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Travel for animals

  • Small pet traveling in-cabin beneath airplane seat

    In-cabin pets

    Take your pet with you on your flight

    Domesticated cats, small dogs, rabbits and birds may travel accompanied in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the U.S. Some restrictions apply.

  • Pet being shipped by friendly United employee via PetSafe program


    Ship pets that are not eligible to travel in-cabin

    PetSafe is our specially designed animal transport program for shipping pets safely and comfortably on our flights. View our PetSafe page for guidelines and restrictions and to book travel for your pet.

Service animals

Trained service animals are accepted in United and United Express® aircraft cabins when accompanying qualified individuals with disabilities.

U.S. military and State Department pet exceptions

Select military and government personnel and their dependents may transport their pet dog or cat as checked baggage when they are traveling on official orders.

United Cargo is a proud member of:

International Pet and Animal Transportation Association