How can we get 3 pets, 1 with issues, across the country?
September 26, 2010 2:17 PM Subscribe
How can we get our pets across the country?
posted by anonymous to pets & animals (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Anonymous because our jobs don't know that we're moving. Cross-country = Southern California to Washington, DC.
2 normal kitties - ~8-10 lbs. each (haven't been vaccinated in years - guess I should do that soon, huh?), not friendly enough to ride in 1 carrier.
1 elderly and ill (on tons of drugs) dog with anxiety issues (90 lbs.) Does not sedate well.
We have a toddler. He is an okay traveler, but it is intense.
Vet says that elderly/ill dog should not be driven cross-country. Rip the bandaid off is her argument.
We (or 1 adult and some animals) could drive cross-country, but we'd rather not.
My thought is that 2 adults, toddler and 1 cat fly first. 1 adult flies back and brings 2nd cat and dog. (But we'd have to hire a sitter and it'd be more expensive overall.) Alternatively, have my sister come with us to make 3 adults, 1 toddler, 2 cats, and 1 dog. (But that sounds terrible too!)
- Is there a good way to do this? 2 trips versus 1?
- Airlines that are particularly dog friendly? (Assume that we're willing to fly out of any LA-area airport (~2-3 hour drive from home). Flying out of Santa Barbara would be best though.)