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The requirements for relocating your furry friend to Hawaii differ then with other types of pets. Stay tuned to find out about what it takes to transport your loved ones to paradise on Earth.

The Cost

The cost of relocating your pup depends and varies in different airports. Every airline charges its own fee to transport pets to Hawaii so for more information contact your local airline. The cost can range from $200 to over $1,000 per pet depending on where you’re coming from, where your animal will be in the aircraft, and the size of your dog. If your dog arrives before the set date of entry, they will be quarantined and charged $14.30 a day.

Age Requirement

Every pup that is younger than 10 months will most likely not be able to complete all the requirements on the checklist due to safely vaccination times, administer blood tests, or even microchip requirements. If your vet is able to start the vaccines and take the blood test right away, you still need a minimum of 4.5 months more before you can relocate your dog in all the conditions, since 120 days must pass after the blood test is received at the lab before your pet can apply for the 5 day quarantine.

Dogs that shouldn’t be transported to Hawaii

Sometimes you can be put into a situation where the transport certain animals on an aircraft and to Hawaii cannot be established. This can be due to animals with special conditions such as very young, very old, chronically ill, or incapacitated pets. Any pets that are 40+ days pregnant are not allowed to enter the state. Some dogs that are discovered pregnant during quarantine will be held at an approved veterinary facility at the owner’s cost. There are also certain types of breeds and hybrids that can’t be transported such as wolf, wolf cross, Dingo, Bengal, Savannah, and more are prohibited to enter the state. Other pets that have difficulties with hot temperatures like pugs should be assisted with special medical requirements and arranged for quarantine of their pet at an approved veterinary hospital before their arrival.

Dog Travels

The Department of Agriculture Animal Quarantine has ne requirements as to where your pet is allowed to be in the aircraft. The requirements are determined by each airline. Most airlines will allow your pet to fly in the cabin as long as you can fit them nicely under the seat at your feet, and the weight of the kennel and the animal should be less than 70 pounds. Some airlines only allow a certain number of pets per flight and the number can depend on the time of year, so make sure to get all the information earlier. There can also be pet travel restrictions for certain types of breeds depending on the airline, when temperatures are too hot or too cold. If your pet has to undergo the full 120-day quarantine program, then they are not allowed to fly in the cabin of the airplane.

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