Any ships sailing with animals?

Old Dec 31st, 2010, 11:48 PM
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Any ships sailing with animals?

I don't have any immediate plans, but would like to know if I were to travel to Thailand from the US for and extended time (12 months or more as a missionary), how could I possibly get my pets over, without having to fly? I am a dog trainer and mine are advanced obedience/therapy dogs. I have three of them though. Personally I have a horrific fear of flying, so sailing is my only option. Not even sure of what route I would take. One dog is a Collie, the other is a small Akita mix, the third is a small Pomeranian. I'm afraid the dogs would have to ride cargo in a plane. I have always traveled with them by car in which they were extremely well behaved at the hotels and such. If it was just a vacation I wouldn't worry, but I can't be away from them that long. So far I haven't been able to find out much of anything, except no ships allow dogs, except service. Any suggestions? Possibly even a cargo ship? I just don't know where to start. I also have a cat.
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Old Jan 1st, 2011, 04:48 AM
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Cruise ships and most freighters do not do this due

to quarantine and pet humanity issues.

ASPCA might be a good source for info.

Generally if needed leaving them with a good friend

who loves animals in a nice setting is a far more

humane and cost-effective solution for most animals.

What I do when on an extended journey,
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Old Jan 1st, 2011, 09:18 AM
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The Cunard line has kennels on their transatlantic crossings.
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Old Jan 1st, 2011, 10:15 AM
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But not, as far as I know, on their world cruise, which would be the only option for this poster.
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Take the Cunard transatlantic, then take the train (or car) to Thailand from Europe?
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We all must establish priorities based on our value systems.
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Old Jan 4th, 2011, 11:56 AM
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"...but I can't be away from them that long."

then forget those plans, immediate and otherwise.
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