How to Transport a Pet

Wondering how you’ll get your pet to your new home?

Transporting a pet is not easy, cheap or fun.  It’s kind of like moving a bed, except a bed can’t soil itself and run under the neighbor’s car.

Fortunately, those who need to move with a pet have a few options. In this article, we’ll give you a rundown of how to transport your pet.

Different Ways to Transport a Pet

  • Airlines for pets – Believe it or not, in the mid-2000’s, a company actually started a pet-only airlines.  But as of 2012, this company appears to have failed.  It’s highly improbable that your dog will get to fly first class with other dogs anytime soon.
  • Pet Friendly Airlines – Many airlines allow pets to fly in the cargo section of the plane, and some allow pets in the cabin.  Check out our list of pet-friendly airlines.
  • Pet Moving Companies – While pets haven’t gotten the royal air treatment yet, they do get ground service. There are many pet moving companies that will transport your pet from city to city.
  • Move Your Pet on Your Own – The cheapest way to move your pet is to do it yourself.  Learn how to transport dogs, cats, birds and fish.