Shipping to and from the United States and international destinations
Currently available - WestJet Cargo can accept, handle and deliver pets in kennels on domestic flights with origin and destinations in Canada, only.
Currently unavailable - Services for the acceptance, handling and delivery of pets in kennels to and from destinations in the United States and Internationally.
- Pit-bull (all breeds) are restricted in Ontario.
- WestJet Cargo will ship brachycephalic breeds subject to veterinary health checks. Seasonal heat restrictions will be put in place fromJuly 1, 2022 to September 15, 2022 for brachycephalic breeds. WestJet Cargo does not accept brachycephalic breeds for transport anywhere when the outside ground temperature is 29.5 degrees C or higher at the departure city, the destination city, or any connection point in between.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing a new measure to protect Canadians and their pets, and to reduce the risk of introducing dog rabies (rabies caused by canine-variant viruses) into Canada.
As of September 28, 2022, World Rabies Day, commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies will no longer be permitted entry into Canada. Commercial dogs can include, but are not limited to dogs for resale, adoption, fostering, breeding, show or exhibition, research, and other purposes.
Please refer to the CFIA Website for a full list of countries that are considered high-risk for dog rabies.
The following restrictions are applicable for pets travelling in checked baggage due to limited room during the heavy holiday travel periods.
Flights within Canada
||WestJet Encore Q400
||WestJet 737 aircraft
||WestJet 787 aircraft
|December 15-17 inclusive
|December 18-January 4 inclusive
|January 5-7 inclusive