The Alaska Airlines pet policy is as follows:
Effective January 11, 2021, Alaska will accept only service dogs which are trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability. Emotional support animals will no longer be accepted.
Pets are accepted in the aircraft cabin and in the baggage and cargo compartments.
Pets allowed in the passenger cabin are dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds. Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old and must have been fully weaned.
Brachycephalic or “short-nosed” dogs and cats are not accepted for travel in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines flights (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, Ravn Alaska, or PenAir), but may still travel in the cabin.
Alaska Airlines accepts most small domesticated pets in the baggage and cargo compartments. Other pets may be accepted with approval.
Pets that may travel in the climate-controlled baggage and cargo compartments include cats, dogs, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, household birds, non-poisonous reptiles, pot-bellied pigs, rabbits, and tropical fish.
All pets traveling in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines (including flights operated by Horizon and SkyWest, must have a health certificate dated within 10 days of initial travel and 30 days of return travel, when the return flight is booked in the same record. Pets traveling on a return flight booked in a separate record are required to have a health certificate dated within 10 days of that flight. A health certificate is not required for pets traveling in the cabin with their passenger; however, many states have specific importation health and vaccination requirements.
Alaska Airlines accepts only cats or dogs for travel to and from Hawaii. Because of Hawaii’s unique status as the only rabies-free state, there are additional requirements for travel.
Only dogs and cats will be accepted when traveling to the United States from a non-US location, and for travel to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.
Taking a pet to a foreign country involves preparation and planning far in advance of your departure date. Requirements for pet travel to a foreign country are set by the destination country. If you are you traveling to another country and bringing along your pet you’ll need to meet the animal health requirements of the country you are visiting.
More information on the Alaska Airlines pet policy