For over 15 years, we have specialized exclusively in
the assistance of clients transporting dogs and cats to the rabies-free
countries of Australia and New Zealand, via the pacific gateways
of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Utilizing the regularly scheduled passenger airline systems, we
coordinate pet travel to Australia and New Zealand regardless of
point of origin. Our clients are mostly relocating families and
companies that include family pet relocation in their corporate
moving policy. We can coordinate any and all arrangements to ensure
personal care and handling of the family pet from the time it is
picked up at the residence being vacated until it is delivered
to the new home in Australia or New Zealand. We also enjoy an international
reputation for excellence in pet travel among the dog and cat breeding
We facilitate this process with our knowledge and expertise in
flights, flight regulations, travel crate requirements, pickup
and delivery arrangements, quarantine, boarding accommodation,
import and export requirements and proper animal identification.
And, as requirements, regulations and restrictions change, we stay
abreast of these changes and make the necessary adjustments to
the pet's travel arrangements. This ongoing process reviews the
airlines that will accept the pet, the routes they fly, the times
of year and times of day that flights are available, transit points,
and sizes of aircraft available; all of this in consideration of
the age, size and special health requirements of the particular
pet in question.
We have many years of experience providing a complete animal relocation
service, door to door if required, including veterinary services,
government endorsements, short and long-term boarding accommodations,
ground transportation, travel crate sales with modifications
to meet all entry requirements, and domestic and international
airline booking arrangements.
As part of our service package, we provide each client with our
exclusive Australia or New Zealand Pet Import Document Guideline.
This is a summary and synthesis of the complete requirements of
the countries of both export and import, and includes a lengthy
checklist of documents that we ask to be sent to us for our review,
well before travel time if possible. We then follow with detailed
instructions for the client's veterinarian, as required, since
most are unfamiliar with the Australia and New Zealand pet import
We also request from each client a "pet profile" describing
each pet's personality, likes, dislikes, feeding preferences/requirements,
health concerns and so on. We include this information with each
pet's import documentation so that the Quarantine Station will
be prepared to care for the pet/s with the appropriate personal
We carefully organize and oversee the work of the client's own
government accredited veterinarian in complying with the import
requirements. We then coordinate the USDA endorsements of the veterinary
documentation and the security sealing of the travel crate/s in
Los Angeles/San Francisco. Attention to detail is the key to a successful pet
Further, the Import and Veterinary Documentation that we prepare
to accompany our client's pet/s to Australia or New Zealand is
exhaustively compiled and reviewed in advance by a full staff,
then professionally typed, organized and bound. We have a policy
of zero-tolerance for error. A very high percentage of the problems
and delays in pet travel to Australia and New Zealand are related
to errors in import documentation.
Our diligence is not relaxed once the pet/s are delivered to the
departure airline. We track each pet to insure that they are onboard
the aircraft, have arrived safely at the destination airport/s,
have been collected by the Quarantine Station and are settling
comfortably into their accommodations there. We advise the client
throughout the entire journey to these "lands down under"-
from beginning to end. We recognize that emotional support is welcomed
by families with pets traveling. We are well aware that each pet
is a cherished member of the family.
The services provided by International Pet Transportation, Inc.
are, therefore, expert, detail-oriented, hands-on, customized and
personalized. They are designed to assure a trouble free journey
through some rather complex territory. The pet's welfare and safety
is always our top priority.