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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 Papillon shipping

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

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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 Papillon, 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 Papillon 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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Papillon: The Butterfly-Winged Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Papillon, with its distinctive butterfly-like ears, is a breed of great antiquity. Originating in Europe, they were cherished by royalty and depicted in paintings as far back as the 16th century. As a breed known for their intelligence and friendly demeanor, Papillons can be sensitive travelers who need emotional security. Their alert, energetic, and sometimes cautious nature warrants a peaceful travel environment to ensure their comfort.

Size and Physical Needs

Papillons are a small breed, typically weighing between 5-10 pounds and standing 8-11 inches tall at the shoulder. Despite their diminutive size, they are sprightly and require regular exercise. When transporting a Papillon, it's essential to provide them with a secure space that allows movement, as well as opportunities for physical activity during stops.

Common Health Considerations

These resilient little dogs are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they have tendencies towards certain conditions such as dental issues, patellar luxation, and progressive retinal atrophy. Health documentation, including vaccination records, is crucial and should cover common travel concerns like rabies, Bordetella, and parvovirus. Preventative care, including flea and tick treatments, is key to a Papillon’s safe travel.

How to prepare your Papillon 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

Up-to-date health and vaccination records are imperative for transporting a Papillon. These documents ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and should be readily available during transit for any necessary inspections.

Identification and Tracking

Proper identification is a must. A Papillon should have a secure collar with ID tags, and a microchip for an added layer of security. It's prudent to consider GPS trackers, which can be attached to the collar for real-time location tracking.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

A beloved toy, a piece of clothing with the owner’s scent, or a preferred blanket can greatly alleviate travel stress by providing familiar comfort for a Papillon. These items act as a soothing presence 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.

Tailored Travel Tips for Papillon

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Maintaining a serene environment is critical for a sensitive Papillon. Familiar objects, soft music, or an anxiety vest can contribute to a sense of safety. Avoiding abrupt changes and keeping a tranquil tone of voice also helps in managing their travel anxiety.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Regular stops for exercise and bathroom breaks are vital. An ideal schedule might include a break every 2-3 hours to allow for stretching and relief, matching the at-home habits of the Papillon as closely as possible.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Papillons are sensitive to extreme temperatures, so it’s important to maintain a comfortable climate in the vehicle. Frequent water breaks are critical to prevent dehydration, especially in warmer conditions.

Post Transportation Care for your Papillon

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Papillons may take some time to acclimate to new environments. Introducing them slowly, providing familiar items, and sticking close can give them the reassurance they need.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After a trip, it's important to watch for any signs of travel-related stress or health issues. If the Papillon shows persistent signs of discomfort or illness, a veterinary visit should be scheduled.

Continuing Care and Routine

Re-establishing a regular schedule for feeding, walking, and sleep is helpful for a Papillon to adapt. Continuity in care provides the stability that can make transitioning to a new setting smoother for this adaptable yet sensitive breed.

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