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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 Bloodhound transports from our marketplace

Susan K shipped Greta And VinnyTulsa, OKNew Braunfels, TXrating502 mi$465.00
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Andrew Treese shipped MousseFort Worth, TXKutztown, PArating1483 mi$550.00
Daniell shipped GrundyCumby, TXJacksonville, NCrating1227 mi$695.00
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Isabel Perez shipped June PerezNaples, FLNashville, TNrating864 mi$450.00
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What determines the cost of Bloodhound shipping

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

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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 Bloodhound, 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 Bloodhound 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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Bloodhound: The Characteristic Companions

Origins and Temperament

Tracing back to medieval Europe, the Bloodhound has a storied lineage of being an unparalleled scent tracker, originally bred for hunting. With a congenial and placid demeanor, these dogs are known for their determination and keen sense of smell. While Bloodhounds are typically good-natured, their distinctive traits necessitate mindful travel arrangements, as their sensitivity to odors and propensity to follow scents can lead to distraction or distress during transit.

Size and Physical Needs

Bloodhounds are large canines, weighing between 80 to 110 pounds. Their significant size and a robust exercise regimen call for spacious travel conditions. Regular activity not only keeps them healthy but also mitigates travel anxiety. Drivers should be prepared to provide sufficient space and regular stops for physical activity, alongside accommodations for their droopy ears and large frame.

Common Health Considerations

Bloodhounds can be prone to health issues such as hip dysplasia and bloat. Sharing up-to-date health documentation with transporters, including vaccination records, is vital. Also, preparing for potential health concerns with medications and first-aid supplies is key for a secure journey.

How to prepare your Bloodhound 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

Prior to transport, ensure all health records, including proof of vaccinations, are current and on hand. These documents are essential for ensuring compliance with state regulations and for addressing any health emergencies that may arise during travel.

Identification and Tracking

A reliable form of identification, such as a well-fitted collar with tags and a microchip, is crucial. For added security and peace of mind, consider using a GPS tracker to monitor your Bloodhound's location at all times.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Bringing along a Bloodhound's well-loved bed or blanket can have a soothing effect. Toys and items carrying familiar scents will ease the stress of transit, offering a sense of home and security.

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 Bloodhound

Managing Anxiety and Stress

To help reduce anxiety for your Bloodhound, bring their favorite chew toys, consider a vet-recommended anxiety vest, and use soothing music or scents. Familiarizing them with the travel crate ahead of time can also alleviate stress.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Maintain a structured schedule for physical activity and bathroom breaks—ideally, a short walk every 4-5 hours—to accommodate your Bloodhound's needs and to dispense excess energy.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Bloodhounds can overheat quickly; thus, keeping the vehicle cool and ventilated is imperative. Ensure access to fresh water at all times, particularly in warm climates, to avoid dehydration.

Post Transportation Care for your Bloodhound

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Allow your Bloodhound to gradually acclimate to their new environment by introducing them to spaces slowly and securely. Comfort them with familiar items and establish "safe" areas they can retreat to if overwhelmed.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Watch for signs of travel-related stress or illness, such as lethargy or loss of appetite. Contact your veterinarian for any concerns that persist beyond the initial adjustment period.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reinstitute a daily routine quickly, ensuring regular meals, walks, and playtime, to help your Bloodhound settle into their new home and maintain their well-being.

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