Carolina dog Transport Service

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How much does it cost to transport your dogs

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 Carolina transports from our marketplace

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Brianne Davee shipped MayaSeabrook, TXAstoria, ORrating2387 mi$1,090.00
Ginger Conley shipped GrizAmarillo, TXMarietta, GArating1116 mi$575.00
Courtney shipped ZeldaRichmond, KYColumbia, SCrating404 mi$275.00
Nicholas Varela shipped RoseTucson, AZBeckley, WVrating2009 mi$850.00
Ray Weatherford shipped SebastianChicago, ILWalnut Creek, CArating2122 mi$2,536.00
Randall Alfano shipped PuppyBloomington, INDenver, COrating1068 mi$450.00
Carol Corkran shipped ChanceAsheville, NCWoonsocket, RIrating887 mi$350.00
Joe Heacock shipped DarbyVallejo, CABrea, CArating417 mi$400.00
Scott Charles shipped PuppyBloomington, INSeminole, FLrating994 mi$400.00

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What determines the cost of Carolina shipping

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

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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 Carolina, 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 Carolina 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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Carolina Dog: The Primitive Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Carolina Dog, often renowned for their primordial pedigree, is a testament to nature's enduring canine blueprint. Originally discovered in the southeastern United States' wilderness, these dogs are believed to be direct descendants of ancient dogs that crossed the land bridge with their human counterparts thousands of years ago. Their independent spirit, tempered with a loyal and gentle disposition, might require special attention when traveling to accommodate their natural wariness and need for space.

Size and Physical Needs

Generally weighing between 30 to 65 pounds, the Carolina Dog possesses a lithe and sturdy build well-suited for endurance. Their exercise regimen should include ample opportunities to run and explore, hence during transport, it's crucial to ensure they're provided with enough room for comfort. Their double coat, which can vary in density with the seasons, warrants temperature considerations to keep them cozy or cool.

Common Health Considerations

While robust and healthy, Carolina Dogs are not exempt from genetic health concerns such as hip dysplasia. Ensuring that your pet’s health documentation, including vaccination records, is updated and handy during transport is vital. Such measures, paired with a travel-friendly health kit, lay the groundwork for a safe trip.

How to prepare your Carolina 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 transit, confirm your Carolina Dog's vaccination against rabies, distemper, and parvo is current. These records, alongside a recent health certificate, should accompany your pet at all times during transportation to facilitate any necessary checks or interventions.

Identification and Tracking

Proper identification is crucial in ensuring the safety of your Carolina Dog during travel. A collar with updated tags, paired with a registered microchip, provides an invaluable safety net. For additional peace of mind, a GPS tracker can offer real-time location updates.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To mitigate stress, include items such as a favorite blanket or toy imbued with the scent of home. These familiar items can greatly calm your pet in unfamiliar settings, making the journey less daunting.

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 Carolina Dog

Managing Anxiety and Stress

When preparing a Carolina Dog for travel, consider accessories such as an anxiety vest to soothe them. Familiarity, in the form of a cherished toy or chew, helps in grounding them amid the sensory overload of travel.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Regular stops for exercise and bathroom breaks are essential for Carolina Dogs. Ideally, allow a break every 2-3 hours to stretch legs, relieve themselves, and shake off the confines of travel.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Maintaining a comfortable temperature is critical, and access to fresh water is non-negotiable. Climate control in the transport vehicle and a spill-proof water dish can keep a Carolina Dog comfortable and hydrated irrespective of the journey's length.

Post Transportation Care for your Carolina

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Post-travel, ensure that your Carolina Dog has a quiet space to retreat to as they become acquainted with their new environment. Familiar items from the trip can help bridge the transition, offering a sense of continuity.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your Carolina Dog closely following the journey for any signs of distress or illness, being especially vigilant if they exhibit unusual lethargy or lack of appetite, as these could be signals to seek veterinary attention.

Continuing Care and Routine

Re-establishing a routine is paramount after travel. Regular feeding times, walks, and play sessions can provide a sense of security and normalcy, helping your Carolina Dog to thrive in their new home.

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