Selecting the Correct Pet Travel Crate

"One of the most important steps you can take to ease the stress of travel for your pet is to make sure it becomes familiar with its kennel. Purchase the kennel as far in advance as possible. Veterinarians recommend leaving the kennel door open in the house with an old sock, snacks or familiar object inside so that your pet may spend time near the kennel and perhaps venture inside on its own. Since it is important that your pet be as relaxed as possible during the flight, familiarization with the kennel is essential." (United Airlines)

Select an IATA Compliant Pet Travel Crate

You want to purchase a professional-grade travel kennel designed for the safe and comfortable domestic and international transportation of your pet. Ventilation on all four sides is required for international pet travel. However, we recommend four sided ventilation for domestic travel as well. When in doubt use the larger size crate and only one animal per kennel is allowed in cargo.

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Standard Pet Travel Crate Sizes:

Series #100- 21 l x 16 w x 15 h- weight of crate -7 lbs

Series #200- 27 l x 20 w x 19 h- weight of crate -13 lbs

Series #300- 32 l x 22 w x 23 h- weight of crate -18 lbs

Series #400- 36 l x 24 w x 26 h- weight of crate -24 lbs

Series #500- 40 l x 27 w x 30 h- weight of crate -32 lbs

Series #700- 48 l x 32 w x 35 h- weight of crate -51 lbs

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Overview Tips on How to Measure and What to Look When Sizing a Crate:

The size of the kennel must be such that it will allow the pet to stand in a natural position, lie down, and easily turn around.

HEIGHT: Crate is tall enough for pet to stand up comfortably and not hunch.

WIDTH: Width across shoulders x 2. Wide enough for pet to turn around comfortably.

LENGTH: Length of animal from nose to base of tail. Long enough for pet to comfortably extend paws when lying down.

MEASURING TIPS: Measure the length of your pet when standing from the base of his tail to the tip of his nose. Add 4" to measurement as this is how long your pet's travel crate needs to be.

About Life Unleashed Pet Movers

With over 40 years of combined animal handling, transportation, and shipping experience Life Unleashed Pet Movers is an international pet moving and pet relocation company that specializes in providing pet travel and moving solutions for corporations, individuals, and vacationers. Our company is a member of IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association), ATA (Animal Transportation Association), approved by the TSA as an Indirect Air Carrier, registered with the USDA as professional animal handlers, and certified as a LAR specialist by the IATA (International Air Transport Association. Life Unleashed is a division of Epic Dogz, Inc. View More