From: Oklahoma City, OK, USA
To: Madrid, Spain
Pets: Teacup Poodle (6 lbs, 6 years); Teacup Pomeranian (4 lbs, 1 year old)
I want to take my Teacup Pom and Teacup Poodle overseas with me, and I need to know if they can be put in the same carrier. About how much will it cost?
I also plan to put them both on a sleeping medication because my poodle doesn't travel well, is this allowed? This is my first flight and I don't want to lose them or not be able to pay for them multiple times if I get laid over. Please help!
Thanks for your questions, we'd be happy to offer you some advice.
First, do not sedate your pets when you fly
. It's not only dangerous, airlines will not let you fly if a pet has been sedated. Also, pets need to fly in their own airline-approved travel crates
. If one or both of your dogs has anxiety about traveling, you'll want to help to get them adjusted as well as you can by crate-training them
well in advance of the move.
If you are planning to hire a service to help with the move, you can probably plan to spend at least $4000 USD. Please fill out our free quote form
if you're interested in finding out more about our door-to-door services and receiving a more precise price estimate.
It will be more affordable to handle the move yourself, but you'll need to make sure you follow the pet import requirements for Spain
very carefully. We recommend using IPATA.org
to find an agent if you find yourself looking for help with part of the move. We also always recommend choosing a pet friendly airline and asking your vet to do a pre-travel health check to address any concerns you may have.
Hope this helps to get you started. Please let us know if you have more questions, and good luck with everything!