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Q: We travel in the summer...what kind of pet would your recommend?

February 25, 2009 | By maria k. | 5 answers | Expired: 2107 days ago

maria k.

Basically10 months we are in one home and two months in another. The second requires a long plane ride and we end up in another country. the kids want another dog. so far i have vetoed it.

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Courtney H.
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Feb 25, 2009

Traveling with dogs is possible but some dogs are easier to travel with than others. A small calm dog would be a great fit for sure. As Sandy mentioned, getting a carrier and seeing who fits and it mellow enough if a great idea.

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Stacey m.
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Feb 25, 2009

I would get a small dog with an easy going personality. Take dog as carry on for travel. Start with a puppy and adjust the dog to your lifestyle.

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Sandy F.
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Feb 25, 2009

I would get an airplane approved travel bag and then head over to the shelters and find outwhich small dog fits and likes going in the bag!!

Look up regulations for travellign with pets...

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Rachel G.
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Feb 25, 2009

If you get another dog, get one that is really laid back and just goes with the punches. You need a dog that won't mind being in a small crate for a long period. I can't say there's a breed perfect for this but I do suggest going to a shelter (or petfinder) and asking about dogs that would be great with traveling. My dog loves to travel but it's always by car.

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Trudy M.
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Feb 25, 2009

It would depend on what country you are going to. Some have quarantine laws that make it almost impossible to bring a pet there short term. If that is NOT the case and you can bring your pet freely, I'd say a small dog. Just choose an airline that allows pets in the cabin and choose a dog small enough to fit into a carrier that will fit under the seat in front of you. You'd have to have a health certificazte, but as long as vaccines are kept UTD thats no big deal either.

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