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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 Shiba Inu shipping

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

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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 Shiba Inu, 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 Shiba Inu 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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Shiba Inu: The Spirited Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Shiba Inu, boasting an esteemed heritage, hails from Japan, where they were originally bred to flush out small game and birds for hunters. Recognized by their bold and spirited nature, these dogs exhibit fierce independence and intelligence—traits rooted in their ancient lineage. While this autonomy lends them an intriguing disposition, it can also contribute to potential challenges during travel, with such independence possibly leading to anxiety or stress in unfamiliar settings. Understanding and accommodating their dignity and alertness are key factors in ensuring their comfort during transportation.

Size and Physical Needs

As a small to medium-sized breed, the Shiba Inu typically weighs in at around 17 to 23 pounds. Their nimble frame necessitates a balanced amount of exercise to maintain robust health and well-being. Regarding travel, their compact stature requires accommodations that provide adequate space for movement as well as opportunities for regular physical activity. Guardians should also be aware of the Shiba's thick double coat, which may require temperature regulation during transport to accommodate their susceptibility to heat.

Common Health Considerations

Shiba Inus are generally healthy, but they are predisposed to certain conditions such as allergies, hip dysplasia, and eye disorders. When preparing for travel, it is paramount to have current health documentation readily available, including a health certificate and proof of vaccinations. Preemptive measures, including a thorough pre-travel veterinary check-up, can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for your Shiba Inu.

How to prepare your Shiba Inu 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 that all required health and vaccination records for your Shiba Inu are up to date and easily accessible during transit. This includes a recent health certificate, which is often mandatory for travel, as well as an up-to-date vaccination record, ensuring compliance with regional pet travel regulations.

Identification and Tracking

Proper identification is crucial. Your Shiba Inu should have a durable collar with ID tags indicating their name and your contact information. Additionally, ensure your pet is microchipped and consider a GPS collar for real-time tracking in case your spirited companion manages a clever escape during a pit stop.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Providing your Shiba Inu with comfort items such as a favored blanket or toy can prove immensely soothing, with familiar scents acting as a salve for travel anxieties. These items can create a sense of home within their mobile environment, promoting a serene experience.

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 Shiba Inu

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Minimizing stress for a travel-sensitive Shiba Inu might involve introducing a well-fitted anxiety vest or offering toys that can divert their attention. Familiarization with their carrier or vehicle pre-travel through short, incremental experiences may mitigate apprehension during the longer journey.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Regularly scheduled exercise and bathroom breaks are indispensable for your Shiba Inu's well-being during transport. An ideal rhythm might include stopping every 3-4 hours to allow your pet to stretch, engage in brief physical activity, and relieve themselves.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Shiba Inus require a temperate environment, particularly due to their dense fur. Keep the carrier well-ventilated and avoid extreme temperatures. Frequent access to fresh water will ensure your Shiba Inu remains hydrated throughout the journey.

Post Transportation Care for your Shiba Inu

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Post-travel, offer your Shiba Inu time to adapt to their new surroundings. Introduce them to the space gradually and maintain a calm demeanor to aid them in recognizing their new environment as safe.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Keep a watchful eye on your Shiba Inu after transport. If you notice signs of distress or illness, such as appetite loss, lethargy, or atypical behavior, contact a veterinarian to ensure your pet's health and comfort.

Continuing Care and Routine

Re-establishing a regular routine is vital for your Shiba Inu's sense of security. Consistent schedules, familiar routines, and continued care will help them transition smoothly and happily into their new home.

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