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Scam Alert!


Pet Jets Important Message to our Clients and Consumers

It has come to our attention that consumers are being scammed from a business utilizing our Pet Jets name and logo illegally for the purpose of selling puppies and then promising to deliver them by air to their requested destination airport. The scam appears to involve texts that are not phone numbers from our company or affiliates, as well as google emails. We continue with authorities to search for the sources of the scam and are warning consumers not to pay in advance for the puppies and transportation via Zelle, Venmo, PayPal, etc. If you do, you risk the money you send and will not receive your puppy as promised. Consumers are losing thousands of dollars in many cases. While this appears to be a fresh scam, it has happened in the past, and we wanted to alert our clients and consumers we are working on finding the source. Please do not reply to any emails that do not end with petjets.com or texts as we do not typically communicate with our clients via txt for security reasons. If you have any information you can share, please email us at info@petjets.com. It’s unfortunate that someone would take advantage of pet lovers and we will not tolerate someone injuring our business or brand, and more importantly, the pet owners and pets we serve.

—Brian Fiske, Founder & CEO

Best Travel Tips for Flying with Pets on Christmas and New Year Worldwide

With the holidays around the corner, and in the middle of a global pandemic, travel is a bit more complicated than usual. Flying with a pet and keeping your best friend safe during travel can be a source of anxiety for many pet owners, but with a little planning ahead of time, your fur or feather baby can accompany you. This is especially true if they are a therapy pet like a Golden Retriever

Having your pet with you will save you the worry of leaving your beloved friend behind and will enrich your vacation experience with affection and lovely memories to hold dear.

Here are some travel tips for flying with your pet along to your holiday adventure:

Photo by Zoë Gayah Jonker on Unsplash

Make a Plan

Vacations require a minimum of planning especially if you plan on flying. As soon as you have established dates and locations, get your airline reservations. Most airline companies will allow a very limited number of pets on each flight, so the earlier you make your reservation, the better chance you have of getting your pet a place. Waiting till the last-minute means risking you going alone or that you don’t go at all.

Know the Airline Pet Policy

Get information about your chosen airline’s pet policy so that you won’t have unexpected problems at the airport. Pets are permitted to travel on commercial airlines in one of three ways:

  • In the cabin as a carry on
  • As checked baggage
  • As manifest cargo

Some service animals are permitted to accompany a disabled person in the cabin. The method selected will depend a great deal on the size of your pet.

Pet Identification Is a Priority

Your pet needs to always have identification, particularly if you travel. If by any chance your pet gets separated from you or your flight, airline personnel must be able to identify the animal to be able to return it to its rightful owner. Most pets without identification never are reunited with their families.

Make sure your pet has a pet ID tag and that the tag has your cell phone number. A home phone number can be included if someone can answer the phone. You can always add a second ID tag to the pet collar with your destination contact information unless you will be moving around.

One of the best ways to for identification is the use of a pet microchip. Should your pet get separated from you, veterinarians, shelter officials, and animal control personnel will be able to read the microchip and find you in the global database. This is the best way to find you and reunite owners with pets.

The Pet Crate or Carrier

If you will be flying, getting a pet crate is mandatory. A crate will keep your pet safe during the flight and afford a sense of security to your best friend. Airline companies will have guidelines for kennels regardless of if your pet is a carry-on or checked. It is important for you to verify what those requirements are because if the crate does not meet the demands, your pet will not be allowed to board. 

Live animal stickers need to be placed on all sides and the top of crates as well as a Shipper’s Declaration that states when your pet was last fed and watered if he or she is checked. Your pet’s name and your contact information must be attached securely and discernable. Wheels must be removed or taped so the crate cannot roll in the baggage or cargo hold.

Pet pads are a good idea when traveling by air as these will protect the carrier from accidents.

Food and Water

Check with your Vet to see how late your pet should eat and drink before flying. Water bowls and food bowls can be attached to rigid checked or cargo crates during the flight.

Tranquilizers should be avoided in favor of natural calmers, but your Vet will be the person to consult.

Navigating Security

If your pet is a carry-on, you will have to accompany the animal through security. The pet should be removed from the carrier before the carrier is examined in the x-ray machine. You can carry or walk your pet through the scanner with a non-metal leash and then place it back in the carrier once the security has finished.

Pets and owners are subject to pat-downs.

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International Travel

If you are traveling internationally, check to see which veterinary certificates are required and if there are quarantine requirements.

Also research your destination to find the nearest veterinarian to where you are staying, dog parks, as well as pet-friendly businesses, hotels, and restaurants. Advance preparation pays off.

Now have a great flight!

Essential Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Pet Escort Travel Service

Planning a trip often requires you to consider a plethora of details. When you have pets, there’s even more to think about, and it can quickly get stressful. Nonetheless, pet owners know the heart-wrenching feeling of leaving their dog or cat behind, and with a little bit of planning, that can be avoided. If you’re taking a trip and want to bring your pet along, these tips, courtesy of Pet Jets, will help make it a more enjoyable experience for everyone.

Get the Right Supplies

When planning your trip, it’s important to get all the things you need for your pet ahead of time so you’re not rushing out to the pet store the night before you leave. It’s essential to find a good travel crate and crate bed. No matter what mode of travel you choose (e.g., flying, driving, riding a train or bus), your pet will spend a great deal of time in their crate, so The Nest suggests making sure it provides enough room for them to easily sit, stand and turn around. If you’re driving to your destination and don’t want to use a crate, you can set your pet up in the backseat with a car harness that fastens to the seat-belt buckle.

You’re also going to need to take your pet for walks throughout your trip, so don’t forget to bring a quality collar and leash. If you have a cat, consider purchasing a cat harness. This allows them to safely explore the outdoors and release any pent-up energy. Before choosing a harness, check out these reviews to make sure you get one that is high-quality and will keep your cat secure. Harnesses are also handy for small- and medium-sized dogs. In addition,

remember to bring along other staples, like your pet’s food, toys, identification/vaccine tags, and any other belongings that could help them feel more comfortable during the trip. Of course, the cost of these supplies can add up. So when you shop, be sure to use a promo code or other online discount that can help you save while you prep your pup for their big trip.

Research the Destination

Where you go with your pet matters. Do your homework when choosing a destination, and make sure you’re going somewhere that offers accommodations and activities for pets. For instance, will your pet have access to outdoor areas where they can run free? Is there a dog park, a cat cafe, and pet-friendly restaurants? Also, be sure to contact any hotels you’re considering to learn about their policy on pets.

Visit the Vet

Along with getting the necessary supplies, it’s important to take your pet to the veterinarian for a checkup before you leave home. That way, you can be sure they are caught up on all their immunizations, paperwork, bloodwork and other tests, and you can stock up on any medications, specialty food, and anything else that you get from your vet. Your veterinarian can also recommend other ways to make the trip less stressful for your pet, notes DogHealth.com, including treatments and sedatives.

Warm Your Pet Up to the Changes

Another way to prepare for your trip is to rehearse some of the traveling experience with your pet. Unfamiliar environments can cause anxiety and fear in dogs and cats, so try to ease their nerves in the weeks leading up to the trip. For instance, take your pet to the airport terminal or bus/train station a few times to walk around and take in the sights and smells. If you’re driving, take them in your vehicle for a few trips.

It’s also important to get your pet used to their travel crate, which you can do by keeping them in it at night and throughout some of the day. Furthermore, if your dog or cat eats canned or fresh food, consider transitioning them to dry food, since it’s more practical for traveling.

Prepare for your pet-friendly trip by getting all the pet supplies you will need, going to the vet for a checkup, and rehearsing some of the traveling with your pet. Look into pet accommodations and activities at any destinations you’re considering to ensure you and your pet have a good time. It may take a little more planning, but it will be well worth it to have your pet by your side.

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Pet Escort Travel Service

Pet Escort Travel Service Now Available with our New Partner PetsJets!

Pet Jets has recently started a joint venture with our new partner PetsJets (yes similar names!) to assist with pet escort travel services to provide an excellent alternative for flying smaller pets! If you’re worried about “shipping” your pet or having your pet exposed to extreme temperatures, darkness and jolting noises in cargo bins this is a wonderful alternative. Stop worrying about missed connections and misrouted flights: a PetsJets Agent will accompany your pet from origin to destination and care for it every second of the journey! PetsJets is a personalized and civilized way to fly your pet on commercial airlines to domestic or international locations.

PetsJets has been escorting pets on commercial airlines so they avoid the stress/risk of cargo for 9 years. Pets just need to be small enough to fit comfortably under the seat in a soft sided travel carrier, and is perfect for puppies, small dogs, cats, etc. Each is given undivided attention by their pet travel escort. For more information, click this link for a free quote today! UPDATE: DEC. 2020 – Pet Escort Travel Services have been postponed until February 2021 due to COVID-19. Please check back with us after February 2021. Thank you.

Pet Air Travel

Pet Air Travel Summer 2020 Update

As the summer officially approaches more people are considering pet air travel with private charter as an alternative to the airlines because of obvious health concerns, reductions in available flights, and with the difficulty of flying certain breeds of pets. More individuals and families need to relocate to new homes around the world and the task of flying their pets can often be stressful when trying to find solutions.

Pet Jets utilizes industry software to find approved charter aircraft that offers you the best pricing for your itinerary. While the cost of private air charter can be expensive, our clients often find the cost to be justified when they arrive to their destination with their pets safe and without stress. Recent trends find many of our clients requiring larger private aircraft for long flights such as New York to London that typically seat 9-14 passengers, however, our clients may only require half the seats which is why our founder created Pet Jets Travel Club.

The goal of the club is for members to network with the purpose of sharing a flight with another party and to save up to 50% by sharing the cost between two parties. Pet Jets markets the member requests on social media and our website. When members network and agree on sharing a flight, Pet Jets will research the best pricing and aircraft options and arranges the flight with approved air carriers representing our members with safety as our priority.

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While there are still many Covid-19 travel restrictions for humans at this time, the same restrictions can occur for pet air travel depending on destinations worldwide. For your pets it is best to check with your veterinarian before travel for needed vaccinations and a general health check to fly. Charter aircraft often leave from their own private terminals, compared to risk exposure in an overcrowded commercial airport lounge. Our clients pass thorough security more quickly and have no lengthy waits in line, either to check-in or to board. These conveniences of private charter are prime benefits for health reasons and means less stress on your pets!

Fly smarter, fly pet friendly charters!