Pet Transport to New Zealand
Most Experienced International Pet Transport
Although New Zealand is our neighbour, moving overseas can be a stressful time for you and your furry friend. Dogtainers has offices all across Australia and New Zealand, so our team will take care of your pet at both ends of your journey. We now have office locations on the north island and south island.
For over 40 years, Dogtainers has been providing pet transport from Australia to New Zealand (and in reverse). We send more pets to and from New Zealand than any other country in the world. With our experienced professionals, you can rest assured that your pet is in the most capable hands. Taking care of your loved one’s comfort and safety is our number one priority.
Dogtainers are partners with the best airlines in the Asian-Pacific region (and globally), including Air New Zealand. Flights from most Australian cities to New Zealand are roughly 3 hours, which is similar to domestic flight times. Pet transport to New Zealand from Australia is a relatively hassle-free process, as there are no quarantine requirements. So you will be reunited with your cat or dog before you know it, in your exciting new home across the ditch.
- Specialist advice from a dedicated pet travel consultant in your city.
- Manage bookings for your pet on the most direct route to your destination, includes flights.
- Help to select the best travel crate size for your pet.
- Options to buy or hire an airline-approved travel crate from our IATA specified stock.
- Allow time for your pet to acclimatise to their travel crate before moving day.
- Advice and schedules for pre-import blood tests and vaccinations.
- Endorsements and vet checks with overseas animal health authorities.
- Arrange a comfort stop for your furry friend before boarding the plane.
- Road transport in our temperature-controlled pet travel vans, for door-to-door service.
- Provide photo updates of your pet before take-off, and check-in with you once they’ve arrived safely.
We understand that a lot is going on when relocating pets overseas, so it is our job to make the process as simple as possible. When you choose Dogtainers for your Australia to New Zealand pet transport service, your furry friend will have a safe and sound journey.
At Dogtainers, we believe in creating the best possible experience for you and your pets, which is why all international customers fly under our International Service Guarantee. We designed this guarantee to ensure your peace of mind. By choosing Dogtainers for your pet’s international arrangements, we take the stress out of your move to New Zealand. As a member of the IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transport Association), Dogtainers has trusted pet travel partners in every part of the world.
Banned Pet Breeds in New Zealand
New Zealand is a country known for being friendly to people and animals. However, there are strict regulations in place for importing pets to the country to protect their native flora and fauna. Under the Dog Control Act, it is illegal to import the following breeds of dogs into New Zealand:
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- Dogo Argentino
- Brazilian Fila
- Japanese Tosa
- Perro de Presa Canario
Pets Fly Like Us
Pet transport by air is the quickest and most efficient way of moving your pet to or from New Zealand with the least amount of hassle. For international flights, pets travel in the cargo cabin, which is pressurised just like the cabin you fly in. The captain of the plane knows your pet is on board and keeps the air-conditioning set to a comfortable 18ºC.
Call Dogtainers now to start planning your international pet travel to or from New Zealand.
Within Australia: 1300 13 52 52
Within New Zealand: 0800 13 52 52
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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.