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    Default Freighting Puppies Interstate... Advice??

    Hi everyone,

    We've got people interested in our litter of GSP pups. And one in particular lives up at Cape York and needs a pup sent by freight.

    I am looking into it. I know they need to be at least 12 weeks old.

    Does anyone have any idea of what is involved and how much it costs? Newcastle to the closest airport near Cape York??

    What is the best company to use?
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    We've used Virgin Blue before. For a dog up to 10kg it's $160. If they're travelling with a person it's $55. It does go up by weight of dog.

    My sister sent her dog here from Darwin and I'm positive he wasn't 12 weeks, he was fine.

    Tiger doesn't send pets, but Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin do. Best option is to ring their call centre and get a quote (you have to book it over the phone anyway).

    If you can't be bothered will all the fuss, give Jetpets a call and they will organize everything for you.

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    Please be carefully and choose wisely how you send the pup. I cannot help but think about poor Kransky whenever pet transport is mentioned.

    Not sure about which airport as most past Cairns are probably only little and your big commercial airlines won't fly to them....where exactly on Cape York? Potential parents will probably have to travel to Cairns so that pup doesn't have to go through further transport.

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    Kransky??

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    Give Jetpets a call, they operate all over Australia. We have had a total of 5 dogs arrive from the mainland to Tasmania through them and have never had a problem.
    They will organize what flights and airlines are available and can transport dogs so you don't have to call around everywhere.
    They also have a pick-up service from your home or you can take the dog straight to them.

    Last dog we had arrive cost $160 from VIC to TAS, only a 2kg dog though so prices will increase with weight.

    EDIT - forgot the Jetpets link...
    http://www.jetpets.com.au/

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    Ooo okay, awesome. I will give them a call and sus it out. Thanks =)

    I am waiting to hear from this guy first though. I need to find out exactly where he is near cape york, and what airport he is closest to, and whether he can get there to pick the pup up, and so on...

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    We are sending a pup to Perth using Jetpets this Wednesday...
    Their quote was cheaper than ringing the airlines direct...
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=577&dateline=12727082  14

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    Kransky was a dog that died while on a plane from heat stroke. It was promised the dog would be taken care of by the transport company, but there was no air conditioning or supervision and he suffered vomiting, diarrohea and suffercation before he died.
    Not only did they lose their beloved dog, but they paid over $2000 for this so called quality care.
    Education not Legislation

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    Dogs do not need to be 12 weeks to go on domestic flights only international ones if ANKC registered, get your buyer to go to the nearest airport you can get a direct flight from, I hate split flights, they cost bomb and are hard on the pup.
    And second getting a dog moving firm like either Jet Pets or Dog Tainers to organise flight and hire you a crate

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    Yeah Jetpets sounds like a plan. Still waiting to hear back from this guy. That's interesting that they don't have to be 12 weeks. My mum is taking one of the little girls to Victoria on a plane, and she read they have to be 12 weeks minimum. Maybe it depends on the airline.

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