Leaving the UK
Taking your pet out of the UK for a holiday or more permanent move can require a good deal of planning and research. By using Airpets you can leave us to do the hard work, letting you concentrate on your own travel arrangements.
Airpets are probably the most experienced pet relocation company in the UK, having completed thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you’ll need assistance with all areas of your pet relocation, or just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to simply help and offer the next:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced collection of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the very most direct, time efficient flight for your pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the globe
Way to obtain IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is essential to minimising the time pets spend inside their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and everybody before its flight & making the journey as short and stress-free as possible.
Boarding & Quarantine
Located only 5 minutes from London’s Heathrow airport, we offer excellent on-site boarding kennels as well as luxury boarding catteries.
Whether your pet is sticking to us whilst you’re away on holiday, just before shipment abroad or in quarantine, they will be pampered by our experienced & caring kennel staff. All our staff have undergone our own in-house kennel care and animal well-being training, and have your pets comfort and health as a number one priority.
All dogs are exercised daily in individual runs or inside our secure paddock
All kennels have heated passage ways or individual heaters
All pets are fed a well-balanced & nutritious diet
Our vets come in attendance everyday
We also give you a full pet grooming service
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats should be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is done will always be the first step in preparing your pets for travel. Another 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 very anxious about sending their pets on a flight, and this really is, obviously, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly annually throughout the world and the risks of airline travel for them are a similar as an individual 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 almost always occur when 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 prior to airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals could not be allowed to depart from any UK Airport in an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets should not happen to be arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because for the most part 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 yet another fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always better to send for a weekday arrival. You can find exceptions to this so please contact our office to learn more if this really is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they’re only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you’re in just about any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, therefore it is imperative they’re very well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the risk of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It is also advisable to make sure that their routine vaccinations are updated because it is prudent to give them the maximum amount of disease immunity as possible.
Pets tend to be more adaptable than they’re 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 new country, there’s no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your brand-new life abroad together.