Comfort-Carriers believes making time for potty stops on a dog transport is vital.
We build our dog transport trips with potty stops figured into the schedule. We give our canine passengers plenty of opportunities to “take care of business” each day while they travel with us.
I received a phone call from a potential customer who told me that she is very nervous about using a pet transport company. Hers was not just the usual “I’ve never dealt with a dog transport company” nerves. In her case it was because last time she did, it had a very unpleasant outcome for her dog.
After 6 days on the road, when she received her dog on the other end of the trip with the other company he was completely covered in his own filth. She asked the driver about it and she was informed that “the company doesn’t let them get the dogs out once they’re in their kennel because they might escape.”
SERIOUSLY???!!! This dog (and how many others??) was stuck in a box and not allowed out for 6 full days????? How inhumane can they possibly get??!! Insane!!!
Of the hundreds of animals we’ve transported over the years ONE has stayed in her kennel for 4 full days. Why? Because she threatened her driver at EVERY stop, and we don’t do dog bites! She finally calmed down the day before her delivery, but we were willing to forgive and forget, since she decided to play nice. And she then made every potty stop like all of the other dogs: every 3 hours, and she and her kennel were cleaned up and all was well. (The photo on this page is her on day 5!) Even the research lab pups we’ve transported get the OPPORTUNITY to get out and move around. At a bare minimum, their newspaper lining gets changed regularly so they aren’t sleeping in their own filth.
I am appalled any dog transport company could consider themselves legitimate by treating animals in such a way!