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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 Saint Bernard shipping

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

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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 Saint Bernard, 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 Saint Bernard 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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Saint Bernard: The Gentle Giants

Origins and Temperament

The majestic Saint Bernard hails from the Swiss Alps, originally bred for rescue missions by monks in the 17th century. Known for their kind nature, friendly demeanor, and a keen sense of intuition, Saint Bernards have a calmness that belies their imposing size. When transporting these affectionate creatures, their serene temperament must be met with ample space and a peaceful travel environment to complement their expansive physical presence.

Size and Physical Needs

Saint Bernards are one of the largest dog breeds, typically weighing between 140 and 260 pounds. Their significant size and strength mean they require ample room to stretch and rest during transport. As they're prone to overheating due to their thick fur, climate-controlled conditions are vital. Furthermore, their exercise regimen, though moderate, should be maintained, with regular stops to stretch their legs and release pent-up energy.

Common Health Considerations

Saint Bernards may confront health issues such as hip dysplasia, heart conditions, and bloat. Any transporter must have access to their health documentation—especially when crossing state lines. Travel arrangements should include measures to limit the risk of stress exacerbating these health concerns and to ensure a swift response in the case of an emergency.

How to prepare your Saint Bernard 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

Keeping updated health and vaccination records at hand is mandatory when moving a Saint Bernard. Proof of rabies vaccination and a general health certificate from a veterinarian are standard requirements. Ensure these documents are readily available to provide to transportation officials if needed.

Identification and Tracking

A reliable means of identification is essential. A microchip registered with current contact information, alongside a well-fitted collar with an ID tag, can ensure your Saint Bernard's safe return if they become separated during travel. Consider a GPS tracker for additional peace of mind.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To soothe your Saint Bernard, bring along their favorite blanket, a cherished toy, or an article of clothing with your scent. Familiar smells can be remarkably calming, transforming an unfamiliar travel crate into a haven of reassurance.

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 Saint Bernard

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Despite their composed nature, a Saint Bernard can experience anxiety during travel. Familiar objects, like a beloved toy, or an anxiety vest, may help mitigate stress. Gentle music and regular verbal reassurances can also provide comfort.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Adequate physical activity is necessary for stress management. Plan for regular stops—every few hours—to allow your Saint Bernard to walk and take care of their business. These breaks are vital for their overall well-being and can prevent travel-related anxiety.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Always maintain a cool environment for your Saint Bernard during transit, utilizing air conditioning as necessary. Supply a continuous source of fresh water to prevent dehydration and offer water-rich snacks to keep them hydrated.

Post Transportation Care for your Saint Bernard

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Upon arrival, allow your Saint Bernard time to explore and become acclimated to their new environment at their own pace. A familiar blanket or toy can assist in making the new space feel like home.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your dog for any signs of distress or discomfort following travel. Changes in behavior or appetite could signal health issues related to stress or the journey itself. Consult with a veterinarian if you have any concerns.

Continuing Care and Routine

Resuming a regular feeding, exercise, and grooming routine is critical in helping your Saint Bernard settle into their new home. Stability in their daily activities provides comfort and reassurance during this transition period.

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