Buses, Trains, and Ships

If you want to transport a dog by bus, train, or ship, your options are limited. Amtrak does not accept animals, except assistance dogs. Many bus lines also don't accept pets.

But if your pet wants a luxury cruise, you can book a spot on the QE2, which has a kennel for passengers' dogs and cats. Animals can also be walked in a special area on one deck, but are not allowed anywhere else on the ship. For more information, contact the Cunard Line, 555 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017, 800-221-4770, www.cunardline.com.


1 Comment, "Air Transportation of Animals: Passengers or Property?" 51 J. Air Law and Commerce 497, 502 (1986).

2 9 C.F.R. Ch. 1, 3.14.

3 7 U.S.C. 2143(f).

4 Deiro v. American Airlines, Inc., 816 F.2d 1360 (9th Cir. 1987).

5 HSUS News, vol. 40 No. 3, p. 33 (Summer 1995).

6 "Dog Who Died in Airplane's Hold Is Defined as Luggage by a Judge," New York Times, Feb. 16, 1994.

7 Crowder v. Kitagawa, 81 F.3d 1480 (9th Cir. 1996).

8 Dalton v. Delta Airlines, 570 F.2d 1244 (5th Cir. 1978).

9 28 C.F.R. 36.502(c).

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