Dogs get stressed for all kinds of reasons, just like we humans. And although we hate to admit it, and we know how hard the animal-loving drivers who work alongside us try, one of the major causes of this stress is travel. Our canine companions can also pick up on our own stress, and so Read more about How To Keep Your Dog Cool And Make Sure It Doesn’t Get Stressed[…]
Hunting dogs have been helping man gather food since time immemorial. Man may have been the original ‘hunter-gatherer’ – but without dogs to scent out and bring home the fruits of his efforts, our abilities to feed ourselves, and indeed our whole evolution, could well have been very different. As a result of this interdependence, Read more about Why You Might Need A Helping Hand With Sporting Dog Transportation[…]
Most dogs just love, love, l-o-v-e the beach.
But a recent sad story out of Florida has highlighted how their owners need to stay right on their guard when letting their pooch off the leash to enjoy some fun in the sand.
Dogs (and cats) aren’t able to regulate their body temperatures in extremes of conditions as well as we humans, so they just can’t tolerate the changes in temperatures which are found in a car – especially when the engine’s off and consequently, so is the air con.
As increasing numbers of families, of all sizes, as well as single people, are spending more time not only on their main vacation, but also on breaks at other times of the year
Until pretty recently, plenty of people were only too happy to consider taking their pets with them on a flight if they were heading off on an extended vacation, or even relocating.
But a whole slew of incidents involving anything from animals being mis-directed, to pets suffering and even dying in crowded, stuffy airplane holds which were never designed to carry live cargo, has thrown the spotlight on how desirable – or otherwise – it might be to transport pets by air.
United is imposing a blanket ban on transporting animals to, from or through four airports for a whole five months (May to September) every year. These are Las Vegas, Palm Springs, CA, and Phoenix and Tucson, AZ. United cites the high temperatures often recorded in these regions as the reason for severely cutting back on its offering to these cities – and it’s no coincidence that regions served by these airports are among the most regularly requested destinations or originating points for customers using Citizenshipper.
If you’re a loving and caring dog owner (and of course you are, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this), however unconsciously, you’ll adjust their regimes gradually as they get older. In fact, the changes might be so subtle that, taken as a whole, you might not actually realize how much you’ve altered how you treat your canine companion.
We get asked quite often about the work of pet transporters, so we thought that to give a taste of what it’s like, we talked with BILL RUSSELL, who’s a highly active pet transporter on CitizenShipper. In fact, Bill’s animal transportation business is very much a partnership with his ‘better half’, Erica Pittman, who as Read more about Life as a Pet Transporter – on the Road with CitizenShipper[…]
There could be many reasons why you need to transport your dog or cat over a long distance. But when you do so, you certainly want every assurance possible that they will be treated well, and arrive at their destination safely and in good health.