Jet-Setting Puppy: Simple Tips for Flying with Your New Puppy

Jet-Setting Puppy: Simple Tips for Flying with Your New Puppy

Now officially entering my Dog-Mom Era! 🐶 💖

I am so excited my son/puppy OB is finally home!

Bringing him home from Southern California to Boston on a 6-hour flight was for sure an adventure!

If you are learning how to best fly with your puppy, here are 5 tips that will make your travels just a little more easier!

Image of my puppy OB in his carrier while at the airport

1. Book Your Flight With A Pet-Friendly Airline.

This should definitely be the first thing to check on your priority list! Making sure your designated airline ACTUALLY allows you to bring your furry friend with you – that is in the cabin, is super crucial because there are certain airlines that won’t allow pets at all.

But no worries here is a list of pet-friendly airlines,

https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/travel/most-pet-friendly-airlines

2. Familiarize Yourself With The Pet-Policy Of Your Airline.

Most airlines only can have a certain number pets on their plane so making sure there is room for your pup is crucial! ( I mean if my pet has to stay at the airport – me too!)

Each pet-friendly airline may require an additional fee to be able to bring your pup in the cabin with you.

~ For example on Jet Blue, the pet fee is $125 each way and only SMALL pets are allowed to travel in the main cabin. Plus they must be in an FAA-approved pet carrier that fits comfortably under the seat in front of you.

3. Getting Your Approved Travel Carrier in Advance

When speaking of a FAA- approved carrier, this one did just the job! (Plus there are tons of other alternatives available, just Google “FAA- approved carriers”.)

Additionally I would also recommend getting your pup familiar with the carrier. Since your pup cannot come out of their carrier for the flight (unless a service/emotional support animal), make sure your pup has enough room to roam and feel at ease for a smooth flight!

If you are adopting your pup from a family, I suggest sending your desired carrier to them to have your pup feel a little more comfortable in the carrier rather than the first time at the airport

4. Make Sure You Carry Food/Water Supplies & Treats Of Course!

This may seem like a no-brainer but completely worth mentioning because imagine YOU on a 6 hour flight with no food or water! Plus giving your pup a few treats throughout the flight could be helpful incentive for being well-behaved or maybe if you’re like me – just for being CUTE? #dogmomoftheyear

5. Utilizing Dry Puppy Pads or Find the Pet Relief Areas

Whether your prefer a dry pad in your carrier or need a designated relief area, it is important to make sure your pet is “relieved” before their flight.

A dry pad is perfect for inside of the carrier, if you are okay with your pet pee-ing/poop-ing inside the carrier. Just PLEASE remember to replace them every once in a while during the flight.

Or if you are not into that, all airports should have pet relief areas. Asking an airport employee before a flight for one, could save you a stinky accident on the plane!

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I am so excited to continue sharing more puppy/dog tips as OB and I grow together.

If you use any of these tips traveling with your pup or have any additional questions, please leave them in the comments!

Safe Travels! 🐶

Quick Tropical Vacation Packing List For Your Wanderlust Adventures

Quick Tropical Vacation Packing List For Your Wanderlust Adventures

As a whatever-llennial who lives and breathes travel, I've always struggled with "trying" not to forget things I need on a vacation! 🤦‍♀️


So for any last-minute travel plans, my Notes checklist then became the cool graphic below. No, this is not only for tropical vacations, this could be for any of your next trips!

This all started with a checklist from a few beach vacations here and there over the years. - I even duplicated this list for a tent-camping trip, can you imagine that!


Whether off to a tropical island or a road trip adventure, here's your ultimate tropical vacation packing list ⬇️ with all the items you need for a stress-free journey!