Jessica - I am of the same mind as you. My Snoops goes EVERYWHERE with me!Hello,
I am not a poodle owner yet but I am considering to rescue one out of a shelter and give him a loving forever home. Here is the thing: I fly a lot so I want to be able to take my poodle with me into the cabin. There is no way I would check him as cargo or travel without him. So I guess my future dog can only have a certain size. Who travels with his/her poodle. Is a Miniature already too big? I found a very cute Miniature at petfinder.com that weights about 11lbs, but I am unsure if I could take her with me! Who can help me out and share some information with me?
Different airlines have different requirements but all in all.. the rules run just about the same. Look into fees as well - ie/AA charges $100 each way. Air Canada charges $50CAN each way. This adds up when you travel alot! I've asked AA to start a pet airmiles program!
Without knowing the size of your potential mini, I would say that already he/she is too big to travel comfortably in-cabin. Snoops just fits the maximum dimensions allowed and he is 10"tall, 15-17"long depending on his coiffe at the time, and 15" around the chest. If you use a Sherpa bag or soft sided carrier it can be just a little bit bigger than the posted dimensions as it is collapsible but I don't know if that will lend itself to you?
Most airlines allow 2 pets to travel in one kennel - they must be of the same species and comparable size. IE/ 2 cats or 2 dogs.
I am about to travel with Snoops and new brother Orville and I'm really nervous about how I am going to do this... Snoops is 8lbs and Orville is 3lbs.. not of comparable size!!!! YIKES!
Also, hotels charge fees for having pets there and not all hotels are pet friendly. I love having Snoops with me wherever I go, but I do admit.. it's not always easy.
Oh ya... traveling abroad is a whole different story so if you are headed to Europe, etc.. be prepared.