Bulldog dog Transport Service

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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 Bulldog transports from our marketplace

ShipmentLocationDistanceCost
Ken shipped GusCommerce Charter Twp, MITurlock, CArating2387 mi$1,000.00
Dreana shipped LegendKansas City, MOAtlanta, GArating799 mi$450.00
Shanna Willhite shipped WhiteAlvin, TXPooler, GArating973 mi$465.00
Ann Akre shipped LincolnMcKinney, TXPortland, ORrating2044 mi$680.00
Benny Ynfante shipped Kai And MayaRobstown, TXManassas, VArating1592 mi$500.00
Pete Giannaras shipped SpudFort Lauderdale, FLMilwaukee, WIrating1454 mi$615.00
Amanda shipped GrumpyOkeechobee, FLMilo, MErating1632 mi$400.00
Joseph shipped Kendrick & NylaLas Vegas, NVChicago, ILrating1757 mi$1,250.00

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What determines the cost of Bulldog shipping

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

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Mode of transportation

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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.

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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.

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Pet size

Smaller pets are easier – and less expensive – to transport. If you’re flying your Bulldog, 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.

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Health clearance and travel equipment

The first step to transporting your Bulldog 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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Bulldog: The Staunch Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Bulldog, with its distinctive stout frame and pushed-in nose, has roots tracing back to 16th century England, used originally for the now-outlawed sport of bull-baiting. Today, these loving and gentle canines are far removed from their combative past, known for their enduring patience and affectionate nature towards their families. This breed's calm temperament often translates into a serene travel demeanor; however, their brachycephalic (short nose) facial structure can make them more prone to breathing difficulties, particularly under stress or extreme conditions, and requires special attention when traveling.

Size and Physical Needs

Bulldogs are medium-sized dogs, usually weighing between 40 to 50 pounds. Despite their robust appearance, they tend to be less active and require moderate exercise to avoid obesity. When it comes to transportation, their compact build necessitates a spacious and well-ventilated environment to prevent overheating and ensure sufficient air circulation. Special accommodations, such as a climate-controlled setting and comfortable bedding, will make their journey safer and more comfortable.

Common Health Considerations

Bulldogs can suffer from issues like hip dysplasia, skin infections, and heart disorders. Ensuring that pet owners have up-to-date health documentation is crucial for safe travel. Alongside these papers, it is advisable to follow a pre-travel health regimen—vet check-up, confirmation of fitness for travel, and recognition of symptoms that might necessitate emergency measures—to prevent and address potential health complications during their trip.

How to prepare your Bulldog 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

It's imperative to have your Bulldog's health and vaccination records on hand during transport. Documents should be current and easily reachable for verification purposes or in the event of a medical emergency.

Identification and Tracking

Secure identification methods are vital. A collar with up-to-date tags, a microchip registration, and optionally, a GPS tracker, can be employed to ensure the safety and traceability of your Bulldog throughout the journey.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To aid in your Bulldog’s sense of security, pack items imbued with home scents such as blankets or a favorite toy. Familiar smells can be an immense comfort and help to mitigate travel-related stress.

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 Bulldog

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Bulldogs, although typically placid, can be susceptible to anxiety. To help alleviate uneasy feelings, include a beloved toy or an anxiety vest, and apply calming techniques such as soft music or speaking in a soothing voice.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Regular stops are essential for your Bulldog to stretch and relieve themselves. An ideal schedule might include breaks every few hours to cater to their energy levels and maintain comfort throughout the journey.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Keep the car at a cool, consistent temperature and provides plenty of fresh water. Bulldogs are prone to overheating, therefore, managing the environment is key to avoid heat stress.

Post Transportation Care for your Bulldog

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once at their destination, be patient as Bulldogs can be sensitive to change. Establishing a quiet space with familiar items can ease their transition into a new setting.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After arrival, closely observe your Bulldog for any signs of distress or illness. Should they display unusual behaviors or symptoms, consult with a veterinarian promptly.

Continuing Care and Routine

Re-establishing a regular routine with consistent meal times and exercise is essential for your Bulldog's sense of security and well-being. Consistency will help your pet adapt and thrive in their new home.

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