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 pet utilizes you to make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules are made to ensure that your dog isn’t unduly stressed by the travel and they get to the US in good condition. However, we’ve been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually exceed IPATA guidelines because we wish both happy pets AND owners! Our pet shipping business continues to expand and we can only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
What’s promising about shipping your puppy to the USA from a Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country like the UK is that there’s no quarantine requirement so long as your pet 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 cause entry delays since you will be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says that you will get your dog vaccinated and then confine them for at the least 30 days after treatment). If you should be importing a puppy that is too young (usually under 6 months of age) to possess had the rabies vaccination then you will require a Confinement Agreement, see: USA CDC Dog Confinement Agreements for more details. Whilst the CDC (US authority on pet imports) doesn’t require your pet to truly have a certificate of overall health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they’ll alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs must certanly be imported or exported through one of many
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 free of rabies for quite some time, but in several other countries there is still a danger of the illness to mammals. The largest risk for rabies entering here will 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 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 principles of the scheme, which differ depending on the country the pet is travelling from.
They could then manage to get early release if they could be shown to meet up the required pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most parts of Europe and many non-European destinations.
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 countless amounts of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you will need assistance with all areas of your pet relocation, or just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to help and offer these:
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 planet
Way to obtain IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is vital to minimising the time pets spend inside 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 sticking to us whilst you’re away on holiday, prior to shipment abroad or in quarantine, they’ll 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 1 priority.
All dogs are exercised daily in individual runs or in our secure paddock
All kennels have heated passage ways or individual heaters
All pets are fed a well-balanced & nutritious diet
Our vets have been in attendance every day
We also offer a full pet grooming service
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We have been shipping dogs by air to all or any the major continents for over 40 years and as a result have a vast level of experience which we can call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) familiarity with the different rules that connect with the import of animals for a given country.
If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a period of time and desire to take your pet dog, or dogs with after this you if you intend ahead, it is a fairly easy process with minimal quantity of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all the relevant vaccinations and every other veterinary treatments out the way in which early meaning that your pets will not be suffering side effects when they travel. It’s also a good idea to have all documentation completed and all set with plenty of time to spare before your departure date.
Passportforpets.co.uk is a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a selection of dog shipping services that may add a “door to door” collection and delivery in the event that you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without hidden fees and i will be pleased to supply any help and support you could require to get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
Cat Export Eton
Dog Export Egham
Cat Export Esher
Cat Export Egham Wick
Dog Export Elm Corner
Pet Export Eastcote Village
Dog Export Easthampstead
Dog Export Egham Hythe
Dog Export Englefield Green
Pet Export Egypt
This site provides a success of information regarding the import requirements of numerous countries concerning the import of dogs but if your destination isn’t listed under 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 at the very top of the page.
General Information About Exporting Pets
Whenever you request a pet export quotation we quote for several costs to transport your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you are delivering your pet to the premises near Heathrow it must arrive no less than five hours prior to the flight. Collections from you (if required) will soon be by arrangement, usually on the afternoon before departure.
There will 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 are unable to pay them on your behalf, so these charges are not included in the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Prices are determined by 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 case of dogs, the box size provided is based on the measurements given to us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for almost any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals must certanly be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they should be big enough for the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, take a nap comfortably and have the ability 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 surface (funnel).
Should you desire to utilise our services we would need to have written confirmation with payment as soon as possible and at least 28 days beforehand. We will even demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the country of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to ensure acceptance).
Perhaps you are in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which may mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This may also be a cheaper option (please observe that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as for instance standby status depending on the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be a really large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time as the move be particularly difficult then we could provide the cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With home elevators the measurements of the animal(s) we could build transit kennels to fit. Kennels could be either picked up from us or sent to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your register time or be sent to your home.
Long lasting mode of travel, pets will go into the cargo your hands on the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to the exact same extent as the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded in to the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires they are delivered in their mind 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. After the documents can be found the animals could be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator at which point the animals can be collected and taken home.
Taking your pet on your own flight
Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every the main world so in most cases, your pet should be able to travel on a single flight as yourself if this really is what you would like. All of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be thought about with this sort of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight portion of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot be in two places at the same time! If you’re organized attending to your own personal customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left awaiting longer than required 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 move, particularly if you have all your own luggage to manage too.
Lastly, you will have no access to your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for many countries such as for example Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t have the ability to see your pets before they’re taken to their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet traveling on the same flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to support this whenever possible.
We are happy to generally meet clients who’re travelling for a passing fancy aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the day of shipment. We would require seeing copies most of Veterinary paperwork to be certain they’re acceptable for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to check and double 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 sort of shipment. The single most typical basis for these last minute problems at the airport is the measurements being incorrect and the travel kennel being refused as too small for the dog. With the years of experience we’ve with these kind of issues, we shall sometimes ask you often times if you should be sure concerning the size as a wriggly dog is not quite an easy task to measure and we could usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets which have previously travelled in to the UK in a specific size kennel might not have the ability to travel back out in the same kennel as a result of stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest on earth for animal welfare, and and so the message listed here is that if you are uncertain please say so once we can then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not a adequate fit.
Arrival into the UK
Are you looking for help with bringing your pets to the UK?
Airpets offer customs clearance for pet dogs and cats under the Pet Travel Scheme into the UK from 3rd countries (outside the EU). We have professional knowledge and facilities to make the entire pet import process easy and stress-free for both you and your pet. All you need to do is complete our customs clearance quote application form.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) allows pet dogs, cats and ferrets to enter the UK without quarantine provided that they conform to the regulations. In addition, it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return using them without need for quarantine. All relevant documents and information may be down loaded from this site and all latest info on the scheme could be on the official DEFRA web site.
For dogs, cats and ferrets entering the UK from any European or “listed” third country the key differences are that the current requirement to carry out a rabies blood test followed by a four-month wait before entry into the UK will no longer be required. For a pet import under the EU Pet Passport Scheme quote – Please click here
Dogs, cats and pet ferrets entering the UK from an EU or ‘listed’third country from 1st January 2012 must: have the following completed in this exact order:
Vaccinated against rabies
Have waited 21 days after vaccination before entering the UK
Hold an EU Pet Passport or EU Veterinary Certificate (Annex 2)
Tapeworm Treatment(dogs only): before entering the UK, all pet dogs (including assistance dogs) must be treated for tapeworm. The procedure should be administered with a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival amount of time in the UK. There’s no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is needed for dogs entering the UK from Finland, Ireland or Malta).
Pets entering from a non listed third country must pass a blood test 30 days after vaccination followed by way of a 3 month wait.
In order to avoid confusion we have prepared check lists for you really to print out and try your vet.
Click here for EU and listed countries check list
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information may be found on the official DEFRA site
When your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK underneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is to:
Offer a pre check of documentation just before leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with our tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the official animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to the kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you could:
Collect your pet whenever you want or any day to match during our opening hours.
Take your pet for a walk in our field
Arrange your dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in dealing with all facets of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring that all documentation is correct before leaving the nation of origin! The key reason for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is just a unique service to Airpets and is well worth the additional time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
Banned Breeds of Dogs
These breeds or their mixes aren’t permitted to enter or transit the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. Also some kinds of American Bulldogs have already been found to be Pit Bulls. It’s illegal to enter or transit the UK with any of these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can only be looked at for exemption from UK Dangerous Dog Laws through the courts. Pet owners cannot apply fo exemption when importing their dogs.Only dogs which can be time for the UK after being added to the exemption list can enter.
Please observe that the ban also applies to dogs that spend time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
When you yourself have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you definitely must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency before you travel.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must certanly be microchipped ahead of international travel, so ensuring this is completed will be the first faltering 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 very anxious about sending their pets on a trip, and that is, of course, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly annually across the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the exact same as an individual of the same health status. The scare-mongering articles that may be 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 instance animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations that are required prior to airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would not be permitted to depart from any UK Airport within an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets shouldn’t happen to be 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 these days and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they are allowed to arrive at weekends it usually incurs an additional 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 for more information 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 should be in virtually any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals won’t have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, therefore it is imperative they’re quite well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the danger of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can also be advisable to make sure that their routine vaccinations are current because it’s prudent to provide 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 pets cannot settle well into your new life abroad together.
There’s no making your way around it – taking your pet travelling by air away from UK, whether on a quick holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and may be complicated.
There are always a host of regulations which need to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they frequently change.
In general, the farther away or even more exotic your destination, the more work is necessary to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the area rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to assist you find the right flights (many airlines will not carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the guidelines and regulations, advise on the best 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 globe, we’ll ensure everything is as stress free as possible and we will make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of one’s pet our top priority. We take our motto of’We care in the air’extremely seriously and pride ourselves on giving a dedicated, efficient and caring service.