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transporting pets

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Hello, I am looking for info regarding transporting your pets to the virgin islands. I am moving from California this summer and have two dogs and a cat.

Posted : May 7, 2011 12:11 am
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you probably will not be able to transport dogs via airplane in the summer. the heat would be too much for the dogs in the cargo hold of an airplane. you will need to call whichever airline you are using to find out their policy on transporting planes and the cost. just remember to get all of their shots up to date and keep a record of that with you when you travel.

Posted : May 7, 2011 10:55 am
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American Airlines requires a certificate of health issued within 10 days of flight, also be advised if any location you may have layover or final destination air temperature is a certain temperature you will not be able to fly with your pets in cargo.

Posted : May 9, 2011 6:19 pm
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That temperature can not be higher than 85 degrees at any point the plane is taking off or landing or stopover to change planes. Usually you have to wait until late September to fly dogs down in cargo.

Posted : May 9, 2011 8:02 pm
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There are options available to you. Do a search on this forum (change default date to last year...beyond that, it may be old info). Look for "flying with a dog" and other phrases/words that might be appropriate, and you will kind numerous threads and posts about this subject.

I'm remembering Continental has a new temp controlled pet facility in some cities, including San Juan. You can get here from San Juan on Seaborne and maybe Cape Air.

I looked into Continental last year. Wound up not using it, but it was definitely doable.

Posted : May 9, 2011 9:21 pm
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Try these threads:,144021
Subject: "Relocation with my dog?",99254
Subject: "moving a beloved dog"

Posted : May 9, 2011 10:03 pm
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