Selecting the correct size crate will help ensure that your pet will be accepted and assure your pet will have a comfortable trip. Please see the measuring your pet tab for additional information on determining proper crate size.
Standard Crate Sizes
Small (100 series) – 21″x16″x15″
Medium (200 series) – 27″x20″x19″
Intermediate (300 series) – 32″x22″x23″
Large (400 series) 36″x24″x26″
Extra large (500 series) – 40″x27″x30″
Giant (700 series) – 48″x32″x35″
Hard Plastic Crates
Ventilation holes on all sides of crate
Must have metal nuts and bolts to hold the top and bottom together
Custom crates must meet IATA requirements that vary by species
Crates with wheels
Fabric or soft-sided crate (unless traveling in cabin – pictured on right)
Crates with dial latches to hold the top and bottom together (picture 1 below)
Wire crates (picture 2 below)
Top opening crates (picture 3 below)
Crates with side snaps to hold the top and bottom together (picture 4 below)
Collapsible crates (similar to picture 2 below but may be made of plastic)
Helping your pet feel secure in the crate
It is best to purchase your shipping kennel several weeks ahead of your pet’s trip so that you have time to acclimate the pet to it’s crate. Our staff can give you many tips on crate training which will significantly reduce the stress of travel for your beloved pet. During travel it is best to include a personal item of a family member that has been handled and not washed so the pet travels with a familiar scent.
Items prohibited in the crate
High sided beds
Toys & kongs (nylabones or other SOLID chew items are permissible)
Any type of shavings for rodent type shipments
Medicines (all meds must be in a prescription bottle and placed in a ziploc bag and taped to the top of the crate with dosage instructions if meds are to be administered in transit)
How to Measure your Pet
We are very particular about shipping crate size, so please measure carefully to avoid being turned away at cargo.
Height – Crate is tall enough for pet to stand with three inch clearance above the head.
Width – Pet can turn around comfortably.
Length – Pet can lie down in a natural position with front legs extended.
I am too big for this crate and need a size larger to be accepted by the airline
– Measure the length of your pet when standing from the base of his tail to the tip of his nose.
– Measure front leg from floor to elbow.
– Add 1/2 of this measurement to length of pet to determine the total length of crate.
Measure the height of your pet when standing in a relaxed position with muzzle parallel to the ground, from the floor to the highest point on the head (including ears). Add 3 inches to measurement to determine crate height.
Note if your pet will fit in an XL or Giant crate length wise but does not meet the 3 inch clearance regulation on height, talk to us about adding an extender vs. going to the next size crate which increases the airfare charges.
(You can also fit this on the left or right page of the website) Facilities :- We provide shipping to major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia.