If you are shipping a pet to another state or country, there are certain requirements that must be met before the pet can travel. The pet must be up to date on all vaccinations that are mandatory by the state or country the puppy will be relocating to. This usually includes a rabies vaccination. You must also be aware of and abide by all the laws and regulations concerning incoming pets within the destination country or traveling state to state. If the destination is another country, these laws and customs regulations can be found by contacting the appropriate Consulate within the United States.
Consideration also needs to be given to the carrier within which the pet is being shipped to another state. If the pet will be traveling via airplane as pet cargo, a plastic transport crate would be sufficient. You would need to find the suitable size for your pet. A general requirement is that the pet should be able to stand comfortably in the crate. Dishes for food and water must be mounted within the crate so that the pet is nourished throughout the trip. You should also decorate the crate with the appropriate "Live Animal" and "This Way Up" stickers to ensure a smooth and safe trip for your pet if relocating from state to state.