Did you have your puppy shipped? What was that experience like?

Discussion in 'Cane Corso' started by midcont, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. midcont

    midcont New Member

    How far did they come and what was the process to get them to you?
    Why did you choose to get an out of state dog?
    Would you do it again? Change anything about how it went down?
    Any ill effects short term for the dog?
  2. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    I haven't... I wouldn't... too many sweet puppies close by (and we don't need fixed features, so we're more flexible on "sourcing" issues).
    I'd be happy to drive a day or two to get just the right puppy, versus flying them in. Too many unknowns happen in flight.

    My old boss had a "doodle" flown in from Australia (supposed home of the original "doodle") to Seattle. That puppy was fine and dandy once he was cleaned up and home (he had a lay-over in LAX where they gave him a bath before the last leg). I don't think he had any lasting issues. He was a happy, friendly dog, all his life.

    With today's understaffed and underpaid personnel working the airlines, and all the dogs that have been lost or died while in their care... I'd still avoid it if at all possible.
    If you do fly one in - be sure NOT to do it in the hot summer, or cold winter months... too much chance that crate will be left on the tarmac somewhere in bad weather.

    We flew with our 5yr old 190lb mutt (GSD/Rott/Pyrn) cross country... one 6 hour non-stop flight, plus an hour ahead and time to get him from baggage claim. He was never the same. He used to love sleeping in his crate. He never wanted to go back in after that. I think it was too small for him for that long, even though he regularly slept in it for longer than the flight, and we gave him some sleepy-pills for the flight, too. Puppies should be much more resilient, though.
  3. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    shipped to and from , quite a few ….

    nationally and internationally

    only by air , and picked up at the airport …….. no flight transfers , no ground transport , those are the two areas I've firsthand seen problems …..

    I had seen all the best dogs in this country , I wanted an outcross better than I was seeing ……. some worked out other didn't ……...

    solid pup should come out the crate looking for friends ……… if not the person you bought it from for some reason didn't do their part , imo ………...
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  4. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    A couple of Bella's pup mates where shipped out to on Yukon via air..... both arrived in good condition.... and no ill effects reported..... that being said.... I'm going to be traveling into another country (USA) 12 hours to adopt a wonderful 1 yr old male EM ..... I think I'm going to pick him up because I just don't want him to be shipped.....
    I think it would be scary and confusing for him.
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    No fair! You can't just say you're adopting a boy and not give details.
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