Do you think it's cruel to fly a dog on a shortish flight, or more cruel to leave them with pet sitters they're not familiar with? I know my dog can be as nervous as anyone would be in new situations. I reckon the sound and sensation that comes with being in an aircraft, without people around could be terrifying though. We probably need to do a couple of months in NZ in the summer to sort some things out. I'd like to take my dog but worried about the potential trauma of the flight.