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Air  Transport  of  AB  Pups


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We offer several options to get your pet to your destination, and we treat our four-legged friends with the same attention and courtesy our human passengers expect.

Note: Some states may require a health certificate for your pet. Your veterinarian, the U.S. Department of Agricultureopens in a new window, or the Department of Agriculture for your destination state may provide you with more information.

                Carry On Your Pet

                Ship Your Pet with Delta Cargo

                U.S Military Personnel / Foreign Service Officers

                Connection Carriers & Pet Travel


Dogs, cats and household birds* can travel with you in the cabin for a one-way fee*, collected at check in, to/from the following destinations:

                U.S./Canada: $125 USD/CAD

                Virgin Islands: $200 USD/CAD

                Puerto Rico: $125 USD/CAD

                Outside the U.S.: $200 USD/CAD/EUR

                Brazil: $75 USD

CAD amount will be charged exit Canada, and EUR amount will be charged exit Europe. Fees established by the contract of carriage in effect at the time of ticket issuance will apply.

*Household birds are only permitted to travel on domestic U.S. flights. 

Special cases:

For any travel to or from South Africa, Hong Kong or the United Kingdom ó with the exception of service animals ó pets must travel as cargo and are not permitted in the cabin.

For travel to Hawaii, pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin, and other restrictions may apply. See Pets to Hawaiifor details.

*CAD amount will be charged exit Canada, and EUR amount will be charged exit Europe. Fees established by the contract of carriage in effect at the time of ticket issuance will apply.

The following restrictions apply to pets traveling as carry-on baggage:

                Your pet must be small enough to fit comfortably in a kennel without touching or protruding from the sides of the kennel and with the ability to move around.

                The kennel must fit under the seat directly in front of you.

                Maximum carry-on kennel dimensions are determined by your flight. You must contact Delta Reservations to determine the appropriate kennel size.

                Your pet must remain inside the kennel (with door secured) while in a Delta boarding area (during boarding and deplaning), a Delta airport lounge and while onboard the aircraft.

                Your pet must be at least 10 weeks old for Domestic travel.

                Your pet must be 16 weeks old if traveling to the U.S. from other countries and must be at least 15 weeks old for European Union travel.

                Your pet counts as one piece of carry-on baggage. Pet in Cabin fees still apply.

                One pet is permitted per kennel with the following exceptions, which are applicable for domestic U.S travel only:
*One female cat/dog may travel with her un-weaned litter if the litter is a minimum of 10 weeks old to 6 months of age.
*There is no limit on the number of animals in the litter.

Exception: 2 pets of the same breed and size between the age of 10 weeks and 6 months may be allowed to travel in 1 kennel, providing they are small enough to fit into one kennel and are compatible. They will be charged as 1 pet.

Please note : Delta does not accept pets in the cabin to/from the following locations: 





                Hong Kong



                New Zealand

                Republic of Ireland

                South Africa

                United Kingdom

                United Arab Emirates

Pets are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Delta in advance at 800-221-1212 to arrange to bring your pet on board. To ensure the comfort of all of our passengers, Delta limits the number of total pets per flight.



First Class


Domestic Business or Domestic Delta Oneģ


International Business or International Delta One


Main Cabin



Delta Cargo provides safe, reliable, year-round transportation for your pet and is designed to address the special needs of all warm-blooded animals that are shipped without their owners.

Please review the following information before booking your pet on Delta Cargo.

                A separate booking from their flight itinerary is required. Additional fees and charges may apply.

                A pet shipped domestically via Delta Cargo cannot be booked until 14 days prior to departure.

                Pets are not guaranteed to be shipped on a customerís same flight or flight schedule.

                Shipping a pet requires dropping it off at a Delta Cargo location at least three hours before departure time at a location separate from passenger check-in.

                Picking up a pet would also occur at a Delta Cargo location.

                Delta Cargo only accepts international pet shipments from known shippers. Delta suggests that international customers use a pet shipper approved by the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association. Customers would then need to follow acceptance procedures set by the shipper.

Learn more about shipping by visiting Delta Cargo.


Delta only accepts animals as checked baggage for active U.S Military or Active U.S State Department Foreign Service Officers (FSO) & their Spouse with active transfer orders for a fee. Pets must comply with federal regulations, including proper documentation based on current policies and procedures.

Customers who meet the outlined exceptions must book pets as checked baggage at least 48 hours before departure.

Effective, October 1, 2016, Delta and Delta Cargo will no longer accept warm blooded animals on flights with an average flight time of greater than 12 hours.

The following animals are accepted as checked baggage and you may transport two kennels per flight. (Giant-sized kennels may only be shipped as cargo; additional restrictions apply according to aircraft and class of service):

                cats (except snub-nosed cats; see list of relevant breeds)

                dogs (except pug or snub-nosed dogs; see list of relevant breeds)

                household birds (domestic U.S. only)

                guinea pigs (domestic U.S. only)

                rabbits (domestic U.S. only)

                hamsters (domestic U.S. only)

                marmots (domestic U.S. only)

All other animals, including reptiles and primates (including lemurs, monkeys, orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees), must be shipped as cargo.

                Animal fees are charged each time the pet is checked in at the airport. Fees will be assessed at each stopover point.

                Exceptions may apply to routings that require connections greater than 6 hours.

                Animals are not included in the free baggage allowance or Delta AMEX free baggage allowance.

                No excess size or weight fees apply.

U.S./U.S. Virgin Islands/Puerto Rico: $200 USD

International/Canada/Caribbean: $200/USD/CAD/EUR*

Brazil: $150 USD

*CAD amount will be charged exit Canada, and EUR amount will be charged exit Europe. Fees established by the contract of carriage in effect at the time of ticket issuance will apply.

Please visit the Delta Connection and Pet Travel page if your petís journey requires it to fly on more than one airline.



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                                                  Pet Safe Program

                                                  June 18, 2018




 Industry-leading comfort and safety features

We prioritize the safety and well-being of cats and dogs through every step of their journey with PetSafe. We have over 80 custom designed, climate-controlled vehicles to safely transport pets in all weather conditions. As a part of our loading process, pets are placed onto the aircraft last and removed first to minimize stress. While in the air, pets remain secure and comfortable in climate-controlled, pressurized compartments, and our onsite kennels and offsite facilities accommodate pets during long connection times and before international travel.

Our program includes a dedicated PetSafe Customer Service Center thatís available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays, and monitored by trained staff. Each petís itinerary is confirmed via telephone by a PetSafe agent, who plans each route to minimize the petís travel time. You can book your pet's travel up to 30 days in advance but all reservations must be made at least five (5) days prior to each petís departure ó this allows for planning and consultation on all transportation requirements and helps ensure that pets have the best experience when traveling with us. You can also earn 500 MileagePlus award miles for each PetSafe shipment within the U.S. and 1,000 miles for all other shipmentsfootnote*.

*This offer is subject to change. See the complete rules of the MileagePlus program.

 PetSafeís Performance Guaranteefootnote**

PetSafe provides a 100% refund of the shipping charges when pets do not travel as booked, if they are dropped off by the required time and meet all acceptance criteria. To request a refund according to the Performance Guarantee, please submit a claim request form.

**No refund will be paid if the delay was caused by weather conditions, mechanical delay of aircraft, or for any other reason beyond United's control. Performance Guarantee claims requests must be submitted within seven days of the promised time of availability.

Updated PetSafe standards

Effective June 18, 2018, these improved PetSafe standards will be updated continually and include the following:

New PetSafe Embargoes

Effective June 18, 2018, United PetSafe will*:

Animals Accepted for PetSafe

  • Accept cats and dogs ONLY.  NO other household pets or animals will be accepted as PetSafe


Reservation and Travel Resume

  • Allow reservations beginning June 18, 2018 for pets traveling on the same flight as their pet parent or guardian beginning July 9, 2018.
  • Allow reservations beginning July 16, 2018 for pets traveling alone for travel beginning July 30, 2018.



Not accept reservations for the following brachycephalic (or short- or snub-nosed) dogs and cats and strong-jawed dog breeds*, out of concern for higher adverse health risks:



Dog Breeds

  • Affenpinscher
  • American Bully
  • American Pit Bull Terrier/Pit Bull
  • American Staffordshire Terrier/"Amstaff"
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bulldog

o                           American Bulldog

o                           English Bulldog

o                           French Bulldog

o                           Old English Bulldogges

o                           Shorty Bulldogs

o                           Spanish Alano/Spanish Bulldog/Alano Espanol

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Chow Chow
  • English Toy Spaniel/Prince Charles Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin/Japanese Spaniel
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Mastiff

o                           American Mastiff

o                           Boerboel/South African Mastiff

o                           Bullmastiff

o                           Ca de Bou/Mallorquin Mastiff

o                           Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff

o                           Dogo Argentino/Argentinian Mastiff

o                           Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff

o                           English Mastiff

o                           Fila Brasileiro/Brazilian Mastiff/Cao de Fila

o                           Indian Mastiff/Alangu

o                           Kangal/Turkish Kangal

o                           Neapolitan Mastiff/Mastino Napoletano

o                           Pakastani Mastiff/Bully Kutta

o                           Pyrenean Mastiff

o                           Presa Canario/Perro de Presa Canario/Dogo Canario/Canary Mastiff

o                           Spanish Mastiff / Mastin Espanol

o                           Tibetan Mastiff

o                           Tosa/Tosa Ken/Tosa Inu/Japanese Mastiff/Japanese Tosa

  • Pekingese
  • Pug

o                           Dutch Pug

o                           Japanese Pug

  • Shar-Pei/Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Shih-Tzu
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier/"Staffys"
  • Tibetan Spaniel

Cat Breeds

  • Burmese
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Himalayan
  • Persian

* Including mixed breeds


Weather Restrictions

  • Monitor weather and assess the station capability of handling during extreme temperature or other operating conditions. United may decline acceptance or alter the routing if temperatures are outside of a safe range.
  • No longer accept reservations to and from the following airports annually between May 1 and Sept. 30, due to high temperature restrictions

o                           Las Vegas (LAS)

o                           Palm Springs (PSP)

o                           Phoenix (PHX)

o                           Tucson (TUS)


Reservation Timeframe

  • Accept pre-reservations between 30 days in advance (maximum) and five (5) days (minimum) prior to travel for customers traveling with their pets and/or for pets traveling alone
  • Require additional conditions for acceptance (see below) prior to reservation confirmation.


Additional conditions for acceptance

  • Require the customer to provide PetSafe with several pieces of information (e.g. documents, photos, crate information, etc.) before any reservation is confirmed. PetSafe Customer Service Center will be able to provide additional details of this requirement at the time of booking


Locations Served

  • Not accept any reservations to and from India and Australia at this time. To confirm service in other locations, please contact the PetSafe Customer Service Center.


Flight Segments (Connections)

  • Place limitations on the number of connecting cities in the routing. Please consult the PetSafe Customer Service Center for available routings.


International Routings

  • Require international routing to be arranged through an International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) pet shipper only. A list of IPATA members near you can be found at



  • Not accept crates taller than 30", including the 700 series crates.
  • No longer sell or provide crates at airport facilities. All cats and dogs traveling with a PetSafe reservation must have a compliant crate, which may be purchased via in advance for acclimation and travel.


*Last updated May 1, 2018; please note embargoes and information will be updated as detailed requirements are rolled out and is subject to change at any time.


Canada Pet Passport Regulations

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There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Canada as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs, cats and ferrets including service and emotional support dogs and cats. Owners of other pets should refer to item 9.


Pet Microchip

pet microchip

Canada does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet with a 15 digit ISO 11784 compliant microchip and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.

Crates, carriers, passports, microchips and more at




Dogs over 8 months of age and cats over 3 months of age entering Canada from countries Canada considers as rabies free*

pet rabies vaccination

Your dog or cat will need either proof of current rabies vaccination (EU Pet Passport is accepted) OR a health certificate in English or French and completed by a licensed veterinarian.

The certificate must clearly identify your pet(s) and a governmental authority must state that rabies has not existed in the originating country for the six (6) month period immediately preceding the shipment of your pet; and, your pet has been in that country for the six (6) month period or since birth.  A licensed veterinarian in your country can also do this as long as it is endorsed by a governmental authority responsible for the import and export of pets.

The same requirements apply to dogs or cats that originated from Canada and are being returned directly from a country designated by the Minister as having been free from rabies and living there for not less than six (6) months.

*Countries Canada considers as rabies-free

Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Fiji, Finland, Iceland, Ireland (Republic of), Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (Netherlands Antilles), Saint Pierre et Miquelon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Turks and Caicos, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland), and Uruguay.

Dogs over 8 months of age and cats over 3 months of age entering Canada from all other countries

If your dog or cat is entering Canada from a country not included on the list above, then you will need the following:

                            A valid rabies vaccination certificate issued, in either English or French, by a licensed veterinarian from the country of origin. (EU Pet Passport is accepted.) There is no waiting period after the vaccination is administered. Canada does recognize the three year rabies vaccination. Please note that if a validity date does not appear on the certificate, then it will be considered a one year vaccine.

                            Your airline may require a veterinary certificate of health.

Dogs (1-2) under 8 months traveling to Canada from any country

Dogs and cats entering Canada that are over 3 months of age will need a rabies certificate.

Due to the problems with puppy mills and the movement of puppies, Canada is very sensitive to dogs entering the country under eight (8) months of age and will assume that, if you, as the owner of your dog, are not traveling with your dog or its papers are not in your name, it will most likely be considered a commercial shipment by customs and be subject to a microchip, health certificate issued within 36 hours of entry, and possibly an import permit**.

An exception to this requirement involves puppies traveling from the United States entering Canada for competitions.

** If proof can be provided that your dog is entering Canada temporarily and is registered in a competition, show or a trial organized by a recognized association and meets all other requirements, an import permit is not required.

If this proof is unavailable, then the owner must apply for an import permit issued from the CFIA office in the province in Canada to which they are traveling at least 30 days in advance.

Entering Canada with puppies under three (3) months of age

Dogs and cats under three (3) months of age are exempt from import requirements unless they are traveling unaccompanied and a change of ownership is involved.

Medically Certified Guide Dogs

Assistance dogs that are endorsed as a guide, hearing or other service dog are not subject to any restrictions for importation when the person importing the dog is the user of the dog and accompanies the dog to Canada.

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Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required to enter Canada from any country.

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Health Certificate

pet health certificate

See rabies vaccination requirements above. If a health certificate is required, it must be in English or French and completed by a licensed veterinarian. It should identify the animal, the dates of vaccination, the manufacturer and the expiration date of the rabies vaccine. The Canada does accept 3 year rabies vaccinations. Import permits will be required for puppies entering Canada unaccompanied.

Passports & Instructions


Entering Canada by Air


Pets can enter Canada at international airports in many cities including but not limited to Vancouver, Calgary, Ontario, Quebec and Montreal.

Dogs and cats entering Canada from all countries except the United States will be subject to inspection. There is a $30.00 fee for this service for the first animal and $5.00 for each additional animal. Proof of rabies vaccination will be required.

All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry. If your pet is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at the owner's expense.


Puppies and Kittens

Canada puppy or kitten import

Puppies and kittens under the age of 3 months entering Canada are exempt from import requirements. See above for information regarding puppies and kittens between the age of 3 and 8 months.

                            Traveling with a puppy


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Canada

The American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier and their crosses are banned from entering or transiting the province of Ontario. The City of Toronto also bans the breeds, however, air transit is permitted. When transiting Toronto, advance notice must be provided and an agent must transit your dog.


Exporting Pets Living in Canada

export pets from Canada

All resident pets leaving the Canada must send relevant paperwork required for the destination country to the State CFIA office for endorsement of an export permit prior to leaving the country. Additionally, transiting pets whose permits or health certficiates have expired should obtain these documents in Canada and have them endorsed prior to leaving the country.


Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animals

Rabbits entering Canada from the United States do not require documentation although they may be inspected by border officials. Rabbits imported from any country other than the United States will need an import permit and will be subject to quarantine. Your rabbit must be accompanied by you, the owner, and must be accompanied with a statement that they have always been in your possession as a pet. You should contact the local CFIA office in the province your rabbit will be imported to.

Rodents (guinea pigs, gerbils, mice, rats, chinchillas and hamsters) do not need a permit or health certificate to enter Canada.

Ferrets entering Canada over the age of 3 months from the United States must be accompanied by proof of current rabies vaccination. If entering Canada from any other country with a ferret, an import permit issued by the local CFIA office in the destionation province is required.

Birds: Owners must accompany their domesticated birds into Canada from the United States. The owner must sign a declaration stating that the birds have been in his/her possession for the 90 day period preceding the date of importation and have not been in contact with any other birds during that time. The owner must sign a declaration that their bird is not intended for resale. The bird must be found healthy during inspection. The bird must not have entered Canada for 90 days preceeding their current visit.

Birds entering Canada from other countries will require an import permit from the local CFIA office in the destination province. Canada bans the import of birds from certain countries and has additional requirements from others. More information can be obtained at the local CFIA office.



CITES endangered turtle

If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. .

                            Search CITES database.

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Have a question about traveling with your pet?

To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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