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Will this be ok for a couple hours?

I am getting our little girl today . Plans changed and the breeder isn't going to be coming as close to us as I thought. I have to drive 2 1/2 hours. Since it is that far, I have a friend who lives not far, my son and I will stay the night with her. It is about a 3-3 1/2 drive back. We do not plan on crate training her, so we didnt get one. I dont feel comfortable driving that far with her not in something. I remembered that when we got our cat from the humane society, he came with a crate. I figure if it can hold a 13lb cat, it should be ok for a 8 week old puppy. I dont know the exact size, but it is about 24in tall. Length I know is fine, but I dont know about the hight.
Do you think it will be ok for 1 night and a couple hours in the car?
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Yes I think that will be OK. She will most likely sleep while you're driving but have towels ready and be prepared, sometimes they get car sick when they're so young. Also plan on stopping often for her to pee.
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It seems like it would be hard to keep a puppy still in your lap for that long. I guess it depends on the puppy. It would have never worked with Bella, but she was pretty big at that age.


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[QUOTE=Nairb;1863874]It seems like it would be hard to keep a puppy still in your lap for that long. I guess it depends on the puppy. It would have never worked with Bella, but she was pretty big at that age.

I would never drive with a animal in my lap. If I didn't have the crate I would find some sort of box to put her in.
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It seems like it would be hard to keep a puppy still in your lap for that long. I guess it depends on the puppy. It would have never worked with Bella, but she was pretty big at that age.

I would never drive with a animal in my lap. If I didn't have the crate I would find some sort of box to put her in.
Oh, I thought you meant to hold the puppy in your lap as a passenger. I'm pretty sure Bella wouldn't have stayed in a box either. Maybe some would. I honestly don't know.


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I had to drive 4 hrs back with our puppy. We brought our big crate because we have a truck and were able to fit it. She got sick durning the ride many many times. It wasn't easy to keep cleaning. So she got a bath when we got home. But she did pee and poo before we left the breeder so she was good with that for the 4 hrs.


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Our drive was about five hours. She was crated, and we stopped about 4 times for pee breaks. She did great until we got home. The first thing she did was poop on the floor, but that was my fault for not staying out long enough to give her a chance to poop outside. Fortunately, that was the only time she ever pooped in the house.

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I think using the crate you have will work just fine. Your pup is probably under 10 pounds....at least Cooper was . Good luck with the trip! Bring supplies to clean up if your puppy has an accident or gets sick.
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