Pet Travel Question: Health Concerns & Shipping Pets

Name: Joanna
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Westie cross
From: Melbourne, Australia
To: Michigan, USA

Is it ok/safe for a middle-aged (6-year-old) dog to be relocated during January from an Australian summer to a US winter?




Hi Joanna,

Thanks for your question. While we can tell you that we've moved thousands of pets safely to and from many destinations during all parts of the year, it sounds like this is an issue you should really discuss with your vet. Travel can be too stressful for some pets, but if your dog is properly crate trained and -- most importantly -- if you choose a pet-friendly airline (we often go with United, KLM or Lufthansa), the outdoor temperature shouldn't have an effect on your travel details.

Please contact us if you'd like to talk to us further, take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States, and be sure to set aside some time to chat with a trusted veterinarian about any concerns you may have.

Good luck!



PetRelocation Team




United States, Australia
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