We've prepared the following guidelines to ensure your pet is prepared for safe travel with us. Please take a moment to carefully review the information below.
The following conditions apply to live animals accepted in the same container:
The number of dogs or cats in one container shall not exceed the following limits:
Special considerations and exceptions apply to some animals. For more information, please contact the Cargo Call Center at 1-800-225-2752.
L x W x H (in)
|Tare Weight (empty)
|21 x 16 x 15
|27 x 20 x 19
|32 x 22 x 24
|36 x 24 x 26
|40 x 27 x 30
Containers may be available for purchase at some stations for Pet Connect shipments traveling on Alaska Airlines. For additional information regarding containers, please contact our Cargo Call Center at 1-800-225-2752.
Live animal containers must have the following clearly affixed on top and on one or more sides:
The shipper must sign a certification at time of tender with the following:
For the care and comfort of your pet:
A small amount of food and/or medicine, containing no more than what is required for the duration of the journey, may be attached to the kennel in a clear, sealed container and must be able to withstand normal handling in transit. If feeding an animal is necessary while in the custody of the carrier, the shipper shall provide written instructions.
If the animal has been medicated or sedated, affix instructions or warnings regarding medications, including:
The kennel should never:
|Have broken parts or makeshift fasteners.
|Have a wire roof and/or top opening door.
|Have sharp edges, points or protrusions that could injure the animal(s).
Additionally, kennels should not be:
The kennel should always:
|Be held together with metal or plastic nuts and bolts.
|Have a food and water dish clipped inside of the door.
|Have handholds or handles that are on the exterior of the kennel for lifting without being tilted and to ensure that anyone handling the kennel will not come in physical contact with the animal.
Kennels must allow sufficient space for the animal to:
|The kennel must allow the animal to stand without their head or the tips of their ears touching the top of the kennel.
|The animal should be able to turn around within the kennel and lie down in a normal, comfortable position.