I'm planning a trip back home across the country, and I'd like to take Steve the Puppy, who will be 3-1/2 months old by then. He weighs 7.5 pounds now, and in a couple of weeks, when the trip is, he'll probably be 2 pounds heavier.
The dimensions I must use for a hard sided airline pet carrier is 15" long x 14" wide x 8" high. What the heck kind of dog fits THAT??? (Steve is a Doxie puppy, so he's long and low). The dimensions are very restricted, since he must be able to fit under the seat of a turboprop plane on the last leg of the journey.
I don't think he'll be able to stand and not hit the top of the carrier, which he must do in order to be in the cabin. I hate to leave him at a kennel for the week, and undo a lot of my housebreaking in the process. I can't check him as baggage b/c there will be multiple flight changes and I can't risk him getting lost!
Has anyone flown their dog in cabin? I'm just really, really nervous to take him and have someone at some leg of the flight say he's too big for the carrier--then what the heck would we do? But if a darn Doxie puppy can't fit, what kind of dog CAN?