Cross Country Pet Transportation and Pet Transportation Companies

Shipping your Dog, Cat or Pet cross county or from state to state can be a long process if you are not familiar with all the airline rules and regulations. There are many Pet Transportation Companies to choose from, so choose wisely.

If you want to ship your Dog, Cat or Pet to another state or from state to state & across the country by yourself, here are a few things you need to know:

1. Contact your airline for requirements and restrictions for transporting dogs by plane. American Airlines, for example, has restrictions prohibiting the “snub-nose” breeds such as pugs, Boston terriers, and boxers, which might have trouble breathing at high altitudes or in fluctuating temperatures. And there are a limited number of spaces on a plane for animals.

2. Check the calendar. For airlines that ship pets in the cargo area, traveling in high heat can be extremely dangerous for your dog. This is why Delta Airlines has a standing embargo on pets traveling as checked baggage from May 15 to September 15. Even if your airline allows pets as cargo during the hot summer months, it’s not in your pet’s best interest.

3. Book your pet’s flight as far in advance as possible to ensure that he can travel within the time frame you need.

4. Visit the vet. According to the American Kennel Club, or AKC, “Certification of health must be provided no more than 10 days before travel. Rabies and vaccination certificates are also required.”

5. Walk your pet before traveling to the airport and before checking him into the flight’s cargo. To avoid accidents and keep your dog comfortable, limit food and water intake before the flight.

6. Arrange for quick pickup at the destination so your dog spends as little time as possible in the cargo holding area

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Pet Relocation and Pet Shipping to and from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego

If you are searching for Pet Relocation, Pet Travel and Pet Shipping to and from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego please visit www.PetTransportLA.com . There are many rules and regulations pet owner should be aware of before attempting any kind of Pet Travel for long Distances and Air Pet Travel.

Cat Shipping Services and Cat Shipping info

If you are thinking about shipping your cat across the country or internationally, it’s best to use a professional Pet Shipping Service such as Animal Transporters or Pet Shipping Los Angeles . If you are going to attemp this on your own, here are some suggestions and tips to help you with this process.

Make sure your cat’s papers are up-to-date days in advance of shipping. Check with your vet to find out any extra precautions or advice that you need before shipment time. The vet will also make sure that your animal’s rabies shots are current. This is also a good time to ask about possible sedation for the animal during its trip.

Use an adequate cage for your cat. Your cat should be able to get up and turn around in the enclosure. Make sure the carrier is rigid enough to sustain a fall or collision with other baggage without collapsing on your cat. It’s a good idea to write down your contact information on the cage, just to be on the safe side.

Place a collar on the cat, with the correct tags , and remember to mark your kennel with your information (contact info. and destination address/phone number).

Be sure the driver knows any special medication your cat takes, as well as the type of diet, water and exercise schedule that your cat is used to. Be sure to give extra food and medication to the driver, in case their trip takes longer than expected due to weather, traffic, mechanical problems, etc.

 Send toys, towels, blankets, or other things that your cat loves to play with and makes them feel at home. If air shipment is required, be aware that animals traveling alone as cargo (when a passenger ticket has not been purchased) may not be traveling on a passenger plane. In these circumstances, if it is too hot or too cold the airline may not accept the pet for shipment on that day. Always call ahead to make sure your pet will board, and call again after take off to make sure your pet made it onto the plane.
 
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Expert Pet Transportation Services to and from New Zealand and Australia

 If you are planning on transporting your dog, cat or pet to Australia or New Zealand, there are a few things you need to be aware of before transporting your dog, cat or other pets to Australia and New Zealand. If you need to know how to begin the process of pet transportation internationally, please visit www.AnimalTransporters.com

Pet Dog Transport Services and Cat Shipping to Australia, New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, New Zealand, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Pet Transport and Dog Shipping to New Zealand and Australia requires special care. Australia and New Zealand have implemented programs of rabies control whereby pet owners have an alternative to the traditional long-term (6 month) quarantine. By meeting prescribed criteria of pre-entry veterinary requirements quarantine periods can be reduced to a minimum of 1 month. for more info please AnimalTransporters.com

Ground Pet Transportation for Arizona, Nevada and California

Are you looking for one of the safest, most reliable pet transportation companies in los angeles that can help with transporting your Dog or Cat to Phoenix, Tuscon, Las Vegas and many other cities throughout California, Nevada and Arizona…. Please visit Pet Travel Los Angeles or Animal Transporters for more info.

How to Ship your Dog, Cat or Pet from State to State or Across the Country

How Do I Ship my Pet Dog or Cat from state to state or Across the Country….

Pet Transportation, Pet Relocation and Dog Shipping Across the States and Internationally requires special care. Some destinations have implemented programs of rabies control whereby pet owners have an alternative to the traditional long-term (6 month) quarantine. By meeting prescribed criteria of pre-entry veterinary requirements quarantine periods can be reduced to a minimum of 1 month.

You need to choose an expert, safe and caring pet transport / pet shipping specialist, that specializes in helping pet owners meet the strict requirements of these pet transportation and import programs. We have been in this business for many years and our policy of “zero-tolerance for error” has contributed to our success, and earned us an excellent reputation. You can visit us an AnimalTransporters.com for more info.

Shipping, Transporting and/ or Relocating dog, cats and most pets from the US to Foreign Countries and state to state is a complicated process and requires specialized knowledge of import and export documentation, veterinary procedures, timing, airline policies, pet  travel crate requirements, quarantine, boarding accommodation, and proper animal identification.

Dog, Cat and Pet Travel Services in Los Angeles

Pet travel & Dog Transport is becoming more popular. Each year, thousands of people move to a new country, taking their pets with them. This process is a little more complicated than if you’re moving from state to state, so make sure you allow enough time for research and preparation.

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1. Contact the Consulate

To find out about quarantine and other restrictions, contact the country’s consulate and make sure you ask the appropriate questions. Don’t wait for the move to become a reality before you call, as some countries require vaccinations up to six months prior to departure.

For those of you heading to the UK, the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) allows pets from certain countries to enter the UK and Europe without quarantine. There are steps you must take before your pet is allowed in. Check with the UK consulate or PETS website.

Questions to Ask the Consulate about pet travel and dog shipping

  • Are there any restrictions for importing pets into your country?
  • If my pet has to be quarantined, where will my pet be kept and do I need to reserve a space?
  • How long will my pet need to be quarantined?
  • What documents will I need when my pet arrives?
  • Are there any age restrictions?
  • Are there any breed restrictions?
  • Which vaccinations will my pet need?
  • Will my pet have to go through any tests?
  • How will my pet clear customs?
  • How long can it take for my pet to clear customs?
  • Will there be any import fees?

2. Contact Your Vet

Once you know your new country’s rules regarding importing of animals, contact your vet to discuss a vaccine schedule, getting copies of your pet’s records and the best way to make your pet comfortable on their journey.

Questions to Ask Your Vet

  • When will my pet need to have its vaccinations?
  • What other vaccinations do you recommend to protect my pet in its new country?
  • How long can my pet safely stay in its carrier?
  • Should I give my pet sedatives?
  • If my pet needs to be quarantined, what should I ask the facility where my pet will be staying?
  • What other documents might I need?
  • Is my pet healthy enough to endure this trip?
  • What is the best way to transport my pet?
  • Should I feed my pet prior to traveling? What about water?
  • Should I put food and water in the carrier along with my pet?
  • Does my pet need a vet check-up prior to traveling?
  • Do you have any recommendations for vets in my new country?

3. Make a Flight Reservation or Plan the Road Trip

If you are planning on booking your pet with an air carrier company, please be aware that most airlines will insist you use an IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved carrier to transport your pet. An IATA approved carrier requirements are based on a species needs and animal size. The IATA Live Animals Regulations describe minimum standards for carrier construction for all types of animals, ranging from insects to elephants.

Also, space for your animal should be booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Most airlines have restrictions on the number of animals they will carry per flight.

Only small dogs and cats can travel in the cabin with you or if the airline will not allow this due to space limitations, your pet will be sent as special baggage in a heated and ventilated hold. The hold provides a quiet and darkened area, which will be less stressful than a noisy cabin.

Questions to Ask the Airline

  • I prefer to have my pet travel in the hold instead of in the baggage area. Do you have space available for the flight I need?
  • If there isn’t any room in the hold, what is the temperature in the cargo/baggage area?
    Note: When booking our pets with an airline company, I never thought to ask this question, until my vet mentioned it. I immediately called the airlines and found out that the baggage area where our pets would be was not heated, and since they were flying in February from San Francisco through Minneapolis to Toronto, they probably would not have survived. Make sure you ask!
  • Will you provide appropriate stickers and labels for the pet carrier?
  • What if the flight is rerouted? What happens to my pet?
  • Where do I go to check in my pet?
  • How far in advance does my pet need to be at the airport?
  • What is the cost to fly my pet?
  • Which papers should accompany my pet?
  • Which papers do I bring to pick up my pet?
  • Will my pet check through customs here or upon arrival?
  • Do you have any weight restrictions?

3. Gather Everything Your Pet Will Need

So after you’ve done your research, have taken your pet to the vet, purchased your kennel, now it’s time to get your pet ready.

  1. Take a photo of your pet and get three copies printed. Attach one to the carrier, keep one with you when you travel and make sure if you’re not the one to pick up your pet that the person meeting your pet has a copy. This is just in case the airline loses your pet.
  2. Buy a collar and attach identification tags; one with your old contact information and one with your new information. Make sure the collars are on securely; not too tight, but not too loose that they could get caught.
  3. Tell your pet that everything is going to be just fine!

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