Navigating Summer Pet Shipping Restrictions
I would like to know what the best month/season is to bring my poodle to Florida. Also, is there is any airline that will allow her to travel with me in the cabin? If not, what airlines treat pets well while they are not in cabin?
I wanted to bring her to the United States in 2012 and everything was set, but when we were checking in the guy that was attending me told me the weather was too hot in Florida during that season (it was August or July)—was she not allowed because Lima was too cold and the change of climate could make her sick when she arrived?
She is used to traveling 2-3 hours in the car.
Thanks for your question! Many airlines operate with summer embargoes instated with a pet's safety and comfort in mind, so it's a good idea to research these restrictions well in advance in order to avoid scheduling problems.
We recommend checking with airlines directly to find out what their summer restrictions might be for this year, as they do change from year to year. Often summer airline embargoes primarily concern snub-nosed breeds, so your poodle might not be affected.
Your dog will most likely need to travel in the cargo area of the plane, and we recommend choosing a pet friendly airline such as United. The more pet friendly an airline is the less of an issue temperature should be (United has air conditioned vehicles to transport pets to the plane, for example).
This is good advice any time, but when traveling during the summer months we recommend making extra sure your dog is well-hydrated
and also crate-trained
, as these factors make air cargo travel more comfortable and less stressful for the pet.
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. Either way, good luck with everything and thanks again for reaching out!
Pet Transport Question Details:
From: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
To: Lima, Peru
Pet: A miniature/medium size poodle; 4 years old; around 7 kg
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