Crate Hire

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Crate Hire

Dogtainers fly’s both plastic and wire crates around all main airports and most regional airports in Australia, if you do not see the airport you are looking for on the drop down menu above please call 1300 13 52 52

Pet Carriers & Dog Travel Crates

Pets come in all shapes and sizes and pet carriers and dog travel crates do too.

It’s critical that your pet travels in the right size for him or her – not too small and not too big either (if a dog carrier is too big, things will start to get uncomfortable for your pet should the flight experience turbulence).

Arranging transport for your pet is stressful enough so let Dogtainers help you choose exactly the right size pet carrier for your pet. Every carrier and crate that we use complies with IATA specifications and all are approved by airlines. Dogtainers partners with Qantas and Virgin Australia to hire out our range of IATA specified, air-approved pet travel crates to passengers travelling with pets. Problem solved. Hire your crate now.

The Best Crate For Your Mate

Whether travelling internationally or interstate, send your pet off in comfort with the right-sized, airline-approved animal crate, giving you both peace of mind.

Dog Crates & Cat Crates

Whether a puppy or kitten or older than that, let Dogtainers help you select the right crate for your dog or cat, one with just the right amount of space. Available for purchase and for hire, our dog and cat carriers:

  • Have plastic (most common), wooden, or steel mesh designs
  • Include integrated drinkers
  • Are cleaned and sanitised regularly
  • Are made following strict airline regulations

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Crates For Other Animals

From exotic fish to birds, goats, llamas and even pot-belly pigs, if you need to transport a more exotic animal or unusual pet, we’re here to help.

We’ll help you select the most suitable, airline-approved travel crate for your pet, ensuring comfort and safety throughout their travels.

Smaller animals, including birds and reptiles, travel in wooden crates with steel mesh panels.

Larger passengers are accommodated in custom-built animal crates.

Struggling to see it happen? Let us help you look after import/export paperwork, quarantine, vaccinations, and all other international pet travel requirements.


Airline rules & regulations

Most airlines restrict the travel of certain breeds of dog: be sure to check with your preferred airline.

Qantas: Only service dogs can travel in the cabin. Very young (8-12 weeks) and very old pets (over 12 years) require a health certificate. Pets under 8 weeks can’t travel.

Virgin Australia: Only authorised assistance dogs can travel in the cabin. Dogs and cats must be over 8 weeks old and must not exceed 65 kg (including the crate).

To find out about the rules & regulations of a particular airline, please call 1300 13 52 52.

Ready to go?

Reserve your crate with Dogtainers online and we’ll call you back. Don’t see your airport in the list? Give us a call on 1300 13 52 52.

We can deliver the crate to your freight terminal or airport, ready for you when you drop off your pet. When you collect your pet at destination simply leave the crate at the airport.

Please allow adequate time to book a crate: two business days for metropolitan airports, five days for regional.

For rates and crates for tall dog breeds, military dogs and other special requirements, get in touch.

Call now on 1300 13 52 52 to start planning your pet’s journey

Want to know more? Learn about our Care Code

RSPCA Partner

Dogtainers offices around Australia partner up and work with the RSPCA helping to reunite pets with people.

Members of IPATA

We are members of IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transport Association), which ensures that we have trusted travel partners in every country of the world to ensure Any Animal, Anywhere, Anytime philosophy is maintained with the same high levels of care that we offer.