The Big Dog

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I have a big dog. Just over 100 lbs. Do any companies allow a driver to take a dog that big with them? I have the ability to build a ramp for him to get in and out on. I would need a ramp because I wouldn't be able to lift him up into the cab. I know he would love the lifestyle because he loves riding in vehicles. But I wonder how practical it would be. Has anybody here taken a dog that big out on the road? And no, I'm not interested in becoming an O/O or L/O just to take my dog.

Jamie's Comment
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There might be a company out there, but from what I've seen a lot of companies allow between 20-45lbs.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I don't normally interject around here, but... IF I RECALL ..correctly, somehow somewhere, I think Big Scott mentioned that CFI has leniency with pets. Hope this helps; now YOU can go sift through his posts, Bruce, LoL~! ;)

Best wishes, Anne

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Hey Bruce K

How many pounds of dog food do you buy? 25, 50 or 75 pound bag? The next time you buy one of the big bags, bring it in the truck with you. The carrying that bag, turn a complete 360 between the seats. Then ask yourself about that big an a final would be comfortable for the both of you. Not trying to be a jerk, just being practical. He is a magnificent looking dog. I'm a animal lover and I think all the time of bringing an animal with me . But I prefer big dogs and with the limited space it's not practical. Cause remember you have food and water to store besides having a 100 lbs which would take up most of your trucks floor space. IMHO.

Good luck Bruce

Raptor

Felipe C.'s Comment
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I believe Wilson Logistics does not have a limit on weight or a breed restriction. Check it out

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Hey Bruce K

How many pounds of dog food do you buy? 25, 50 or 75 pound bag? The next time you buy one of the big bags, bring it in the truck with you. The carrying that bag, turn a complete 360 between the seats. Then ask yourself about that big an a final would be comfortable for the both of you. Not trying to be a jerk, just being practical. He is a magnificent looking dog. I'm a animal lover and I think all the time of bringing an animal with me . But I prefer big dogs and with the limited space it's not practical. Cause remember you have food and water to store besides having a 100 lbs which would take up most of your trucks floor space. IMHO.

Good luck Bruce

Raptor

Robert, good advice. I know bringing a 100 pound dog on the truck is not very practical. Plus you make a good point about dog food. I buy it in 50 pound bags, so between the dog and the food and the food and water pans, that's a lot of space taken up in the cab. And him using the top bunk is not an option, Lol.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Bruce, I think Raptor gave you great advice. You will need to buy and store gallon jugs of water. If you can get the food and water on the top bunk, that would free up space. Also, the dog will have to go for walks several times a day. I have seen people with two large dogs on a truck. I don't think it's fair to the dogs. Don't rush into it.

PackRat's Comment
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I've got a knee high 40 pound dog and he seldom comes out with me because I feel he's too big. Something like a daschound , a chihuahua or a small poodle would be ideal sized.

We previously had a Golden Retriever and a Bernese Mountain Dog that were both around 95 pounds, so I know traveling with the big canines.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Thanks for the input from you guys. I'm facing a dilemma about my dog. I'd like to resume driving this winter, but it's not feasible or humane to leave my dog behind in some sort of foster care. But I know it's very hard to take a big dog on the road. I've seen many drivers with dogs, but they are always small dogs so I get the picture.

Pete B.'s Comment
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I met a lady over a year ago parked outside a consignee... she kept a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig on her truck. She had a ramp for it to climb in and out of her truck. It looked like it weighed at least 300 lbs. It was her pet, she loved driving with it. So I guess the question is, how many concessions or sacrifices are you willing to make to bring your pet along with you on the road? Nobody can answer that but you.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

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