My email to you was rejected....here it is :
I am the commercial flight guru for PilotsNPaws.
If the general aviation guys are not able to help you coordinate transport, consider these options:
1) contact US Airways. They have hubs in both Charlotte and Pittsburgh so it would be a direct flight. (I can also do some research on animal shipping info with this airline.) This will not be free of charge but it will transport your pup.
2) I am a pilot for Northwest Airlines and will be working flight 1271 on Nov. 30th from Charlotte to Minnepolis; leaves at 845am and arrives at 1035am; there is a connecting flight at 1:15pm back to Pitt. Again, this would not be free of charge since I am working and not riding as a passenger. (the fee goes to Northwest, not me) My purpose would be to ensure the pup is loaded in Charlotte and then the transfer is made in Minnepolis.
Airline animal shipping is relatively safe. The cargo bins are heated and pressurized and the airlines closely monitor outside air temps for animal safety. The only real danger these days is theft of the animal by less than upstanding ground personel. ( I can help you avoid this problem) If you would like to consider the commercial option for transport, please contact me at email@example.com
and I can give more details and ideas to ensure the safety of your pup....
Sarah Murphy Case
Northwest/Delta Airlines Pilot