Upon calling Home Alone
PPC to make arrangements for transportation for your pets, information can be
- Airlines and their 800 numbers
for the pet owner to call
- What size approved crate that
would fit your pet, and businesses where crate could be purchased by owner,
or picked up by Home Alone if needed
- Bedding, signs, bowls, water and
food required by airlines
- Health certificates needed for
- Pet embargo due to weather if
- Home Alone PPC can arrange boarding
before or after transport if needed, and bath if needed before Home Alone
PPC delivers to Portland area address.
Home Alone PPC will meet with you
to make final arrangements. At this time an agreement will be filled out with
information on flight times, and involved persons shipping and receiving. Payment
to Home Alone will be collected at this time. When Home Alone provides the service
of transporting a pet from Portland to any destination in the United States,
total charge of shipping by airline will be determined when pet and crate are
weighed at the airport. Pet will need to be shipped C.O.D. since Home Alone
will not be responsible for charges.
When Home Alone receives a pet at
Portland airport, shipping charges would have been paid at departure city.
Any long distance phone call left
on Home Alone voice mail requesting a call back for informational purposes will
be returned collect only.
Presently, Home Alone is shipping
nationally - not international.
Please note: Pet moving expenses
are tax deductible. Your agreement with Home Alone will be your receipt.
FOR SHIPPING YOUR PET
should be a manufactured type that is airline approved, does not collapse
and not home made, with plenty of ventilation areas.
a sign, secured to top of kennel "Live Animals" along with your
name, address and phone number, and a name and phone number of the person
picking up your animal at the other end. Make arrows showing "This end
- Fit a
rug that will not slide in the bottom of the kennel. This will help prevent
the cold from radiating up from the metal of the airplane and help absorb
urine. A blanket for extra padding is also a good idea on top of the carpet.
and food bowls must be attached to the inside of the door. Tape a bag of their
food to the top so they can be fed if flights are delayed. Mark their food
and water schedule on the top of the kennel showing the last time they were
watered and fed. It is best for your animal if they are not overfed before
the flight. You may also want to tape a bottle of water to the top. Most can
be offered water from other areas with no problems but some due to the differences
of the water along with the experience of the flight may have diarrhea. You
may want to consider giving your pet spring or distilled water at the new
destination and wean them onto the new water over at least three or four days.
Fill their plasic water dish, that clips onto the door, about half full and
put into the freezer overnight. As the water thaws this will give them fresh
water on the plane before they rech their destination.
should contain only one adult dog or cat, no one younger than 8 weeks can
must be large enough for the animal to stand, move around and be able to lie
your animal to become comfortable with the kennel at least one week before
the flight. Put it in the room most used by you and your pet. Leave the door
open and allow them to investigate on their own. Put their favorite toy or
an article of yours inside the kennel. Throw treats inside showing them they
can go in and out with no danger. After they are comfortable you may want
to close the door allowing them to be inside for a short time showing them
there is nothing to fear.
- All animals
must have a health certificate issued by a veterinarian no more then 10 days
before their departure.
is not advised unless recommended by your veterinarian. The effects of sedation
on animals at high altitudes are unpredictable.
- No collars
on their necks, no leashes taped to the outside.
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