Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your pet to USA having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as for instance Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You realize your dog relies on you to help 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 dog isn’t unduly stressed by the travel and which they arrive in the US in good condition. However, we have been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually rise above IPATA guidelines because we wish both happy pets AND owners! Our pet shipping business continues to expand and we could only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
The good news about shipping your puppy to the USA from the Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country such as the UK is that there is no quarantine requirement so long as your puppy has been in the UK for 6 months or more. However, your puppy must have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this may lead to entry delays as you will be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your puppy vaccinated and then confine them for no less than 30 days after treatment). If you are importing a puppy that is too young (usually under 6 months of age) to own 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) does not require your pet to have a certificate of overall health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they will alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs should be imported or exported through one of the
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped prior to international travel, so ensuring this is performed can be the first faltering 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 extremely anxious about sending their pets on a flight, and this is, needless to say, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly annually around the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the same as an individual of the same health status. The scare-mongering articles that may be located on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel more often than not 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 ahead of airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would not be allowed 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 weekend or Bank Holiday because at most of the airports abroad you will find no cargo handling arrangements during today and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to arrive at weekends it usually incurs an additional fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it’s always best to send for a weekday arrival. You can find exceptions to this so please contact our office for more information if this 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’d strongly advise bottled water if you’re in virtually any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, therefore it is imperative they are extremely well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the chance of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can also be advisable to ensure all of their routine vaccinations are up to date because it is prudent to offer them just as much 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 reason why pets cannot settle well into your life abroad together.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
PETS is made to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.
Northern Ireland has been free from rabies for many years, in several other countries there is still a threat of the condition to mammals. The greatest risk for rabies entering here could be through an infected animal smuggled in illegally.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK are normally required to spend four months in quarantine, unless they arrive under and meet all 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 rules of the scheme, which differ depending on the country the pet is travelling from.
They might then be able to get early release if they could be shown to meet up the necessary pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most areas of Europe and many non-European destinations.
There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air away from UK, whether on a brief holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and may be complicated.
There are a host of regulations which must be followed, both country and airline specific, and they quite often change.
Generally, the farther away or maybe more exotic your destination, the more work is required to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the local rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to assist you find the correct flights (many airlines will not carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the principles and regulations, advise on the right travel kennel and make sure that your pet can travel comfortably, securely and as economically as possible.
With over 25 year’s experience in transporting animals around the world, we’ll ensure everything is really as stress free as you can and we is likely to make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of your pet our top priority. We take our motto of’We care in the air’extremely seriously and pride ourselves on giving a passionate, efficient and caring service.
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 will need assistance with all aspects of your pet relocation, or simply advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to help and offer the next:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced assortment of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the very direct, time efficient flight for your pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the world
Way to obtain IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is important to minimising the time pets spend in their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and every one 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 staying with us whilst you’re away on christmas, prior to shipment abroad or in quarantine, they’ll be pampered by our experienced & caring kennel staff. All our staff have undergone our personal 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 within 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 each day
We also provide a full pet grooming service
The first step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to possess your pet microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently includes a microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you definitely have 3 choices:
You brings your own microchip scanner.
You are able to contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you will enter the UK and inquire regarding whether they’ve scanners that could read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can nevertheless be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The number and implant dates of both microchips should be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a suitable kind of identification provided that it was handed just before July 3, 2011, is clearly visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies after the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets will need to have evidence of a current rabies vaccination administered following a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The very first rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is called the primary vaccination and it should be a one year vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, another vaccination becomes the primary vaccination and in addition, it must certanly be a twelve months vaccine.
All vaccinations which can be administered after the principal vaccination are called booster vaccinations.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a rabies-free (click here) or rabies-controlled country (click here), the principal rabies vaccination must certanly be administered no prior to 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations as long as:
the prior vaccination was administered after a microchip was implanted AND
the previous vaccination had not expired when the booster was given.
The United Kingdom does honor the 3 year rabies vaccination for dogs, cats and ferrets; however, it should only be administered as an enhancement, not as a key vaccination. You are able to confer with your veterinarian about this.
Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period is not required for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept updated, and one other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the high-rabies country, it must watch for no less than 30 days after vaccination before getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We have been shipping dogs by air to any or all the major continents for over 40 years and as a result have a vast number of experience which we could call upon whenever we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an thorough (and current) familiarity with different rules that apply to the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a period of time and want to take your pet dog, or dogs with after this you if you plan ahead, it will be a fairly easy process with the least level of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and any veterinary treatments out the way early meaning your pets will not be suffering side effects if they travel. It is also recommended to get all documentation completed and all set with plenty of time to spare before your departure date.
Passportforpets.co.uk is really a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a variety of dog shipping services that will incorporate a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without any hidden fees and i will be pleased to supply any help and support you could require to get your pet safely to your home.
Cat Export Woking
Pet Export Wooburn
Dog Export Winkfield Row
Dog Export Wisley
Pet Export Winkfield Place
Pet Export Wooburn Common
This amazing site provides a success of details about the import requirements of various countries concerning the import of dogs if a destination is not listed beneath the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the online quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you are able to call us free using the quantity towards the top of the page.
General Information About Exporting Pets
Whenever you request a pet export quotation we quote for several costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you’re delivering your pet to the premises near Heathrow it must arrive no less than five hours ahead of the flight. Collections from you (if required) is likely to be by arrangement, usually on your day before departure.
There may however be additional charges payable at the airport of destination to cover costs for such items as airline import handling, customs clearance and veterinary charges. As these fees are payable in country of destination, and we’re unable to pay them in your behalf, so these charges aren’t contained in the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Costs are dependent on the size/weight of the animal(s) to be exported, any extra services (such as UK transportation, kenneling, and veterinary certification), flight time and the destination. In the case of dogs, the box size provided is based on the measurements fond of us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for almost any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals should be shipped in containers created to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they must be large enough for the animal to stand up without touching the the top of box, lie down comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There must be considered a fixed water container inside the container with a method of filling it from the outside (funnel).
In case you need to utilise our services we would have to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We will even demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united kingdom of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to confirm acceptance).
You may be able to take your pet as excess baggage, which may mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please observe that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as for example standby status depending on the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be an especially large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at once since the move be particularly difficult then we can provide the cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With info on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build transit kennels to fit. Kennels can be either found from us or sent to any U.K. Airport to coincide together with your check in time or be sent to your home.
Regardless of the mode of travel, pets will go to the cargo hold of the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to exactly the same extent while the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded to the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered to them 4 hours ahead of the flight) and are unloaded at another end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. When the documents are available the animals could be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator at which point the animals could be collected and taken home.