Everyone’s longing for traveling these days. I don’t know how much I’d give for that sweet moment of being seated on a plane, cramming my legs by the window, hoping there won’t be a screaming baby sitting right next to me. Oh, the joys of open borders from the pre-pandemic world!
And as we wait for the covid chaos to stop savaging the globe, and our beloved air, sea, and land transport to resume to normal, let’s take a look at some precious pics of pets traveling instead of us. From dogs bamboozling the plane cabin to pony-turned flight attendants, these are the support animals who make the joys of commuting even more pawsome.
Hand-picked by Bored Panda, the compilation combines two of our favorite things, animals and travel, so make sure to hit the upvote button on your favorite animals on board sightings!
My Wife Is A Flight Attendant And Uses Her Benefits To Help Transfer Animals To Shelters That Value Life A Bit More Than Others. Today’s Guest Was Pepper
This Is Athena. It’s Her First Train Trip And She’s A Little Scared, But Being Brave As Heck
Even though most pet owners would never part with their furry friends, in reality, traveling with animals is not as easy as it sounds. But the hassle starts even before traveling. For example, if you’re about to board an international flight, you should make sure that your pet meets the requirements for your destination country and is healthy enough to travel.
On top of that, every airline has different pet travel requirements, so you want to make sure you know them before boarding. Also, it depends on what kind of animal you're traveling with. For example, if you want to take a pet bird or other exotic animal with you out of the US, you may have to contact additional agencies, like USDA APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
For further information, check out this official list from Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for the current pet travel health rules.
My Blind Stepdad's Guide Dog Axel. They Went On A Week Long Pilgrimage And Are Now Returning Home. This Was Him On The Train Hugging My Stepdad's Foot. Such A Good Boi
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on airlines that allow pets to travel, only small dogs and cats that can fit in special carriers under the seat are allowed in the cabin. It’s critical that their owners take care of them during layovers.
Other airlines may not allow pets in the cabin and will transport them as cargo in specially constructed holds with ventilation and heating. And since for animals, it’s usually better to travel this way since it's darker and quieter, for their owners, it usually means higher transportation charges.
So Apparently We Are Bringing Llamas On The Max Now. I Guess Alpaca Bit Of Extra Snacks With Me Next Time
On The Train And Saw This Friendly Face
As you can imagine, loading and unloading your pet as cargo can be incredibly stressful to your pet. The CDC encourages pet owners to get their pets used to their carrier before the flight so they feel less anxious.
Other tips from the CDC include purchasing flights with fewer connections and layovers, picking departure and arrival times to avoid extreme heat or cold, and making sure your pet feels safe and calm before and after the flight.
Rescue Dog Travelling To Forever Home Gets His Own Seat On Ferry
This Guy And His Dog On My Flight Right Now. They Have Been Like This For Over 2 Hours
Some pet owners may find sedatives and tranquilizers alleviate their pets’ stress during flight, but the International Air Transport Association discourages using such medication since it “could harm animals while in flight.” Whatever you decide, make sure to consult a veterinarian to make sure both you and your pet are ready to have a flight.
This Girl Named Panda Smiled At Me Like This For Her Entire Plane Ride Shift (Service Dog)
I See Your Dog On A Plane And Raise You A Booped Dog On A Plane
This Little Kitty Had Its Own Seat On The Three Hour Train Ride I Was On In Spain! It Sat So Nicely For The Whole Time
This Guy Is Going To Make The Flight Much More Enjoyable! He’s So Happy To Fly
Future Search-And-Rescue Dog Echo Took A 13 Hour Trip Home With Me This Week, Including Three Flights. She’s A Trooper
I'm A Flight Attendant And This Was My First Passenger This Morning. She Made My Day! Meet Zuri
Bentley Got To Meet The Captain After Our Flight Home Last Night
I Was Lucky Enough To Sit Next To This Little One On My Plane Ride The Other Night
"I'm A Tax-Paying Citizen Taking Public Transport Now"
Joey The Therapy Dog Was Spotted On A Plane Taking A Well-Deserved Nap (Pic Taken With Permission). He Visits Patients In Hospitals And Even Has His Own Business Card
Look At This A***e Using Up Two Seats Like He Owns The Train Or Something
I Asked To Be Seated Next To The Cutest Guy On The Plane
This Irish Setter Didn't Win The Best In Its Group At Westminster, But It Won The Best In First Class On My Flight
This Police Trauma Dog On My Wife's Flight Today
This was on a flight immediately after my wife's first flight had to make an emergency landing due to engine trouble. I think she could tell my wife was having a ruff day.