Category Archives: Pets Traveling on Airlines

Information and guidance for pet owners traveling with pets on airlines.

Building a Custom – Wood Pet Shipping Crate

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So you’re relocating overseas and your Giant Sized Dog ( Great Dane, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound )  is way too Large for a traditional plastic travel Kennel even with a height extension kit, now what? The next step might be to look into a custom made pet shipping crate. But, Where should you start and What option are available? BUYing a Custom Dog Crate: You can custom order your dog a crate from a professional pet shipper who sells and builds wood dog shipping crates to fit any size dog. Or you can purchase a Ready to Assemble wood crate from Pet Travel Vendors such as CR8-2Fly. The advantages are […]

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Sky Kennels by Petmate

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Lessons learned by following the History of the Sky Kennel by Doskocil (Petmate) When pets first began to travel on airplanes, the wooden shipping crate was the only option for transporting them—that is until Doskocil (Petmate) introduced the Fiberglass Sky Kennel. Today the Sky Kennel is airlines’ first choice for pets traveling in the cargo/luggage compartment. To date this is the only brand of hard-shell carriers sold by airlines for use on their flights. But why choose Sky Kennel over other products like Vari Kennels? The current Sky Kennel looks just like the Vari Kennel, both are made by Doskocil (Petmate), and both are made from the exact same plastic […]

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Airline Travel Tips for Snub Nosed Pets

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The A, B, C’s of Snub Nosed (Brachycephalic) Pet Flight Safety With emotion, we at DryFur.com have been, sometimes with tears in our eyes, viewing the Pet Airline Incident reports since they were first released in May of 2005. With purpose, we had to not avert our eyes to the realities, and we have been studying them to help bring information and resolutions to our readers so that the traveling pets can be safer, avoiding injury and sometimes, death. Incidents, according to the airlines is death, injury or loss. What was concluded was that the main categories of incident were from the following two issues. 1. Faulty unsecured kennels 2. […]

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Airline Travel for Pets is Safer than Ever!

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In late 2009 Major Airlines began requiring Metal Nuts and Bolts on every pet airline carrier – kennel – crate. As a direct result Pet Airline Incident Reports for 2010 have shown a 70% decrease in pet escapes. This is a huge improvement for pet airline travel safety! For immediate release  Lisa Kelly  Lisa@dryfur.com  Release prepared by Balletsa inc Pet Care Company Develops Product to Save Pet Lives Airlines learn from lessons put into action by inventor (Philadelphia,PA; Jan 2011) A company with almost two-decades in pet care and safety has developed a new product that saves pet lives when pets are traveling on commercial airlines. In the past, one […]

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Acclimating your PET cat or dog to Airline Crate

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One of the most important thing you can do for your pets when preparing for long car trips or travel on an airplane is to get them used to spending time in their crate. You can do this at any age even old dogs can learn news tricks. Acclimating your pet to his or her crate is much like crate training a puppy with a few twists.     Dogs Introduction: The first step for acclimating your dog to his / her kennel crate is to let your dog explore the crate by placing nice things inside. Favorite blanket or bed, yummiest treats and funnest toys. Be sure and tie […]

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Modified and Custom Built Airline Kennels Crates Information

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Below find tips and information on Custom built or modified airline kennels & crates. Over Sized Pets One option for extra large dogs, like Great Danes or Mastiffs is to purchase a custom built wood airline crate or have a Giant size Sky or Vari kennel modified with wood spacers to accommodate over sized pets.  Another option is to build a custom sized dog crate yourself or Convert a standard wood shipping crate into a dog airline crate.               New Sky Kennel Height Extension Kits will easily add 3.5″ to the height of your XL 500 Kennel.               […]

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Pet Airline Safety Checklist & Travel Tips

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Our Deluxe Airline Kit includes all the items needed for safe and comfortable pet airline travel. Follow these simple Pet Airline Checklist full of diagrams and instructions on how to prepare your pets carrier kennel like a Professional Pet Shipper […]

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DryFur® Deluxe Pet Airline Travel Kit Instructions Tips

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Our Deluxe Airline Kits include everything you will need to prepare your pets travel carrier like a Professional Pet Shipper. Follow these simple steps and your pets carrier will be completely airline compliant for travel on any domestic or international flights […]

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Pet Shipping Experts-Movers-Transporter

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Do – it – Yourself or Hire a Professional Pet Mover, Shipper, Transporter or Pet Relocation Service, either way you will want to be sure your Pet Carrier Kennel is Safe and Properly Prepared. TIP: To help lower the cost of shipper your pet, you may choose to do it yourself the first step I suggest is to make a trip to your local Airport Cargo Office. These offices are usually outside the actually airport in warehouses or business parks close to the airport. Most of the cargo office’s staff are very helpful and can walk you through the process and discuss with you flight options. Many offices house multiple […]

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Pet Traveling as Checked or Excess Baggage

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Traveling with your Pets  as Checked Baggage you will need: A Sturdy Pet Carrier/Kennel USDA and Airline APPROVED like Vari Kennel or Sky Kennel. You will also need Food Water Dishes, Live Animal Labels, Absorbent bedding, metal nuts bolts if carrier is lacking, Kennel Name tag, Hand releasable cable ties.  Find these items and more in our Pet Airline Super Store. Be sure and watch our Videos on how to prepare your pets carrier kennel for a safe flight.

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