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PetSafe

PetSafe® is our specially designed program for transporting animals that are not eligible to travel in the aircraft cabin.

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PetSafe offers airport-to-airport delivery for animals and features a 24-hour live animal desk, the ability to track pets from origin to destination and more. United will continue to allow in-cabin travel for small pets, subject to restrictions and eligibility requirements. Please read the information in the "Before you book" section before you request a PetSafe booking.

Before you book

Kennel requirements


Help your pet travel safely and comfortably by using a kennel that meets United's requirements.

Pet restrictions


View limitations on international travel and certain animal breeds.

Rates


Check the current rates for shipping your pet with PetSafe.

 

Before you go

PetSafe shipping instructions


Follow these guidelines to prepare animals for shipping.

PetSafe drop-off and pickup locations (PDF)


Find the right location for dropping off or picking up your pet.

Military and State Department pet exceptions


Select military and government personnel and their dependents may transport a pet dog or cat as checked baggage when they are traveling on official orders.
 
Book travel with PetSafe
Request a booking by submitting our form or contacting your local pet shipper.

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Frequently asked questions


Read the answers to common questions regarding our PetSafe program.

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Contact PetSafe


Contact PetSafe if you are unable to find the answers to your questions on the website.

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