The Summer Pet Travel Checklist

Moving during the summer can be challenging thanks to temperature related restrictions and a higher volume of travelers, but with the right planning your pet's trip can still go smoothly.

Take a look at this quick rundown of summer pet relocation tips to ensure success!

1. Travel Kennel

Ventilation and comfort are key when it comes to creating a positive travel experience for your pet, so choose the right travel crate and talk to your pet relocation consultant to see if sizing up might be a good idea.

travel kennel

2. Schedule Wisely

Research ahead of time to find out about any possible airline embargoes that may come into play during the summer months. Either way, it's probably a good idea to try to schedule your pet's flight in the evening or early morning if possible in order to take advantage of cooler temperatures.

dog: schedule wisely


3. Hydration & Health

Have your vet do a thorough health check before carrying out your travels and do your best to make sure your pet is well-hydrated and at a healthy weight for their trip.

hydration and health

4. Get Groomed (Maybe)

Some breeds may benefit from a haircut before traveling during the heat of the summer, but this may not be appropriate for every pet. Again, talk to your vet and do some research to make sure you're making the best pre-travel decision.

get groomed

5. Stay Flexible

Summer is a busier time for travel, so be prepared to face delays, last-minute changes and other unexpected plot twists. Mentally prepare by working to stay calm and talk to your pet travel specialist for further information about building contingency plans.

stay flexible

Read more summer pet travel tips from the PetRelocation team, contact us if you'd like some help, and happy traveling, everyone!


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