Pet Travel: Canceled Flight? Delayed Flight? What To Do

When airlines cancel your flight with no viable alternative, you are entitled to a refund.  If the airline makes a “Significant Change” you can negotiate for a more convenient departure time, a route with a shorter layover, or fewer connecting flights. Whether the change is a Cancelation, a Voluntary or Involuntary change determines your compensation.

How To Crate Train Your Pet for Air Travel

Preparing your pet for crate travel requires you to start at least one month in advance by…

Extreme Temperature Restrictions for Pets on Airlines

Yes, airlines often prohibit or cancel existing bookings for pets flying in cargo or checked baggage hold when temperatures at the airport are, or expected to be, above 29C/85F or below 7C/45F. 

Microchips for Pets-Everything You Need to Know for Travel

For travel with pets, most countries require a pet microchip. This is where a Veterinarian records your Pet’s vaccination and identification information including regular vaccinations, Rabies, Titer test results, name and description. Although the US has no law requiring microchips for identification, it is mandatory for most travel.

Transgender Travel with Pets Gets Easier

US State Department makes Travel Easier for Pet Parents Passports, that little blue book we US travelers hold so dear.  It holds all those coveted stamps from the countries we have traveled so far with the hope and goal to add so many more!  We use it as our primary, sometimes only Identification of whoContinue reading “Transgender Travel with Pets Gets Easier”

Pet Travel in the Age of Movie Stars and Bulky Luggage

Pet Travel in the Age of Movie Stars and Bulky Luggage

Can my ESA Be a Psychiatric Trained Service Dog for Flying?

Yes, with proper training your ESA can become a Trained Service animal allowing your animal to travel in cabin free of charge. There are no certification requirements. Airlines cannot deny your service animal based on breed but they are allowed to restrict service animals to Dogs and deny boarding based on behavior.
Airlines recognize only Dogs as Service Animals.

Are Pet Shipping Companies Worth the Cost?

Pet relocation services can organize the regulatory and necessary documents (Health Certificates, Immunizations, Rabies Tests, and Import/Export Permits), and any quarantine facilities. They locate the best airlines and routes for your destination. and act as your agent at the airport Cargo services.  Average cost for an international move is $2500-$5000usd.

VOLARIS-Flying With Pets to Mexico

Pets are allowed to fly in cabin and in checked baggage
The following outlines the requirements for flying with your pet on Volaris Airlines.

CAN I BRING PET FOOD ON AN AIRPLANE to the US

Follow the TSA 3-1-1 Rule. There are stricter limits on “wet” than “dry” food. “Moist” food=dry food. Try Moist Pouches and dehydrated food. No exception for prescription food or food for Service Dogs. Separate pet food from your bags at the check point.

Travel with Pets from US to CANADA

Can I travel with my pet from US to Canada?  Yes, most pets (Dogs, Cats, caged Birds and Ferrets) will only need a Rabies Vaccination Certificate and appear healthy at their physical inspection on arrival.  There are exceptions:

Travel with Pets from US to JAPAN

Pets entering from the US will have Quarantine of up to 12 hours if you follow the Requirements in this Guide.  If the requirements are not met, your pet will be refused or quarantined for up to 180 days. Pets are defined as: Domestic Dogs, Cats and Ferrets.

How to Get an Endorsed Pet Health Certificate from US to MALAYSIA

How to Get an Endorsed Pet Health Certificate and Import Permit from US to Malaysia

How to Get Pet Passport from US to GREECE

Your pet must be microchipped, have a Rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travel, have a Health Certificate by an accredited Veterinarian and submit the completed Health Certificate to APHIS within 10 days of entry in Greece. This allows your pet to travel up to 4 months from the issue date as long as the rabies vaccine does not expire during your travel. Quarantine is not mandatory unless pet owners fail to follow travel requirements. Source: USDA/APHIS

How to Get a Pet Passport from US to BELGIUM

Your pet must be microchipped, have a Rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travel, have a Health Certificate by an accredited Veterinarian and submit the completed Health Certificate to APHIS within 10 days of entry to Belgium. This allows your pet to travel up to 4 months from the issue date as long as the rabies vaccine does not expire during your travel. Quarantine is not mandatory unless pet owners fail to follow travel requirements. Pets are: Dogs Cats and Ferrets. Source: USDA/APHIS

How to Get Pet Passport from US to FRANCE

Your pet must be microchipped, have a Rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travel, have a Health Certificate by an accredited Veterinarian and submit the completed Health Certificate to APHIS within 10 days of entry in France. This allows your pet to travel up to 4 months from the issue date as long as the rabies vaccine does not expire during your travel. Quarantine is not mandatory unless pet owners fail to follow travel requirements.

How to Get Pet Passport from US to ITALY

Your pet must be microchipped, have a Rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travel, have a Health Certificate by an accredited Veterinarian and submit the completed Health Certificate to APHIS within 10 days of entry in Italy. This allows your pet to travel up to 4 months from the issue date as long as the rabies vaccine does not expire during your travel. Quarantine is not mandatory unless pet owners fail to follow travel requirements.

How to Get a Pet Passport from US to the CZECH REPUBLIC

Your pet must be microchipped, have a Rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travel, have a Health Certificate by an accredited Veterinarian and submit the completed Health Certificate to APHIS within 10 days of entry to the Czech Republic. This allows your pet to travel up to 4 months from the issue date as long as the rabies vaccine does not expire during your travel. Quarantine is not mandatory unless pet owners fail to follow travel requirements.

How to Import Your Pet from US to the PHILIPPINES

STEP 1 OBTAIN AN IMPORT PERMIT (SPSIC) and UNDERTAKING OF FOREIGN IMPORTERS FORM/LICENSE You Can Apply Online HERE at BAI. 2. The Permit (SPSIC) may include up to 3 dogs/cats. The number of animals listed on the SPSIC must match the number of animals listed on the health certificate.The permit will be valid for upContinue reading “How to Import Your Pet from US to the PHILIPPINES”

How to Get a Pet Passport from the US to SPAIN

To get a Pet Passport to Spain, your pet must have a microchip, Rabies vaccination at least 21 days before arrival, a Health Certificate by an accredited Veterinarian and Endorsement from APHIS within 10 days of entry in Spain.  This allows your pet to travel up to 4 months from the issue date as long as the rabies vaccine does not expire during your travel.

How to Get a Pet Passport from US to GERMANY

Your pet must be microchipped, have a Rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travel, have a Health Certificate by an accredited Veterinarian and submit the completed Health Certificate to APHIS within 10 days of entry in Germany.  This allows your pet to travel up to 4 months from the issue date as long as the rabies vaccine does not expire during your travel. Quarantine is not mandatory unless pet owners fail to follow travel requirements.

How to Get a Pet Passport from US to TURKEY

Your pet must be microchipped or tattooed, be current on rabies vaccinations or show a negative titer test, have a Health Certificate Endorsed by an accredited Veterinarian (you cannot use your private Veterinarian) have your Health Certificate Endorsement by APHIS within 2 days of entry in Turkey. 

How to Get an Endorsed Pet Passport from US to AUSTRIA

Your pet must be microchipped, have a Rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travel, have a Health Certificate by an accredited Veterinarian and submit the completed Health Certificate to APHIS within 10 days of entry in Austria. This allows your pet to travel up to 4 months from the issue date as long as the rabies vaccine does not expire during your travel. Quarantine is not mandatory unless pet owners fail to follow travel requirements.

HAWAII Pet Quarantine and How to Avoid IT

To fly with your pet to Hawaii, your pet needs a Health Certificate & Import Permit, Microchip, Rabies Vaccine, Rabies Titer Test, (excludes British Isles, Australia, Guam, New Zealand) and Tick Treatment. 

Should I Sedate My Dog to Fly?

You have many options to calm your pet before and during travel.  Most compel you to begin well before the trip.  This guide shows you all your options:

Layovers with Pets at the Airport

Can I Visit my Pet during a Layover? What is the difference between Transiting/Connecting or Transfer during your layover. How pets are handled during airport layovers.