Can You Rent a Dog Travel Crate?

Dear PetRelocation,

I've never flown internationally with my dog before. Does Lufthansa Airlines rent dog crates?




Hi Nicolae,

Thanks for your question! First, here are a few basic international pet travel tips that may come in handy, and here are the pet import requirements for the United States.

To answer your question, no, Lufthansa does not currently rent crates (and neither does any airline, to our knowledge). You'll need to buy your own airline-approved travel crate at a pet store or online.

Since many pet travelers use crates just once and then sell them, it may be possible to buy a used dog travel crate and save a little money. We'd recommend checking out eBay or another online marketplace to locate one, or you can ask your vet if they have any advice.

Just be careful, though: it's important that pet travel crates be in good condition, so if you buy a used one make sure it's been stored in a temperature-controlled environment and isn't cracked or warped in any way. Saving a few dollars isn't worth it if it means compromising your pet's safety.

Hope this helps! Please contact us if you'd like to find out more about our door-to-door services, and good luck with your travels.


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Nicolae
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Medium Size Dog
Pet Breed: Mixed Breed
From: Romania

Need help? Contact PetRelocation to discuss your safe pet shipping options.


Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2014 and has been updated with new information.


PetRelocation Team


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