Nautia, left, and Phoenix will travel through Europe and South Korea on their way Guam, a multiple-day journey that will cost their owners $11,592.  COURTESY OF KENNETH AND EMILY SANDERS
Nautia, left, and Phoenix will travel through Europe and South Korea on their way Guam, a multiple-day journey that will cost their owners $11,592. COURTESY OF KENNETH AND EMILY SANDERS

Navy couple faces nearly $11,600 bill to move pair of dogs to Guam

by Wyatt Olson
Stars and Stripes

Early last month, Kenneth and Emily Sanders learned the Navy was transferring them from Norfolk to Guam at the end of February.

The transfer was somewhat unexpected because Kenneth, a petty officer second class and master-at-arms, and his wife had only been at Norfolk Naval Station, Va., for about a year after returning from a stint in Bahrain.

But the real shock came weeks later when the couple learned how much it would cost to ship their two beloved German shepherds, Nautia and Phoenix, to Guam: $11,592.

The couple find themselves being squeezed by an onerous flight route that spans half the globe and by United Airlines’ decision last year to stop transporting large dogs.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.566308

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