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Transport of dogs and cats

They are part of your family and deserve the best care in their transportation. We provide you with a detailed guide with all the necessary requirements for the transfer of your pets, from the documents and health certificates required to the safety and comfort measures that must be met during the trip. 

Steps to follow for the transport of your dogs and cats

Animal data

Tell us the type of animal, breed, age, weight, measurements and everything you think we should know for the transport and treatment of the animal, such as diseases, problems or special needs. If you have your own carrier, we also need the measurements and photo of it, with the dog on the side. As shown in the following image:

Transporte de perros y gatos
Transporte de perros y gatos


Based on the data you provide, we will give you a budget for international transport, collection (if necessary), carrier or carriers if you do not have it, etc. We will also give you general guidelines on the necessary documents and possible requirements in the destination country.

Booking with the airline and coordination of delivery

If you accept the budget, we will make the reservation with the airline and we will arrange the dates to deliver the animal for its veterinary inspection, application for permits (if necessary, such as CITES) and collection if you need it.

Delivery of the animal to the airline

The day before or the day of the flight, following the airline’s instructions, we will deliver the animal to the airport handling warehouse for inspection and we will confirm you when it has been accepted.

Arrival confirmation

Once your pet has reached its destination, we will confirm the arrival of your pet and you will know that the transport has been safely arrived and in compliance with the necessary regulations.

Guide for container dimensions

Each animal inside the container should have enough space to rotate around normally standing, standing, sitting upright and lying in a natural position. 

To assist you in determining the approximate size of the travel container, the following formula may be useful. However, it can be modified to meet the mandatory performance requirements listed above. 

The dimensions calculated are internal dimensions of the container and refer to the animal standing in its natural position. 

Perro dibujo dimensiones

A = Length of the animal from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail. 

B = Ground height at elbow joint. A + 1/2 B = container length. 

C = Shoulder width or widest point (whichever is wider). C x 2 = container width. 

D = Height of the animal in its natural standing position from the top of the head or tip of the ear to the ground (whichever is higher) / height of the container (flat or arched surface). 

Certified Kennels

It must be rigid and certified by IATA.

It must have a food and a drink recipient on the door to provide water to the animals at the airports.

SMALL (I-50) 50x33x33 < 9KG Yorkshire, Jack Russel 3 kg
MEDIUM (I-60) 60x40x40 < 13 KG Poodle, Pekingese 5 kg
MEDIUM PLUS (I-70) 68x51x47 < 17 kg Cocker, Teckel 6 kg
INTERMEDIATE (I-80) 81x56x59 < 22 KG Dalmata, Border Collie 7 kg
LARGE (I-90) 90x60x68 < 31 KG Boxer, Husky 8,5 kg
EXTRA LARGE (I-100) 100x67x75 < 40 KG German Shepherd, Labrador 12 kg
GIANT (I-120) 120x83x90 > 40 KG San Bernardo, Mastin 20 kg

Potentially dangerous dogs

If your dog belongs to a breed considered “potentially dangerous” (PPP in Spain), it’s important to know that there are specific requirements and special needs to consider for their safe transport. 

 Due to the potential confusion surrounding the transportation of these pets, we recommend that you thoroughly inform yourself about their special needs before proceeding with the transportation. 

The following breeds, as well as crossbreeds of these breeds, will be considered as Potentially dangerous: 

More dogs that could be considered Potentially dangerous:

  • Strong musculature, powerful appearance, robust and athletic build, agility, vigor, and endurance.
  • Marked character and great courage.
  • Short coat.
  • Chest circumference between 60 and 80 centimeters, height at the withers between 50 and 70 centimeters, and weight exceeding 20 kg.
  • Large, cuboid, robust head with a wide and large skull, muscular and bulging cheeks, large and strong jaws, robust, wide, and deep mouth.
  • Wide, muscular, and short neck.
  • Solid, wide, large, deep chest with arched ribs, and a muscular and short back.
  • Straight and robust forelimbs, and very muscular hind limbs with relatively long legs forming a moderate angle.

In addition to all these details, a dog can also be considered as potentially dangerous in certain autonomous communities or by express order if requested by a veterinarian. 

Brachycephalic dogs:

Brachycephalic dogs have special requirements when traveling These requirements vary depending on the airline that accepts them for the journey.  It’s important to plan your trip in advance as you need to check which airlines accept these breeds. Not all airlines transport brachycephalic breeds due to their anatomical characteristics. 

Brachycephalic dogs have anatomical features that make breathing difficult for them. It is common for these animals to suffer from respiratory problems and can easily have their airways obstructed, leading to lack of oxygenation or heatstroke (as they struggle to dissipate heat through panting). We recommend asking your veterinarian before planning your trip. 

These dogs tend to have wide heads, a soft, elongated, fleshy palate, narrow nostrils, and small larynx and trachea, which make natural oxygen intake difficult. As a result, many of these breeds tend to snore loudly while breathing. 

Some breeds and their crosses include English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Chihuahua, Pekinese, Boxer, Chinese Pug, Shar Pei, Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Boston Terrier, among others 

 This does not make their transportation impossible, but special precautions must be taken to meet the requirements imposed by airlines to ensure their transport is as safe as possible. 

 For this reason, during the hot months in Spain (typically late May, June, July, and August), and depending on the temperature on the planned travel date, certain airlines may not accept the transport of these breeds. 

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