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Old 01-27-2021, 04:10 PM
ALagonia ALagonia is offline
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I’ve participated in PetsnPaws. Put in the SuperTrax mod to make it easier to get dogs in the baggage area. I haven’t done anything with MuttMuffs during transports and the dogs have all done well.
Line your baggage floor to protect against urine. You wouldn’t want to get carpet or aluminum wet.
It’s a great cause.

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Old 01-27-2021, 05:05 PM
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So - I use crates for puppies and just restrain the adult dogs with a 2 foot long leash that loops around the flap shaft in the baggage compartment. The short leash is just long enough to let them sit up and move around back there a bit - but keeps them back where they belong. I have transported many dogs as large as 60 lbs (one at a time) and this method works well. I remove the carpet from the baggage area and replace it with several layers of old bath towels followed by an old dog bed. So far, I have never had an adult dog have any kind of "accident". Getting them in and out of the baggage area is not as convenient as I would like - but it works. I lift them into the cockpit and then get them to walk under the back seat brace. When getting them out, it usually helps to have a helper standing on the ground to hand to dog to after you lift them out of the cockpit. There is a reason that 60 lbs is my max for a dog flight .

I had to carefully select crates that would fit in the baggage compartment for puppies (Petmate crates rated for up to 20 lb dogs). I have worked out a method so that I can actually get 4 of these in the plane at once if I remove the passenger seat - 3 if I don't. I have actually hauled as many as 13 puppies at one time using this setup.
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Old 01-27-2021, 07:41 PM
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Thumbs up Great job!

Great job, Dan. Thanks for sharing your setup.

If you ever need a co-pilot let me know. I’ve flown about 12 Pilots N Paws missions in my 172. The speed and range of an RV make it an excellent airplane for many of the requested flights. Like you, I have never had an “accident” by one of my passengers.
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Old 01-27-2021, 07:52 PM
wilddog wilddog is offline
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Wondering how well this would work in a RV-8 if I removed the rear stick and seat and used a dog crate strapped in back there?
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Old 11-08-2021, 06:34 AM
Pop Alexandra Pop Alexandra is offline
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Originally Posted by bill.hutchison View Post
I haven't moved any dogs but I've moved a couple cats. They mostly ignore me and go to sleep.
It depends form case to case. I've been working for Cargolution for a couple of years and seen very complicated cases, both cats and dogs.
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