jamiesota wrote:HI my name is Jamie, I have parazlyed dog comming into LAX on the 13 going to Fargo ND any piolets out there?
I am sorry I did not see your previous 2 posts. I am not an expert but would like to make a couple of suggestions. The best place to post your request will be under the Ride Board section. If you are not sure of all the details, just put as much as you can and you can update it later if needed, or cancel your original request and repost a new one.
In general, I am trying to be realistic, a long flight can be problematic. Most of the small private aircraft only fly a few hundred miles, so if you have a long flight it helps to break it down into legs of about 300 miles each. Then you need to find pilots for each leg, and get them to coordinate their schedules so they can meet up at the meeting points. The more legs you have, the more complicated it becomes. Also, you have to plan ahead in case of weather delays, which seem very possible, especially this time of year and your area of the country. This means arranging for a temporary foster to be available at each connecting location, in case the dog gets flown one leg, but there is a weather delay or other contingency which forces a stay-over of a day or more. In your case, you would need a foster capable of handling the special care requirements of this dog, at each connecting location. Also, some parts of the US have a larger number of volunteer pilots than other areas, and I don't think there are as many in your area as there would be, for example, on the east coast. So really, you have quite a few challenges to transport the dog the usual way through PNP. However, I would definitely recommend posting your request on Ride Board because sometimes pilots make exceptions and fly longer flights, or sometimes things just work out...
Once you post your request in Ride Board, it will show on the map if you click the Map This Request button on the top of your post. There you will be able to see the usernames of pilots along your flight route. If you click the pins on the map, it should give the contact info for the pilots, and I strongly recommend not just waiting to see if anybody replies to your request, but actively sending out emails or private messages to pilots along your route in case some of them do not see your request. Many (or most) of the pilots allow you to contact them directly by email or PM, or even telephone.
My best recommendation is that you look into flying your dog commercial. I have a paralyzed dog that was flown from Las Vegas to south Texas on Continental and she came through just fine. I think having a straight-through flight without connections is better for a paralyzed dog. Otherwise, the longer the flight, the more you run into the need for nursing care, such as expressing the bladder and bowel or changing the diaper. If this dog needs to be expressed, it will need to be done at least every 8 hours, and if it is a dog that leaks, the pad will probably need to be changed at least that often.
Whichever way you transport, I would recommend seeing if the sender can express the bowel before putting the dog in the cratehttp://www.handicappedpets.com/mediawik ... inent_pets
and fitting him with a snug male wrap with the most absorbent pad available.http://www.handicappedpets.com/mediawik ... male_wraps
If I can help in any way, or if anything I said did not make sense, please let me know. It is wonderful
you are adopting this dog!!!