Traveling with and shipping your Pets

When traveling with your pet(s), there may be animal health requirements specific for that destination. As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinarian to assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments. .

Shipping with PetSafe United Airlines

PetSafe is specially designed animal transport program for shipping pets safely and comfortably on our flights. View the PetSafe page below for guidelines and restrictions and to book travel for your pet. Pups must be 8 weeks old to ship with PetSafe and will weigh about 8-10 lbs.

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United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Service Animals
Trained service animals are accepted in United and United Express® aircraft cabins when accompanying qualified individuals with disabilities.

U.S. military and State Department pet exceptions
Select military and government personnel and their dependents may transport their pet dog or cat as checked baggage when they are traveling on official orders.

Southwest Airlines In Cabin Pets $95

Most Airlines will let you have small dogs as carry-on luggage. We recommend that if possible you fly into Houston to pick up your puppy and we will meet you at the airport. We charge a $50 fee to cover toll road fees, parking and R/T mileage to the airport. A soft carrier can be provided by us with food, water, leash, harness and toys for the puppy for $50. The pup can fly as carry-on luggage and will weigh approximately 8-10 lbs. Southwest Airlines charges $95.00 one way for puppy carry-on. 

Approximate Shipping Costs:

  • Airline Approved Crate with Travel Kit $70
  • International Travel Health Certificate $150
    • Includes 8 week shots, vet visit, travel/health certificate
  • Average airfare of $400 (+ or - actual cost)
  • Transit to Airport $50 (toll road fees, parking, R/T charge)
  • Average cost totals about $650-$700 to most USA destinations
  • Note: All shipping costs are additional charges and not included in price of puppies.