“Should I Drive My Pets or Fly Them?”
What is the estimated cost of a move like this? It seems that your service emphasizes air travel.
Do you transport by car or van? Do you transport one pet at a time or a few?
Thanks for the question! Ground transportation is a possibility and there are various pet transporters out there who drive single or multiple pets where they need to go, but it's a good idea to weigh all the pros and cons before making a decision.
Because it takes longer to drive, pets spend more time in their travel crates when this method is chosen, so if you're paying someone to handle the move, it can be more expensive to cover the hourly wage of the driver, gas expenses, hotels fees, etc. than it is to fly.
Sometimes driving is preferable when transporting snub-nosed breeds, though, who tend to have health issues aggravated by air travel. In our experience, however, most people traveling with breeds that are not snub-nosed ultimately find flying preferable for long distance moves.
It's a good idea to talk to your vet about any concerns you have, and we invite you to read more about pet air travel on our blog. When handled carefully, flying pets is a safe option, and the more information you can gather beforehand, the better you'll feel about whatever decision you make.
We'd be happy to discuss your upcoming move with you as well, of course. If you're interested in finding out more about our services, please call our office at 1-877-PET-MOVE or fill out our online consultation form. Generally speaking, costs to move one small pet domestically begin at around $1200, but the actual number will depend on knowing a few other factors.
Hope this helps to get you started, DeAnne. Good luck, and thanks again for reaching out to us.
Pet Transport Question Details:
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Part wire haired terrier, part dachshund
From: Albuquerque, NM
To: St. Louis, MO