu Jun 28, '12 11:48am PST 
Guess you might want to look into renting a car frown

I don't think there is any other way in the US, unfortunately.

Buddy the Rescue- Dog
Barked: Thu Jun 28, '12 12:17pm PST 
You may want to check out this website www.petairways.com which is an airline that is a specialist in pet travel, I also found www.petairlines.net that gives you an overview of all airline policies, of course you will need to call to verify the policies, and your right about temperatures, it is not so much temperature concerns inside the plane, as it is the wait out on the tarmac. Just thought this might help you out.

a dog wagging- view of the- world
Barked: Mon Jul 2, '12 9:03am PST 
If you are in the USA... your options are limited to either a car or some posh travel... I just wrote a story about it... http://wp.me/p2gV39-oA

But if you have the time, a drive back could be wonderful!

Good luck and happy wagging
Bianca CGC- TT HIC Thd- ♥

What big ears- you have...
Barked: Mon Jul 2, '12 2:53pm PST 
Driving back isn't an option which is why I was checking if there was any other transportation that allow dogs...

Oh well, if not it looks like we'll just have to leave Bianca at home this time. It's too bad because I know she would love it out there in New England! Maybe another time she will be able to visit.

Edited by author Mon Jul 2, '12 2:53pm PST

Emma in- Loving- Memory

Barked: Sun Jul 22, '12 4:14pm PST 
Look into Spirit airlines and this may be true with other airlines but spirit will allow dogs small enough to fit in a crate that fits under a seat or if your doctor will sign a paper to make the dog a companion animal that is medically needed for you.
http://customersupport.spirit.com/entries/21368523-can-i-bring -my-service-emotional-support-or-psychiatric-service-animal-on-my-fl ight

Edited by author Sun Jul 22, '12 4:20pm PST


Work hard; Play- harder.
Barked: Mon Jul 23, '12 7:26am PST 
Emma, the letter required must be from a mental health professional if one wishes to travel with an Emotional Support Animal. You also have to notify the airline at least 48 hours in advance as they do have the right to contact the physician to check the validity of the document.

I am the Sock- Bandit!!!
Barked: Mon Jul 23, '12 11:24am PST 
I'm pretty sure that Bianca is a full-grown GSD and most likely wouldn't fit inside a crate under an airline seat.