Questions and answers

How much does it cost to ship an animal?

How much does it cost to ship an animal?

Example Estimate: Flying one small dog (like a Chihuahua) domestically via cargo with a pet-friendly airline, will likely cost between $275 USD to $300 USD. Larger dogs’ airfreight (like a Great Dane) can go up to around $1000 USD for a domestic move, especially if you have a custom kennel.

Can pets travel on cargo ships?

Your dog will never travel in a crate*, and your dog will never ever travel in a cargo hold or on a cargo plane, train or truck. Dogs of all sizes are permitted in the cabin of the aircraft, in train cars, on ships**, and at all DogTravel approved hotels, resorts, B&B’s, and vacation rentals.

What companies ship live animals?

The best pet shipping companies

  • Air Animal—Best overall.
  • Airpets America—Best for pet comfort.
  • Happy Tails—Best for shipping multiple pets.

Can you ship animals through FedEx?

FedEx Express does not accept live-animal shipments as part of its regular-scheduled service and does not transport household pets such as dogs, cats, birds and hamsters. The shipper must have its packaging tested and pre-approved by FedEx Packaging Design and Development for the type of animal being shipped.

Is there a way to ship animals?

It may surprise you to know that you can ship some animals by mail. With the exception of FedEx, the shipping of any mammal via mail carrier is prohibited. United States Postal Service (USPS) Mailable animals include adult birds and day-old “poultry” such as chickens, ducks, and turkeys.

How much does shipping a cat cost?

The cost of flying one small cat domestically as manifest cargo will likely range between $275 to $300. However, the further the destination, the more the rate will increase.

The cost to ship an animal is dependent on how far the animal is being shipped, any special needs the animal may have, and what kind of preparation you may need from the transporter. The average cost to ship an animal is $2.00 per mile for shorter distance transport and $1.30 for longer distance transport.

What Airlines take dogs in the cargo area?

American Airlines. American Airlines accepts most dogs for cargo shipment, excluding those that are stub-nosed, such as boxers, mastiffs and pugs , as well as pets that have been sedated before the flight.

How much does Pet shipping cost?

Professional pet relocation costs from $200 to $1,200, depending on the pet’s size, temperament and services included. We Move Pets specializes in ground shipping within the continental U.S., with drivers transporting pets in vans. Their service costs from $500 to $725, plus fuel over 500 miles.

What is the best airline to ship dogs?

By far the best airline for traveling with a dog is Pet Airways, the world’s first airline dedicated to transporting not only dogs but cats and small animals as well. The “pawsengers” are given regular and monitored bathroom breaks and frequent attention.