What kind of crate do I need for my dog to fly?

What kind of crate do I need for my dog to fly? Minimum Cargo Crate Requirements The pet crate must be large enough for your pet(s) to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably. The

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What kind of crate do I need for my dog to fly?

Minimum Cargo Crate Requirements

  • The pet crate must be large enough for your pet(s) to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably.
  • The crate must be made of fiberglass, metal, rigid plastics, weld metal mesh, solid wood or plywood (note that not all airlines will accept crates made of wood, e.g. Air France and KLM)

How much does a dog shipping crate cost?

Crates provide a temporary shelter for a pet. A safe and comfortable “room” of its own, crates keep the dog safe and secure while the owner is away or has company, or during travel. Typical costs: Crates vary in cost from $25 to $571, depending on the material and the size.

Can you ship a dog crate?

As long as the dimensions are within an inch or two, and it is a plastic crate with a metal gate, most other brands, with the exception of the Nylabone collapsible, would be fine to transport a pet.

Do airlines sell dog crates?

A IATA-compliant dog crate is an airline-approved carrier specifically designed for air travel. Some airline companies also sell their own dog crates and carriers, but I highly recommend you to give your trust to an actual pet brand rather than an airline when it comes to buying high-quality air travel crates for dogs.

Can you fly a dog on a plane by itself?

Virtually all airlines accept pets in cargo except for Southwest Airlines, JetBlue and the smaller commuter airlines that do not have facilities for them. Hundreds of pets travel alone every day and arrive safely at their destination.

How do I ship a pet to another state?

Health certificates: Before your pet crosses any state lines, you’ll need to secure a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). Your local veterinarian should be licensed to issue one, but keep in mind that their fees vary. For an animal to be issued a CVI, it must be vaccinated and in good physical condition.