The travel cage is the most important thing for the journey of your pet, and it’s very important to choose the most suitable one with care.
Pay high attention to the purchase of the container: it will be his Travel Armchair, and choosing the right one will surely offer him a First Class Journey.
On the logistical and legislative side, it is COMPULSORY to have a suitable kennel for the journey of your pet: if is not in accordance with the IATA international code, pet cannot leave.
The rules imposed by the airline are also very important: some airlines do not accept certain kind of breed (pugs, boxers, bull mastiffs, Burmese or Persian cats etc.) rather than other reputed aggressive breeds.
There are cases where IATA rigid plastic cages are not accepted and the airline requires a special one: a custom-made kennel so-called CR#82.
This kennel must to be built according to certain standards imposed by international laws that protect the travel of live animals.
ReloCat Italy builds custom wooden cages based on the size of the Pet to be shipped.
IMPORTANT! * In most cases the wooden crates you can find in stores or online, are built in series, with very thin wood and poorly resistant grids. This in our opinion can be dangerous as a strong dog could easily break it!
Following our experience, we have decided to specialize in the construction of custom cages, following these important precautions:
The plastic rigid crates supplied by ReloCat Italy are IATA approved, with “Bolt Mechanism” opening and ventilation grilles in metal (and not in plastic).
We replace the bowls supplied as standard with larger bowls, especially for larger dogs that would finish the water with only two “licks”!
Along with the cages, you will also be given the Drink Bottle (a special bottle that drops the water drop by drop): this is very useful to ensure that your Pet always has water during the entire duration of the trip. The bottle releases the water slowly, and at each stop, the airline staff will easily fill it from the outside.
We also provide crates with absorbing towels for the bottom: usually pets don’t like to dirty their cage, but these will ensure them a comfortable trip.
ReloCat Italy will assist your step by step during the organization of your pet’s travel: we will ask you to size your friend and we will advise you the suitable kennel for his trip.