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Crate for 2 dogs?

September 19th, 2005, 11:39 PM
I am going home fore Thanksgiving, and want to take my dogs with me. I am flying and need to crate them. Only thing is it's $100 per crate, each way. I know they make crates big enough for 2 dogs. ( myfriend had one big enough to hold her border collie and 100lb lab). Any ideas where to get these and what size they are? I have 2 dogs just under 50lbs each. Any help is greatly appreciated!


September 19th, 2005, 11:59 PM
They will most likely refuse to fly them in one crate unless you've already called the airline to ask. So your plans could be screwed right up at the very last minute.

Thee are so many nit picky things as it is t ofly a pet normally, that many of us are on edge as is. The possibilty of them being turned away at the last minute isn't something I'd want to deal with.

Too much potential for something unplanned to happen.

September 20th, 2005, 01:10 AM
Don't forget the baggage handlers have to carry it. If they need special equipment to get it on the plane, you'll have to pay a fortune.

September 20th, 2005, 08:28 AM
I doubt that the airlines will allow two dogs in one crate. Even if you are travelling with one dog it is a good idea to go to the airport with your dog and crate before you travel to have them check the crate you are using and how the dog fits in it. You don't want to have trouble the day of your flight. Each airline has different rules for pet travel.

September 20th, 2005, 08:34 AM
Even if they will let you fly with two dogs in one crate (which is unlikely for safety issues), they may refuse the crate for its weight. Overweight baggage fees start at 50 lbs at which point they can start charging per extra pound. It would be best for your dogs, the airline workers, and probably even your wallet to crate them seperately.

September 20th, 2005, 11:37 AM
The only time I was allowed to fly two dogs in one crate was a mother and pup, normally they don't allow two dogs to fly together.