What’s there to do on a hot Saturday in August? Relax? Stay Cool? Or rescue dogs! Guess which one we did?


Six adorable dogs on borrowed time were recently saved from overcrowded shelters across the South by A New Chance Animal Rescue. Each was vaccinated, spayed or neutered, examined and got their health certificates.


On Saturday, the 22nd of August, they started their journey with a 115-mile ride, courtesy of Maverick Pet Transport & Rescue, from Southern Pines, NC to Rocky Mount, NC to meet PTTR’s indispensable volunteer pilot Victor with his gorgeous jet.

An hour later, these six lucky pups were in New York where they were met by staff and volunteers from A New Chance Animal Rescue. From there, five of them went with the A New Chance team and were settled into foster homes where they would be cared for until adopted. The sixth, Daisy, had been pre-adopted through Maverick Pet Transport & Rescue and went directly to her new forever home!

MAJOR AIRLINES Alaska Airlines – Pet in cabin – $100.00 USD each way Pet in baggage – $100.00 USD each way. Animal doesn’t have to be owned the traveler and can be a rescue pet. • The pet carrier counts toward your carry-on bag allotment. You may bring either a pet carrier and a personal item, or a pet carrier and a standard size carry-on bag. You may not board the aircraft with a pet carrier, a standard size carry-on, and a personal item. • A customer may travel with a maximum of 2 pet carriers in the main cabin, only when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer. • Pets allowed in the passenger cabin are dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds. Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old and must have been fully weaned. • Up to 2 pets of the same species and similar size may travel in the same carrier, provided no body parts protrude from the carrier and the animals are not in distress. Brachycephalic or “short-nosed” dogs and cats are not accepted for travel in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines flights (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, or PenAir). Dogs: boston terrier, boxer (all breeds), bull dog (all breeds), bull terrier, brussels griffon, chow chow, english toy spaniel, japanese spaniel/japanese chin, mastiff (all breeds), pekingese, pit bull (all breeds), pug (all breeds), shih tzu, staffordshire terrier. Cats: Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian. All pets traveling in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir) must have a health certificate dated within 10 days of initial travel and 30 days of return travel, when the return flight is booked in the same record. Pets traveling on a return flight booked in a separate record are required to have a health certificate dated within 10 days of that flight. A health certificate is not required for pets traveling in the cabin with their passenger; however, many states have specific importation health and vaccination requirements.

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