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Old 05-28-2007, 10:22 PM
 
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Howdy, neighbor! Looks like we're in the same boat! I live in La Habra Heights and am getting ready to put my home up for sale. I have just over two acres and a 3000 Sq. Ft. home I need to get rid of. You've got me scared now! I hope we both get to Texas soon!
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:48 PM
 
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sprint rider. i hear ya about being a texan!! if you watch the news at all. i live close to the area where that guy just chopped of his mothers head with a circular saw and than did himself!!! good publicity ya? crap!! sorry everyone!! but this is what i live with!! when i get to texas we all are gonna bbq and share socal stories!! right? for those of you already out there, all i can say is, **** HOWDY!!! once again. how do i ship my dogs?
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:50 PM
 
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OMG! How did I miss THAT one??? Sorry, but I can't help you with the dogs because I'm in the same position. I was planning on making the trip driving with my dog and it's a Greyhound...
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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So, I am not alone?? We just cut our price by $20,000 last week and have only had 2 showings since... when we first put it on market in March we had over 30 showings. It is frustrating as heck!!! Seems most people who are looking do not care about location, but square footage.
They don't mind living in a bad area as long as they can get the big house, so all their relatives can move in...just they way it is.
Looks like my husband will be moving out there w/o us for the time being.

As for the pets, I will be traveling with 2 ducks, 1 dog and two parakeets, and a teenage boy!! All in my car!! PEEE-YEW!!!!!!!!
I was just looking on line and found this place:
Pet Air Welcomes You To Flypets.com

They have very completive rates on shipping pets! I just checked them and am thinking of shipping my ducks.
I hope that helps!
MBG
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I feel your pain We sold our house in three months although we were in Northern CA in the Sacramento area. I can't tell you what you should do, I just can tell you what we did.

Before we put our house on the market we got it ready - taking all the personal items (photos etc - you aren't selling your house, you are showing what other families will want to turn their home into and if they can't visualize it as their own, then they won't generally buy it). If you collect anything in specific, put it away. I went into this one house here that had so much crap (antiquey signs and cutsey things on the wall) that there was no way I could get beyond it. It was the cookie jar house.

Anyway, we also had it appraised before we put it on the market as my agent recommended. She had a few people that we were really interested right away but they couldn't qualify. We were getting anxious too but an offer came in while we moved my Mom here to Texas. I figured it was me just letting my agent do her thing and not getting in the way of her job.

It wasn't the best offer and we gave in a lot but I am sooooooo happy we accepted the offer. Our neighbor next door put their house on the market after we sold ours at roughly the same price, it was similar but not the same house, and they are still trying to sell it and had to dump it 50K lower than we sold ours five months later.
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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OMG! How did I miss THAT one??? Sorry, but I can't help you with the dogs because I'm in the same position. I was planning on making the trip driving with my dog and it's a Greyhound...
You drive them out. We have our Chocolate Labrador still in Sacramento with my grandfather. Unfortunately, from my understanding unless they can sit on your lap or in a small carrier, airlines won't ship big dogs anymore. This is from an attendant with American Airlines. I would verify with the airlines directly, but it looks like we will be making a trip out there.

We have driven from Sacramento to Fort Worth twice already, looks like we will be making a third, to get our dog and my mother-in-law is moving out too.
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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As for the pets, I will be traveling with 2 ducks, 1 dog and two parakeets, and a teenage boy!! All in my car!! PEEE-YEW!!!!!!!!
I was just looking on line and found this place:
Pet Air Welcomes You To Flypets.com

They have very completive rates on shipping pets! I just checked them and am thinking of shipping my ducks.
I hope that helps!
MBG
Ohhhh...very cool MBG!! I will still probably have to make the drive back with Mom though
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Default Shipping of Dogs

You say you don't want to fly them, but I've heard good things about Continental Airlines. Pressurized & climate controlled cargo hold. I have a few breeder friends & that's the airline they use to ship their dogs. Personally, I've never heard of a cross country driver for the dogs. I've lived overseas (hubby's a Foreign Service Officer) and know lots of folks who ship their pets. All the time. BUT you are getting into the no-shipping-season, commonly known as summer. Suggest call Continental & asking. Or do a search on the internet for Pet Transport across country - that should get you some good answers. If it was me, and I was that concerned, I would drive myself & my pets.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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You say you don't want to fly them, but I've heard good things about Continental Airlines. Pressurized & climate controlled cargo hold. I have a few breeder friends & that's the airline they use to ship their dogs. Personally, I've never heard of a cross country driver for the dogs. I've lived overseas (hubby's a Foreign Service Officer) and know lots of folks who ship their pets. All the time. BUT you are getting into the no-shipping-season, commonly known as summer. Suggest call Continental & asking. Or do a search on the internet for Pet Transport across country - that should get you some good answers. If it was me, and I was that concerned, I would drive myself & my pets.
We drove our two cats from SC to Dallas. It was late August and they had to ride in the minivan with the windows down. (It was being towed.) They survived just fine, and only left a few presents in my shoes when we finally arrived.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:30 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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Driving from FL to Dallas w/a small dog and a cat - the cat will be thrilled, I'm sure. If you go to petswelcome dot com, you can get a listing of hotels in which pets are welcome.

We did send a chihuahua puppy to my mom and used Continental Airlines. Puppy arrived safely. Continental has a separate boarding process for pets and they are kept in air conditioned areas between flights. You must get a health certificate from the vet for the pet right before their flight.
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