The Schwarz Kennels

and the Dire Wolf Project


Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and Sky West Delta provide transportation for live animals as Cargo.

All pet shipping companies must comply with U.S. Department of Agriculture and International Air Transport Association regulations for the humane treatment and transportation of animals.

All animals are transported in a pressurized and temperature controlled aircraft compartment.

The following detail is required when booking:

1. Shipper and consignee name, address and phone contact

2. Length, width and height dimensions of the kennel

The following regulations apply:

Dogs and cats must be at least eight weeks of age and weaned.

The shipper shall provide applicable health declarations and permits required by authorities of countries of export, Transshipment import.

Food/Water must be offered within 4 hours of flight departure.

No more than one live dog or cat (6 months of age or older) may be transported in the same kennel.

No more than one live puppy, 8 weeks to 6 months of age (and weighing over 20 lbs) may be transported in the same kennel.

No more than two live puppies 8 wks to 6 months of age (that are of comparable size, and weighing 20 lbs or less each) may be transported in the same kennel.


Live animal reservations are accepted in advance at a minimum 24 hours, Max. 20 days for online travel 7 days for interline domestic or international travel.

Schwarz dogs are NOT working dogs

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