I have a family member that needs me to take care of her yorkie while she goes to the hospital for treatments. She lives in Arkansas and I live in Atlanta, GA. I just found out that I need to get her here asap (within the next 3 days) and I don't know what to do. She is a 2 1/2 yr old yorkshire terrier that weighs about 3 lbs. I am so scared to have her shipped via airplane, but with a 10 hour+ drive- it is not possible for me to drive out there within the next 3 days. Please give me any advice or info that you have regarding transporting. I have searched airplane info, but am scared for her to ride in the luggage/cargo area. I called Delta to find out if I could buy her a seat or pay extra for her to be in the cabin, but she said it is not possible. I am desperate for any info....I know that the travel will be stressful and I don't want her to be traumatized. Thank you so much for any advice/info that you can give me.
I've flown several dogs with no problem. Continental is my preferred choice, but airlines are more pet-freindly than they used to be. You could also do a search on dog transporters. There are many companies that drive dogs around the country.