Air Travel for Dogs

To ensure the safest air travel possible, the American Kennel Club strongly supports thorough training of airline staff who handle dogs, adequate environment controls in cargo spaces, and careful attention to record keeping.

The ability to ship dogs by air as excess baggage, cargo, or in the cabin is vital to dog owners, breeders, handlers and exhibitors who want to travel on the same flights as their dogs. We encourage airlines to serve their customers by continuing to offer these necessary services.