Hello, in a few months I am planning on moving all the way from Kansas to New York. I have a 2yr old pug that i dont want to leave (he would live with my parents, a good home, but he is mine!) but I am not sure as how to move him. I have done very minimal research and have seen there are companies that move pets for a fee? Or should I just use the airport? I might be driving sometime up there, but that is an awfully long way to go. Any advice??? Thanks!
I'm not sure of the distance involved in your move, but I took my Shih tzu to Austin, Texas from Upper Michigan and she did fine on the trip. It's about 3000 miles round trip.
I took her crate, but removed the door so that she could move about, if the mood struck her. She spent most of the time either laying on the front seat next to me, or laying on the floor behind the passenger seat.
Shih tzus are a quieter breed, how active is your Pug? If you are not shipping her or moving for a few months, you may be running into the warmer weather and you need to worry about shipping her or flying her in the heat. The shorter nosed breeds had a harder time with the heat.
When I stopped for gas, about every 350 to 400 miles (small tank), I would walk Daisy first to be sure she got exercise and for a potty call, before fueling up the car. I brought along some bottled water and travel bowls and made sure she took a drink at each stop.
Good luck with your move.
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If you end up flying, you can take her in the cabin with you as a carry-on for around $50-$75 with most airlines-if she fits under the seat and is under 20 pounds. My pug would, but I know sizes vary, obviously. I have had some bad experiences shipping dogs by air otherwise, so do not personally recommend that, but there are those that do it alot without any problem whatsoever. If you are driving, I dont see why she wouldnt be just fine riding with you-either in a crate, or as my pug insists on doing, in my lap. :) Just plan ahead to find out what hotels allow pets, take her potty every time you go potty-two days in the car is not so bad-not bad enough to leave your best bud behind anyway!
Thanks everyone. I dont think taking him on the actual plane as a carry-on would be good, he can get a little loud and gets very excited when he is surrounded by people and likes to get in everyones business! haha but I think we will probably end up driving and i can manage him in my lap for that. Thanks for all your help! I will have to post some pics of him soon.
I drive all over the country with my dogs. They have a potty break when we get up in the morning, then when I stop for lunch, I ususally get food to go and find a park. Then they get a potty break before dinner. After dinner they get a longer walk and too bed.
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