Checking out, need tips and advice.
Not sure who Johnathon Cohen is. Gordan Ackley owns the stations I was working for, but he's pretty much off island all the time so I can't tell you much about him. Though there are many many people on this island who would grimace when I said who I worked for. He has quite a history down here.
If you still need tips on how to best prepare Dude for travel and how to set up his Kennel I suggest you contact the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center. I know you are not on STX... this is just for information. The transport pets all the time via their Pets from Paradise Program and are very adept at knowing all the ins and outs of pet travel and how to assure the right things travel with the pet. Their number is 3407781650. Ask to speak to the person in charge of Pets from Paradise. Sorry I didn't get online sooner to offer help. First time I've been on the forum in several months.
Good Luck to you in your travels and your future.
Take care of Dude... a true friend for life!
Some things I've heard. Don't feed your dog immediatly before the flight, make sure they've had time to eliminate before being caged. Don't get on your flight until the staff can assure you that your pet is on the flight as well (I watch to see them loaded). A frozen water bottle in the cage is a great add if the day is a hot one, as is a blanket and a favored small toy (not a ball).... maybe an old t-shirt of yours so he has your smell. Put a leash in the carrier's storage compartment. Mark the cage with friendly signs with the dogs name. ETC.
@Suzette - I just sold the car this morning, after a very long time at the BMV. Rough morning.
@Limetime - Thank you for the tips and the number. I will certainly give them a call sometime.
To anyone else. I am desperate to sell the things I have left in my apartment, especially big things like the TV, loveseat & printer. Please please take a look at my virtual yard sale on the classified section and contact me if you would like anything. This stuff must go!
Oh quick question. You mentioned to place Dude's leash in the storage on the carrier. Well first of all there isn't one and second of all why put the leash with Dude. The guys on the tarmac aren't taking him out or anything. It would seem the best idea would be to keep the leash with me in my computer bag. Thoughts?
What Linda said. IF there were a problem and he needed to be taken out of the kennel, having a leash is essential. Most airline kennels these days have a pop-up storage compartment on the top. If not, you can take a couple of zip-ties and a baggy and ziptie it to the side of the kenne with the stuff in it you need. Of course, if you are hand-carrying this is not an issue.
Also signs that say "i'm friendly', ' Live Animal', ' Handle with love' , etc. Makes people think! ------