Options for pet air travel are extremely limited at this time and it is unclear when travel will begin to normalize. Our PenderAIR team is closely following the changing regulations and requirements to ensure we continue to provide the highest level of service for our clients and their pets.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are planning on traveling with your pet, as some destinations may require additional time to prepare requirements and/or may be impossible at this time.
Due to current airline and country restrictions as well as increased demand for air travel, we are unable to respond to inquiries for travel dates prior to early October 2020. If your travel is scheduled for October, we would love to work on an estimate for you but will be unable to do so until late September. If you are able to delay your travel, our sister company, Pender Pet Retreat at Dulles Gateway, is a state-of-the-art boarding facility that can accommodate your pet while they wait to journey to their new home with you. We are offering a discount for extended stays due to delayed travel.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
We tailor all of our plans specifically for each pet and each country. If you don’t see an answer to your question here, we invite you to call us and we’ll happily answer any question you may have!
Depending on the country you are traveling to and the type of pet you are bringing with you, paperwork can take anywhere from a few days to six months or more to complete. Check with one of our travel coordinators as soon as possible to learn the requirements for the country you are traveling to.
PenderAIR makes every effort to ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible during their trip. We use only the safest and most comfortable crates. All pets travel in climate controlled areas, so there is no need to worry about your pet being too hot or too cold in flight.
No! Sedatives might be wonderful for a car ride or to help a pet during a scary thunderstorm, but they can be life-threatening if given before a flight. The American Veterinary Medical Association strongly advises against giving a sedative before air travel, and most airlines will not accept pets that have been given tranquilizers. The best way to prepare your pet for the flight is to familiarize them with their travel accommodations ahead of time. Our Pet Travel Coordinators are experts in this – give them a call today for help on how to make your pet comfortable during their flight.
Glad you asked, we hear this question often! Introducing them to their flight crate in advance will help make their trip easier when it is time to travel. Bring the crate home for a few days and give them ample time to sniff it out. Putting an old t-shirt that has been worn but not washed inside can help make it a more familiar environment. Try giving them treats when they step into it, or even put their food inside it to help them associate the space with comfort and good things. This should help them think of it as their own travel sanctuary when it is time for their trip.
PenderAIR is here to help! We build custom crates for any size you might need. All of our custom crates are safe, secure, and meet the guidelines put in place by IATA (International Air Transport Association). No pet is too big or too small for a custom crate – get in touch with our Pet Travel Coordinators if you are worried that a pre-built crate might not work for your pet.
There are many requirements that need to be met in order to ship your pet internationally. These vary from species to species and from country to country and can be quite complicated. There are specific forms that need to be completed and very specific health guidelines to follow. Many of these requirements are also very time sensitive. Our Pet Travel Coordinators have helped ship pets everywhere from Australia to Japan. With us in charge of your pet’s travel, you can be assured that no detail will be missed!