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Lisa Kelly

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My main focus is teaching pet owners how to choose and properly prepare an airline carrier kennel for a safe and comfortable trip. I can answer any questions on the subject of purchasing an airline approved carrier or kennel. I can also answer questions on how to modify or prepare an existing pet carrier kennel to be safe and considered airline compliant. Also any questions on how to ship a pet domestically in the USA. I can not answer questions on required paperwork for importing or exporting pets internationally.

Experience in the area

My experience includes owning and running a Luxury Cat Care Facility since 1997 - Kitty Cat Condos. While running the facility I have used my daily pet experiences to invent and develop many pet travel products, many of which are Patented. The most well known is DryFur® Travel Pads. I now run a blog dedicated to sharing free information to pet owners who are often overwhelmed with the task of traveling on airlines with their beloved pets.


ABKA - 1997-2002 IPATA 2005-2010 Presently not an active member of any Organization


Most of my articles are published on my blogs at and I have been interviewed as cat expert for an article in Animal Wellness on the subject of Choosing the right Cat Carrier for traveling. Also interviewed as pet expert on Animal Radio on the subject of how to travel with your pet safely on airlines.


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Awards and Honors

1. Disposable absorbent pet transport cushion-United States Patent 7231888 2. Awarded Best Cat Boarding 3 times by CatFancy Magazine in 2005-2007-2010 3. Awarded Best Pet Product by CatFancy for DryFur® Travel Pads 2005 4. Awarded Product of the Year Pet Product News for DryFur® Travel Pads 2005-2006 5. Awarded Editors Choice Product of the Year DogFancy DryFur® Travel Pads 2006 6. Awarded Best Pet Product for Airline Kennel Securing Hardware 2010

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Recent Answers from Lisa Kelly

2015-09-04 Moving long distance with dog:

You will likely need a CR82 cage which means made from wood or metal or combination of both. You will not be able to use the plastic if the vet does the health certificate and lists him as pit mix, or

2015-03-03 From NZ to Germany:

I do not think you will have issue traveling to germany the problem might come when traveling back to New Zealand. New Zealand is considered Rabies Free status and I am not sure if Germany is 100% rabies

2013-12-28 cat not eating anything if I leave her:

Hi Zain, you will want to give your kitten some time but not more than 2 days to adjust. During this time be sure and tell your friend to give her all her favorite foods. Even if it is Tuna or Chicken

2013-09-01 traveling with a cat:

Hi Gina, Well be sure she packs a lot of Super Absorbent travel pads otherwise the cat will be very upset and traumatized. Might ask the vet for a sedative it is safe since she will be able to be with

2013-07-22 Shipping dog from philippines to Massachusetts:

Coming into the USA is quite simple as far as health requirements and paperwork. But the biggest issue is trying to find someone to ship her to you. If you can go and bring her back with you it is the


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