Mixed Breed dog Transport Service

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How much does it cost to transport your dogs

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 Mixed Breed transports from our marketplace

ShipmentLocationDistanceCost
Connie Sargent shipped StokeBrooklyn, NYSanta Barbara, CArating2882 mi$1,724.00
Amari shipped DaisyTexarkana, ARBuffalo, NYrating1202 mi$999.00
Ashlee shipped Nala And KiaraPalm Desert, CAAnnapolis, MDrating2547 mi$1,000.00
Rayssa Vollmer shipped OllieSt. Petersburg, FLWatertown, MArating1357 mi$550.00
Eva shipped GordoteAlbuquerque, NMBeckley, WVrating1610 mi$750.00
Bree Lutjens shipped LeslieClovis, CASeattle, WArating930 mi$875.00
Angle Thompson shipped AshemaClovis, CAMt Vernon, OHrating2426 mi$900.00
Kwvin Kelley shipped DuttonKnightsville, SCChicago, ILrating889 mi$569.00
Steph Lewis shipped BillyClifton Park, NYAvon Park, FLrating1311 mi$1,300.00

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What determines the cost of Mixed Breed shipping

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

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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 Mixed Breed, 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 Mixed Breed 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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Mixed Breed: The Versatile Companions

Origins and Temperament

Mixed Breed dogs, often lovingly referred to as "mutts," are the quintessential cocktail of the canine world. Lacking a single breed's lineage, they epitomize diversity with a plethora of characteristics. Their historical background is as varied as their gene pool, making them wonderfully unpredictable. Typically, Mixed Breeds possess a blend of temperaments that reflect the behaviors of their genetic tapestry. This rich mixture can influence their travel needs, as some may carry the energetic spirit of a terrier while others the relaxed demeanor of a lab. Tailoring their transport to account for potential anxiety, excitement, or sensitivity is key in ensuring their comfort.

Size and Physical Needs

The size range of Mixed Breeds can span from the petite pouches to the grandest of mutts, profoundly affecting their exercise requirements and travel accommodations. Some may need spacious crates to stretch their limbs, while others prefer cozy bins to feel secure. Exercise should be tailored to their size and vigor to keep them content and calm during transit. Ensuring they have the space and opportunity to meet their physical needs during transport is essential for their well-being.

Common Health Considerations

As diverse as their breeds may be, so too are their health issues. Mixed Breeds can inherit any combination of genetic conditions, making it vital to be aware of their specific medical background. Health documentation for travel, including proof of vaccinations and recent vet visits, is essential. Preemptive measures, such as scheduled medication or special dietary arrangements, should be meticulously planned to guarantee a stress-free journey.

How to prepare your Mixed Breed 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

Reliable transport of your Mixed Breed necessitates up-to-date health and vaccination records. Ensure you have documentation for rabies, distemper, and bordetella, amongst others, easily accessible during the journey. This not only keeps your pet safe but is also often a requirement for crossing state lines or entering new destinations.

Identification and Tracking

Adequate identification for your Mixed Breed is paramount during travel. A secure collar with an ID tag stating your contact information is necessary. Additionally, consider a microchip and if possible, a GPS tracker, to provide an unparalleled level of safety and reassurance.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

A Mixed Breed's travel experience can be greatly enhanced by including items that smell like home, such as a favorite blanket or toy. These familiar scents can be deeply comforting and reduce the stress associated with new environments and experiences.

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 Mixed Breed

Managing Anxiety and Stress

To mitigate anxiety and stress in your Mixed Breed, consider bringing along their favorite playthings, and if they respond well to it, outfitting them in a calming vest. Employ soothing talk and gentle petting to help induce calmness. It’s beneficial to acclimate them to their travel crate well in advance of the trip to make the enclosure a safe and familiar space.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Depending on their size and energy levels, schedule regular intervals for physical activity and bathroom breaks. A good rule of thumb is a short walk and a bathroom opportunity every 4-6 hours, but adjust according to your pet’s typical routine and endurance.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Mixed Breeds, like all pets, are susceptible to temperature extremes. Maintain a comfortable and consistent environment within the vehicle and provide ample access to fresh water to prevent dehydration.

Post Transportation Care for your Mixed Breed

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once the journey concludes, offer your Mixed Breed ample time to become acclimated to their new setting. Some may show immediate curiosity, while others need gradual introduction to distinct areas of their new home. Patience and encouragement are key.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After travel, it's important to observe your Mixed Breed for any signs of stress or illness. If you notice changes in behavior or physical condition, consulting a veterinarian promptly is advisable.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reestablishing a normal routine as quickly as possible will aid your Mixed Breed in adapting to their new situation. Consistency in feeding, walking, and playtime schedules provides a sense of security and well-being.

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