How to get my dog to DR from Florida?

Are there any ferries that allow dogs from FL to DR? Or from FL -> PR -> DR?

Is the ONLY option by plane? I’m terrified to bring him on a plane because I’ve heard horror stories about dogs being put in the sometimes ill-pressurized luggage cabins below and away from owners. Owners have gotten off their flight before to see a poop/throw up/blood/pee soaked dog waiting for them, some of them even died. I have too much trauma in my life with pets after 20 years of my parents carelessly raising dogs and then losing them tragically. I don’t want these risks.

Any help would be immensely appreciated.

How to get my dog to DR from Florida?