What To Know Before You Go

WorldCare’s Guide To Pet Travel

Caring for a traveling pet can be quite different from caring for a pet at home. We kindly ask that you read through our ‘Guide To Pet Travel’ so that your pet is properly prepared for every step of his/her important journey. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or comments.

Measuring Your Pet

Please make sure you provide us with the most accurate dog measurements so we can ensure your furry friend is traveling in the appropriate size travel carrier. If your dog’s travel carrier is too small then the airline may refuse him or her for travel. Your dog must have at least 2-3 inches of room from the top of their head to the top of the travel carrier and 2-3 inches from their rump to the back of the travel carrier. Your dog must be able to stand up straight, sit down, lie down and spin around comfortably.

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    Your dog should be standing flat on all fours so you can measure the length and height of the dog to get accurate numbers.
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    The length should be measured from the tip of your dogs nose to the   base of his/her tail- DO NOT include the length of the tail.
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    The height should be measured from the floor where your dog’s front paw is standing to the top of their head.
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    If your dog has ears that stand straight up, for example; German  Shepherd,  please DO include the height of their ears in your measurement.