Plane and Car Trips with pet
I'm planning a trip by plane/car. Can my pet come?
If you are traveling within the United States, please contact the airline directly for regulations and requirements for taking your pet on board or as live cargo. Most airlines will require a recent veterinary certificate of health in addition to specifications on carrier size. The ASPCA does not recommend sending your pet by air in the cargo hold, unless you have no other choice.
If you are traveling out of the country, please contact the embassy directly of the country to which you are flying. You may visit http://www.embassy.org/ or type in the country name and "Embassy" (e.g., Italian Embassy) for mandates, requirements and instructions.
For more pet travel safety tips, and for information about traveling out of state or overseas, you can visit our website.
You may also wish to contact:
American Dog Owners Association
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
For information on pet/animal transport, you may wish to contact:
American Animal Transport Association
Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association International, Inc.
For links to airline websites on which pet policies are listed, please visit:
Planning a road trip? Traveling with a pet involves more than just loading the animal in the back seat and motoring off. Please see our Car Travel Tips for more information.