Here’s a look at the details involved with safely shipping a pet by air:
- Start planning early (at least several weeks in advance) to learn about country import rules, vaccine requirements, airline procedures and anything else that will affect your pet’s travels.
- Measure your pet, choose an airline-approved travel crate, and start crate-training right away. If your pet is not used to spending time in a travel crate, the best thing you can do is work to help them feel safe and comfortable in the kennel that will take them to their new home.
- Book your pet’s flight on a pet friendly airline. Some airlines are more attentive to pets’ needs and have established pet policies in place, so find out what your options are and make an educated choice.
- Remember that professional assistance is available if you find yourself short on time or overly stressed by the process!