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Does anyone here have experience with transporting a dog across country?

Asked by canidmajor (13435points) September 23rd, 2017

Have you heard of or used the services of a transport company to transport a pet some distance? I know how to Google, and I know that as a last resort I could go there and bring the dog back, but I am looking for testimonials of companies that do this, or alternative ideas.
Thank you.

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jca's avatar

I do not but my suggestion is try contacting a local animal rescue. There may be someone who is willing to do this for you for a fee or donation. I have friends that do animal rescue for local dog groups and they coordinate legs of trips to get animals from the southeast to the northeast and stuff like that.

janbb's avatar

Are you buying a pup from a breeder? They will usually arrange the transportation. Unfortunately, I don’t have direct experience of this.

canidmajor's avatar

@jca, yes, some of the rescue groups may do a private transport, but I was looking for names of any group or service that is known to do this.

@janbb alas, no, that would be too easy. This is for an abandoned senior dog. But you have given me the idea to contact a couple of breeders that I know here to see what they can suggest. thanks!

canidmajor's avatar

And @jca, thanks, the local folks might indeed know. I’m sorry if I sounded ungracious, this is all tied up with an awful situation.

canidmajor's avatar

Well, I’ve been burning up the internet over the last hour, and just got the good news that the dog has found a home. This is a good thing, and one positive note in a dire situation.

jca's avatar

It’s ok, @canidmajor. I’m glad the dog found a home.

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