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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 Miniature American Shepherd shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Miniature American Shepherd.

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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 Miniature American Shepherd, 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 Miniature American Shepherd 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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Miniature American Shepherd: The Agile Companions

Origins and Temperament

Descended from the Australian Shepherd, the Miniature American Shepherd is a herding breed known for its intelligence and agility. Though smaller, it boasts the same energetic and work-oriented demeanor as its larger counterpart. With a bright and loyal nature, these dogs form strong bonds with their owners and show an alert and kind temperament. During travel, their high intelligence and need for engagement can influence their comfort levels, making mental stimulation and frequent interaction a critical part of their transport needs.

Size and Physical Needs

Weighing in at ~20-40 pounds and standing around 13-18 inches at the shoulder, the Miniature American Shepherd has a compact build that belies its energy levels. They require regular exercise to maintain their health and disposition. When transporting these dynamic dogs, space to move and stretch is essential for their comfort, as is a schedule that allows for physical activity to prevent restlessness.

Common Health Considerations

Miniature American Shepherds are generally healthy, but are predisposed to certain conditions like hip dysplasia and collie eye anomaly. To travel, they should have up-to-date health certificates and vaccinations. It's advisable to carry a copy of their medical records and any medications to manage existing health conditions, ensuring their journey is as safe as possible.

How to prepare your Miniature American Shepherd 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

Confirm that your Miniature American Shepherd's vaccinations are current and keep a detailed health record handy. These documents are crucial, not only for the checkpoints during transit but also in case of any unforeseen veterinary visits.

Identification and Tracking

Secure, readable identification tags and an updated microchip registration are paramount for the safety of your Miniature American Shepherd. Consider a GPS tracker for an extra layer of security, ensuring you can monitor your pet's location in real-time during transportation.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Pack favorite toys, blankets, or articles of clothing with your scent to comfort your pet. Familiar smells can significantly reduce stress, creating a sense of security and familiarity during transit.

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 Miniature American Shepherd

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Alleviate stress by bringing along a beloved toy or using a pheromone-based anxiety vest for your Miniature American Shepherd. Preparation and calm behavior are key; pets often mirror their owner's emotions.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Keep to a regular schedule that includes frequent stops for exercise and relief, ideally every 2-3 hours, to cater to the Miniature American Shepherd's active nature.

Temperature Control and Hydration

A comfortable temperature is vital, particularly for a breed with a double coat. Ensure the vehicle is well-ventilated and not too hot or cold. Additionally, offer water at each stop to maintain good hydration throughout the trip.

Post Transportation Care for your Miniature American Shepherd

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once at the destination, allow your Miniature American Shepherd to explore and become familiar with the new setting at their own pace. Offering treats and comfort items can aid in making this experience more pleasant.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Monitor your pet for any signs of distress or illness post-travel, as stress can sometimes induce health issues. Consult with a vet if there are any concerns.

Continuing Care and Routine

Quickly re-establishing a regular feeding, exercise, and sleep routine can help your Miniature American Shepherd adjust. Consistency will reassure them and promote a sense of security in their new environment.

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