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    I'm after some advice from some of the rescue people out there. I have fallen in love with a painfully thin rescue dog who is currently in a foster home in Sydney, putting on some weight and generally recovering to a point where she will be able to be de-sexed and then re-homed. I have contacted the rescue lady and she says she has re-homed interstate before without any problems and she will keep me in mind when the dog is ready to go.

    Now I really want what is best for this poor girl and the more I think about it the more I worry about putting her through the extra stress of a flight up to QLD. I do not want to be selfish and if it is better for her to be re-homed locally I would be very happy (well not happy but YKWIM) to take a step backwards.

    What are peoples thoughts?
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    I think they wouldn't put her on a plane if she wasn't 'ready.' They'll keep her until she's good and comfortable to go.

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    You can contact some pet transport company - many do road transport. Id offer to help but it's the wrong way

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    This is a very special little girl who needs a special home .... cross fingers it's yours.

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    There can often be a rescue Route of volunteers.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    TKay, bear in mind that will so many direct flights these days, the dogs are often less stressed as it's such a quick trip than say four hours road travel etc.
    From here in Tas I can basically get anywhere on the mainland direct non-stop. It is not that stressful as the dog is in a crate, which more often than not they are used to, and comfortable in.

    I would personally not give the flight travel interstate a thought regarding adding to the dog's stress level. If she turns out to be the right one for you, and therefore you are the right owner for her, then it will happen.

    As Occy said, there are many frieght companies out there, some good some not so good. Do your research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    TKay, bear in mind that will so many direct flights these days, the dogs are often less stressed as it's such a quick trip than say four hours road travel etc.
    From here in Tas I can basically get anywhere on the mainland direct non-stop. It is not that stressful as the dog is in a crate, which more often than not they are used to, and comfortable in.

    I would personally not give the flight travel interstate a thought regarding adding to the dog's stress level. If she turns out to be the right one for you, and therefore you are the right owner for her, then it will happen.

    As Occy said, there are many frieght companies out there, some good some not so good. Do your research.
    Thanks all,

    Yeh DA, I think, maybe a short flight would be less stressful than a long road trip (it would be about 10 hours ). Anyway I will trust the Foster carer. If she thinks I'm suitable and the dog can cope with the flight then it was meant to be, if not then I will continue searching.


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    LOL, heaps of experience here!! When we fill up in one state we have no choice but to fly interstate, and yes I am with you I would prefer not to do so, but the alternative for us is to leave in the pound and pts. So no alternative really. I wouldn't hesitate to fly her!! WHen she is well enough to be desexed, she will be well enough to fly as long as you wait a minimum of 72 hours for a female. Her foster mother shouldn't feed her the morning of her flight and you should only take a few cheese cube with you to the airport (this is for conning)! But in all a trip from NSW to QLD is nothing for a young lady. I would book a direct flight though, just for your peace of mind. I use Jet Pets and frankly I prefer to get the dog to their destination quickly rather than a long road trip. BTW, I flew 2 x pei (who really are not very good travellers) from Perth to Melbourne last month and I have another two to fly over here in the coming weeks, so yes it can be done and I believe should be done when you have the rest of her life to make up an hour on a plane to her! GO FOR IT!!!

    Edit to add: As a foster carer myself.....its the "pests" who keep badgering me about the dog who end up with the dog. So don't over do it but an email or a phone call each week to check on her progress will work wonders towards a successful outcome from your perspective....good luck!
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    Thanks Shar, I was hoping you would reply.

    It's early days with this rescue she is in quite a bad way, painfully thin, so I will wait and see what happens when she is well, I have made it very clear to the carer that the dog comes first, and if a local family is better suited then so be it.

    She is soooooo gorgeous though.

    Just noticed your edit and that answers another worry of mine. I don't want to be a nuisance but I really want to know what happens to this dog. I am trying to be patient though. I guess it's a fine line.
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    Can we have a link to your baby?

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