Comfort dogs will be sent to seven major airports to help relax anxious holiday travelers during this stressful time of year.
On March 14, Hendrix, a 6-year-old English Springer Spaniel from Staten Island, N.Y., was scheduled to board a United Airlines flight from New Jersey to Phoenix, Ariz.But when the plane touched down around 9:45 p.m. Thursday evening at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, United Airlines staff realized to their horror that Hendrix was not on […]
In countdown format, here are the top 10 news stories that generated the most traffic on DogTime.com in 2012:10. Dog bites anchor on live TV: It seemed like a great idea: Reunite on live TV an Argentine Mastiff named Max with the man who rescued the dog from an icy lake. Unfortunately, the reunion didn’t […]
Just two days after DogTime.com wrote about the in-flight death of model Maggie Rizer’s Golden Retriever, Beatrice, a second dog has been reported dead following a cross-country flight on United Airlines.Bam Bam, a 3-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff, was a seasoned traveler, making trips from Miami to San Francisco with his owner, Michael Jarboe.“He was such a […]
Supermodel and international AIDS activist Maggie Rizer is mourning the loss of her family’s 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Beatrice, after the otherwise healthy dog died during a United Airlines flight from New York City to San Francisco September 3.Though the model knew that there are always risks in transporting pets on an airplane, she and her […]
Dogs are now welcome aboard.In March, DogTime.com reported that nine dog breeds had been banned from United Airlines. The list of dogs appeared under the heading “Dangerous dog breed restrictions” on the website; Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Terriers, and similar breeds were among those on the no-fly list.Dog owners were fuming about the ban, and […]
The friendly skies just got a lot less friendly last week for dog owners, especially for owners of “bully breeds.”Earlier this month, popular U.S. air carrier United Airlines unleashed their new plan for pet air travel, dubbed the PetSafe program. Originally the pet policy under Continental Airlines, United adopted the program after the two airlines […]