I need to find a safe, reliable way to transport an 8yr. old 5lb. toy poodle from Tampa Fl to Toledo. She has no health issues or temperment issues. Current on all vaccinations etc. I did a quick Google on "pet transport" and there were literally too many to sort through. Anybody know a local outfit?
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My daughter JUST used a company called happy tails to get her beagle from here to Okinawa - he just left yesterday!!
Not sure what she paid but she is been extremely happy with the transportation arrangements.
Here is the link:
New pooch holland? If so, good for you! And good for an 8 year old Poodle who obviously needs a good home.
Holland, are you travelling there roughly at the same time, too?
Why dont you put them on the roof. Worked for Romney.
Yes - a new pooch, a little sooner than we thought. Her owner was killed in a car accident. Apparently the owner died after spending some time in a coma. There is no family. This little poodle, one of five, is in a rescue foster home in Tampa. She is the oldest of the group.
My son is involved with this foster rescue group. Because there was no family, the rescue group had to knock on doors in the neighborhood to see if anyone knew who the vet was. She was obviously well cared for. Meticulously groomed.
I'm kind of gobsmacked. We miss Jack terribly. Besides the grief, he left a big hole in this house. We need this dog more than she needs us. And she is just what we hoped we would find. Small and older. They have a lot of living yet ahead of them.
We picked up Jack's ashes and paw print today and got the phone call that she was available to us in the same hour. Its right.
What about a road trip? Fly one-way to Tampa and rent a car to drive back? Do it over a long weekend?
Just an idea.
Good for you holland! Yes, I'd say it is right. How about the other four Poodles? Have they been placed?
My current school/work schedule doesn't allow for travel. But toledolen that's the solution we wish we could do.
I think there are only two of the five left. Someone adopted the youngest two as a pair and we got the oldest. They were all poodles.
WooHoo Holland! I am so glad for you. Can't wait till you get your "Furry Kid" home!
I'm happy for you, Holland! You and the poodle have a lot of comforting to do for one another.
For what it's worth, if it were me, I'd prefer a transport company or individual that would bring my pet on the road rather than flying, especially this time of year because unaccompanied pets have to fly cargo and generally that area of the plane is not temperature-controlled. It can be particularly dangerous, therefore, for pets to fly when temperatures are extremely cold or hot. Most airlines will also refuse to board a ticketed pet in cargo if temperatures are extreme.
Believe it or not, I had really good luck on Craigslist when I posted for help getting a displaced Hurricane Katrina dog from Tennessee, where he was rescued to, to Columbus, where his owner had fled to. Nobody charged me a single dime.
I have a family member that works within a couple rescues.
I asked her - she said you can contact Liberty Train or Rescue Railroad. (They both have FB pages) They have a network of people that volunteer transport for rescue dogs.
jmlong - American Airlines is the best animal shipper reccomended by my several friends in the Air Force who move frequently. That said, they will not fly any animal north from FL if temperaratures at the arrival destination are below 50 degrees. So we will be getting her by auto transport some way or other. I may just have to miss a class and some work time.
SJD - I will definitely look at those organizations you listed. Many thanks!
Too bad there isn't a bucket brigade or "doggie brigade" from here to Florida. Get some people from each state to drive to a destination, pick up the dog and take it to the next person and so on.
SherryET - that's pretty much what the groups I posted do. They have approved volunteers to drive and work with approved rescues. My sister in law has helped transport several dogs over the past couple of year. Its kind of slick how it works.
We have obtained Sidney's vet records. She was very well cared for. There is no one to relinqush ownership as the owner apparently had no family. We have decided that we should drive down and pick her up. It will be around the 17th to the 20th. We may even take our Yorkie with us on the trip.
Reports are that she is quite a character, smart and a little conniver. She'll fit right in. I wish it could be sooner but that's the best we can do.
I think you will be happy with your decision.
Consider it bonding time. :-)
She sounds like a happy healthy (lucky) dog.
Good luck with her.
Keep us posted when you get her home.
Sidney arrived Sunday while I was out of town. We didn't have to drive down to Tampa and get her. You've heard of the show "Shipping Wars"? Well my son contacted the show's shippers and arranged for her travel through them.
It was a good experience. They texted pictures of her at intervals during the trip. She apparently liked to drive, nap on the co-drivers lap or attempt to stick her head out the passenger window. She was a happy dog when she arrived and didn't appear to be too stressed, according to my husband.
My husband and daughter kept her out of site from our other dogs. They drove separately to a nearby park and introduced the dogs to each other outside in the park. Then, on leashes, they walked them home and into the house togther. Its gone extremely well. As I post this they are all three napping with my husband in his recliner. The two females have had some chase, play sessions in the backyard. I don't think we could have had any better luck.
Her personality is emerging as a 5lb. pistol. Lively, into everything, affectionate, very well socialized, and seems to have chosen my husband as her person. All's right in the house now. We needed her.
Very cool. I'm glad to know she's in good hands and is adjusting well. Congrats!
Sounds great, Holland. So glad for you. I know if something happened to me, I would sure be happy to know someone like you adopted my pet, who would be homeless without me. Thanks for deciding to adopt a homeless pet!