Should I Book my Pet’s Travel with the Airline or Booking Site?

Booking directly with the airline is usually more convenient but, more expensive whereas booking through a 3rd party (Expedia, Skyscanner etc.) has cheaper fares but fewer options for routes and much harder to make changes when last-minute trip interruptions happen such as weather delays and overbooked flights.

Dog Muzzles for Traveling: Why, How and Buyer’s Guide

Traveling with a Dog May Require a Muzzle to stay safe on Trains, Buses, Taxis, Airports, Flying on Planes, Attractions, Vet visits, Dog Parks, Restaurants or where local law requires.  If your Dog is anxious, prone to biting, easily triggered by new surroundings a Dog muzzle may be needed for travel

Pets in Airports: Everything You Need to Know

Your pet must go through TSA Security. Some airports allow a private screening in a separate room so you can remove and replace your pet in a secure room. You pet goes with you through the screening. You can either have your pet on a leash and walk them into the screener or carry your pet through.

6 Tips for Flying with Pets as Baggage or Cargo: Prevent Accidents and Stress Before they Happen

When you fly your Dog or Cat as Baggage or Cargo, you can take some steps to help prevent accidents and stress: 1. Try to book a nonstop flight on an airline and route with a good on-time record. 2.Try to avoid traveling with Pets at times when it will be too hot or cold.Continue reading “6 Tips for Flying with Pets as Baggage or Cargo: Prevent Accidents and Stress Before they Happen”

Dogs in Airports: Where to Go When Dogs Have to “Go”

Dogs and Cats must stay in their carriers in airports. Airports are increasingly becoming Pet Friendly Dogs can get relief at with Pet pee stations, day care and grass exercise areas, baths, swimming pools, kennels and grooming sites. Here are 15 Airports with great places for your Dog or Cat to Go:

Cost of Pet Health Certificates for Travel—Prices from Actual Travelers  

The average cost of a Pet Travel Health Certificate is between $30 and $400 depending on location and number of certificates. New York City average cost is $350usd and Austin Texas is $75. There is a $38 fee to the USDA/APHIS to endorse your Veterinarian’s Certificate.

Can I Fly with 2 Pets In-Cabin?

Airlines that allow Two Pets Per Person In-Cabin are:   JSX, JetBlue, Chartered Air Travel, Alaska and Spirit. For Pet Travel with these airlines, you buy the seat next to yours and your Pet can either sit in the floor space, travel in the same carrier under the seat or on your lap.

What is the Pet Travel Scheme in 2022?

The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) allows Dogs, Cats and Ferrets to travel among EU Member countries without quarantine under a simplified system. A “Pet Passport” is all the necessary documents for your Pet to travel.

How to Get Pet Passport from US to PORTUGAL

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 Portugal. 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.

Pet Travel: How to Book Your Pet to Fly In Cabin

Traveling with your Pet In Cabin, Airlines allow only between 2 and 6 pets on each aircraft so you must snag one of those spaces for your Pet first!  Find all available flights to your destination first, call the airline before booking to see if they have space for your pet, then book the flight.

7 Affordable PET FRIENDLY Hotel Chains for 2022

There are many Pet Friendly hotels but, many are just too expensive.  Here are 7 affordable pet friendly hotels that are cheaper than luxury resorts.  These pet friendly hotels are all over the U.S.– beach, mountains, busy cities or something off the beaten path, these hotels let you focus on where you want to go knowing your pet is always welcome.  

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 Pet 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.

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.

Driving With Your Pet from US to Mexico

To drive with Dogs or Cats to Mexico from the US or Canada, Mexico does not require a Health Certificate or Rabies Certificate. Mexico is not a high-risk Rabies country (CDC). Your Pet may be visually inspected for health at the border. Car Insurance (minimum Liability only) is required.

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.