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.

  • Affenpinscher
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer (all breeds)
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bulldog (all breeds)
  • Cane Corso
  • Chow Chow
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Mastiff (all breeds)
  • Pekingese
  • Pit Bull
  • Presa Canario
  • Pug (all breeds)
  • Shar Pei
  • Shih Tzu
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel

Breed Restrictions (Cats):

Generally, the airlines don’t accept brachycephalic cat breeds of any 'mix' as checked pets, such as:

  • Burmese
  • Persian
  • Himalayan
  • 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.

Traveling into U.S. from a different country:

Read the official requirements from the CDC