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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.

Successful Basenji transports from our marketplace

Lori L. Newzell shipped TikiNicholls, GARohnert Park, CArating2736 mi$1,000.00
Customer shipped BradyRancho Cucamonga, CASunray, TXrating1062 mi$500.00
Rosalia shipped ChataPhoenix, AZNaples, FLrating2313 mi$1,450.00
Heather shipped OpalFairview, UTCentennial, COrating485 mi$325.00
James Klees shipped OllieEast Moriches, NYNicholls, GArating984 mi$600.00
Robert Walley shipped SamSoutheast, NMLoveland, COrating520 mi$500.00
Alex Lombardo shipped TessieAtlanta, GAWest Palm Beach, FLrating596 mi$300.00
Lucas shipped BrisaSpanish Fork, UTOakland, CArating780 mi$425.00
Kenneth Mcinturff shipped DoryCasa Grande, AZAnaheim, CArating427 mi$200.00

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What determines the cost of Basenji shipping

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

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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 Basenji, 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 Basenji 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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Basenji: The Barkless Companions

Origins and Temperament

Known as the "barkless dog," the Basenji hails from central Africa and is celebrated for its unique vocalizations and poised, curious temperament. With an ancient lineage that traces back to the times of the pharaohs, the Basenji possesses an independent spirit that sometimes translates into a challenging travel companion. They are intelligent, energetic, and require patience and understanding during transportation to cater to their explorative and reserved nature.

Size and Physical Needs

Generally weighing between 22 and 24 pounds and standing about 16 to 17 inches at the shoulder, Basenjis are small but athletic creatures with high exercise needs. Their short coats make them less tolerant to extreme temperatures, so climate control is vital during transport. Provide a comfortable space and a secure carrier that allows them to move and stretch to accommodate their physicality.

Common Health Considerations

Basenjis are generally healthy, but they are prone to certain conditions like Fanconi syndrome, hypothyroidism, and progressive retinal atrophy. Essential health documentation includes a recent health check, proof of vaccinations, and any medication regimen. Ensure they are fit to travel, and preventative measures like flea and tick prevention are up-to-date to ensure a safe and comfortable trip.

How to prepare your Basenji 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

Secure and maintain a copy of your Basenji's health records and vaccination certificates, easily accessible during transit. This documentation is crucial for verifying your pet's health status and meeting any interstate or airline requirements.

Identification and Tracking

Ensure your Basenji has a sturdy collar with an ID tag, containing your contact information. A microchip and GPS tracker add layers of security, helping to promptly locate your pet should they become separated from their transporter.
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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To keep your Basenji serene during travel, pack their favorite blanket, toy, or a piece of your clothing. Familiar scents provide comfort and can significantly reduce stress levels.

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 Basenji

Managing Anxiety and Stress

A Basenji can experience anxiety during travel, so it's important to include a familiar toy or an anxiety vest for comfort. Share any calming techniques that work for your pet, such as soothing music or consistent cuddling, with your transporter.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Basenjis require regular exercise, so plan for frequent stops to allow them to stretch their legs and relieve themselves. An exercise routine before starting the journey can also help to keep them calm during transit.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Maintain a comfortable temperature in the vehicle, as Basenjis are sensitive to heat. Provide ample water to ensure your pet stays hydrated throughout the trip.

Post Transportation Care for your Basenji

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Give your Basenji time to explore and get comfortable in their new environment. Maintain a familiar routine as much as possible to help them adjust with greater ease.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your Basenji for any signs of stress or illness post-travel. If they exhibit any health concerns, consult a veterinarian promptly to address potential travel-related issues.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reinstate your Basenji’s regular schedule of meals, exercise, and sleep to quickly re-establish stability and comfort in their new home. This consistency is key to their well-being and adaptation to change.
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