Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shiba Inu
From: California, USA
To: Richland, WA, USA
My question isn't in regards to moving, but I've found a 4-year-old Shiba Inu in an animal shelter in California that I really want to adopt. The problem is that I can't get down there: is there any way I could have him shipped to me? Is this something that you guys do?
Please let me know how much this typically costs...
Thank you for your question! It is possible to have a dog shipped to you unaccompanied, but you will need to arrange for someone in California to gather the correct paperwork beforehand (usually just a vet health certificate and proof of an updated rabies vaccine -- take a look at the Washington requirements here).
You'll also need to buy the correct airline-approved travel crate and have someone take the dog to the airport and check him in for his flight, ideally on a pet-friendly airline.
Our company arranges door-to-door pet relocations for pets flying unaccompanied, and though usually the pet owner brings their dog to the vet, etc. in the days before the move, it's possible that we could have an agent handle this for you. Our costs for moving one small pet internationally typically start at around $1200, but your costs will differ depending on a few factors.
If this sounds like what you're looking for and you'd like to discuss your options with us, please give our office a call or fill out our online consultation form. Thanks for considering us, and good luck with everything!