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    Default Need help finding an airline that will bring my dog to the Dominican Republic

    Hello, I am having a bit of trouble finding an airline that will bring my 1 yr old Pit-bull to DR. Because of his breed many airlines restrict him. The only two airlines that i did find that will fly Pit-bulls, either do not fly pets to DR or do not fly pets if the temp. is higher that 75 degrees Fahrenheit (which in DR is like ALWAYS) .

    Can someone please advise me as to how I can get my dog over to DR. I will be relocating to DR in Aug. and would LOVE to have him with me! Thanks!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/candacel87/5852909461/" title="Tyson by CandaceL87, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/5852909461_19cf111666.jpg" width="299" height="500" alt="Tyson"></a>
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    Try Continental..... expensive but very good.

    Or , do what I'm doing.... wait until Oct 31..... my airline starts animal carriage to RD.

    I fly my dog from Canada, not EWR.... cheaper, easier.

    I have driven to MIA to fly,.... that works too

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    Quote Originally Posted by CandaceL87 View Post
    Hello, I am having a bit of trouble finding an airline that will bring my 1 yr old Pit-bull to DR. Because of his breed many airlines restrict him. The only two airlines that i did find that will fly Pit-bulls, either do not fly pets to DR or do not fly pets if the temp. is higher that 75 degrees Fahrenheit (which in DR is like ALWAYS) .

    Can someone please advise me as to how I can get my dog over to DR. I will be relocating to DR in Aug. and would LOVE to have him with me! Thanks!

    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/candacel87/5852909461/" title="Tyson by CandaceL87, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/5852909461_19cf111666.jpg" width="299" height="500" alt="Tyson"></a>
    Awwww

    He looks like Daddy, Cesar Milan's dog who has passed.

    Good boy! You'll get here.

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    Hi:

    First of all, where are you flying from? Without that info I can't answer your question other than to say that some airlines have climate controlled luggage and freights bays. Let me know. If you want send me a private message

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    First off stop calling him a pit bull. Airlines just like many others have a pit bull prejudice. Call him an American Staffordshire Terrier. Its the same thing but sounds better. Problem in the DR is the temperatures. It has to be less than 85 at takeoff and the same at landing. I am flying my three dogs in August and found a flight from Santo Domingo to Miami at 6:20 in the morning that gets into Miami at 8:35. I figure that it cannot be 85 that early. Jet Blue would not take a dog over 20#. Its costing me $160 per dog. If your dog shows unprovoked agression like to the cage handleres they will not take him. If he is unused to flying or has a nervus temper you might consider giving him a tranquilizer. Get him used to the crate before flying. You need to buy an airline approved crate. Its a big pain. Good luck.

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    Ask the vet to call him an American Staffordshire Terrier on his health certificate. Dominicans are afraid of these dogs. When I live in Bonao and walked my dog who would not hurt a fly the Dominican murmured "muerte" and would cross over to the other side of the stree to avoid us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    If your dog shows unprovoked agression like to the cage handleres they will not take him. If he is unused to flying or has a nervus temper you might consider giving him a tranquilizer. Get him used to the crate before flying. You need to buy an airline approved crate. Its a big pain. Good luck.

    Most airlines will not accept a dog that has been tranquilized.

    In my case, I had to make a special flight to the US and drive my dogs (Labrador Retriever and Border Collie) to Atlanta.

    Each airline has different rules, and you will have to check specifically with each airline. If you're willing to pay big bucks, there are charter flights available.

    I suggest going to pettravel.com for information.

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    Thanks to all for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTSteve View Post
    Hi:

    First of all, where are you flying from? Without that info I can't answer your question other than to say that some airlines have climate controlled luggage and freights bays. Let me know. If you want send me a private message
    I am coming from the US- Washington, DC...

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    I did not suggets "tranquilized". A mild sedative. If your dog has never flown before or is a nervous type the vet can give him something like a valium. He will not be knocked out and lying on the bottom of the cage. Its better than having him scared to death. Ask your vet. Before you do much more go online and look at the airlines posted info on flying dogs. Many say no pit bulls, even nice ones. A/A is charging me $160 per dog from S.D. to Miami. Having to change planes makes it that much more difficult to find flights that do not take off or land on days that are hotter than 84 degrees.

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