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Old 07-10-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Does anyone out there would know who, what company ships pets to Oahu to Hilo?
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Depends on the pet. I ship animals via Aloha Airlines Air Cargo all the time, but those are animals that are flying without a caretaker. If you want to check them as luggage, call the airline or check the airlines webpage.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:46 PM
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Location: Puna
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Island pet movers can take care of everything for you, if that is what you need. They picked our dog up at HNL, cleared her through AG (all her paperwork was in order) and put her on a flight to Hilo.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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I saw a dog fly on Hawaiian air in the cabin FROM the mainland this week. It was one of those assistant type dogs wearing a special harness/jacket, but I didn't know Jack Russel terriers were common in that line of work. The person with the dog was seated in the front of the plane at the beginning, but was then moved to the back of the plane. She was later walking with the dog through the airport along with some sort of official person.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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I saw a dog fly on Hawaiian air in the cabin FROM the mainland this week. It was one of those assistant type dogs wearing a special harness/jacket, but I didn't know Jack Russel terriers were common in that line of work.
They can be, if they're trained to alert for an impending epileptic seizure or diabetic episode or similar. When trained to support someone with a genuine disability they are allowed in many places where animals are normally prohibited.

On the other hand, the dog you saw might only have been a "therapy" or "comfort" dog, which several airlines such as Alaska Air will allow in the cabin when the person has a letter from their physician. But these are NOT true service animals and they get no special privileges under the ADA rules. But that doesn't keep owners from bluffing. In particular owners of show dogs often claim their dogs are therapy dogs when flying to and from shows in order to bring them in the cabin, and save the normal fee. But if they are not specifically trained to support a disabled person they are not really service dogs.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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but I didn't know Jack Russel terriers were common in that line of work. The
Jack Russels are plenty big enough and strong enough to do many service dogs tasks. They can fetch items up from the ground, alert hard of hearing masters to approaching people and dangers, bring items out of the refrigerator, dial 911, and turn lights off and on (with a step to get them up there). They are very alert and make excellent medical alert dogs.

I know nearly a dozen Papillon service dogs and they are a lot smaller than a Jack Russel. They are mostly medical alert dogs, one detects cancer in a doctor's office, but one of them does laundry and helps his person dress, as well as fetching and retrieving.
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