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Your dog is so much more than four legs and a tail — they’re members of your family and best friends for life. We’re proud to be the nation’s top-rated and leading service for dog transportation.

Our unique process matches you with a fleet of pre-screened drivers with prior experience at transporting dogs, with strong emphasis on your pet's comfort and safety.

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What determines the cost of Australian Shepherd shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Australian Shepherd.

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Ground and air travel have different associated costs. Flying is typically the fastest option, but also the most expensive and taxing on your pet.

Travel distance

The further you need to transport your pet, the more it'll cost. If you're using ground transportation, you'll have to factor in fuel costs, lodging, meals on the road and wear-and-tear on your vehicle. These costs are applicable whether you drive the pet yourself or you hire a transporter through CitizenShipper. Airlines charge more for longer plane rides as well. This is due to the cost of fuel and the need compensate pilots and flight attendants.

Pet size

Smaller pets are easier – and less expensive – to transport. If you’re flying your Australian Shepherd, they’ll need to travel in the cargo hold if they’re over 20 pounds. You’ll also need to buy a USDA-approved crate, which can cost around $200. With ground transport, it’s easier for drivers to accommodate small pets.

Health clearance and travel equipment

The first step to transporting your Australian Shepherd is ensuring they’re healthy enough to travel. Most species require a vet-issued health certificate to cross state lines. This will cost $50 to $300. You’ll likely need to purchase some equipment too – such as a crate and travel supplies.

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Australian Shepherd: The Energetic and Versatile Companions

Origins and Temperament

Boasting a misnomer, the Australian Shepherd was actually developed in the United States, closely associated with cowboy culture and rodeos. These intelligent, agile dogs were bred for herding and are known for their loyal and protective nature. Their robust energy levels mean an Australian Shepherd may become restless during transport. Thus, it's imperative to choose a service provider who knows how to cater to the breed's mental and physical stimulation needs even while on the move.

Size and Physical Needs

Typically weighing between 40-65 pounds, Australian Shepherds have a compact and active build that requires regular exercise. When traveling, they'll need enough space to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably. Moreover, their thick double coats need to be considered for temperature control, ensuring they neither overheat nor get too cold during the trip. CitizenShipper understands these requirements and ensures your Australian Shepherd's comfort every mile of the way.

Common Health Considerations

Australian Shepherds are genetically predisposed to certain conditions such as hip dysplasia and eye problems. Prior to transport, it's crucial to acquire a health clearance from a vet. CitizenShipper requires all pet transporters to be aware of the breed-specific health documentation and to abide by standards that prioritize your pet's wellbeing, including having an action plan in case of medical emergencies during transit.

How to prepare your Australian Shepherd for transport

At CitizenShipper, we pride ourselves on making pet transportation a breeze. However, there are things you can do ahead of time to make your best friend’s trip safer and more comfortable.

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Talk to your veterinarian

Your pet’s safety is number one – that’s why checking in with your vet before finalizing any travel plans is essential.

Can’t make it to the vet’s office in time? Conveniently video chat with a qualified veterinarian at FirstVet – one of our amazing partners.

Here are the questions you’ll want to ask your vet:

  • Is my pet healthy enough for transport?
  • Is my pet up to date on their vaccines?
  • Is my pet’s microchip still in place and scannable?

Health and Vaccination Records

Ensure your Australian Shepherd's vaccinations are up-to-date, with paperwork to prove it. This is essential for interstate travel and reduces the risk of illness. Keep copies of these records accessible during transit; CitizenShipper drivers may request to review them to assure your pet’s health and safety.

Identification and Tracking

A microchipped Australian Shepherd is a safer one, particularly when traveling. Collars with ID tags are also indispensable, and for added peace of mind, consider a temporary travel tag with your contact information. GPS trackers offer real-time tracking, adding an extra layer of security throughout the journey.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Travel can be disorienting, so bringing along your Australian Shepherd's favorite blankie or a t-shirt that smells like home can have a reassuring effect. CitizenShipper encourages adding personal items to your pet's travel crate to ease their stress and create a comforting environment.

Essential pet transport travel supplies include:

  • Food, bowls and fresh water
  • Collars and leashes
  • Waste bags
  • Medication
  • First-aid supplies
  • Any travel documents
  • A secure, USDA-approved travel crate

Traveling to a new place is exciting but stressful for your pet. Pack their favorite toys, a bed or a comfy blanket to help them enjoy their journey. Familiar items remind them of home and will soothe their anxiety.

Tailored Travel Tips for an Australian Shepherd

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Addressing an Australian Shepherd's travel anxiety starts with familiarity—from a well-loved toy to the soothing sounds of a favored playlist. An anxiety vest might also help, while practicing calm, confident goodbyes can reassure your pet of your eventual reunion.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Because of their active nature, schedule regular stops for exercise and potty breaks. CitizenShipper drivers are versed in the needs of high-energy breeds and will work with you to establish a travel plan that accommodates frequent stops for your furry friend.

Temperature Control and Hydration

A comfortable temperature is critical for an Australian Shepherd's travel, so adjust the vehicle's climate accordingly and avoid extreme heat or cold. Ample fresh water and a stable feeding schedule help maintain hydration and comfort throughout the journey.

Post Transportation Care for your Australian Shepherd

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once arrived, give your Australian Shepherd time to explore their new home at their own pace, providing encouragement and reassurance. Keeping familiar items close by will help smooth the transition and make them feel at ease.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After the trip, observe your pet for any signs of distress or illness. If your Australian Shepherd exhibits unusual behavior or symptoms, consult a veterinarian promptly. This is part of the responsible care CitizenShipper advocates for every pet post-transport.

Continuing Care and Routine

Re-establishing a consistent routine with regular mealtimes, exercise, and affection will help your Australian Shepherd settle in quickly. Continue with the diligent care they have always known, and they'll thrive in their new environment, assured of your love and companionship.

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