When Pets Fly was created as a resource to help keep your pet safe during travel. Please be sure to check back soon to view our latest resources for pets-friendly (and pet-safe) travel.

Travel Preparations

So, you want your pet bird(s) to travel in cargo? Well, believe it or not, the process and procedures are like preparing a pet dog or cat for transport in cargo. The pet owner must ensure that their pet bird meets the entry requirements of the destination state/country AND comply with the live animal policies of the airline. If traveling in cargo domestically, a health certificate (and maybe other additional documentation) is required for interst...

Travel Requirements and Flight Regulations

Certain dog and cat breeds are prohibited for transport via cargo by most airlines. For it's been determined by reviewing the Department of Transportation (DOT) Animal Incident Reports that certain breeds of dogs are more prone to death during transport in cargo. Back in 2010, the DOT published a press release due to the increasing numbers of deaths in short-nosed breeds during transport.The press release mentioned the following breeds: PugsBosto...

Traveling with a Service Dog

Accessible Travel Service  Service Animals  Service animals are animals that are trained to perform a specific task for the benefit of a person with a disability, and are permitted in all areas where passengers are allowed. Amtrak personnel may ask what task(s) the service animal performs. Carry-on pet guidelines are for animals for which no claim of service is made, and do not pertain to passengers traveling with service animals. Pets ...


Do you have a Chinese Crested, Sphinx, Mexican Hairless Dog, American Hairless Terrier or any of the other hairless breeds?Let me share tips to prepare them for air travel via cargo. No matter what breed of dog or cat you may have, making efforts to ensure your pet is prepared and safe during air travel are paramount. Each breed will have commonalities based upon their features. Hairless breeds lack hair, or they are sparsely haired.They have spe...

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