Roscoe and Stella's Mom
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Miami, FL
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^ I agree with Kimberly.
If you're looking for a dog that can fly with you, it doesn't need to be under 12 lbs. All major US airlines allow dog + carrying case to be 20 lbs. I have never once had my carrier and dog weighed. In my experience, height is more of an issue for taking a dog on an airplane versus weight. If their legs are too long, they can't stand up and turn around in their carrier, making the trip uncomfortable for them! The flight from NY to Cleveland is not very long, pup will probably sleep most of the time.
You could always look for the smallest in the litter. Roscoe was the smallest boy in his litter - 2.5 lbs at 8 weeks and now 10 lbs 6 oz at 10 months. We didn't choose him for this reason, though, it just sort of worked out that way. He has only gained a pound in the last 4 months...half of that is probably his fluff! LOL
Natalie - Roscoe and Stella's mom, Maddie's part-time mom
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies." - Gene Hill