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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 Newfoundland shipping

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

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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 Newfoundland, 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 Newfoundland 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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Newfoundland: The Gentle Giants

Origins and Temperament

Originating from the Canadian island of Newfoundland, these large working dogs were bred to help fishermen—hauling nets, pulling carts, and even rescuing people at sea. With a naturally sweet disposition, they are known as patient and watchful “gentle giants.” Newfoundlands thrive on companionship and are gentle with children, making them excellent family pets. When traveling, it's important to consider their serene yet sensitive nature; a calm environment is best to keep them relaxed during their journey.

Size and Physical Needs

Newfoundlands are hefty pooches, with adult males standing 28 inches at the shoulder and females slightly smaller. They can weigh well over 100 pounds, with some males tipping the scales at 150 pounds or more. These dogs need daily moderate exercise to stay healthy and happy. While transporting such sizable canines, ample space and sturdy equipment are a must to ensure their safety and comfort. Keep in mind their thick double coats, which are prone to heavy shedding and require regular grooming, even during transit.

Common Health Considerations

Like many large breeds, Newfoundlands may be susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, heart diseases, and certain joint issues. Having their updated health documentation is crucial for travel, especially since many carriers and destinations require proof of vaccination and a clean bill of health. A pre-trip veterinary check-up is vital to verify they are fit for transport and to identify any special needs that must be addressed en route.

How to prepare your Newfoundland 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

Ensure all health and vaccination documentation is up-to-date and on hand. This includes rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and kennel cough vaccinations. Keeping these records accessible can help address any on-the-road illnesses promptly.

Identification and Tracking

A Newfoundland should be microchipped as a reliable form of identification. Additionally, secure a collar with an ID tag displaying your contact details, and consider a GPS tracker for an added layer of security during transport.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Bring along a favorite toy or blanket to provide a sense of familiarity and comfort. Familiar scents can be a balm for stress, so consider an item of your clothing to keep the Newfoundland feeling safe and loved.

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 Newfoundland

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Keep anxiety at bay with soothing playlists, anxiety vests, or a consistent routine of cuddles and comforting words. Determine what keeps your Newfoundland the calmest, and replicate that environment as closely as possible during transit.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Plan for frequent stops to let the Newfoundland stretch, exercise, and relieve itself. A good rule of thumb is a break every 2-3 hours, adjusting according to your dog's specific habits and needs.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Maintain a cool temperature in the transport vehicle to prevent overheating. Equip the Newfoundland with a spill-proof water bowl, and keep fresh water available at all times to ensure they remain well-hydrated.

Post Transportation Care for your Newfoundland

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once at the new location, give the Newfoundland time to explore their new surroundings. Staying close by and offering reassurance during this settling-in period can ease their transition.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Keep an eye on your Newfoundland's demeanor and appetite following travel, and consult a veterinarian if there are any concerns. Be alert for signs of stress or discomfort that could indicate an undetected ailment exacerbated by travel.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reintroduce the Newfoundland to their regular feeding, walking, and play routines as soon as possible. Consistency will aid their adjustment and reaffirm their sense of stability and security in the new setting.

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