Do you offer ground transportation services?
Yes, all of our ground jobs are for one family's pets at a time, we do not do shared rides. Our private ground transports let us bond with your pet and provide the best available service. We stay with your pet in pet-friendly hotels, take rest stops with your pet every 3-4 hrs, and provide you daily photo and text updates. If you are shopping for ground by price - we are NOT the most economical choice.
Do you transport Pit-Bull Breeds?
Yes, we can ship your breed by air but they require a special kennel type per airline regulations. The cost of this kennel is $600 with shipping plus additional charges like our agency fee of $350. We can take your information and have our quotes department get back to you within 24 hours.
Do you transport Great Dane/Mastiff Breeds?
Yes, we offer ground and air transport. Please complete quote and we can determine the best fit for you. We build custom kennels to the dimensions needed to fit your gentle giant. For air travel, they need to fly out of a major airport with a large body aircraft.
Do you transport Bulldog breeds?
Yes. All of our ground jobs are for one family's pets at a time, we do not do shared rides. Our private ground transports let us bond with your pet and provide the best available service. We stay with your pet in pet-friendly hotels, take rest stops with your pet every 3-4 hrs, and provide you daily photo and text updates. If you are shopping for ground by price - we are NOT the most economical choice.
Is my pet too large to transport?
For very large breeds, you have the option of custom ground transportation or flying. We can custom-build airline-approved kennels for very large dogs, but only major airports (Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle) will accept them.
Is my pet too small to transport?
No pet is too small. If the pet is very small, ask us about our "pet nanny" service for in cabin travel.
Do I need to give advanced notice for International transport?
Yes, we do need a minimum of 4 days advance notice for international bookings. Each country has separate rules and requirements -we will include this on our quote.
How are your rates based?
Airlines base rates on the weight on the animal and kennel size. Our rate is generally a flat fee plus whatever services you need; such as pickup and check in, vet papers to fly, destination services. We give you an itemized quote to suit most needs and budgets. We can take your information and have our quotes department provide you with a rate for travel.
What if I am shipping my pet from outside of the USA?
Please find a pet shipper located in your country of origin at www.ipata.org/ipata-pet-shippers-air-and-ground.
Can my pet fly in very cold/hot weather?
The "too cold to fly" myth confuses many pet owners - no one wants to see their beloved family member suffer from cold or overheating. The airlines that we use are experienced in animal transport, and your pet rides in a climate-controlled section with the same atmospheric conditions (including pressure and temperature) as the cabin. While waiting for their flight (once checked in), your pet waits in an indoor area, out of the elements, where airline cargo staff keeps tabs on them.
Can my snub nose pet fly?
Brachycephalic animals, commonly known as snub-nose breeds, include dogs such as Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, Boxers, Mastiffs, Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos, and Shih Tzus; cats such as Himalayan, Burmese, and Persian.
We fly snub-nose breeds all over the world. Bulldogs are restricted from all commercial flights domestically in USA. We CAN move bulldogs internationally and to/from Hawaii by air.
Otherwise this breed domestically must travel by ground – aka car.
For more specific information on snub-nose breeds, please visit our page on the subject.
I've heard horror stories about pets flying with commercial airlines. Will my pet be safe?
Most of what is out there is just that - horror stories. The fact is, many breeders, zoos, and even participants of AKC shows and the Iditarod fly animals all over the world for events and relocation.
Dog Gone Taxi uses only airlines with extensive experience in transporting animals. Your pet will fly in a separate compartment from non-live cargo, one that is under the same atmospheric conditions as the cabin. Most of the time under the first class cabin. We try to book the most direct route whenever possible.
Visit this link to learn more about kennels and sizing.
To read more in-depth about the studies and interviews mentioned above, visit this link.
for international or domestic long distance quotes