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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 03:33 PM
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Lou, I'll send you a PM, but I believe you need 10 (15?) posts to PM back, so you might want to start posting a lot!
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I actually had a very positive experience flying my Cookie Monster from South Carolina to Boston. Cookie was one of those totally unflappable dogs even as a pup. However,now, I am at different point in my life, where the kids are grown up and I could get away to bring a pup home on a plane with me. Heck, I could even take a road trip now!

I would listen to DallasGold as her husband probably sees it all... And when it gets too hot, I know of dogs who have died in cargo..

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Jackie Mertens from Topbrass shipped me 8 week old Tango from Georgia to Logan Airport in Boston. It went flawlessly.

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We have shipped in or shipped out puppies for the last 7 years. Probably 15 total. I have not had any problems. That being said, I do hold my breath and fret that the next one will be the disaster we have not had.

For the price of shipping I would recommend that you fly into the breeders city and have them meet you at the airport. You meet outside of security, pick up the pup and the health cert and go back thrum security to catch you flight home -same day. The pup is in a soft crate at your feet.

If you buy your ticket early enough you will not pay much more than the shipping but the health cert and the crate are extra. Many breeders charge a small fee for the delivery but it barely covers the gas to and from the airport.

Good luck in your search.

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I don't think I could ship an 8 week old puppy either. Imagine the stress....

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