Mountain Home AFB Community
Most pets can be transported via air as carry-on baggage, checked baggage, or unaccompanied cargo. Costs associated with each of these modes depend upon the airline, size and number of pets, itinerary, and special needs. Furthermore, sky bound pets must be up to date on all shots and will need a certificate of health from a veterinarian. If traveling by car, pets require stops, exercise, food, water, and pet-friendly lodging along the way. Be sure to carry an excess of food and water for pets as well as passengers, and expect extra lodging costs and deposits as you seek out pet-friendly accommodations. Take care to contain pets to a safe area of the vehicle, ideally in a crate or cage, and never leave pets in a vehicle unattended for long periods of time or without proper ventilation. Always be sure to build in extra time for unexpected stops or illness along the way.