Properly secure puppy in crate or carrier/seat belt before driving. Stop hourly for exercise/bathroom breaks.
Get vet approval, buy airline approved crate, plan direct flights, attach food/meds to crate, use pet relief areas.
Update vaccinations and have health certificate from vet for permission to transport puppy after 8 weeks old.
Ensure puppy wears collar with ID plus microchip for identification during entire trip.
Include puppy’s favorite toys and treats plus water bowl to provide comfort/distraction during new travel experiences.
Carry proof of puppy’s age to confirm it meets airline or public transportation minimum age policies for travel.
Proof of Age
Puppy proof back seat of vehicle, hotel room or temporary housing by removing hazards and blocking access.