Those passengers with pet allergies that will be flying should know how to prepare. More information here.
Thinking of buying a puppy or kitten? Cruising on the internet and see an adorable picture of a puppy for sale? Don’t fall for the hardship stories and the cute pictures. Pet scammers have made millions off of good people who want to add a pet to their family and thought it would be easy to transport it, sometimes hundreds of miles across many countries.
Here are some tips to look out for when dealing with people on the internet who say they will deliver you a pet:
Here are some things that you can do to ensure you are working with a legitimate person:
Find your country’s pet import regulations and know that it is very risky to fly puppies and kittens in the cargo hold of an airplane. They need to develop their respiratory systems to fly safely. The older they are, the better the chances they will arrive safely.
Try rescue foundations in your country before buying a pet from another country. The love you will receive will be just as rewarding if not more so than the risk you will be taking by sending money for a pet that may never come.
Millions of pet owners will take to the road and sky during this holiday season. Your vacation will be so much more meaningful if your pet accompanies you. If you have a cat, start when it is young, otherwise it will most likely not enjoy traveling. As for dogs, most all enjoy a good adventure as long as they are by your side.
Consider your pet’s personality. If it is not accustomed to being away from home, aggressive, skiddish, very nervous or has medical needs that require frequent attention, consider having a friend or family member care for it at home.
Here is a simple list of things you need to remember to do if you are traveling with a pet:
Once arriving at your destination, enjoy a long walk and a good meal. Be sure and let your pet get accustomed to its new surroundings before you leave them for any reason.
Delta Airlines has announced that, as of March 1, 2016, it will no longer offer checked baggage service for live animals. (not including service, emotional support or animals traveling with military personnel on active transfer orders) Additionally, all pets traveling internationally as air cargo will need to be booked through a licensed pet transporter.
This is a blow to many pet owners who use Delta for traveling with their pets. When traveling with Delta within the US, pet owners will now be faced with added inconvenience and expense as they will need to transport pets who cannot travel in the cabin as air cargo. This will entail dropping off and picking up at Delta cargo facilities as opposed to baggage claim.
Additionally, when pets fly as air cargo, they are subject to the demands on the cargo hold, so they may not fly on the same flight as their owners. And they cannot be booked prior than 14 days before the departure date.
Schedule changes can be very inconvenient when families are traveling and the assistance of a pet transporter will be needed for assistance with pets arriving outside of their owner’s schedules as well as for international flights.
Pets will still be permitted to fly in the cabin under Delta’s airline pet policies.
As our dogs and cats understand us and their world through behavior, voice inflection, routine and the usual surroundings they are accustomed to, can you imagine how confusing and perhaps unsettling Halloween must be for them? Before the zombies, princesses and super heroes start knocking, take a minute to formulate a plan to keep your pet safe during the merriment.
Here are some tips to help you:
Have fun on All Hallows Eve and take a few precautions to keep all the goblins safe and happy.
Great news for pet owners who want to track their pet’s travels if they can’t travel with them. Delta Airlines has announced the launch of its GPS On-Demand Service for pets who travel as air cargo. The service works through a device attached to the crate and is available at the following international airports: ATL (Atlanta), CVG (Cincinnati), DTW (Detroit), LAX (Los Angeles), LGA (New York – La Guardia), MCI (Kansas City), MEM (Memphis), MSP (Minneapolis St Paul), SEA (Seattle), SFO (San Francisco), SLC (Salt Lake City), STL (St Louis), and TPA (Tampa). Flights must be destined to select locations (see below).
The device offers the following features: temperature monitoring, light detection, humidity readings and real-time location tracking.Data is recorded before,during and after flight. Information is transmitted every 15 minutes, except when the flight is in the air and can be accessed through a device id accessible at deltacargo.com. Cost is $50.00 one way.
This tracking will be extremely beneficial for pet owners wanting to see where their pet is every step of the way. Contact Delta Cargo for additional details.
Your pet must be traveling to one of these locations: ABQ (Albuquerque), ALB (Albany), ANC (Anchorage), ATL (Atlanta), AUS (Austin), AZO (Kalamazoo), BDL (Hartford), BHM (Birmingham), BNA (Nashville), BOI (Boise), BOS (Boston), BWI (Baltimore), BZN (Bozeman), CAE (Columbia), CHS (Charleston), CLE (Cleveland), CLT (Charlotte), CMH (Columbus), COS (Colorado Springs), CVG (Cincinnati), DAB (Daytona Beach), DAY (Dayton), DCA (Washington Reagan), DEN (Denver), DFW (Dallas Fort Worth), DSM (Des Moines), DTW (Detroit), ELP (El Paso), EWR (Newark), FLL (Fort Lauderdale), GEG Spokane), GRR (Grand Rapids), GSO (Greensboro/High Point), GSP (Greenville Spartanburg), HNL (Honolulu), HOU (Houston Hobby), HSV (Huntsville), IAD (Washington Dulles), IAH (Houston George Bush), IND (Indianapolis), JAN (Jackson), JAX (Jacksonville), JFK (New York), KOA (Kona), LAS (Las Vegas), LAX (Los Angeles), LEX (Lexington), LGA (New York – La Guardia), LIH (Kauai Island), LIT (Little Rock), MCI (Kansas City), MCO (Orlando), MEM (Memphis), MIA (Miami), MKE (Milwaukee), MLB Melbourne), MOB (Mobile), MSP (Minneapolis St Paul), MSY (New Orleans), OAK (Oakland), OGG (Maui), OKC (Oklahoma City), OMA (Omaha), ONT (Ontario, California), ORD (Chicago), ORF (Norfolk), PBI (West Palm Beach), PDX (Portland), PHL Philadelphia), PHX (Phoenix), PIT (Pittsburg), PNS (Pensacola), PVD Providence), RDU (Raleigh Durham), RIC (Richmond), ROC (Rochester), RSW (Fort Myers), SAN (San Diego), SAT (San Antonio), SAV (Savannah), SDF (Louisville), SEA (Seattle), SFO (San Francisco), SJC (San Jose), SLC (Salt Lake City), SMF (Sacramento) , SNA (Santa Ana), SRQ Sarasota), STL (St Louis), SYR (Syracuse), TLH (Tallahassee), TPA (Tampa), TUS (Tucson), TYS (Knoxville).
Recent news about Hollywood star Johnny Depp smuggling his pet Yorkies into Australia has highlighted the need to follow the rules when you import a pet to any country. The consequences could be dire; your pet will be returned to the originating country at your cost or quarantined at your cost or, as the Australian Ministry of Agriculture threatened, euthanized on the spot.
Despite the fact that Mr. Depp ignored the regulations, his actions remind us all that there are no exceptions to the rules, even for the rich and famous. Rabies is a dangerous disease which still kills over 50,000 people per year worldwide and governments are extremely sensitive to allowing any animal that is known to carry rabies in its borders without proper verification that vaccinations have been administered and your pet has protection against this horrible disease.
Despite the fact that Australia has some of the strictest pet import regulations in the world, not conforming to any country’s regulations could reap dire consequences for your pet. If you are traveling internationally with your pet, you need to educate yourself as to the rules of your destination country and prepare in advance.
You can find regulations for most every country in the world by clicking on the Pet Passport or Services tab on any of our webpages. Let us help you make your trip safe for your pet.
Hard to believe that 2015 is here and it’s time for looking forward to a great year. For pet owners, we offer a few thoughts on great resolutions for the new year:
Have a healthy and happy New Year.
Planning to transport your pet to Europe in 2015? Starting today, the Pet Travel Scheme rules, which address the import of pets into the European Union, have changed. The reason for the change is to stem the import of improperly bred and non-vaccinated “designer puppies” entering territories such as the United Kingdom where the demand is significant. The import of these puppies from Poland and Romania through ground and ferry transport has alarmed officials in the UK and endangers their status as a rabies-free country. Unfortunately, all pet owners transporting pets to or within the EU will be affected by these rules.
Puppies must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 3 months of age. Their owner, or a legal representative, must travel within 5 days of their pet. The owner must sign a declaration that their pet’s transport is not for the purpose of re-homing or sale. Pets who are traveling without their owners will travel as commercial transport and be subject to import taxes. They must be examined within 48 hours of transport, originate from a licensed establishment in a rabies-free or rabies-controlled country, and enter via an approved Border Inspection Post after giving 24 hours notification of entry.
If you are traveling to Europe with your pet or within 5 days of your pet’s transport, then commercial rules do not apply and the requirements remain the same. Pet Import Rules for EU Countries
Halloween is such a fun occasion. It allows all of us and our dogs and cats to dress up and imagine that we are someone or something other than what we are everyday. It marks the beginning of the holiday season and lots of celebration.
However, Halloween can be dangerous for our dogs and cats. First of all, they don’t understand what is going on. All of these people are coming knocking on the door that may not normally do so. There is lots of candy involved including raisins and chocolate, both can be lethal for pets to ingest.
Despite the fact that the dressing up and all antics involved in this celebration of All Hollows’ Eve is understood by humans, your dogs and cats can’t possibly understand the excitement. Be sure and keep them isolated if they are not party animals and very friendly towards ghosts and princesses and other little people.
By all means, keep your dogs on leashes when taking your walk. Dogs can be unpredictable when approached by children with their face covered.
Keep your dog’s or cat’s treats what they are accustomed to. (biscuits or the like) Be sure and reassure them that goblins will not stay for long and life will resume as normal.