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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 Border Collie shipping

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

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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 Border Collie, 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 Border Collie 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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Border Collie: The Intelligent Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Border Collie originated on the Anglo-Scottish border, primarily used for herding livestock due to their remarkable intelligence and obedience. Known for their keen work ethic and energetic demeanor, Border Collies thrive on mental and physical stimulation. Their sensitive and alert nature may translate into specific travel needs, such as requiring frequent engagement to prevent restlessness during transportation.

Size and Physical Needs

Border Collies typically weigh between 30-45 pounds and require ample room to lie down and stretch. Due to their high energy levels, they need regular exercise, making pit stops essential during long trips. Special accommodations might include a comfortable and secure crate with enough space for movement, as well as access to their favorite toys to keep them mentally stimulated.

Common Health Considerations

Some health issues prevalent in the breed include hip dysplasia and collie eye anomaly. It's crucial to have health documentation handy during travel, including vaccination records and any medications. To ensure a safe trip, preventative measures like securing a well-ventilated environment and planning for emergency stops are advisable.

How to prepare your Border Collie 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 that your Border Collie's vaccinations are up to date, and bring all pertinent health records. Keep these documents accessible during transit to facilitate any necessary checks or in case of an emergency.

Identification and Tracking

Fit your Border Collie with a well-marked collar and tags containing your contact information. Ensure your pet has a microchip and consider a GPS tracker for additional security, enabling you to monitor their location throughout the journey.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Include items such as their favorite blanket or a piece of your clothing within their transport crate. Familiar scents offer comfort and can drastically reduce travel anxiety in Border Collies.

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 Border Collie

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Border Collies may experience heightened anxiety during transit. Keep familiar toys or anxiety vests on hand, and consider gentle music or pheromone sprays. Familiarize your pet with their travel crate before the journey to lessen stress.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Schedule regular stops to exercise your Border Collie and cater to their bathroom needs. Every 2-3 hours is ideal, allowing them to stretch and expel energy, which makes for a more relaxed travel experience.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Maintain a comfortable temperature in your pet's travel area, especially due to the Border Collie's thick coat. Provide constant access to clean water to avoid dehydration, using a spill-proof bowl if necessary.

Post Transportation Care for your Border Collie

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Post-transport, provide your Border Collie with a quiet space to unwind. Allow them to explore their new environment at their own pace, ensuring they have comforting items like their own bed or toys.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your Border Collie closely for signs of stress or illness after the journey. Eating and bathroom habits should stabilize within a few days; consult a veterinarian if any concerning signs emerge.

Continuing Care and Routine

Re-establish a regular routine as promptly as possible to help your Border Collie adapt. Consistent feeding, exercise, and playtime schedules contribute to their sense of security and well-being in their new setting.

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