A few weeks ago we helped a sweet dog named Rocco move from Puerto Rico to Indiana with his family. Since this is technically considered a domestic move, normally this wouldn't be too hard to pull off, but Rocco's tall stature and long legs made it a little bit tricky.
Tall dogs, even if they're not necessarily big when it comes to weight, require bigger travel crates and therefore take up more space on an airplane. It's not always a simple process to get them from Point A to Point B, but Rocco did it!
Here's what Rocco's owner had to say about the move:
I moved to Indiana to find a job, which I did, but always having in mind that it was a goal for both of us to move (Rocco and I). I have had him since he was born 5 years ago and our place is 'together.'
I had never moved a pet by air before and thought it had to be pretty easy to do... Oh, I was SO wrong!! Rocco is a big boy and can only travel by cargo, so, it requires some overwhelming logistics!
My concerns were basically if he was going to be treated well, be well fed, not be alone, well... even if he could make it in a safe way! What surprised me when I contacted PetRelocation was their experience and patience. They answered every single question I had and advised me regarding all the concerns that were worrying me.
I understand the biggest challenge of moving a big dog are the logistics involved. It cannot be any aircraft, it is not done in one day, and there's a significant number of people who will be involved to make such a project a successful one!
Even when it took Rocco a whole week to get to Indianapolis, he arrived happy with lots of energy and a good appetite. He even had his first play date that very same evening!! Right now, he continues to do great -- I took him to the vet for a general check up, and he's in great shape and health!
The United States offers a wonderful number of amenities for pets and the attitude towards them is amazing. They are family, period!
For those who are planning on moving their pets, please consult with professionals that are able to answer all kind of questions, which was the fact that made me choose PetRelocation!
Thanks to Rocco's owner for sharing their story! Read about more pet move incredible experiences, and please contact us if you have questions about how to move your pet safely.