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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 Whippet shipping

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

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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 Whippet, 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 Whippet 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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Whippet: The Graceful Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Whippet, a breed that originated in England during the Industrial Revolution, is known for its agility and speed. Initially bred for hunting and racing, they're a sighthound that combines elegance with athleticism. Their gentle and affectionate temperament makes them a favored pet among families. However, this sensitivity means that Whippets often require extra care when traveling to prevent anxiety. Their natural inclination to chase means that during transportation, they should be kept secure to prevent any escape attempts.

Size and Physical Needs

Whippets are medium-sized dogs, generally weighing between 25-40 pounds and standing about 18-22 inches tall at the shoulder. Given their lean build and fast metabolism, they have specific exercise requirements which include regular opportunities to run. During transport, they require a comfortable space that allows them to stand, turn, and lie down easily, without the constraint that would stress such an active breed.

Common Health Considerations

Common health issues for Whippets include heart conditions, eye disorders, and skin problems. Ensuring all health documentation is up to date and prepared for travel is essential. A secure carrier that allows for good air circulation and protection from harsh temperatures can prevent unnecessary strain on a Whippet's health during transportation.

How to prepare your Whippet 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

Keep a current copy of the Whippet's vaccination records, particularly rabies certification. It's vital that these documents are easily accessible during transport, as they might be required for verification at different points throughout the journey.

Identification and Tracking

Ensure your Whippet wears identification with contact information and consider equipping them with a microchip and a GPS tracker. This will significantly increase the chances of reunion in the unlikely event they become separated from the transporter.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Pack items that have a familiar scent, such as bedding or a favorite toy, to offer your Whippet a sense of security. Such items can be a great comfort to them in unfamiliar settings and can help ease the stress of travel.

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 Whippet

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Keep the Whippet’s anxiety at bay by including a familiar and favorite toy in its travel kennel. An anxiety vest might also be used for dogs that are particularly prone to stress. Additionally, practicing calming techniques before travel can familiarize your pet with the process.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Schedule regular exercise and bathroom breaks, ideally every 3-4 hours, to cater to their physique and high metabolism. Keeping your Whippet physically comfortable is key to a smooth journey.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Whippets have very little body fat, making them sensitive to extreme temperatures. Ensure their travel space is well-ventilated, cool in the summer, and warm during winter. Provide constant access to fresh water to maintain hydration.

Post Transportation Care for your Whippet

Adjustment to New Surroundings

After transportation, give your Whippet time to explore and become familiar with the new environment at their own pace to enhance their comfort and ease their transition.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your Whippet for any signs of distress or ill health after travel. Look for abnormal behavior or appetite changes and consult a veterinarian if concerns arise.

Continuing Care and Routine

Establish a routine similar to the one before the move as quickly as possible. Consistent meal times, exercise routines, and rest periods can help your Whippet acclimate to their new home smoothly.

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