Pet Connect™ Animal Travel

Our Pet Connect™ animal travel service provides quality care when transporting your live animals such as dogs, cats, birds and other animals (subject to approval). 

We are committed to the proper care of your animal while in transit because we understand pets are a part of the family. Our staff cares about your animal's well-being and are committed to providing a safe and comfortable journey from start to finish. Pet Connect animal travel offers options for transporting your pet safely, and the following pages offer helpful tips and information to prepare your pet for take-off.

Are you planning to travel on the same flight with your pet? Animals traveling with a passenger are subject to different regulations.

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Follow our step-by-step guide through the process of transporting your pet. We provide details on each step in getting your pet safely to their destination.


Pet Connect reservations are accepted a minimum of 24 hours and a maximum of 30 days before travel. Reservations requiring travel partially on other airlines domestically or international travel must be booked within three to seven business days prior to travel.

Contact the Cargo Call Center between 5:00 am - 9:00 pm PST at
1-800-225-2752 to make a reservation.


Let's make sure your pet's traveling space is safe, comfortable, and follows shipment regulations.


As much as we would love to be Noah's ark and invite everyone on the journey, we have some limitations.


We are committed to making travel smooth and stress-free for both you and your four-legged friends. Here are some basics to follow for a successful shipment.

Certificate Requirements

Health Certificate

All warm-blooded animals traveling as cargo must have a certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian that certifies the animal:

  • Was inspected no more than 10 days prior to travel.
  • Appears healthy for travel and free of infectious, contagious and/or communicable disease.

Proof of parvovirus vaccination is required for animals traveling to the cities of Nome or Kotzebue. Contact the Alaska Air Cargo service center for more information.

Rabies Certificate

A rabies vaccination certificate is required for transport between the Lower 48 states to/from Alaska, as well as within the state of Alaska. A combined health/rabies certificate is acceptable. Dogs or cats less than three months old do not require a rabies certificate.

Certificate of Acclimation

We allow pets to travel when the weather at both the departure and arrival city is between 45 and 85 degrees (Fahrenheit). We can make exceptions for greater temperature variances if your pet has a certificate of acclimation from your vet specifying temperatures to which your animal is accustomed.