United Will Now Accept Pit Bulls & Other Banned Breeds

United Airlines Pet Breed Policies

Great news for pet travelers of a certain breed!

United Airlines has announced that they will now accept several dog breeds that have previously not been permitted, including American Staffordshire Terriers and Pit Bull Terriers. Effective immediately, dogs six months or older and weighing more than 20 pounds who meet the proper kennel requirements (kennels meeting Container Requirement #82) and show no signs of aggressiveness will be allowed to fly.

We previously reported that United's banned breed policy was being protested against by pet owners and various dog advocacy groups, and the IPATA Board of Directors also requested that United modify their policy. United is still in the process of updating their website to reflect this change, but you can take a look at the bulletin below to find out all the details.

As always, please contact PetRelocation with your pet travel questions and read more about United's PetSafe program here

United Airlines Acceptable Animal Breeds for Transport (Revised 4/2012)


PetRelocation Team





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