Shipping Requirements for NorthWest Animal Express

IMPORTANT NEW SECURITY MEASURES

ALL FOOD TAPED ON KENNELS MUST BE IN A CLEAR BAG SECURED WITH CLEAR TAPE
ONLY SMALL BAGS OF FOOD WILL BE ACCEPTABLE
ALL HEALTH CERTIFICATES MUST BE IN A CLEAR PACKING ENVELOPE
AS ALWAYS NO TOYS OR MEDICATIONS MAY BE PUT INSIDE OR TAPED ON THE KENNEL
ONLY BEDDING MATERIAL, FOOD AND WATER CONTAINERS, AND ANIMALS ALLOWED IN KENNEL
ALL OTHER ITEMS WILL BE REMOVED AND DISCARDED
WE RECOMMEND YOU DO NOT SEND REGISTRATION PAPERS WITH YOUR SHIPMENTS
Pet Shipping
PROPER SIZE KENNEL
ANIMALS MUST HAVE ROOM TO STAND UP AND TURN AROUND. DOGS AND CATS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF TWO INCH CLEARANCE ABOVE THE TOP OF THEIR HEAD/EARS WILL STANDING IN THEIR KENNELS. >>>SNUB NOSE BREEDS AND SNUB NOSE MIXES MUST HAVE THREE INCH CLEARANCE ABOVE THE TOP OF THEIR HEAD/EARS WILL STANDING IN THEIR KENNELS. UNDERSIZED KENNELS WILL NOT BE SHIPPED BY PET AIR. KENNELS WITH DOORS ON TOP OF KENNEL OR EXTRA SIDE DOORS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. WHEN IN DOUBT USE A LARGER KENNEL KENNELS MUST BE MADE OF HARD PLASTIC WITH VENTILATION HOLES ON ALL SIDES. COLLAPSIBLE, CLAMP TOGETHER OR METAL BARRED KENNELS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. AIRLINES NOW REQUIRE THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE KENNEL TO BE FASTENED TOGETHER WITH METAL NUTS AND BOLTS. SOME BREEDS REQUIRE SOLID METAL CRATES WITH VENTALATION HOLES FOR SHIPPING. ALL KENNELS MUST BE SECURLY FASTENED WITH FOUR RELEASABLE ZIP TIES IN THE CORNER OF EACH DOOR.

FOOD AND WATER CUPS
ALL KENNELS MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE FOOD AND ONE WATER CUP DUAL CUPS ARE ACCEPTABLE CUPS MUST BE SECURELY FASTENED TO KENNELS. SNAP ON CUPS HAVE A TENDENCY TO COME OFF AND MAY CAUSE SHIPMENTS TO BE TURNED DOWN BY AIRLINES.
ADDRESS LABEL
ALL KENNELS MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH SHIPPER’S NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER. ALSO CONSIGNEE’S NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.

LIVE ANIMAL LABELS
ALL KENNELS REQUIRE A LIVE ANIMAL LABEL ON TOP OF KENNEL AND A LIVE ANIMAL LABEL WITH ARROWS POINTING UP ON THE BACK AND SIDE OF THE KENNEL.

LAST TIME FEED AND WATERED
ALL KENNELS MUST BE MARKED WITH THE LAST TIME AND DATE THE ANIMALS WERE FED AND WATERED.

HEALTH CERTIFICATE
ALL SHIPMENTS REQUIRE TWO COPIES OF A HEALTH CERTIFICATE THAT IS NO MORE THAN TEN DAYS OLD ON THE DATE OF ARRIVAL IN THE DESTINATION CITY. (SOME AIRLINES REQUIRE THE ORIGINAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE NOT A COPY WHEN DROPPING OFF YOUR PET. ONE COPY MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE AIR WAYBILL AND ONE COPY ATTACHED TO THE KENNEL. DOGS AND CATS OVER 12WEEKS OLD MUST HAVE HAD A RABIES VACCINE WITHIN THE LAST YEAR AND THE TYPE AND DATE OF VACCINATION MUST BE LISTED ON THE HEALTH CERTIFICATE. PROOF OF RABIES VACCINATION MAY ALSO BE PROVIDED ON A SEPERATE RABIES CERTIFICATE AS LONG AS ONE COPY IS ATTACHED TO THE AIR WAYBILL AND ONE COPY IS ATTACHED TO THE SHIPPING KENNEL..

ACCLIMATION STATEMENT
IF TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW 45 DEGREES ANYWHERE ALONG THE ROUTE OF YOUR SHIPMENT YOU MAY NEED AN ACCLIMATION STATEMENT FROM YOUR VETERINARIAN IF THE AIRLINE YOU ARE SHIPPING ON REQUIRES ONE. WHEN BELOW 45 THE ACCLIMATION STATEMENT MUST STATE THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE THE ANIMAL IS ACCLIMATED TO.

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