I have a 2ys OES, we are movin to other country next month, and I still dont know how to choose a good Airline Approved Grate for him.
Tabi is 33" tall and 88lbs.
|Have you asked the airline? We moved once with an OES, and as I recall we bought the crate directly from the airline.|
|The only direction we received from the airline when our dog had to fly was that the crate had to be large enough for the dog to stand up and turn around in.|
|places like pet smart etc will let you try out the crats fro size - just take puppy in and find the right size.|
Scruffy's Mom wrote:
The only direction we received from the airline when our dog had to fly was that the crate had to be large enough for the dog to stand up and turn around in.
How did you measure his height? To top of.....which point on the dog?
I would suggest a Vari Kennel Ultra model for shipping. They are approved for international shipping by the majority of airlines. This is a different carrier from the Petmate Vari Kennel. The Ultra is a more heavy duty model. Remember you would not want the kennel to get crushed if something fell on it. I would also suggest that when you put the dog in the kennel, just before you hand him over to the airline, you ty-wrap the door through the side ventilation and around the screw that holds the kennel together. Doors can accidently open and this will prevent the door from opening enough for the dog to get out. In an emergency a ty-wrap can simply be cut to get to the animal. Make sure your kennel has the words "Live Animal This Side Up" with the appropriate arrows, on all three sides of the kennel. Also, put your name, the dog's name and a contact telephone number on the kennel in several different places in case there is a problem and the airline needs to reach someone (use indelible ink). Having it on the kennel itself makes it a lot easier to contact you, or someone else, rather than having to go back to an office that can be a long way away to look up the information. Finally, make sure all of your health documents are in order.
I have been a Station Manager for several international airlines over the years and this is the info I give to anyone that needs to ship a pet.
|I use PetPorter Kennels.|
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