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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 Greyhound transports from our marketplace

ShipmentLocationDistanceCost
Franchesca Turner shipped June BugAustin, TXBoone, NCrating1190 mi$600.00
Ben shipped Pudge And MiaOceanside, CASt. Peters, MOrating1824 mi$1,200.00
Andrew shipped LeonardSan Diego, CACoal Valley, ILrating1922 mi$1,000.00
Sun shipped MaisieAustin, TXSt. Louis, MOrating817 mi$800.00
Janine Murray shipped RudyMiami, FLLos Fresnos, TXrating1533 mi$700.00
Kelly shipped StrutNorfolk, VANew Port Richey, FLrating811 mi$400.00
Hadley Dowdle shipped ReedAuburn, ALCovington, KYrating563 mi$625.00
William Waugh shipped ConnieMinneapolis, MNDurham, NCrating1186 mi$975.00

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What determines the cost of Greyhound shipping

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

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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 Greyhound, 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 Greyhound 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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Greyhound: The Graceful Companions

Origins and Temperament

Greyhounds boast a storied past that harks back to ancient civilizations where they were prized for their unrivaled speed and hunting prowess. Revered by the Egyptians and featured extensively in ancient Greek and Roman mythology, these noble canines have transitioned into loving and serene household pets. Despite their athletic build, Greyhounds often embody a gentle and laid-back temperament. This tranquility, however, means they can be sensitive to stressful situations, such as travel, requiring handlers to be particularly attuned to their emotional well-being during transport.

Size and Physical Needs

Standing tall at 25 to 30 inches and weighing between 50 to 70 pounds, Greyhounds are the epitome of elegance and strength. Their slender, aerodynamic form allows for bursts of speed but also demands regular exercise to maintain peak physical condition. Travel accommodations should allow for enough space to stand, turn, and lie down comfortably. Due to their slim body fat percentage and short coat, Greyhounds often need additional warmth to maintain an ideal body temperature.

Common Health Considerations

Like many purebreds, Greyhounds are predisposed to certain health issues such as osteosarcoma, heart conditions, and sensitive skin. Before embarking on a journey, ensure that your Greyhound has an up-to-date health check, carries travel-friendly copies of health records, and packs any necessary medications. Practicing preventative measures and securing proper documentation can help ensure your Greyhound's journey is both safe and compliant with travel regulations.

How to prepare your Greyhound 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 transport, verify that your Greyhound has all vaccinations current and easily retrievable health records, especially rabies vaccination proof. Carrying a pet passport with all details if traveling across state lines is also recommended to ensure a hassle-free journey.

Identification and Tracking

A Greyhound should always wear a collar with updated tags displaying the owner's contact information. Microchipping and considering a GPS tracker can offer an additional layer of security, ensuring that even if they slip away, they can be located swiftly.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Bring along your Greyhound's favorite blanket, toy, or piece of clothing that smells like home. These items can significantly mitigate stress by providing a reassuring and familiar sensory experience during transport.

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.

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Managing Anxiety and Stress

To soothe your Greyhound's nerves, prepare their favorite calming paraphernalia, like a beloved toy or an anxiety vest. Familiar music or a spoken voice can provide additional comfort. Desensitization training leading up to the trip can also greatly decrease anxiety levels.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Greyhounds require regular leg stretching and bathroom opportunities. Plan for a break every 3-4 hours during transportation to maintain their comfort and health, following their normal routine as closely as possible.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Maintain a vehicle temperature conducive to your Greyhound's comfort, avoiding extremes. Provide ample opportunities for hydration, offering water at every rest stop. Travel water bowls that are spill-resistant can be particularly practical.

Post Transportation Care for your Greyhound

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once at the destination, give your Greyhound time to familiarize itself with its new environment. Maintain routine activities like feeding and walks to acclimate with continuity and reassurance.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After transportation, observe your Greyhound for any signs of stress or ill-health. Subtle changes in behavior or appetite may indicate the need for veterinary attention. Early detection and action can help smooth their transition and maintain their health.

Continuing Care and Routine

Re-establishing and sticking to a regular routine is instrumental for a Greyhound's sense of security. Continue offering consistent care, exercise, and affection, which will all aid in cementing a positive and safe environment for them in their new home.

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