Transport Question
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    I'm not sure exactly where to post this, so I kind of just waved the mouse and clicked :)

    We are hopefully on our way to bringing home our very own Basenji! We are meeting tomorrow with Brenda from Signet and she has an available adult male that we fell in love with (via her website) and are hoping that he is a fit for our family. Brenda suggested we bring a #300 crate. Please excuse my ignorance, but we have a wire kennel for medium sized dogs. Would that suffice or do you recommend we get an actual pet taxi?

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    Jessica, I sent you an e mail at your g mail address.

    Terry

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  • Hi there, I hope your meeting goes well tomorrow, and that he is a fit for your family! Just to be clear… you are driving, and not flying, right? If that is the case, a medium sized wire kennel should probably be just fine. I'd recommend bringing a blanket to cover the sides, just in case he is anxious and you need to block out distractions.

    Will all of you be going? Once you get to know this little b, there may be a chance that the kennel is left in the trunk, and he may settle on your lap instead.

    Please let us know how it goes! :)

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  • Good luck. I'm sure she was saying a 300 for size. A medium wire should be the same size as a 300 plastic crate.

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    Thanks for the advice! I think we will take our kennel. It's a 4 1/2 hour road trip. We will leave here at 7 am! I have one more question, unrelated to the kennel:
    Brenda said "Timmy" (our prospective doggie) has never been an only dog, I think she is worried that he may not be a fit. I am a stay-home mom of 3, two of which are rambunctious boys that stay with me, does anyone have any experiences similar to this?

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  • @jjuds:

    Thanks for the advice! I think we will take our kennel. It's a 4 1/2 hour road trip. We will leave here at 7 am! I have one more question, unrelated to the kennel:
    Brenda said "Timmy" (our prospective doggie) has never been an only dog, I think she is worried that he may not be a fit. I am a stay-home mom of 3, two of which are rambunctious boys that stay with me, does anyone have any experiences similar to this?

    Feel like a kid at Christmas yet?

    As far as your other question, I think you just see if it works. I think it is such an individual thing, and there are many individuals involved.

    Having said that, I'd suggest you may want to think about picking up a DAP (dog appeasing pheromone) plug in. I think they sell them at Petco/smart. I find it helps ease a dog. And if it doesn't there are zero side effects.

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  • Or maybe you'll come home with 2???

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    @agilebasenji:

    Feel like a kid at Christmas yet?

    YES!!!! I woke up a half hour before the alarm went off!

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    I hope all goes well and everybody gets on so that you can bring the boy home.

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    If he gets along with other breeds of dogs, perhaps taking him to doggy day care or a dog park would help. I would definitely ask Brenda about this first. Some Bs do not get along with small white fluffy dogs as they think they are prey!

    Jennifer

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