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St John's, NL to Edmonton AL

January 30th, 2009, 09:48 AM
I am having an insane start to the year!

Due to personal circumstances, I have to rehome my little fur-baby. :sad:

On a happier note, a family member has stepped forward, and wants to have her! :lovestruck: I've looked for a family locally, but none compares to the life she'd have with my cousin.

I am currently in St John's, Newfoundland - and my baby's new home is in Edmonton, Alberta. This is a long shot, but I thought I'd check it out.

Are there any animal lovers out there who are flying from St John's to Edmonton on West Jet within the next few months? I know I sound insane :clown:, but it's the sort of thing I would do for someone, so I thought that perhaps there is another me out there?

I just wondered if my pooch could fly with a passenger already making the journey. Not much is involved other than having her listed on your ticket. Her new mom would be waiting to pick her up in Edmonton, and I would drop her off and stay until the last possible second.

Anyhoo - if you know of anyone who cares about animals and may be making the journey, can you let me know?

Like I said - I know it's a long shot...but, you just never know.

Thanks so much. Have a great day :dog:

January 30th, 2009, 10:39 AM
You probably know that the traveller has to add the pet to his/her ticket at the time s/he purchases it. I would suggest also posting on local boards - kijiji, etc. - you're bound to find someone reliable.

So sad you have to give her up.

January 30th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Thanks so much!
That is a great idea - I'll try kijiji and others.
I know, it's so sad, but knowing she's staying in the family has given me a new lease on life!
I called West Jet. It's highly recommended that the pet is booked on with the passenger at the time of booking, but if there is room on the plane for a pet, they can be added later.
I really appreciate your advice and well-wishes.
Kind Regards :thankyou:

January 30th, 2009, 11:05 AM
I would think that as long as the flight is direct Nfld to Alberta, there should be no problem sending your pet unaccompanied. Rescues do it all the time.

January 30th, 2009, 11:41 AM
I know - I can send her unaccompanied, but it costs 50.00 to fly with a passenger, and 500.00 to fly unaccompanied. Right now, the 500.00 is a bit of an issue for me.... Argh!
Thanks though, it's nice that people are helping me "think"! I'll take any ideas and suggestions....