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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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Colleen shipped CodyWilmington, NCCenter Square, PArating511 mi$400.00
Deb shipped JasmineRio Rancho, NMSacramento, CArating1085 mi$650.00
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Vincent Depola shipped LatteTucson, AZChicago, ILrating1745 mi$500.00
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What determines the cost of Chihuahua shipping

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

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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 Chihuahua, 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 Chihuahua 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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Chihuahua: The Tiny but Mighty Companions

Origins and Temperament

Carrying the spirit of ancient civilizations, Chihuahuas hail from Mexico and are believed to be descendants of the Techichi, a companion dog favored by the Toltec society. Known for their brilliant personalities, they're often brimming with confidence and vibrancy. However, due to their small size and alert disposition, Chihuahuas can experience increased anxiety and require special attention when traveling. Their travel needs must be tailored to ensure a sense of security and comfort.

Size and Physical Needs

Chihuahuas are famously diminutive, typically weighing around 2 to 6 pounds, making them the smallest dog breed. This small stature means they need gentle exercise and frequent, but not overly taxing, physical stimulation. During transport, accommodations for their size are crucial, ensuring they're neither overlooked nor placed in situations that could make them feel threatened.

Common Health Considerations

These pint-sized pets can be prone to certain breed-specific health issues such as heart problems and patellar luxation. It's critical to ensure that all health documentation, including vaccination records, is up-to-date pre-travel. Small breed-specific preventative measures, like avoiding cold temperatures or ensuring careful handling to prevent injury, are paramount during transport.

How to prepare your Chihuahua 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

Before embarking on travel, the compilation of health and vaccination records is a must. Given the Chihuahua's small size and specific health concerns, having these documents readily available can be a lifesaver.

Identification and Tracking

Even though they are attention-grabbing with their personality, the physical smallness of Chihuahuas necessitates robust identification methods. Microchipping is recommended, along with up-to-date tags that are easily readable. Consideration for small and comfortable GPS trackers can also provide an extra layer of security.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Familiarity in an unfamiliar situation can be calming, so including a favorite blanket or toy smelling of home can greatly reduce stress levels. The unique comfort items and scents can be the key to a peaceful journey.

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 Chihuahua

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Alleviating the stress of travel for a Chihuahua might include packing their favorite toy or placing them in a snug anxiety vest. Considering their temperament, calming techniques or a soft-spoken, soothing voice can also make a world of difference.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Regular but gentle exercise with frequency, according to the Chihuahua’s everyday routine, should be planned. Short walks and bathroom breaks will meet their physical requirements without overwhelming them.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Due to their small size and short coats, Chihuahuas can get cold easily, so maintaining a warm, stable temperature during travel is vital. Similarly, ample water and possibly even a wet diet can keep them well-hydrated.

Post Transportation Care for your Chihuahua

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Chihuahuas often adapt quickly, but introducing them gradually to new environments, avoiding overstimulation, and offering familiar items can make the adjustment period smoother and more comfortable for them.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your Chihuahua for any signs of stress or discomfort post-travel and consult a vet if any abnormal behaviors or symptoms occur. Ensuring their continued well-being is a priority after transit.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reinstating a normal routine promptly after arrival can give your Chihuahua a sense of stability and security. Maintaining a regular schedule of meals, walks, and rest will help them settle into their new home with ease.

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