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Summer Travel 2016

Summer is almost here!  The past few days we have received many inquiries regarding pets and summer travel.  From ‘snub nose’ breed issues, to ships, to private charter flights we are a wonderful resource and are here to help!  Working with the airlines is frustrating at best!  We have tips, suggestions and ideas to help […]

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Pet Shipping in the Summer Heat

Yes!  Summer is coming soon and it will be HOT!  So many people call to inquire about shipping their pets with concerns about the summer heat.  Some airlines ‘embargo’ pet shipping in the summer.  Delta Air Lines no longer allows ‘checked pets’ system wide.  It is really for the safety of your pet.  Delta Air […]

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Travel and Snub Nosed Breed Dogs

As summer approaches many owners of ‘snub nosed’ breed dogs are finding it impossible to ship their dogs on a commercial carrier.  Airlines have always had varying restrictions on animal travel. Most animals are generally allowed to fly in the passenger cabin if they weigh less than 20 pounds.  If you are lucky enough to […]

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Holiday Puppy Scams!

The holidays are approaching and many families are thinking about a new puppy for the family from Santa. Pet shippers hear sad puppy scam stories on a daily basis.  It really is heart breaking.  From puppies that literally do not exist to puppies that are poorly bred and very sick. With all the puppy scams […]

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Pet Shipping and the CRATE!

After shipping pets for almost 10 years now, I continue to be intrigued about people and their choices for the crates they ship their pets in.  The most important thing you can do when you ship your pet is send it in a correctly sized, sturdy crate!  Some clients will go on and on and […]

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Rock’n Rodeo Corgi!

Helping people and pets travel for going on 10 years now has been quite the wild ride!  Pet travel is complicated!  With every pet that moves there is always the ‘human’ part that is so interesting!  Sometimes funny, sometimes crazy and occasionally sad; we have decided to put together some these ‘memorable moments’ and post […]

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Why do some airlines embargo pet travel during the summer?

This is one of the most common questions we are asked!  Some airlines embargo checked pets during the summer months only; some allow pets to travel as ‘manifested cargo’ but put limits city/destination options as well as restricted breed rules.  It is complicated!  Be assured that they have these policies with concern for the safe […]

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Pet Travel for the Holidays! Plan NOW

There is a lot of press right now on preparing to take your pet for the holidays!  Our best advice:  PLAN AHEAD!  This time of year so many people call us in a ‘panic’ because they did not plan what to do with their pets during their holiday vacations and they have no where to […]

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Walking Your Dog will keep you FIT! So travel with it TOO!

Just read in MensHeath Magazine that walking your dog is for weight loss and will help you stay lean!  They state that people that “walk their dogs are half as likely to be overweight as couch-bound dog owners”!  So walk your dog!  And if you can travel with your dog even better!  They make us […]

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Pet Travel Advice for Dummies

Best if all vacationing pets are well-trained. If your pet tends to have accidents when he’s nervous or barks when left alone, you may wish to reconsider taking him on vacation. Do not arrive with an unannounced pet – call ahead!  Just because you stayed at the same property with your pet before is not […]

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More and More Pet Friendly Hotels!

It is so amazing since we started Puppy Travel in 2002 to see so many many options for pets to stay at hotels!  It used to be such a chore to try and find a pet friendly property for our clients ….now it is not hard at all!   Many hotel and motel chains market directly […]

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Attention Bull Dog Owners

TRAVELING IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOUR DOGS!   This week I spent a tremendous amount of time trying to design a travel itinerary for an American Bull Terrier-adult dog-to travel from the USA to Germany.  Delta Air Lines recently changed their rules regarding any ‘bull dog’ breed – they will not accept them if they […]

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