We often sell our Chihuahua puppies to loving families throughout the United States and Canada. This means a flight. As an experienced breeder who has flown puppies safely for years, I can assure you that it is a safe way for puppies to travel once they are socialized and enjoy the company of all people. Well socialized puppies trust not only the breeder who raised them, but all people in general.
Puppies who are secure in themselves and have balanced personalities, trust and love people. Such puppies handle flights well and walk out of their carriers with tails wagging.
When our pups are anywhere from 12 to 14 weeks old we will prepare them for the flight to you.
I have small healthy Chihuahuas, so you do not need to worry about a puppy having a low blood sugar issue while flying. Sickly puppies and those too young toleave their mothers ( under 9 weeks) are the ones who could have issues. We would never fly a puppy who had sugar issues or was unhealthy.
On board the airplane your Chihuahua puppy will share the same room temperature as human passengers. Your Chihuahua puppy will breath the same air. Puppies are kept in a climate and pressure controlled area of the airplane where they remain safe and secure during the flight.
Suitcases are not kept in climate and pressure control areas, so Chihuahua puppies aren't thrown in with the luggage as is a rumor!
We take great care at preparing our Chihuahua puppies for flight.
We use a permanent marker to print your name, address and airport on the carrier your puppy stays in during flight.
During the warm months we line the inside with non-ink waterproof paper, a pee pad or pad and several layers of paper towels, a soft blanket and toy to cuddle with and toys. We place food, water inside with the puppy. Puppies can walk freely inside the carrier which is more than human passengers can do while in flight and strapped to their seats.
During the winter months the temps on board remain the same as during the summer, but for the short 10 to 20 minutes of time the puppy is taken off the airplane and is exposed to cold temps, we add source of heat that maintains temperatures for 8 to 10 hours. We do add waterproof lining, blankets, stuffed animal and absorbant material. Always food and water.