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Tags and Info for the dog travel crate
(being revised & updated during the next two to three months (2008)!)
It is best to put both a luggage tag and a sticker/document on the dog's travel crate.
The luggage tag should contain the following information:
o your name, address, telephone number
o emergency contact information for who to contact if something unexpected happens to either you or your dog. Preferably with more than one contact.
Put a sticker/document on the crate as well. This should have a photo of your dog together with a message for the freight handlers to read.
Also: You should also print a 2nd copy of the document and when boarding ask the flight attendant to give it to the pilot so he definitely knows that your dog is on board.
It is important that airline personnel do NOT open your dog's crate during his/her trip. Dogs can panic when in a strange environment. You don't want your dog to panic and run away in an airport. If there is an emergency and it becomes neccesary for airline animal handlers to get your dog out of its crate, this should only be done in a secure, indoor, closed room that your dog cannot escape from.!! Perhaps a separate 'caution sticker' is advisable.
Luggage tags for dog travel crates
Many thanks to Ravenwood Dalmatians and the Dalmatian Information Station for the info and samples in this section!
Crate tags such as these should be on your crates during all forms of travel, and wherever and whenever your dogs are away from home.
The front of my crate tags has a picture of the dog and the dog's call name, breed, color, identifying marks and my name, address and phone number.
The other side has the contact information, 'In case of emergency'
These tags are printed on business card size cardstock and laminated into luggage tags. Most Office Depots, Office Max, Staples etc. have the ability to make the luggage tags. If you have a laminating machine you can make your own.
a sample sticker/document for the crate
You can create one using an application such as MS-Publisher, just copy this sample and fill in your own information, print out 2 copies,-
- put one in a clear plastic (folder or zip lock bag) and tape it to the top of the crate,
- and keep one to hand the flight attendant to give to the pilot when you board the plane:
My name is (your dog's name) and I am on my way to my new home in (the destination country and/or city). I have never flown before so I would really appreciate it if you could be very gentle with me. My owner(s), (your name), is in seat (your seat number) and (she/he/they) will be a nervous wreck until (she/he/they) know(s) I am safely on board. Please let the flight crew know so they can tell (her/him/them) that I have been loaded on the plane.
If I made one for our Jimmy, this is what it would look like:
My name is Jimmy and I am on my way to my new home in the Netherlands. I have never flown before so I would really appreciate it if you could be very gentle with me. My owner, Rosemarie Sweeny, is in seat 35A and she will be a nervous wreck until she knows I am safely on board. Please let the flight crew know so they can tell her that I have been loaded on the plane.
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