Puppies on Planes
Puppies on planes are as safe as you or I flying. I have shipped dogs for more than 30 years now. I always try to ship direct non stop when flying puppies and adults. In my experience and opinion, my puppies are very comfortable and the new owners tell me that their new puppy has arrived happy and not at all stressed.
All puppies are flown with ice water, bedding and food attached to their crate if needed.
NO drugs or tranquilizers are given as they are NOT needed. It is dangerous to do so.
Shipping varies, but here in the USA I prefer to use United Airlines. They are wonderful with animals and have new planes with compartments made especially for kittens, puppies, birds, insects, etc.
Shipping requires more paperwork, Health Certificate in the U.S., shipping outside of the US requires USDA paperwork and stamps and also many times a Rabies vaccination no earlier than 12 weeks of age, and the rabies vaccine must be 30 days old in the puppy before the puppy can be shipped into a new country.
Delta Dash and American Airlines also can ship animals via cargo too.
When shipping overseas to Denmark, Germany or countries in Asia, for example shipping costs can go from $550 easily to $2,500 and more depending on flight, and agents that are needed to handle the dog and possible quarantines. If you are contacting me via a country outside the US, please contact your embassy and find out what your countries shipping requirements are.