HOME PET TRAVEL SERVICES WHY CHOOSE US? LOCATIONS TESTIMONIALS CONTACT

Dogtainers’ Australia’s most experienced and trusted pet transport provider

As a professional pet transport interstate service, we can plan everything from collection at your residence through to delivery to your destination. 

Learn More

Do you need to transport a pet overseas? Our trained consultants can guide you through the worldwide pet relocation process step by step.

Learn More

Dogtainers understands that different animals have different needs, which is why we have animal transport crates to suit cats, dogs and many other types of pets.

Learn More

Need to hire a crate but not sure what size to choose? Use our free crate size calculator to ensure your pet travels safely and comfortably!

Learn More

Dogtainers Pet Transport is a trusted, reliable and affordable pet and animal transportation company offering services all over Australia – from Coffs Harbour to Townsville, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Melbourne and many other destinations  around the country.  Dogtainers can ship your pet anywhere in the world, interstate or between regional airports, we are the most trusted pet transport provider in Australia and New Zealand.  We are members of IPATA the (International Pet and Animal Transport Association) Dogtainers have offices and partners all over the world and provided services for Any Animal,  AnyWhere, AnyTime.

Check out our clip which shows the animal transport process

With over 40 years’ experience in delivering ‘Any animal, Anywhere, Anytime,’ you can trust that your beloved pet is in the safest of hands when you choose our professional pet relocation services for Australia and the world. Dogtainers Australia is the only owner-operated Pet Transport service with offices located in every state in Australia. We pride ourselves in looking after your pets better than anyone else. Dogtainers is the only owner-operated franchise business in Australia and we pride ourselves in offering the very best care to our customers.

We are the premier PetAirline specialists when it comes to moving your pets anywhere in the world. With Dogtainers offices located all over the world  we can offer domestic, international animal transport with ease. Whether your best friend is a dog, cat, bird, reptile or rat, we will give them the best possible service from start to finish. Your pet travel arrangements are all taken care of with Dogtainers; we offer a pet freight service reflecting the shortest flights and air conditioned transport for collections and deliveries.

We offer reliable dog and cat transport services and also transport a wide variety of other pet species around Australia and the world 365 days a year. Domestic and international cat, dog and pet transport requires a high level of skill and knowledge that is consistently delivered by our team of dedicated consultants. This ensures that all airline and entry requirements are followed and the transport of your pet runs smoothly and without stress. Pet crates come in many different sizes; our expert team will be able to advise you of the most suitable crate for transporting pets such as cats, dogs and other animals. Animal transport has never been this easy to arrange our animal friendly airlines and pet travel consultants take all the stress out of flying your pet.  Pet shipping and cat transport is fast cheap and reliable for everyone.  Your best friend can travel in the hold just below you sharing the same cabin air as you.

We utilise the services and schedules of many of the worlds leading airlines, including Virgin, Qantas, British Airways and many more to ensure the most direct and affordable route for your pet. We are experienced cat and dog transporters and we have yet to come across a pet we cannot move! Transporting your best friend is what we do best! Moving pets can be complicated, so contact Dogtainers today for a straightforward solution to your dog or cat travel and other animal transporting needs. We can handle moving dogs, cats and even goats. Our experienced and pet loving staff members will take utmost care when handling your beloved animal friend, so you can rest assured that your pet will be as relaxed as possible when travelling. When you want the best transport services for your pet, come to Dogtainers. Google+


Our Offices Locations & Contact


Pet Transport Alice Springs

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   alicesprings@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Perth

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   perth@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Adelaide

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   adelaide@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Hobart

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   hobart@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Launceston

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   launceston@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Canberra

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   canberra@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Darwin

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   darwin@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Cairns

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   cairns@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Albury

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   albury@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Townsville

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   townsville@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Sydney

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   sydney@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Brisbane

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   brisbane@dogtainers.com.au

Pet Transport Melbourne

Phone:   1300 13 52 52
Email:   melbourne@dogtainers.com.au
View all of our Locations



NEWS & UPDATES

December
17
2014

Importing Pets to Australia

If you’re moving permanently to Australia you won’t want to leave your beloved pet behind. It is possible to import dogs to Australia, as well as cats and other pets, but you must follow strict regulations to make it happen.

These regulations are set down by the Department of Agriculture and are designed to protect the biosecurity of the country. They vary depending on the country you are importing your cat or dog from.

General Requirements for Importing Cats and Dogs to Australia



To import cats and dogs to Australia you need to first make sure that your pet is arriving from an ‘approved’ country. You can check this at the Department of Agriculture website.

In summary, the following general guidelines apply:

  • No import permit or quarantine period is required of you are looking to import cats or dogs to Australia from New Zealand, Norfolk Island or Cocos Islands.
  • An import permit is required to import a cat or dog from countries where rabies is known to be absent (mainly island nations with no land borders).
  • An import permit is required to import a cat or dog from countries where rabies is well-controlled (the bulk of developed countries including Europe and the US).
  • Cats or dogs from ‘non-approved’ countries, where rabies is a known risk, are not eligible for direct import to Australia.
  • A cat or dog from a non-approved country must spend six months in an approved country before it is allowed to be imported into Australia.

If your pet is being brought from an ‘approved’ country, it will need to have a rabies test six months prior to importation. If you secure an entry permit, your pet must travel as manifested cargo and, upon arrival in Australia, undergo a quarantine period of at least 10 days in Sydney or Melbourne.

Importing Cats

b6

The steps for importing a cat to Australia are summarised below:

Before applying for a permit:

  1. Confirm general eligibility.
  2. Verify existing microchip or implant a new microchip.
  3. Check rabies vaccination.
  4. Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre (RNAT) test and Quarantine period (if required).
  5. Rabies Vaccination and Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre (RNAT) test declaration from an official government veterinarian.

Preparing for travel:

  1. Apply and pay for the Import Permit – at least 42 days prior to departure.
  2. Book tentative post-arrival quarantine accommodation at an Australian government quarantine facility and make travel arrangements.
  3. Check general vaccinations.
  4. Internal parasite treatments – two treatments at least 14 days apart; second treatment within 5 days of departure.
  5. External parasite treatments – at least 21 days before departure.
  6. Pre-export clinical examination – within 5 days of departure.
  7. Completion of Veterinary Health Certificate – within 5 days of departure.

Travel to Australia:

  1. On arrival Department of Agriculture staff will collect your cat and transport it directly to the Quarantine facility.
  2. All cats must complete a minimum of 10 days in an Australian quarantine facility

Importing Dogs

b5

The steps for importing a dog to Australia are summarised below:

Before applying for a permit:

  1. Confirm general eligibility.
  2. Verify existing microchip or implant a new microchip.
  3. Check rabies vaccination.
  4. Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre (RNAT) test and Quarantine period (if required).
  5. Rabies Vaccination and Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre (RNAT) test declaration from an official government veterinarian.

Preparing for travel:

  1. Apply and pay for the Import Permit – at least 42 days prior to departure.
  2. Book tentative post arrival quarantine accommodation at an Australian government quarantine facility and make travel arrangements.
  3. Check other vaccinations – at least 14 days before export.
  4. External parasite treatments – at least 21 days before blood sampling for Ehrlichia canis.
  5. Testing for Ehrlichia canis, Brucella canis (Brucellosis), Leishmania infantum (Leishmaniosis), and Leptospira canicola (Leptospirosis) – within 45 days of departure.
  6. Testing for Babesia Canis Treatment (If your dog has ever visited mainland Africa) – within 28 days of departure.
  7. Internal parasite treatments – two treatments at least 14 days apart; the second within 5 days of departure.
  8. Pre export clinical examination – within 5 days of departure.
  9. Completion of Veterinary Health Certificate – within 5 days of departure.

Travel to Australia:

  1. On arrival Department of Agriculture staff will collect your dog and transport it directly to the Quarantine facility.
  2. All dogs must complete a minimum of 10 days in an Australian quarantine facility

Dogtainers is the most established and reliable pet shipping service in the country. We have a long track record of importing cats and dogs to Australia and can arrange all the necessary documentation, veterinary treatment and transport for you.  Call us on 1300 13 52 52 or get a quote here.

December
17
2014

How Does Pet Shipping Work?

The phrase ‘pet shipping’ might bring to mind sending parcels through the mail, but thankfully there are comfortable and safe ways to transport your pet from A to B in perfect health, using specialist pet transportation services.

These services are geared towards making life easier for pet owners when they move house, relocate, or move somewhere temporarily. It’s always a stressful time with a thousand and one things to think about from packing and cleaning to arranging transport for the family.

The best pet transportation services remove one element of the process by looking after all the arrangements for your pet’s travel to its new home. They cater for all types of pets including exotic and dangerous animals, as well as cats, dogs, and birds.

Generally here’s how pet shipping services work:

  1. Call or email to provide details of where you are moving to and when, what pets you need to transport, and whether they have any special requirements
  2. Receive a quote for the service and confirm dates and arrangements
  3. When the day comes either drop your pet off at a collection point or have the pet transportation company collect it from your home
  4. Boarding may be provided for your pet until departure time arrives
  5. If the journey is overland, it will be transported in a climate-controlled van
  6. If flights are involved, your pet will be provided with an appropriate travel crate and made comfortable as possible for a stress-free journey
  7. If your pet is crossing international borders, quarantine and customs regulations may apply and all necessary documentation will be sorted out before departure, as well as any vaccinations.
  8. If your pet shipper has a network of locations and partner agents you may be able to order a door-to-door service where your pet will be delivered directly to your new home; or it can be collected from a pick up point with another IPATA*-approved agent.

(*International Pet and Animal Transport Association: This regulates pet transportation by setting ethics standards and overseeing the performance of members.)

By selecting a reliable and established pet shipping company your pet’s journey should run very smoothly, without hiccups, arriving stress-free and in perfect health. Interstate and international air travel is more complicated and involves much more preparation to comply with regulations: this is when a specialised pet shipping service becomes invaluable. Most people find it very stressful to manage all the necessary travel arrangements and documentation themselves and, besides, they are normally too busy on other aspects of their move.

With locations around Australia and a network of international partners, Dogtainers is the most established and reliable pet shipping service in the country. We have a long track record of delivering pets safely and comfortably to their new homes.  Call us on 1300 13 52 52 or get a quote here.

December
17
2014

How to Choose a Reliable Pet Transporter in Australia

If you’re a pet lover moving house, one of the first considerations will be how to transport your pet safely, securely, and comfortably to its brand new home. Whether this involves a trip across the city, interstate, or overseas, it takes planning and forethought.

Selecting the most reliable pet transporter will bring you peace of mind and ensure that the trip is stress-free for you and your pet. Below are the questions you need to ask to ensure you choose the right company:

Does it have a nationwide presence?

A pet transporting company with offices around the country is more likely to have the significant network required for effectively getting your pet from A to B. The more pick up and collection points run solely by the transporter itself (rather than agents) the better.

How comprehensive is the service?

You need to know whether the pet transporter is able to look after all aspects of the trip. For domestic travel does it provide a door-to-door service with all pickup and delivery arrangements looked after, for instance? Can it provide suitable boarding facilities for your pet or look after special dietary or health requirements, if necessary?

Does it provide international transport?

If you are moving internationally, can the company look after the necessary import and quarantine arrangements, if applicable? Will it arrange permits and all the necessary travel documents, as well as suitable crates for a long journey?

What do other customers say?

Try to speak directly to other people who have used the service; if this is not possible, use online resources to check out verifiable testimonials from previous customers.

Is it IPATA rated?

Is the pet transporter a member of IPATA (the International Pet and Animal Transport Association) with partner agents all over the world?

Which airlines does it have relationships with?

Check which airlines it uses. If it has relationships with most of the leading airlines in Australia then it is more likely to be able to negotiate better rates and more favourable times for flying your pet.

With 13 locations around Australia and a large fleet of temperature-controlled vans, Dogtainers is the most established and reliable pet transport service in the country. We provide unbeatable value and have a long track record of delivering pets safely and comfortably to their new homes.  Call us on 1300 13 52 52 or get a quote here.

December
17
2014

Top 7 Reasons to Choose a Pet Transport Service When Moving

Moving house with a cat, dog, or other pet can be stressful for all parties– especially when it’s interstate or overseas. With Australia being such a large country, travel times can mean extra stress for animals not used to travelling. A pet transportation service can be a great help and help make your move go smoothly without any hair-raising or feather-ruffling moments!

Below are some of the key reasons to choose a pet transport service over doing it yourself:


1. Reliability

A reliable pet transport service ensures your pet is where it needs to be at the right time and will arrive at your new house as agreed. You should be able to have absolute peace of mind that the service is experienced and reliable.

2. Convenience

With convenient drop off points around the city, close to the main airports a pet transport service can be a very convenient way to get your beloved animals from A to B. Choose a service that provides door to door transport for the ultimate convenience.

3. Saves time

Being able to place the logistics for your pet’s move in the hands of professionals means that you save time and are able to focus on the other important aspects of your own move. You will have more than enough to do already without worrying about ordering animal crates or arranging special flights, permits, vaccinations, or quarantine services.

4. Pet safety

The ultimate concern is pet safety when travelling. A professional pet transportation service puts safety first and has years of experience in ferrying pets to and fro. It can look after everything from dietary requirements and medication to suitable crates.

5. Pet comfort

Pet transport services need to look after the comfort of your pet every step of the way. This means comfortable travelling crates looked after by animal lovers from pick up to delivery – and everywhere in between.

6. No hold ups

Paperwork can be a real problem when crossing borders with a pet. Using a professional pet transportation service means they look after all the necessary documentation and permits meaning no delays for your pet.

7. National and international travel

Things get more complicated when travelling interstate or overseas. Choose a pet transport service that specialises in long distance pet travel and that has good relationships with leading airlines and IPATA*-approved agents: this ensures you get the most direct and affordable routes for your pets.

*Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association

With 13 locations around Australia, Dogtainers is the most established and reliable pet transport service in the country. We provide unbeatable value and have a track record of delivering on our promises.

Call us on 1300 13 52 52 to arrange your pet transport – or get a quote here.

July
21
2014

Dogtainers New Corporate Video

Dogtainers release their new ‘story line’ corporate video showing for the first time how and what happens to your pets from collection thought to drop off or from when you hire a crate to when you collect your pet at the freight office. Dogtainers Pet Transport is a trusted, reliable and affordable pet and animal transportation company offering services all over Australia – from Coffs Harbour to Townsville, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Melbourne and many other destinations around the country. 

With over 40 years’ experience in delivering ‘any pet, anywhere, anytime,’ you can trust that your beloved pet is in the safest of hands when you choose our professional pet relocation services for Australia and the world. Dogtainers Australia is the only owner-operated Pet Transport service with offices located in every state in Australia. We pride ourselves in looking after your pets better than anyone else.

Dogtainers is the only owner-operate franchise business in Australia and we pride ourselves in offering the very best care to our customers.Animal transport has never been this easy to arrange our animal friendly airlines and pet travel consultants take all the stress out of flying your pet.  Pet shipping and  pet transport is fast cheap and reliable for everyone.  Your best friend can travel in the hold just below you sharing the same cabin air as you.

June
26
2014

Dogtainers New Pet Measurement Video

Dogtainers understands that different animals have different needs, which is why we have animal transport crates to suit cats, dogs and many other types of pets. Whether you require a reliable fish transport, or you’re crate sending a tiny puppy, an exotic bird or a pot-belly pig you deserve to know that they will fly in a suitable, airline approved travel crate that guarantees their comfort and safety. Over the last 40 plus years, Dogtainers have established close relationships with leading airlines and transport companies around the world. This partnership has provided the inside knowledge to create the most comfortable animal travel crates and travel plans available. When you are looking for secure and sturdy pet containers online, come to Australia’s top transportation company.

December
3
2013

Dogtainers NEW Website

After months of work on our new website phase one and two are now complete.  Phase one was the redesign of our site and social media integration.  A new look and feel along with more information for our customers to look through.  Phase two was makeing our site responsive to mobile devices and tablets.  Phase three will see further integration of technology for crate hire, quoting and collections and deliveries.

November
8
2013

NEW Import requirements

I am writing to inform you that the Department of Agriculture is changing the import requirements for dogs and cats, and their semen. The new import requirements are only available to importers whose animal(s) will be imported on or after 3 February 2014 (except for those imported from New Zealand). The key change to import requirements is a decrease in the minimum number of days in post-entry quarantine, from 30 to 10.

*Import and quarantine requirements are dependent on country of origin.

Please see http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/cat-dogs  for further information.*

 

 

September
23
2013

New Dogtainer’s Mobile App

This week Dogtainer are the first Pet Transport Company in the world to have both an Android and iPhone App.  This App will provide customers with a RUFF price guide to transport cats and dogs     between main airports in Australia. This App includes crate hire and makes a number of assumptions so while its not 100% accurate its close.  The App will be continually and improved and other pet transport companies are scrambling to follow Dogtainers lead and tech savvy innovation.

 apple_app         google_app                                  

 

July
16
2013

Pet Transport Service of the Year

Dogtainers Sydney was honored to receive the “Pet Transport Service of the Year” award at the recent Master Dog Breeders & Associates Dog Owners Choice Awards.

The ceremony, held in Melbourne on the 19th March, was attended by Dogtainers Sydney owner Errol Pearce who has won the award in 2009, 2011 & 2013. This was the 4th Annual Awards and Dogtainers is proud to be the recipient of this award for the 3rd time with Dogtainers Canberra also winning this award in 2009. Dogtainers strives to provide clients with a reliable and specialised Pet transport service. It is a privilege to be recognised by our clients in this way.

OUR HAPPY CLIENTS

Dogtainers 5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
Dogtainers
Hi Michelle,

Just wanted to provide some feedback regarding my recent use of Dogtainers services. I have relocated from Brisbane to Perth, and my two cats Harry and Buffy travelled with me on Virgin Australia on Tuesday 6 August. Their longest trip prior to this has been a short car ride to the vet and back, so naturally I was very apprehensive and concerned as to how they would handle a cross-country plane ride! From the moment I spoke to a representative on the phone to book them in, until my babies were delivered to my new house in Perth, I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail that Dogtainers provided. I am so happy to have my kiddies with me, even more so seeing them arrive healthy and in good spirits. I will have no hesitation in using Dogtainers again! Thank you so much for your excellent care.

Kind regards,
Rebecca (+ Harry and Buffy)

Feedback