Along with the packing and moving of household as well as commercial goods,
the relocators are also now a days offering safe, reliable and economical
pet moving services to the individuals as well as corporates. Movers and Packers offer professional pets transportation services to make your as well as the pet's journey easy, safe and less stressful.
Role of Pet Moving Companies/Pet Movers
Pet moving specialists streamline and simplify moving of the pets, either domestically
or internationally. The experts move the pets to their new homes in a safe, humane and
stress-free manner via land, rail, ship or air. These professionals pet
handlers are trained to understand pet behavior, recognize potential
problems or needs, and respond to them quickly and affectionately.
By arranging for all necessary health papers, providing airline or shipping
crates, plus boarding before or after flight, the entire process is made
completely smooth. A thorough investigation is carried out relating to any
requirements for importation by a foreign country. The staff of the large
moving and packing companies is also equipped to handle all species of
animals including: pets, reptiles, birds, exotics & zoo species, and
livestock and horses.
Types of Pet Moving Services
There are two main types of packing and moving services available for the
It allows the client and the pet to travel together on
the same flight. The pet checks-in at the passenger terminal and rejoins the
client on arrival in the baggage hall at the destination airport (subject to
This service is available when the client is unable
to travel with the pet. Here, the pet is collected from the door step
itself, packed by the experts and then finally taken to the cargo. The
entire documentation, like health certificate etc can be arranged by the
service providers also.
Reputed Certified Agencies for Pet Transport
Some of the reputed agencies giving the certifications for pet moving
- The Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association
- The American Boarding Kennels Association (ABKA).
- Professional Handlers Association · Animal Transportation
Pet Container Requirements
Some of the common guidelines for per container requirements are:
- The container must be large enough for the pet to stand up, turn
around and lie down in a natural manner. Hence, correct size is
- The container must be strong enough to protect the pet during
transport, secure enough to contain it and have sufficient ventilation
on all four sides to ensure the air quality in the container does not
- The door must be secured in such a manner that it does not open
accidentally or pet cannot open it during handling and transport.
- The floor must be provided by a leak proof dropping tray and filled
with absorbent materials.
- The container must have a water pot and a food container accessible
- Fiberboard or wire mesh containers are not suitable for air
- Shipper's instruction for the animal's care must have been affixed to
- All of the relevant health documents must be on hand.
Also, there are specific IATA approved containers that are used for
moving and packing of the pets.
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Moving Pets Within the European Union
section contains information about the major international pet
transportation and related associations. Here you will find all relevant
information such as contact address, telephone & fax numbers, website
address along with a brief profile of these associations.