Let's talk pet travel crates. For any overseas pet transport, the single most important purchase you'll make is your pet's travel crate. Whether you are moving cats or dogs (or both!) internationally, they will travel in the cargo hold of the airplane. This area for live animals is air-conditioned to the same standard as the seated area for humans. Depending on your pet's destination they could be inside their overseas travel crate for a few hours or a few days. It is our job to ensure your pet be comfortable on their international flight. Your pet travel consultant will top up your pet's water and take care of their pre-flight walkies, cuddles and play.
The best travel cage for your pet allows standing room above their head and enough width for them to comfortably lie-down and turn around inside. There are some standard plastic IATA crates that work well for a broad range of cat and dog breeds. Some travelling pets will need a custom wooden cage. Thats why we always recommend bringing your pets to our stock room for a crate fitting. In our travel crate room at Auckland Airport we have wide range of standard plastic travel cages. We also offer a range of new, unused wooden crates and can easily have one made to your pet's specific measurements. If you need help measuring your pet, follow our IATA crate guidelines here or contact one of our travel consultants now to make an appointment for a fitting!
It's not the easiest job, international pet transport. Many of our pet travel consultants are up before sunrise moving early shipments of pets overseas. Once in the office, there are waiting enquiries and travel crate fittings. Pet Transporters need respond to crate training questions before taking more cats and dogs off to pre-flight MPI vet checks. In the midst of all the activity at Cargo Central in Auckland Airport, we have to deal with extreme cuteness levels of our clients pets! All our pet travel clients are invited to take a stroll around our office at Pet Transport and enjoy a little chill time before flying to their new home overseas. This time last month we were all besotted with the antics of two german shepherd puppies Zeus and Bolt. They took a midnight flight to meet their Dad at Miri in Malaysia.
It's always great for family pets to have a travel companion to share their journey. If you have puppies or kittens and you aren't sure when is the best time to fly, contact one of caring travel consultants. They can answer questions about your travel destination, any vaccines you might need and which airline is best for your pet transport consignment. Don't hesitate to contact a consultant now!
Three gorgeous family pets travelled overseas from our Pet Transport base at Auckland Airport yesterday morning. This USA pet shipping consignment included two stunning Samoyed dogs called Faelan (male dog, top) and Athena (female dog, above). But the real pre-flight snuggler in the office was Wylie, the domestic short haired cat you can see pictured in the middle. We just received word pets and people have arrived at their destination happy, safe, sound and settling into their NYC home.
At Pet Transport we love puttng pets and people together. In the last week Pet Transport moved two rescue dogs overseas to find new fur-ever homes with loving humans. This gorgeous curly-haired Airedale Terrier is Raffia, brought to us by Wendy and Sue at Kiwidales. They told us about Raffia's rough start in dog life. We love the work the good people at Kiwidales are doing so much. The gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terrier (or Staffy X) on the right is Snoop Doggie. His wonderful Mum is relocating her dog to Hawaii where he will live out the rest of his days in the sun. We always take extra special care during the transport of any rescue dogs or rescue cats we move internationally. Rescue pets travelling overseas may have slightly different emotional needs, requiring a little extra attention pre-flight to ensure they feel secure and comfortable during their transport. Check out the client's own comments on the post below to read for yourself how we handled their international pet shipping:
Pet Transport often have to ship multiple pets from one family together. This can often reduce stress for pets and humans knowing they will have a travel companion on their flight overseas. This weekend's international pet relocation flew Felix and Spiky from Auckland airport to the sunny Gold Coast in Australia. We always let our travelling pets out for a prowl around the office before they fly overseas. These two delightful felines charmed the office before flying to sunnier shores in Queensland. Flying cats to Australia is a daily thing for us at Pet Transport. We know the in's and out's of any destination in Australia. If you are thinking about moving overseas with your pet, chat with a pet travel consultant now to discuss your consignment. They can help clarify any questions have and give you an estimate of what your budget should include for your furry friend to fly with you abroad.
Welcome to Pet Transport's first blog post! Here we'll be sharing our tips for successfully relocating your pet overseas - just like this adorable bulldog pup we shipped to Hawaii last month. We hope to eliminate some of the anxieties pet owners face when moving their pets overseas by sharing the stories of families reunited with their pets abroad. Pet Transport make daily flights to Australia but our speciality is long haul international destinations. Through our blog you can learn about moving pets to the UK, Europe, Asia, India, South America, Canada,. By showing you how simple and drama-free international pet travel from New Zealand can be, we hope to encourage all kiwi's to fly! Broaden your horizons and take your best friend with you, anywhere in the world.