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Features October 2017 Issue

Ticket to Ride

Peggy Brodsky has been in a quandary about whether to ship her dog, Sen, from Portland to Chicago by plane or meet her ex halfway to hand over the pet.

Ticket to Ride

Yes, you can ship a dog by air. But before your pet becomes cargo, thereís a lot to consider.

After the two broke up, Ms. Brodsky moved from Albuquerque to Portland, Oregon, to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. The wrinkle in the relocation was that she needed to find a rental situation that would allow her to keep her two dogs, mixed breeds Violet and Sen. Fortunately, that seemed to get smoothed out because she scoped out a landlady who was willing to take in all three of them. But then the landlady decided she didnít want a housemate after all, and while scrambling to find new accommodations for herself, Ms. Brodsky realized that finding another place that would allow two dogs was going to be too difficult.

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