When it comes time to bring your puppy home most puppies travel by plane. Air travel is one of the fastest, most reliable, and cost-effective means of getting your puppy delivered to their furever home.
Not all airlines are created equal when it comes to cozy comfort for dogs. Your puppy will fly in a safe, pressurized, temperature-controlled cabin, not to be confused with cargo! You may also elect to have your puppy flown as a carry-on with an Airpanion.
Puppies typically travel to their new home around the 8-week mark. Small breed puppies cannot leave home until they are at least 2 pounds or 12 weeks of age. This weight threshold will not be determined until the puppy reaches the 8-week mark.
Some popular breeds often categorized as snub-nosed dogs or short-nosed dogs (e.g., American Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Boxers, English or French Bulldogs, King Charles Spaniels, Lhasa Apso, Mastiffs, Pugs, Shar-Peis and Shih Tzus) simply do not fly well as they have difficulty breathing even under normal conditions but when subjected to higher altitudes in pressurized, temperature controlled cargo holds their respiratory conditions do not respond well. If Fido is of a snub-nosed breed, he might not be allowed to fly commercial unless accompanied in the cabin. In cases like these, our travel specialists will work with you and your puppy’s breeder to determine the best way to get your puppy home.