We’re a 100% Kiwi owned and operated family business that’s been running for over 50 years, having been passed down the hands of 3 generations. Our story begins in the UK, where our grandparents spent time building a life together before deciding to return home with their Burmese cats. However, they found there were awful 6 month quarantine periods and a number of other obstacles that made moving pets overseas difficult. This experience made them determined to create a pet transportation system that was safe and easy, while always prioritising the pet’s wellbeing. The result is Pet Transport, New Zealand’s first international pet relocation business.
We help pets travel, but we also work with organisations to transport pets and people together. For example, we recently sent the NZ Police to Australia for training, including police dogs, who only obey their handlers, and we sent working dogs to Australia with their owners for the international agility trials. We’re proud to be the official pet courier for SPCA, Blind Foundation Guide Dogs, NZ Defence Force and international agility trial teams including the Paw Blacks, as well as troupes of working dogs contracted to international clients and foreign governmental bodies.
Our spotless safety record, professionalism and genuine care for animals have made us a world leader in international pet transport. We field enquiries and special requests for countries that don't currently have professional pet transporters or the governmental departments to handle pet exports and vet certifications, like the British Virgin Islands and the Cook Islands. In cases like these, we're called upon by local governments to establish protocols and procedures, and fly official vets from the MPI to these locations to check, vaccinate and process pets for travel.
We can move pets from New Zealand to Australia, the UK, USA, Canada, Asia, Africa, India, Europe, South America and the United Arab Emirates. Our transport vehicles are warranted, insured and regularly serviced, so you can trust the transition will be smooth for both you and your pet. We live and breathe safe, efficient and reliable pet transportation – after all, it's our family legacy.