Logistics of Transporting Many Dogs

Hypothetical Situation
I go to school at Purdue (because Cornell doesn't offer me anything extra other than it being Cornell... Purdue looks cool... I'll just have to take a trip to Ithaca for fun). I bring three dogs and three cats, the hypothetical person I'd stay with brings three dogs. That many dogs doesn't fit in one vehicle that either of us currently owns.

So I start looking at vehicles that would fit six dogs (my Corolla fits two dogs comfortably which is fine when you only need to transport two dogs). Even my hypothetical three dogs wouldn't fit in my car so I'm already in a bind regardless of transporting dogs in addition to mine.

What does the ABSOLUTELY NO MINI VAN person come up with?
  1. Toyota Highlander Hybrid (looks almost possible to fit 3-4 medium sized dogs)
  2. Toyota FJ Cruiser (possibility of fitting 4-5 dogs if they all get along and extra "stuff" can be strapped on the outside of the car)

And after that it's all mini vans. The Toyota Sienna doesn't look too bad but *shudder* I don't want a mini van!


Cat, Tessie, & Strata said...

Honda Element?

If you can't get 4 ESS crates in there, minimum, you are not trying hard enough.

Meg said...

Oooh! How did I forget about the element? I looked at those and was very tempted to haul crates with me to check it out!

Good news is the potential puppy is smaller than my two giant ESS!