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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 Great Dane shipping

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

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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 Great Dane, 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 Great Dane 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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Great Dane: The Gentle Giant Companions

Origins and Temperament

Hailing from Germany, Great Danes are known for their towering stature and gentle nature, often referred to as 'gentle giants.' Historically bred for hunting and guarding, today's Great Danes are affectionate, friendly, and patient, making them excellent, albeit large, family pets. When considering travel, it's important to address their sensitive and easygoing temperament, ensuring that transitions are as stress-free as possible.

Size and Physical Needs

Standing up to 32 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing anywhere from 110 to 175 pounds, Great Danes require spacious accommodations to feel comfortable. Due to their size, customized travel arrangements are necessary to allow for ample room to stand, turn, and lie down. While they aren't the most energetic dogs, they do require regular exercise, which needs to be factored into their transportation plan.

Common Health Considerations

Great Danes are prone to certain health issues, such as hip dysplasia, heart conditions, and bloat, which can be particularly dangerous. Always carry current health documentation when traveling, and consider proactive measures like a properly timed feeding schedule to prevent bloat during transit.

How to prepare your Great Dane 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

Maintain up-to-date health and vaccination records and have them readily available during transport. This includes a health certificate from a veterinarian stating your Great Dane is fit for travel.

Identification and Tracking

Ensure your Great Dane has a durable collar with tags and a microchip. Consider using a GPS tracker to monitor your pet's location throughout the journey for extra peace of mind.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Pack items like a favorite blanket or toy to soothe your Great Dane. Providing things that smell like home can help minimize stress and anxiety.

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 Great Dane

Managing Anxiety and Stress

To reduce travel-related stress, equip your Great Dane with their favorite distractions. Consider tools such as anxiety vests or natural calming supplements, after consulting with your vet.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Schedule regular breaks for exercise and bathroom needs, keeping in mind that Great Danes have large bladders and require adequate space to stretch out and relieve themselves.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Due to their size, regulating body temperature is crucial. Ensure a comfortable, climate-controlled environment and frequent access to water to keep your Great Dane well-hydrated.

Post Transportation Care for your Great Dane

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Great Danes can be sensitive to new environments. Allow them to explore at their own pace and provide lots of reassurance and affection to help them settle in.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your Great Dane closely for signs of stress or illness post-travel. Consult a vet if you notice any concerning behaviors or symptoms.

Continuing Care and Routine

Quickly re-establishing a routine for feeding, walks, and playtime helps Great Danes adapt and thrive in their new home, ensuring a seamless transition after travel.

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