Design plans for DIY dog crates?

Name: Anthony
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: dog
Pet Breed: mixed
From: Kiribati
To: Australia

I want to build a timber IATA compliant dog crate for airplanes. If anyone knows of a website showing the design plans to make one of these, could you please point me in the right direction? I've got the requirements from the IATA website, but I'm looking for sample designs please. I've looked but can't find any, surprisingly. Thank you. -Anthony

Hi Anthony,

We're glad to hear you've done some research in preparation for your trip, as procuring the right crate is definitely an important part of the process. The IATA requirements are the only plans you'll need to follow.  You could purchase an IATA LAR book which has design mock-ups featured but unfortunately because they are copyrighted, we cannot post them.  We'd recommend joining up with the PetRelocation Facebook community to see if anyone has tips or plans to share.

Also, if you feel like double-checking anything, please take a look at the crate info we have on our site as well as the Pet Import Requirements for Australia.

Good luck with your travels and thanks for your inquiry!


PetRelocation Team




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