If you're planning on airplane travel with your pet this summer (or anytime, really), you know that as fun as it sounds, you'll need to be pro-active in order to avoid . . .
. . . the (mostly) unavoidable: complications and delays. Getting through airport security is stressful enough with no pet, so best to be well prepared ahead of time for the sake of your sanity and your pet's well-being.
Here are a few tips and guidelines that have helped me immensely in traveling with my own pets. Always check in with your airline (I always call at least twice to get two confirmations!) to be sure you've covered all of your bases.
When Booking Your Flight . . .
Items to Discuss With Your Airline . . .
1 Month Prior to Departure . . .
Within 10 Days of Departure . . .
Day of Departure . . .
IMPORTANT: If your pet is traveling in the cabin area with you, they are to be placed under the seat in front of you in the carrier. Do not EVER allow a flight crew member or fellow passenger direct you otherwise. Sadly, in recent times, a pet was placed in the overhead bin and lost its life due to lack of oxygen.
And when the four-leggeds must stay behind . . .
Be sure to let your Professional Pet Sitter know your plans as soon as you have them. The summer season and major holidays tend to book up quickly so be sure you are in the books!
The Peaceful Pup is delighted and fully prepared to give your furry loved ones the best quality care in the Ojai Valley while you're away. Contact us now to set up a Meet and Greet or to schedule us for your next out of town adventure. We're happy to be here for them when you can't be.
Hi! I'm Brandy, owner of The Peaceful Pup, a premium pet care business in beautiful Ojai, California. We're bringing peace of mind to pets and their people, one visit at a time!