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Golden puppy

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Help!!!  In just 4 weeks I will be flying to pick up our new 8 week old golden retriever puppy. I ordered and just got in the mail the southwest carrier!  Will my puppy fit in it.  It seems small.  But it’s what is allowed    
has anyone ever  used the southwest carrier  for a 8 week old golden retriever    
we will be flying from Kansas City to Baltimore. Then to islip.  2 short flights. 

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Re: Golden puppy

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https://www.bwiairport.com/animal-relief-areas 

 

I have not traveled with pets , but I hear other passengers discussions from time to time.  

 

If you connect in Baltimore, you will likely want to know where the pup can use the bathroom.  Hopefully the pet relief areas is not too far from your gates.  

 

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Re: Golden puppy

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Thank you!!❤️❤️  I’ve been doing all my research!  Neber have flown with a animal before. Bought the southwest carrier so I know I won’t have any issue with that.  

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If your pup is "average," at 8 weeks it'll weight about 10 pounds. The carrier should easily accommodate your pup.

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Re: Golden puppy

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Thank you!!!   I’m getting nervous.  Just want to be home with my baby!!!

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@Leoboy2020 - how exciting!

 

I'd love to see some photos of the pup once you're together! Let us know how it goes!

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Re: Golden puppy

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Yes!!!  I’d love to share. 
I just really hope he fits in the carrier!   I’m bring a backup that is basically the same size.  But shaped a bit differently.   

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It is likely that your puppy will cry/yap during the flight as he'll be away from his litter mates and mom for the first time. That'll be the case especially if you pick him up and go straight to the airport.

 

Perhaps a vet could prescribe something to calm him for the flight.

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The breeder is meeting us in the airport,   We will have about 4 hours to kill before the trip home,  I plan on finding the dog relief area and letting him get his energy out and hoping he falls asleep for the flights home.   I know he will be crying.  I’m a bit stressed over it.  But I kept telling myself it’s a 1 time thing.  And he will be just fine.  Coming home to our family, he will be showered with love ❤️ 

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Make sure you put some towels in the carrier so he has something soft to fall asleep on. Also, you might want to put a wind up clock in the case with him. The ticking might remind him of his mom's heartbeat and calm him a bit.