Pet Travel Question: Summer Pet Travel Restrictions

Name: Jaya
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever
From: Sacramento
To: Austin


I read that airlines don't accept dogs as cargo in the summer. We would like to move by the end of the month - what are our options?




Hi Jaya,

Thanks for your question. It's true that summer airline schedules are more restrictive, but it's not altogether impossible to fly. Pet-friendly airlines are equipped to move pets safely throughout the year, so choose a carrier (we often go with United) that will take the process seriously by providing air-conditioned vehicles on the tarmac, etc. Check with individual carriers to find out more about your options.

Here's a little more information about summer pet travel summer embargoes from our blog, and you're welcome to contact us with any questions you have.

Good luck with your trip and we hope to hear from you!


PetRelocation Team




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