flying with pets

Still Think Flying With Your Pet Is Your Best Option? The Cost – And Plethora Of Rules – Might Make You Think Otherwise

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.

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Steer Around Air Carriers’ Breed Restrictions – Send Your Pets by Road

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.

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Life as a Pet Transporter – on the Road with CitizenShipper

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[…]

Positively Pets: Deanna & Todd Lillard Offer Measured Approach to Pet Transport

When it’s time to pick up a pet for delivery, Deanna and Todd Lillard don’t rush things. First, they get to know the owner. Then they get to know the animal. Only after they’re acquainted with both do the Lillards, owners of Beeline Pet Transport, hit the road. This personal connection at the start of Read more about Positively Pets: Deanna & Todd Lillard Offer Measured Approach to Pet Transport[…]

Reconsider Taking Pets on Airline Flights

Vehicle Shipping Recommended as Alternative by Animal Professionals It’s a fair question: Should you try to bring your pets with you on an airline flight or have them transported by vehicle? While it may be quicker to stick them under your seat or in the plane’s cargo hold, both veterinarians and the ASPCA recommend finding Read more about Reconsider Taking Pets on Airline Flights[…]

David Zimmerman: CitizenShipper Newcomer Making Strides

Last December, David Zimmerman joined the ranks of CitizenShipper drivers, specializing in pet transport. In the next seven weeks, he completed eight shipments and recently stepped up to help deliver a puppy that was marooned in an Indiana kennel. Zimmerman took some time to speak with us about his new career in online shipping. Q. Read more about David Zimmerman: CitizenShipper Newcomer Making Strides[…]

En route home, Ted gets a traveling buddy

Ted, the mixed puppy that has waited weeks to meet his new owner, has been joined by Jasper, a 35 lb. husky mix, nearly halfway to his destination. Jasper was picked up in Bristol, Tenn., earlier today after new CitizenShipper David Zimmerman and his wife – as well as Ted – again slept in their Read more about En route home, Ted gets a traveling buddy[…]

IATA Shipping Crates for your Pets

Click to Locate Cheap and Reliable Pet Shipping Services! So you are leaving for a career building seminar on conservation; but you don’t want to leave your dear “Poochie”, your pet Chihuahua under professional care! You want to take her along with you – great idea! But you must remember to get her trained and Read more about IATA Shipping Crates for your Pets[…]