Pet transportation can be a stressful experience for both you and your pets. We have the experience and knowledge to arrange trauma-free pet transportation to your new home. Importantly, we understand all customs and quarantine requirements and government regulations associated with pet transportation – even the more unusual ones.
International Pet Tranportation
Moving pets internationally can be a complex and expensive exercise.
All countries apply restrictions and requirements on the importation and transportation of pets and in many instances, importation may be prohibited or severely restricted.
Allied is able to provide access to specialist pet transport organisations who will be able to advise you on specific restrictions and provide the International Transport Service. Please ask us for more information.
Domestic Pet Tranportation
Some things you can do to ease the stress of moving your pets to your new home:
- Before leaving, schedule a veterinary examination to check your pet's health, obtain copies of vaccination records and a health certificate (if required), update identification tags, and discuss a tranquilizer or precautionary measures for the trip.
- If travelling to your new home by car, make sure to get your pet comfortable to auto travel by taking it on short trips around the neighbourhood
- Don't feed your pet for seven hours prior to your trip, pack a container of fresh, cool water, and stop frequently for walks
- If stopping at a hotel overnight, make sure the hotel allows pets
- Never leave your pet in the car alone
- Birds and small pets such as hamsters can travel in their carriers if the carrier can be placed in a stable, well ventilated area free of drafts (covering the carrier while the car is moving often calms an animal)
- If shipping your pet by air, contact the airline well in advance to check regulations and services:
- Consider direct flights to minimize the amount of time your pet will be confined
- Select a portable air-transport carrier that is large enough for your pet to stand and able to move around a bit
- Let your pet become accustomed to the carrier well in advance of the trip
- Don't forget to mark the carrier with "Live Animal," your pet's name, your new address and phone number, and any special handling instructions
- After boarding your plane, ask the flight attendant to confirm your pet has been loaded on the plane