Restrictions When Traveling with Your Pet
Breed Restrictions (Dogs):
The brachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs of any 'mix' of the breeds below are restricted from flying. These pooches have trouble breathing due to their short noses & their respiratory conditions worsen when flying at high altitudes.
Breed Restrictions (Cats):
Generally, the airlines don’t accept brachycephalic cat breeds of any 'mix' as checked pets, such as:
- Exotic Shorthair
Age and Vaccine Requirements
This is a general guide of requirements by most of the airlines. Requirements may vary depending on your destination, so we recommend verifying this information with the company you are booking in.
Traveling within the U.S. and Puerto Rico:
- Dogs need to be 8 weeks old at least. A Rabies Vaccination Certificate will not be requested.
- Cats must be at least 8 weeks old when traveling within the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
- Dogs need to be at least 16 weeks old and have their rabies shots before traveling into the U.S. If coming from a high-risk country, a rabies/vaccines certificate will be requested. To check if your origin is a high-risk country, please visit the U.S Center for Disease Control.