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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 Pointer shipping

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

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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 Pointer, 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 Pointer 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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Pointer: The Energetic Aristocratic Companions

Origins and Temperament

Bred as hunting dogs, Pointers are known for their remarkable sense of smell and impressive hunting skills. With a historical background in England tracing back to the 17th century, these dogs have been the tail-wagging companions of hunters and active families alike. Pointers are inherently friendly, alert, and even-tempered; they tend to be highly energetic and require engaging activities. This can influence their travel needs, as they need space to move and mental stimulation to stay calm during transportation.

Size and Physical Needs

Typically, Pointers range from 23 to 28 inches in height and weigh about 45-75 pounds, with a muscular build that facilitates their athletic endeavors. Their high exercise requirements mean they crave ample space to stretch their limbs. Proper transport accommodations might include a spacious crate and frequent stops to maintain their physical well-being. This breed's energetic nature means drivers transporting Pointers must be prepared for regular exercise breaks and interactive playtime during stops.

Common Health Considerations

Like any breed, Pointers have predispositions towards certain health conditions, such as hip dysplasia, cherry eye, and ear infections. When planning for transport, it is critical to verify that all health documentation is current, including vaccinations. Drivers should be informed of any existing health conditions and medications needed, ensuring preventative measures are in place for a safe and comfortable journey.

How to prepare your Pointer 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 your Pointer is up-to-date on vaccinations and get a health certificate from your veterinarian close to the travel date. Maintain a copy of these records easily accessible during transport to provide proof of health and vaccination history if necessary.

Identification and Tracking

Confirm that your Pointer is microchipped and registered with up-to-date contact information. Fit them with a secure collar and a clear, legible ID tag. Consider a GPS tracker attachment for added peace of mind during transit.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To reduce stress and enhance comfort, pack your Pointer's favorite blanket, toy, or a piece of your clothing. Familiar scents can have a profoundly calming effect, making the transport experience less anxiety-inducing for your canine companion.

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 Pointers

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Address any travel-induced stress by including anxiety-reducing items such as your Pointer's favorite chew toys, an anxiety vest, or by using calming techniques like playing soft music. Consult with your vet about additional measures if your Pointer is known to have severe travel anxiety.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Pointers need frequent exercise. Plan for a minimum of every 4-6 hours for bathroom and exercise breaks during the journey. These breaks should include a short walk or play session to help your Pointer expel energy and stay comfortable.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Ensure that the travel environment is well-ventilated and not overly warm, as Pointers can overheat easily. Offer fresh water consistently to keep your dog well-hydrated throughout the trip, and never leave them in a vehicle unattended.

Post Transportation Care for your Pointer

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Allow your Pointer to explore their new environment at their own pace, keeping their routine as consistent as possible to provide a sense of security. Introduce them gradually to new spaces, smells, and people to make the adjustment smoother.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After arrival, keep an eye on your Pointer's behavior and health. Look for signs of stress or illness, and if any issues arise, consult a veterinarian promptly to ensure your pet's well-being.

Continuing Care and Routine

Quickly re-establishing a routine is essential for your Pointer's adjustment. Continue regular feeding, exercise, and play schedules to help them settle into their new home, ensuring they receive the ongoing care and attention they need to thrive.

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