Move from Germany to the USA with a Peiby

* In loving- memory * Jin- ~ 1/9

if you can eat- it... it is- gooooooood
Barked: Sat May 30, '09 12:39pm PST 
Hi everyone!

I just moved to the US from Germany and I will be staying here for good!

My 4-year-old Peiby Jin is still in Germany with my parents - and I miss him baaaaaaaaaddddddddddddd. I know that he will be too big to fit in a tiny box "under the seat in front of me" on a plane. But I am really not into the idea of having him travel in Cargo. I have heard too many terrible stories about "lost dogs", darkness & noise.

Have any of you experience with traveling by plane with a dog, perferably a Shar Pei?
Jin can not take any sort of tranquilizer without supervision as he sometimes has breething issues, so giving him a sleeping pill for the 8h plane ride, is not going to be an option.

Thinking about ways to get an airline to allow Jin in the cabin (in a doggie box, of course), or other ways to get him over the ocean. Anybody ever went on a cruise with a Shar Pei?

I would be grateful for any input on this.
Thanks so much, Janine