Yes, still checking on nonstop flights - the holdover/switch worries me. He's 90# in a 35# crate. My little female at 42# completely wrecked a crate in less than 5 minutes. My male, who does know to crate, pulled the door off a vari-kennel in about 5 seconds when I walked away and he decided he needed to come with me at an agility fun run.
I have all the other stuff - would prefer a metal crate for sure. Not wire, metal. Anyone? ha!
I'm checking with my holistic vet to see what she can come up with to give him before he ships - that's a scary thing to ship. I will cable him and clip it shut since they don't allow locks. GOD, I hope no thugs steal him... I know it happens. It would be my luck that he get stolen in SLC. He's chipped now.
Oh - I hate this! It worries me so!
Thanks for the suggestions though - I may be back for donations if we get this booked! Thanks again all! k.