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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 Irish Wolfhound shipping

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

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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 Irish Wolfhound, 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 Irish Wolfhound 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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Irish Wolfhound: The Gentle Giants

Origins and Temperament

The majestic Irish Wolfhound boasts a lineage that dates back to antiquity, originally bred for the purpose of hunting and guarding. With their calm and dignified temperament, these dogs are known as gentle giants, displaying both patience and intelligence. These characteristics make them amiable travel companions, though their sensitive nature means they can sometimes be prone to travel anxiety, requiring handlers who are attuned to their emotional needs during transportation.

Size and Physical Needs

As one of the tallest breeds, Irish Wolfhounds can stand nearly three feet at the shoulder and weigh up to 180 pounds. These dimensions necessitate spacious travel accommodations to ensure comfort. While not overly active, they require regular exercise to maintain their health; during travel, spacious areas to stretch their legs are essential. Tailored travel arrangements that cater to these needs are vital in preventing undue stress and discomfort.

Common Health Considerations

Irish Wolfhounds are susceptible to conditions like heart disease, bloat, and bone cancer. Prior to travel, ensure that all health documents are updated and accessible, and take precautions to mitigate health risks. Discussions with your veterinarian about travel preparedness for your Wolfhound can prove invaluable for a safe and comfortable journey.

How to prepare your Irish Wolfhound 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

Having up-to-date health and vaccination records is crucial for the transportation of your Irish Wolfhound. These should include records of recent vaccinations, any medications, and a health certificate from your veterinarian. Keep these documents readily available in case of an emergency or if required by travel authorities.

Identification and Tracking

A microchip and a sturdy collar with updated tags are the first line of defense for your pet's identification. In addition, consider a GPS tracker, which can be especially helpful if your Wolfhound were to become separated from the transporter at any point during the journey.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Ensure your Irish Wolfhound has a comfort item such as a favored blanket or a piece of clothing with your scent on it to help soothe and provide familiarity during travel. Familiar scents can work wonders in reducing stress and providing a calming effect.

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 Irish Wolfhounds

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Irish Wolfhounds may experience anxiety during travel. Keep their favorite toys or an anxiety vest close. Prior familiarization with the travel crate and practice runs can also help in easing stress.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Plan for regular stops every 2-3 hours to allow your Wolfhound to exercise and relieve itself. This is important not only for their comfort but also to prevent health issues such as bloat from prolonged inactivity.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Due to their size, maintaining a cool temperature and good ventilation is important for preventing overheating. Ensure continuous access to fresh water to keep your Wolfhound well-hydrated throughout the trip.

Post Transportation Care for your Irish Wolfhound

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Provide a quiet space for your Irish Wolfhound to rest and acclimate after their journey. Offer them familiar items to create a sense of security as they explore their new environment at their own pace.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After the journey, keep a close eye on your Wolfhound's behavior and appetite, as changes may indicate stress or health issues. Consult your vet if you have any concerns following travel.

Continuing Care and Routine

Establishing a consistent routine with regular feeding times, walks, and play can help your Irish Wolfhound settle into their new home. Maintaining their usual care ensures their well-being and happiness in a new setting.

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