Owners of Boston terriers, bulldogs, and pugs can fly with their pets if they meet certain requirements outlined by United. Puppies between eight weeks and six months and under 20 pounds can fly year-round. Adult breeds that exceed the 20-pound weight limit cannot fly during the summer months (May to September) and can fly during the September to May if temperatures are less than 85 degrees.
Dog owners are right. A well-trained dog of any breed is capable of boarding a plane successfully, just as an untrained dog of any breed could lash out, be aggressive, or wreak havoc on a flight. A general ban might seem heartless and discriminatory, but can airlines really accept pets on a case-by-case basis?
Real name Lucy, this three-legged Pit Bull was rescued in Los Angeles in 2004. She had already lost her front right leg when she was rescued, so the cause is unknown. However, Lucy is very agile, as “Parks & Rec” viewers know, which leads her trainers to believe that she lost the leg at a young age. She seems to maneuver just fine on three legs, even running in last week’s episode. A team of trainers works with Lucy on the set to ensure she’s well-behaved and responds on cue.