Required Labeling for Pet Transport

Most airlines will provide you with the required travel crate labels. However, a Life Unleashed pet relocation specialist will be happy to provide you with the Live Animal labels as well.

Federal regulations require that each kennel be properly labeled with the words "LIVE ANIMAL" on the top and at least one side of the kennel in 1-inch (2.5 cm) letters.

The kennel must also have orientation labels. Indicate the top with arrows or "This End Up" markings on at least two sides.

Certification and feeding instructions:

Certification must be attached to the kennel stating that the animal has been offered food and water within four hours prior to drop-off (or tender) with your chosen airline. If food is necessary it must be attached to the outside of the kennel.

IMPORTANT: Do not feed your animal in the two hours prior to departure, as a full stomach can cause discomfort for a traveling pet.

Contact information label:

Label with your name, address and phone number at origin and destination cities. It is also a good idea to include your pet's name.


PHOTO CREDIT: COURTESY OF UNITED AIRLINES

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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