PetSafe® is our specially designed program for transporting animals that are not eligible to travel in the aircraft cabin.
PetSafe offers airport-to-airport travel for animals. Our program includes a dedicated 24-hour PetSafe desk, the ability to track your pets from origin to destination and much more. You can also earn 500 MileagePlus award miles for each PetSafe shipment within the U.S. and 1,000 miles for all other shipments.*
Please read the information in the "Before you book" section below before you request a PetSafe booking for shipping your pet.
Before you book
Help your pet travel safely and comfortably by using an approved kennel that meets United's requirements.
View limitations on international travel and certain animal breeds.
Check the current cost to ship your pet with PetSafe.
Before you go
Follow these guidelines to prepare animals for travel.
Find the right location for dropping off or picking up your pet.
PetSafe policy exceptions for military and government personnel
Eligible military and government personnel and their dependents may transport a pet dog or cat as checked baggage when they are traveling on official orders.
For complete details, visit the Military and State Department pet exceptions page.