When having your pet transported through air, there are many different regulations that must be followed in order to ensure the best quality travel for your pets. Following these regulations can also provide the most stress-free experience for yourself during the process! One important aspect of your pets transport, is making sure that you have the correct kennel for transport .
Guidelines for the Exterior of the Kennel
- Kennels should be made from plastic, metal, or wood and should be assembles with a metal grated door.
- Kennels should be assembled and secured with metal nuts and bolts
- Kennels should allow for ventilation on at least 3 sides for domestic transports, and 4 sides for international
- Kennels must be leak and escape proof for your pets safety.
- Kennels should NOT have wheels
- Kennels should NOT have top opening or plastic doors
- Kennels should NOT have plastic snap closings
- Collapsible kennels are PROHIBITED
Guidelines for the Interior of the Kennel
- Your pet should have enough room to sit, stand, and lay down comfortable in the kennel as they normally would. Your pet should also be able to tance/sit with no part of their head (or ears) touching the top of the kennel.
- Food and water dishes must be attached to the inside of the kennel on the door.
- Absorbent material must be placed at the bottom of the crate (NO straw, hay, or sawdust)
- Enough food should also be supplied for 24 hours
Each Airline may have specific crate requirements
Kennels over the 300 series size are prohibited on Delta Airlines.
How ATW can Help
Animal Transportation Worldwide is a leader in Pet Transportation. We are here to help you safely and efficiently transport your pet both domestically and internationally. We offer both ground an air transport all around the world for your pets! When it comes to booking your pets international transport, regulations and guidelines must be met. From booking flights, door to door transport, and even helping with paperwork, our team can help make your pets transport process move smoothly.