Pet Transport Information
Pet Transport and Information
Pet Transporters - Shipping your pet - when you cannot accompany them.
If you cannot accompany your pet either by car or plane, or if your flight has several stopovers, you may want to consider the services of a pet transportation service or hire a professional pet transporter. Pets are safely transported all over the world even over very long distances.
Local - Many pet sitters will pick up your pet and take him to the veterinary or to day camp. In some cities there are specialized services such as Epettraxi.com (www.epettaxi.com), a New York City company, but similar services are located in most major cities.
Ground - These companies operate specially equipped vans, and transport pets city to city. The pet is accompanied at all times and service is door to door. A good example of this type of service is UShip, www.uship.com.
Private Charters - These companies allow the owners to go along on the same flight. This is an expensive way to transport a pet but you can be assured your pet will travel first class regardless of its size. Find more information on pet travel by private jet.
Air Cargo - All of the major airlines offer specialized treatment for the transport of live animals. The larger aircraft even have special sections in the cargo department just for pets. In every case the area in cargo is pressurized and temperature controlled just as it is in the cabin. Find more information on our page on airline pet travel.
Pet Transporters - These are private companies which belong to an organization called: "The International Association of Pet Transporters (IPATA.org). The IPATA web site provides a search engine so that you can find the pet transporter nearest you.
These professional pet transporters facilitate the process with their knowledge and expertise in flights, flight regulations, flight container requirements, pickup and delivery arrangements, quarantine, boarding, import and export arrangements, and proper identification. And, as requirements, regulations, and restrictions change, a professional stays abreast of these changes and makes the necessary adjustments to your pet's travel arrangements.
You do not need to have a professional pet shipper in your city or even in your state or country. Through their international network, professional pet shippers can handle any and all arrangements to ensure personal care and handling of your family pet from the time it is picked up at your home until it is delivered to your new home - wherever it might be.
Pick up and Delivery - between airports, kennels, quarantine, veterinarians, and home. Flight Reservations - with emphasis on airlines and schedules that are best for the well being of your pet Flight Kennel Sales - the correct type and size in accordance with IATA regulations meeting country and airline requirements. Health and/or Veterinary Certificates - every country has its own set of regulations, and these change frequently. Domestic & International Documentation - consulate legalization, import licenses, transit permits, etc.