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Being a courier involves overseeing the delivery of either a puppy or an older dog whilst it is transported by air to its new parents. A large proportion of our adoptions actually go to new homes to families who are not currently visiting the TCI, therefore our couriers play an essential role in completing the adoption process.
Whether a pup or an older dog, being a courier is easy! All the arrangements are made in advance by the Potcake Place team and....
It costs you nothing!
A Potcake Place volunteer will meet you at Provo airport with the puppy at a previously arranged time. You will be given everything you and the puppy / dog needs for the journey; paperwork, pee pads, adopting family info etc.
Whether you are couriering a puppy or an older dog, he / she will be in an approved airline animal carrier, appropriate for size and weight. We will assist you with the check-in so there is no added stress to your departure.
Puppies travel as 'carry-on'
If you are couriering a puppy, the carrier, similar to normal carry-on luggage, will go on the floor by your feet, not in the overhead lockers. So make sure you don't book a front row or an exit row seat!
If you are couriering an older dog then the crate will go on as a 'checked pet'. This means the dog will be checked in with your own luggage and simply collected upon arrival at your destination / layover.
They should sleep the whole way
Puppies typically travel surprisingly well. The animal will not have been fed in preparation for traveling so there shouldn't be any mess! On occasion, and only for the benefit of the animal, a very mild sedative may be administered. Once airborne the puppy should sleep for the duration of the flight.