Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your puppy to USA with an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as for example Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You realize your dog depends on you to really make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules are designed to ensure that your pet is not unduly stressed by the travel and which they get to the US in good condition. However, we’ve been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually go beyond IPATA guidelines because we would like both happy pets AND owners! Our pet shipping business continues to expand and we are able to only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
The good news about shipping your pet to the USA from a Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country just like the UK is that there surely is no quarantine requirement provided that your dog has been in the UK for 6 months or more. However, your pet will have to have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this may lead to entry delays since you is likely to be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says that you will get your pet vaccinated and then confine them for a minimum of 30 days after treatment). If you should be importing a puppy that’s too young (usually under 6 months of age) to have had the rabies vaccination you then will need a Confinement Agreement, see: USA CDC Dog Confinement Agreements for more details. Whilst the CDC (US authority on pet imports) doesn’t require your dog to truly have a certificate of overall health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they will alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs must be imported or exported through one of many
Taking your pet on your own flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to nearly every part of the world so typically, your pet should have the ability to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself if this is what you should like. A lot of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and there are few points that is highly recommended with this type of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight area of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t be in two places simultaneously! If you’re held up attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left awaiting longer than necessary to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in your mind that a lot of airports need you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In the event of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove extremely tough to transport, particularly if you have all your own personal luggage to cope with too.
Lastly, you’ll have no access to your pet from the full time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for some countries such as for instance Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you will not manage to see your pets before they’re taken with their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to visit on the same flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to accommodate this whenever possible.
We are happy to meet up clients who are travelling on the same aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the afternoon of shipment. We would require seeing copies every one of Veterinary paperwork to be sure they’re suitable for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to check and check how big is your pet and travel kennel in advance, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the day of travel with this type of shipment. The single most frequent reason for these last minute problems at the airport may be the measurements being incorrect and the travel kennel being refused as too small for the dog. With the years of experience we’ve with such issues, we shall sometimes ask you often if you should be sure concerning the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly easy to measure and we are able to usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets that have previously travelled in to the UK in a specific size kennel may not be able to travel back out in exactly the same kennel as a result of stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest on the planet for animal welfare, and therefore the message listed here is that if you’re unsure please say so even as we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a good enough fit.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
PETS was created to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.
Northern Ireland has been without any rabies for many years, however in some other countries there’s still a risk of the condition to mammals. The greatest risk for rabies entering here could be via an infected animal smuggled in illegally.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK are normally required to invest four months in quarantine, unless they arrive under and meet most of the conditions of PETS.
All pet dogs (including assistance dogs), cats and ferrets can enter or re-enter the UK without quarantine under PETS provided they meet the guidelines of the scheme, which differ depending on the country your pet is travelling from.
They may then manage to get early release if they can be shown to generally meet the required pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most parts of Europe and many non-European destinations.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must be housed in a IATA approved kennel which is ideal for the size of canine being transported. Food and water must also be within the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hold on tight significant stop-overs but also for security reasons, this is simply not something which you (if you are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) will be allowed to complete yourself.
The Pet Travel Scheme is really a UK Government scheme which allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending amount of time in quarantine.
To be able to comply with your rules you will have to do the following (In Order).
Check the guidelines applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk website and make your plans accordingly.
Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
For qualifying countries, after an amount of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then go the UK.
When you have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from a vet stating that the pet has recently been examined and what the findings were), then this will be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your puppy (this does not affect cats or ferrets) must certanly be treated against tapeworm. You must have this treatment completed by way of a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to this effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please remember that there are different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can simply be identified (because thet have already been fitted with a dog passport microchip) then importation will soon be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so you are available to answer any questions while they arise.
You will find other considerations you will have to take into account before bringing your pet back in the U.K. as an example the route that the pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you employ must be an accepted carrier and the nation that you are flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
Dog Export Hanworth
Cat Export Hampton Wick
Cat Export Harefield Grove
Pet Export Harefield
Dog Export Hanwell
The aforementioned information should only be properly used as a guide, while the regulations are constantly changing. The full list of regulations can be found by using the link below to the DEFRA website.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats should be microchipped ahead of international travel, so ensuring this is performed can be the first step in preparing your pets for travel. The other veterinary requirements vary immensely between every country, so please check the relevant page on our website or contact us for more in-depth information.
Most owners are extremely anxious about sending their pets on a trip, and this really is, of course, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly each year throughout the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the exact same as a human of the same health status. The scare-mongering articles which can be located on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel more often than not occur once the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as for example animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations which are required ahead of airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would not be permitted to depart from any UK Airport in a unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets shouldn’t travel to arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because at most airports abroad you will find no cargo handling arrangements during these days and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to arrive at weekends it always incurs one more fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always best to send for a weekday arrival. You can find exceptions to this so please contact our office to learn more if this is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they are only given water that is safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you are in any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, so it’s imperative they’re very well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the danger of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It is also advisable to ensure all their routine vaccinations are updated because it is prudent to provide them the maximum amount of disease immunity as possible.
Pets are more adaptable than they are often given credit for, and with some common-sense precautions regarding changes in climate, natural dangers, standard of veterinary care and relevant laws in your brand-new country, there’s no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your new life abroad together.