Pet Transport NZ is considered an essential service. Up until the borders closed and the last airlines were grounded, we were working hard for our clients in our office to find viable international pet travel solutions and domestic flights. We continue to work from home, available by phone, email and social media providing the same high level of service and quality consultation as ever before. In the last few weeks we have seen a dynamic shift in the freight forwarding and pet air travel industry. Fielding regular phone calls from airlines and the Ministry of Primary Industries, we shall remain a reliable, credible up to the minute, source of industry information for our clients.
These last few weeks have been a time of particularly high stress levels for essential travellers trying to return home from New Zealand with their beloved pets. It was our pleasure to be able to offer the calm reassurance of consistent care to both humans and furry friends in their homeward bound pet transport. Nemo was fortunate to make it on the same flight as his human was as PAX onboard. Not all were so lucky. For those who are still intending to return home after lockdown, we encourage you to keep up with our notifications and updates so you can be ready to move as soon as pet travel embargoes are lifted.
Bear and Kaydo the Boxer dogs were bound for Brisbane with another pet travel carrier who withdrew their service when lockdown started. We were fortunate to be able to find a viable travel route to Australia for these pups and their people. With airlines and borders closing by the hour it was not possible for us to offer solutions to all our clients, especially to those travelling further afield. For those intending to fly at the end of isolation we encourage you to use this time at home to prepare for your imminent travel. Our COVID19 blog series will help detail the steps you need to follow to take advantage of the first flight routes when they become accessible.
Our littlest passenger this week was Raj the Maltese dog who flew to Perth on Thursday. All of these furry fliers were incredibly lucky to travel aboard the last of the viable pet transport routes during COVID19 lockdown. As things continue to evolve both here and overseas, we encourage you to stay safe in your homes and use this time to prepare for future travel opportunities. Now is the ideal time to commence crate training and as vets are considered an essential service, you can complete your required vaccinations schedule as per usual. Don't forget to wash your dog with soapy water regularly!
We are very fortunate to have an open line of communication with both airlines and MPI. Please be aware we are experiencing a higher than usual call volume at this time. Your support and understanding is appreciated. The information we receive from the government and airline will be first filtered to our clients to enable them to make sounds transport plans and then our wider pet travel community online. If you are intending to return home with your pets, either abroad or domestically, we would be happy to help plan your pet transport. A quick call to our phone +6492560999 will redirect you to the pet travel consultant of your choice. Otherwise, we continue to be available by email, via quote request form or follow our updates on social media. We look forward to helping you and your pets return safely home, just as we have been doing for 3 generations. Be safe, be kind, be ready to travel again very soon. Best wishes, Pet Transport NZ.
From the outside, Pet Transport NZ looks like cute puppies and fluffy kittens all day long. And it is! But that doesn't cover the complexity of international pet transport. We are proud to be the official pet transporter for the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association and the Paw Blacks. Both champion dog teams are international title holders. Every year we fly their prize-winning trial dogs with their handlers from New Zealand to Australia for their agility competitions.
We also arrange their return pet transport to NZ. Return pet flights are unique to Pet Transport NZ. We are the only pet courier providing round-trips from New Zealand. This is because pet transport, from any country in the world, is actually pet export. The government of the country the pet is leaving must approve the pet is fit to fly and a local pet transporter must oversee this process. We have agents operating in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia that allows us to provide return services.
Working dogs like these are highly trained to respond to specific command words. Say the wrong thing to the wrong dog and you might have a pre-flight situation at the airport! For this reason, working dogs must be accompanied by their human handlers at all times. Every vet visit, airline and MPI requires the attendance of the human they are trained to respond to.
Moving dogs to Australia is similar for the NZ Police. These working dogs are also trained for particular command words and need to remain with their handlers at all times. When they travel to Australia for specialised training, we assist with their return trips from New Zealand. Flying guide dogs for the Blind Foundation requires human attendance as well
When taking a dog to Australia, everyone wants to know how much it costs. Unlike relocating humans, with one-size-fits-all seat prices; airfares for moving pets to Australia vary greatly. How much it costs to fly your dog depends on their destination, the breed and the size of the dog you are transporting.
For Baxter the Boxer, Pet Transport organised his travel cage and flights to Melbourne from Auckland Airport. A male boxer costs more than a female fox terrier due to the volumetric weight calculation all airlines use to price flying your pet overseas. This includes the height and weight of the dog you are taking to Australia. It also measures the amount of space your pets travel cage will occupy on board.
The good news for any pet flights across the ditch: destinations in Australia are the cheapest. We fly dogs from New Zealand to Australian airports multiple times a day, every day of the week. You'll be pleased to hear taking a dog to Australia is not too much more than human flights. Why not chat with one of our Pet Transport travel consultants to get a free quote tailored to your dogs measurements?
Moving to Melbourne with your dog couldn't be easier than with Miss May, this lovely heading dog we shipped to Australia this week. Every dog and cat we fly overseas has a unique personality. This loveable pup melted our hearts during the cold weather we had this week at Auckland Airport.
Temperament and training go a long way to getting your pet ready for flying overseas. This sweet lady was a joy to take on her pre-flight walk so much so we almost couldn't put her in the travel cage! (almost... she did have a rather important flight to Melbourne to catch after all)
Some pets we fly to Australia are snugglers, others are players, but this Melbourne-bound hound was all about the puppy dog eyes! If you are worried about meeting your pets needs on flight day, you can relex. At Pet Transport, we handle the stress of international pet travel for you and your pet to fly safely and happily. Talk to a Pet Transport consultant about shipping your pets to Australia today!
Pet Transport from New Zealand to Australia is where we rack up our frequent flyer miles. Kiwis often move to Australia with their pets - most days of the week actually! Most of our pet lovers who travel to Australia with their cats and dogs will return at some point. Moving pets to Australia from New Zealand is pretty straightforward. Flying pets back to New Zealand from Australia is also fairly simple.
If your pet has flown to New Zealand from Australia before, and is now heading back over the Tasman, you will need a copy of your BACC. The Biosecurity Authority Customs Clearance certificate is given to every pet arriving to New Zealand. Pets returning to Australia must have this document at their MPI Australian Export Certificate appointment.
Contact us for a sample version, or get help requesting a misplaced copy, we're happy to help!