We have been running our pet shipping service for over 30 years and over this time have shipped just about any type of pet (or animal including rodents, reptiles and amphibians!) you could imagine. Mostly though it is a cat or dog that owners want to relocate to destinations that they are emigrating to or simply moving to a warmer clime.
When we are contacted by owners anxious about how they can transport their pet to a distant location, we offer advice and information about the process so they know what to expect. Usually, veterinary treatments and inspections are required so that your pet has the correct documentation that accompanies them to clear destination import checks. Quarantine may also be required although if your animal was born in the UK and has not previously left the UK, quarantine issues are not usually required - but check with us or review the 'Destination Requirements' section of this website.
It's always best to ensure that your pet is transported in full health so if any vaccinations are required (which is usually the case), it's best to get these out of the way well in advance of any travel. It is also vital that your pet travels in a kennel that is of a suitable size for your pet to be able to move around, especially on a long flight. If a stop over is necessary (to change to a connecting flight for example) your pet will be taken off the aircraft and cared for at the animal facility in the transit airport, before being taken to their next flight. For this reason, adequate water is always provided in the transport kennel, and a small meal will be provided at the transit facility. Some airlines are cautious about the transport of pets and only allow them on as cargo when shipping is done through an approved IPATA or IATA registered pet shipper, which we are.
Our pet shipping service can be provided on a "door to door" basis and in this case we will collect your pet from you in the UK and deliver them to you at the detsination address, safe & sound. We are based near Heathrow where most pets are shipped from but we also provide our service through most UK airports; please contact us for information.
Over the years we have shipped a very large number of pets and have received many testimonials from very happy customers who have been relieved that their pet relocation was stress free and one less worry for them. We all love our pets and we understand that with a major relocation you will have concerns, please do give us a call and we will talk over any issues that particularly concern you.
If you want to know how much our pet shipping service costs then please provide us with all the relevant information by completing our online quote request form by clicking on the green "Get Pet Travel Quote" button on the top of this page.
Thank you and we looking forward to shipping your pet soon!