We recommend leaving a familiar article of clothing or blanket that contains a familiar sent. A soiled t-shirt, a dirty sock or a towel won’t eliminate your pet’s anxieties but is comforting and a reminder you will soon be close by. We do not recommend toys or anything else that can be put into your pet’s mouth. We have been known to hide small biscuits and treats in the blanket but upon inspection before the airlines take possession of the kennel bigger items are removed for safety of the pet.
Small personal items may include: a serving-size bag of food for the comfort stop if changing planes, a leash and collar should be fastened to the outside of the kennel with zip ties on top of the crate, send nothing of sentimental value since these extra items can become detached during shipping. A blanket or towel can go inside the crate on top of a thick layer of absorbent newspaper or pads.