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Shipping Your Pet – What Happens?

    Most people are unfamiliar with relocating their pet because it’s not something they have to worry about. The thought of putting your pet on a plane can be scary because you aren’t familiar with what actually happens. Here’s what happens from A to Z when you ship with Airpets America:   Review Service Packages:… View Article

How to Transport Your “Aggressive Breed” Dog

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For years, “aggressive” dog breeds like pit bulls, Staffordshire Terriers and Rottweilers were almost impossible to transport on flights given their stigma of hostility. So, is it possible to transport ‘aggressive’ breed dogs and if so, how do you do it? First, there is a very important clarification to make: aggressive breeds and aggressive dogs… View Article

Air Transportation With Snub Nosed Breeds

Formally known as brachycephalic breeds, snub nosed dogs are breeds that have a shorter than normal snouth. Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Shih Tzus, Pit Bull Terriers, Chow Chows and Boxers are some of the most common examples.  Although their unusual noses are their cutest feature, it’s also their most dangerous characteristic.  Their compressed sinuses make… View Article

10 Things to Consider when “Shipping” Your Pet

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As pet parents ourselves, we understand that selecting a pet transportation expert you can trust with your pet’s journey is a big decision. While we hope we have the privilege of helping you ensure your pet’s trip is a success, we’d like to provide a list of 10 things to consider. This way, whatever you… View Article

COVID-19: An Update From Airpets America

March 18 update: As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, the safety of our customers and their furry friends remains our number one priority. Here at Airpets America, we are still relocating animals as usual. Because the likelihood of pets catching the virus is so low, there are still no restrictions on pet travel…. View Article

The Top 5 Dog-Friendly Cities in America

The holidays may be over but spring break is approaching quickly. Check out our list of the top dog-friendly cities in America so that your pet can have as much of a vacation as you. 1. Chicago, IL The Windy City is home to some 600 dog parks and is easily accessed through its many… View Article

2019 Chicago IPATA Conference Recap

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The IPATA Conference (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association) is always one of our favorite events of the year! The 2019 conference was held in Chicago, so we packed our bags and flew to the windy city. We had a great time strengthening relationships with our partners and colleagues around the world, including Heathrow ARC,… View Article

Pre-Flight Checklist For Your Pet

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Flying your pet in the cargo is a breeze when you’re well-prepared and informed! Use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need for the purr-fect trip: Checklist and Reminders for your Pet’s Flight in the Cargo: –All necessary vaccinations and documentation –ID tags –Pet license –Ensure your pet is microchipped – IATA… View Article

5 Tips For a Safe and Stress-Free Flight For French Bulldogs

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There is no denying that French Bulldogs are extra lovable, cute and photogenic. It is well known that their face genetics impact their ability to breathe normally and regulate body temperature, making it a little more challenging for them to fly on an airplane. However, under the right conditions, your Frenchie can safely fly in… View Article