|If you want to have
your pet travel with you here are some travel tips:
If the pet travels with you, it will retain a sense of identity. However, pets can become frightened and bolt away from you out of open doors and windows. Keep your pet on a leash when outside your car or hotel.
Whether your pet travels with you or by another means it should wear a special identification tag in addition to its regular one. Write the pet's name, your name, the person to contact at the destination, their phone number, a destination address, or that of a friend or relative, in case you want to be reached.
Except for seeing eye dogs accompanying blind persons, pets are not permitted on buses and trains. Notify the airline, bus, or train company that a seeing eye dog is accompanying you.
Consult with your veterinarian concerning mild sedation of your pet during the trip.
Air Travel Checklist
If you decide to travel with your pet by air, make reservations and arrangements ahead of time regarding delivery to and pickup from the airports. Carefully schedule boarding and shipping arrangements for your pet to assure that the pet is well cared for until you are able to receive it at your destination. Boarding may be necessary. Follow airline instructions.
Check the airline's requirements to see if your pet can travel in a carrier that can be kept under a seat in the cabin or must travel by air freight.
Obtain a shipping container a week or two in advance. Familiarize your pet with it by placing the pet in it for a few minutes each day. Gradually lengthen the time until the pet seems to be at ease with it.
Feed the pet no less than five or six hours before flight time. Give the pet a drink of water no less than two hours before flight.
Get the pet to the air terminal in time. Get there 45 minutes in advance if the pet is accompanying you. If shipping the pet, get to the flight terminal two hours in advance of your flight.
Be certain that names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the persons responsible for the pet at origination and destination are clearly marked on the container and on the pet's identification tag. Label your pet's flight kennel with the same information. Add "Live Animal" in big letters and information about any special care requirements.
Notify the person receiving the pet that it is on the way. Give them the flight and waybill number.
Pets can usually be picked up within 90 minutes of flight arrival. The air waybill number is useful when inquiring.