A dog is stranded in Germany after being twice yanked off flights back home because he was too nervous to fly. Joey is a 9-year-old beagle-Australian shepherd mix who was set to fly home Wednesday to owners John and Dawn MacEnulty of St. Louis, Missouri. But on Tuesday, John said he received an email from the company handling Joey, saying he was too worked up to fly. And so Wednesday John headed for Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to fly to Germany to be with Joey.
… The dog debacle started last week when the MacEnultys flew to the U.S. following the sudden death of John’s mother. They’ve been living in Germany for a year. The family booked their flight home for last Thursday on United Airlines and tried to arrange the return of Joey the airline’s PetSafe system. But United has had some pet travel issues lately and suspended PetSafe reservations. It suggested a service called Gradlyn to fly Joey.
… But when the MacEnultys arrived back in the U.S. and turned on their phone they saw a message from Grandlyn that Joey was pulled off his flight back to the U.S. because he was anxious in the kennel.” John said once he got to Germany, he was unsure what his options are to get the dog back to the U.S.