Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Great Pyrenees Puppy
From: Dallas, TX
To: Erlanger, KY
I need to transport a puppy from my home in Dallas, TX to my sister's home in Erlanger, KY. I have never done anything like this before and would like to know how your services work.
I am concerned the dog will be scared during transport. Do you have ways to minimize the trauma they experience during travel?
Thanks for your question—it's certainly normal to feel uncertain about how a pet will handle a cross-country move, but we hope we can help dispel a few myths and worries.
In terms of what we do, we provide door-to-door transportation services that include overseeing the completion of travel paperwork and arranging the flight and/or ground transport from the old home to the new one. We work with pet friendly airlines and will also guide you to make sure the right travel crate is chosen. For a domestic move, your dog will need to have proof of updated vaccines and, if the dog is flying, a vet health certificate issued within 10 days of travel.
Sedation is not recommended and highly discouraged, and if you have a nervous pet you can help them prepare through crate training and exercise. Take a look at these frequently asked pet travel questions for a better idea of the process; when the right choices are made, most pets handle moves (even longer international ones) with no lasting effects to their health or happiness.
We're happy to discuss the particulars in further detail if you'd like—please fill out our free quote form or give our office a call if you're interested in talking to one of our specialists.
Thanks again for reaching out to us, and good luck with everything!