Taking English Bulldogs to Ireland from New Zealand seemed impossible to Sonya. She was repeatedly refused international pet transport for her two Bulldogs, Bono (below left) and Bella (below right) by other NZ pet couriers. Bulldogs are notorious for excitable temperaments, coupled with an inability to regulate their own body temperatures and breathing like most brachycephalic breeds. Airlines and other pet transporters are reluctant to fly English Bulldogs. That's where Pet Transport NZ can help!
Using our trusted agents in the US, we gained permission from the USDA (US authorities), DAFM (Irish authorities) and NZ MPI (NZ authorities) to create a new routing for these gorgeous snubnosed dogs. Using two different airlines, and two long stopovers in LAX and Zurich, we ensured Bella and Bono had time at each transit to get out of their cages, and have some free space to chill until their next flight.
With each snubnose or brachycephalic client we take on, we make sure we meet the dogs or cats first. We need to assess their physical health and explain to owners the risks at play with flying their pets overseas. However, we stand by the motto we always held – that so long as snubnosed pets are properly cage trained, healthy and fit, and travelling in MASSIVE cages – (we think safety requires providing at least 4 x body weight in airflow), then they should travel exactly the same as all our pets: safely and comfortably!
Without making light of their special needs, flying snubnosed pets is more complex but we wholeheartedly support anyone who can't bear to leave their pets behind. If you are travelling long haul and want to take your snubnosed dog or cat, we are the only international pet transport agency who can and will make it happen. It does take patience and a bit more hard work but if you are committed to taking your pet with you, so are we. We are all about keeping furry families together!
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Moving pets to the UK from NZ takes a little more coordination than a quick trip across the ditch to Australia. We fly pets to UK from New Zealand on a daily basis. Our team of international pet transport consultants have a few tips to help you move your pet to the United Kingdom successfully.
If you want to travel on the same plane as your pet, contact a pet transport consultant in NZ before you start booking your flights overseas. You need to ensure you both arrive during the Veterinary Border Control hours at your destination airport.
.Before flying, your pets must undergo an examination by the Official Ministry of Primary Industries Veterinarian of NZ. Here they must obtain an MPI Health Export Certificate and a separate Animal Welfare Export Certificate. As the only Pet Transport service located at Auckland airport, moving pets to the UK is really easy with us. MPI is also based at Auckland airport and MPI Certification is simply completed on the day we fly your pet to the UK.
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Woody is a wonderful cat we moved to Sydney from Auckland this week. He enjoyed posing for pre-flight pics in our offices at Auckland Airport, showing off his beautiful differently coloured eyes before curling up to sleep in his travel crate. Moving pets to Australia? This cat moved to Sydney in his sleep.
He sailed through pet travel certification at Ministry of Primary Industries before jetting off to Australia from New Zealand. As professional pet couriers, we take each international shipment seriously. From the moment your travelling pets leave us at Auckland Airport, we are awaiting your overseas updates.
Moving to Australia, all in a days work for this NZ cat, his humans sent us these from Sydney, NSW: "Woody arrived safe and sound a few hours after us. Pick up was very smooth. Here is him getting some well deserved rest after his voyage. He was snoring at the time. Thank you for all your help!"
Well done Woody! If you are moving with pets to Australia, contact the only NZ pet courier based at Auckland Airport. You just drop your cats and dogs here, right between Domestic and International terminals on your way to board your own flight! Contact an Australian pet travel consultant here.
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!