International Travel


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Pet Transport is not cheap, it is more than just the price of an airfare, there are vet requirements, a suitable IATA approved travel crate, and lots of paperwork. I can provide a quote for the service you need.

How much would you like to do yourself? I can provide the full door to door service for pets with personal one on one attention or if you prefer to do as much as you can yourself I can help to arrange this and keep your budget to a minimum.

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Vet Requirements
& Treatments

Each country has a different set of requirements which can include treatments and/or vaccinations. In some cases, a permit and even blood tests are required. I can provide a list of the requirements for your particular destination. Some of these can be time restrictive so please contact me as early as possible to ensure we have time to complete the necessary requirements and paperwork. Microchipping and a letter of health are compulsory for all pets departing New Zealand.

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Travel crates

Pets need to be transported in IATA approved travel crates. Most that are sold here in New Zealand are not approved for airline travel. I can provide a suitable crate to suit your cat or dog that is yours to keep. No need to worry about how to get your pet home when you reach your destination.

Residence pick up /
Airport drop off

I can provide a pick-up service from your residence or we can meet at the airport on the day of the flight providing all export paperwork has been completed. Pets must be checked in up to 3 hours prior to departure. Original export documents must travel with your pet.

Pre-flight Boarding

Your pets can spend a relaxing and stress-free night in my home prior to flying. If you require any additional boarding I work with excellent boarding facilities who also specialize in top quality one on one care.

Book Flights

International flights need to be booked with a registered pet exporter, even if you are travelling on the same flight. I can arrange this for you with your preferred airline. Bear in mind not all airlines fly pets, and not to every destination so please discuss this with me before booking your own flights if you intend on travelling together.

VIP Service

As I specialise in small numbers I have the time to provide a personalised service – feel free to contact me at any time, I will be dealing with you personally from start to finish to make sure you and your pet/s have a stress free journey.

Domestic travel

Elite Pet Services is an Air New Zealand approved shipper.

Air New Zealand will no longer allow bookings direct from the public for domestic pet travel. I can provide an airline approved crate if required (for purchase) and book your pet’s domestic flight from/to any airport around the country. Weekend flights are available for pets.

Check in time for pets is 70 minutes prior to departure. Pets travelling as cargo can only be checked in by an approved pet shipper due to new aviation security requirements, however you are able to collect your pet/s from the airport yourself. Photo ID is required at all airports. Your pets fly under the terms and conditions of Air New Zealand, for more information please visit Air New Zealand - National Cargo Pet Services

If you are using your own travel crate it must adhere to IATA live animal regulations. It must have a spring lock door and metal screws along the sides of the crate. The door must be able to be cable tied securely and your pet must be able to stand/sit up comfortably in the crate. All cages must have a water bowl. Cages that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted for travel.

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Franklin Pet Taxi Service

Do you need help getting your pet to the vet? Boarding facility? I can provide a pick up/drop off service to facilities in the Franklin area.

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Bathing / Grooming

Does your dog need a little TLC prior to flying? – I can offer a bathing service pre-flight if required.

If time permits a grooming service is also available

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