Shipping a dog to New Zealand

Shipping your dog to New Zealand is easy, just call us!

Passportforpets have been shipping dogs to New Zealand for over 2 decades and we will be happy to answer all your questions or concerns. If you would like to know more about our services and how we operate, please do contact us and we'll do our best to assist you. If you decide to go ahead with transporting your pet then we can make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf including the required vaccinations and veterinary inspections.

Pets travelling from Rabies Controlled Countries such as United Kingdom/Ireland, Sweden & Cyprus are required to do a 10 stay at quarantine in New Zealand. There will be certain pre import tests and treatments required and they will be inspected for ticks on arrival. It is essential that you have the correct paperwork with you and it is also necessary to make advance arrangements with the Biosecurity people at least 72 hours ahead of arrival.ours ahead of arrival.
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Animals must be shipped in IATA approved transit kennels that allow the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around. It is a requirement that dogs are shipped as manifest cargo and not as excess baggage.

To find out how much it will cost to transport your dog to New Zealand, please click on the "Request A Quote Now" button above.

Katie with her pet dog, Barney "The trip to New Zealand was quite long and I was worried about Barney my dog who travelled with us. Mum and Dad had arranged for the PassportForPets people to send Barney on the same flight as us and it was good knowing he was close to me during the trip. He arrived safely with us and is now getting to know his new home in New Zealand."


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"I have got to congratulate you and all your team, for the wonderful job regarding the paperwork that you'll did. The Australian quarantine were highly impressed and gave it a 10/10.

Once again THANK YOU for taking care of Smokey, who is not only a pet but a very special member of our family"