At Pet Transport NZ, one international pet shipping client we are the most proud to have serviced for years, is the Blind Foundation; specifically, the Guide Dogs chapter. One of our senior interntaional pet travel consultants, Michael, received an award for his help in bringing a US born dog, Eudora (below right), into New Zealand this year! The Blind Foundation provide amazing services to the community and we love moving their dogs overseas.
Earlier this year we orchestrated the move of Eudora the German Shepherd from America to NZ and back again. Eudora is a world famous Guide Dog we helped fly all the way from New York to New Zealand. She shares her special skills at work by helping other Guide Dogs learn by example from an awesome assistance dog.. Even more exciting, once here, Eudora had her first successful puppy – and we couldn’t be more proud!
New Zealand offers world-renown Guide Dog training facilities in South Auckland and when we get the call that more pups need to move so they can start their lives helping others – we jump in to action! We love working with these very clever dogs and feel happy knowing we have helped new guide dogs find international fur-ever homes all over the world!
We are the only pet transporter in New Zealand that can organise return trips and import pets from overseas into NZ. It is tricky though, so it pays to get in touch early and start planning your pet travel from overseas now! We look forward to hearing from you soon. If you liked this post or think a friend might, please give us a like below!
The importance of planning international pet travel in advance, can not be stressed enough. The one who suffers most from lack of adequate travel planning is your pet. And your pocket! Future planning any overseas adventures with pets allows you time to crate train, vaccinate your pets and budget your pets' transport into the other costs of moving overseas. Your pet courier will break it down for you.
Your pets need time to be vaccinated and tested. If flying long haul, especially to Europe, they will likely need rabies vaccinations. Rabies vaccines take 30 days to develop antibodies in the bloodstream in cats and dogs. Then you must allow time to receive their test results which come from labs in England. All flying pets must be in tiptop health at departure or they will not be rejected by MPI.
Pets flying internationally from New Zealand need time to get comfortable with their IATA approved travel crate. Even if they are crate-trained or have flown overseas before, warm them up for the journey. Crate training is best done in a low pressure environment that is not time sensitive. Prevent any anxiety about cratetraining to a specific date by allowing a buffer of months not weeks.. You want to avoid any anxious associations with your crate and travel prospects entirely.
Whilst pet transport is often more affordable than most people think, it is an unknown quantity until you request a quote. Unlike flying humans, where booking fees are standard regardless of how tall or heavy you are, booking flights for pets is not the same. The volumetric weight charge is unique to each animal; how much space they occupy in the cargo hold and how much they weigh. Once you know how much the your pet's travel tickets will cost, you can plan when and how to pay accordingly..
Planning in advance allows you time to prepare your pets and budget your travel with a nice time cushion, just in case vaccination goes curly or crate training takes a little longer than anticipated. Most importantly, it ensures both humans and pets have a pawsitively awsome travel experience together! Contact one of our knowledgable pet transport consultants to get your pet travel plan underway!
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Pet Transport NZ couriered this supercute German Shepherd puppy from Auckland to Honolulu this week. Heeni was a total pre-flight delight, completely relaxed in her pet travel crate. Our international pet transport team take your dog's international travel experience personally. All our travelling pets enjoy walkies, play, fresh water, cuddles and treats before boarding their flight.
This darling dog enjoyed her playtime and an organic pig's ear treat before boarding her doggy flight from NZ to USA. Shipping dogs from New Zealand to Hawaii is a pretty regular event for Pet Transport NZ. You might be surprised how many kiwi dogs and cats are relocating to USA every day!
If you are moving to USA or Hawaii with pets, please call one of our expert pet travel consultants for a free, no-obligation quote.. Our expert pet transport team can explain the vaccinations, and pet export requirements for sending your pets from New Zealand to Hawaii, USA, safely and on time.
Pet Transport had our hands full with the precious shipment of black labrador puppies from Auckland Airport in New Zealand to Australia for Guide Dog Training. These lovable pups were calm as can be during MPI vet checks before jetting off to Aussie to complete their learning with the Blind Foundation.
We also just organised the end-to-end delivery of Eudora a very special guide dog from New York City, USA to NZ and back again. Eudora is a unique guide dog with a special set of skills for assisting the blind. She flew to New Zealand to share her talents with kiwi guide dogs in training at various NZ locations, before flying back to NYC in the states.
Whether it's puppies training to be guide dogs or experienced guides for the blind, we are proud to be the international pet transporter of choice for the Blind Foundation. Our "Pets First" welfare policy draws like minded pet lovers and institutions to discover our services time and again.
The time, care and attention to detail we spend on your pets means we can't often be the cheapest but we can be the best. We've never had an accident or fatality in 50 years of international pet service. Contact one of our expert pet transport consultants to discover the Pet Transport difference and relax knowing you pets are in safe hands.
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!