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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 Yorkshire Terrier shipping

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

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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 Yorkshire Terrier, 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 Yorkshire Terrier 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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Yorkshire Terrier: The Aristocratic Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Yorkshire Terrier, affectionately known as a Yorkie, hails from the county of Yorkshire in England. Originally bred to catch rats in textile mills, these diminutive pups have a history that belies their refined appearance. As a breed, they boast a vivacious and affectionate temperament but can exhibit a touch of stubbornness and wariness around strangers. Traveling with Yorkies requires an understanding of their sensitive nature and propensity for attachment to their owners, which can lead to separation anxiety.

Size and Physical Needs

Typically weighing no more than seven pounds, the Yorkie's small stature comes with specific necessities during travel. While their physical exercise needs are moderate, mental stimulation is crucial to keep them engaged. Secure, comfy enclosures and the opportunity for stretches and playtime during transport can help mitigate stress for these spirited pets. Moreover, their lush coats need protection from extreme temperatures.

Common Health Considerations

Yorkshire Terriers are predisposed to certain health issues such as dental problems, hypoglycemia, and luxating patellas. Transporters should be aware of these potential problems and ensure that all necessary health documents, including vaccination records, are up-to-date and readily available. Consistent access to fresh water and a stress-free environment can help prevent episodes of hypoglycemia during their journey.

How to prepare your Yorkshire Terrier 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 Yorkie's health and vaccination records are current and on hand. An official certificate of veterinary inspection may also be required and it’s essential for these documents to be easily accessible during transportation to address any concerns or emergencies that may arise.

Identification and Tracking

A Yorkshire Terrier should have a well-fitted collar with up-to-date ID tags, including the pet's name and your contact information. Microchipping and registering the chip number with a pet recovery database offers an additional layer of security. For extra peace of mind, consider a GPS tracker that can attach to the Yorkie's collar.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Bring along a favored blanket, toy, or piece of clothing that smells like home to provide comfort to your Yorkie. This familiar scent can have a calming effect and helps to alleviate the stress associated with unfamiliar environments.

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 Yorkshire Terrier

Managing Anxiety and Stress

To minimize travel-related stress for your Yorkie, maintain a serene environment inside the vehicle and provide them with their favorite toys or a snug anxiety vest. Familiar music or a recording of your voice may also offer reassurance during longer trips.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Regular stops for physical activity and bathroom breaks are important. Every 2-3 hours should suffice for stretching their legs and meeting their bathroom needs. Avoid feeding your Yorkie right before travel to prevent motion sickness, and adhere to small, frequent meals throughout the journey.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Yorkies are sensitive to temperature extremes. Ensure the vehicle maintains a consistent, comfortable temperature and watch for signs of overheating or chilling. Keep a portable water dish accessible at all times to keep your companion hydrated, particularly during hot weather.

Post Transportation Care for your Yorkshire Terrier

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Gradually introduce your Yorkshire Terrier to their new environment to reduce stress. Allow them to explore at their own pace, with familiar items and plenty of affection to reassure them.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After travel, observe your Yorkie for any signs of distress or illness, such as lethargy, lack of appetite, or irregular behavior. Consult with a veterinarian if you notice any concerning symptoms.

Continuing Care and Routine

Yorkies thrive on routine. Resume their regular feeding, exercise, and grooming schedule as swiftly as possible to provide a sense of normalcy and help them settle into their new home.

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