This morning, I was at Heathrow on my way to a friend's wedding in Poland when I noticed the second cutest dog I've ever seen (coming in a close second to my darling and gorgeous Monty, mind you). I noticed the pup and his owner at first down near check-in, and then again up at Gate 25. The owner pulled out a soft-sided carrier bag, the little pup crawled in, and popped his head out the other end. Totes cute! Then, off they went through the doors to the Helsinki-bound flight.
It got me thinking. I'd love to take Monty with me when I fly. But the thought of him being down in the hold makes me feel a bit nervous. Plus, let's face it. I'd rather have him with me for the duration of the flight. I think there might be a bit of separation anxiety, and that would not be on the part of the dog! What can I say? I loves me pup!
So this morning was a bit of a learning opportunity for me.
I checked online and, of course, all airlines have information about traveling with your beloved dog. I had known about this before, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that dogs can travel with their owners in the cabin.
I also found this article which I found very informative.
Do you travel with your dog? How often? What advice would you give to other dog owners about the adventure we call travel?