International Pet Transport to the UK


Pet Transport United Kingdom

Most Experienced International Pet Transport Services

At Dogtainers, we want to make sure that your move overseas is a stress-free process for you and your furry friend. We have offices all across Australia and in London, so our team will take great care of your pet at both ends of your journey. While it is a long-distance, the route from Australia to the UK is a popular one for pets and families.

Dogtainers has been providing international pet transport services from Australia to the United Kingdom (and in reverse) for many years now. Our pet transportation company employs experienced professionals to ensure 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 works with 90% of the largest and smallest airlines across the globe. We will always find the most direct route, so you are reunited with your cat or dog as soon as possible. Depending on your situation, we can provide airport-to-airport service, door-to-door service, or a tailor-maid solution for you.

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What’s Included:

  • Specialist advice from a dedicated pet travel consultant.
  • Manage bookings for your pet on the most direct route to your destination, includes flights.
  • Help to select the best size travel crate for your pet.
  • Options to buy or hire an airline-approved travel crate from our IATA specified stock.
  • Allow time for your pet to adapt to their travel crate before moving day.
  • Advice and schedules for pre-import blood tests and vaccinations (including rabies).
  • Endorsements and vet checks with overseas animal health authorities.
  • Arrange a comfort stop for your furry friend before boarding flights.
  • Options for road transport in our temperature-controlled pet travel vans, to drop-off and collect your pet.
  • Assist with arranging a third-country official veterinary certificate.
  • Provide photo updates of your pet before take-off, and check-in with you once they’ve arrived safely.

Quarantine Conditions

Under the UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), there are a few guidelines for bringing pet dogs and cats into the country. If all of these conditions are met, then there are no quarantine requirements upon arrival. However, if the rules are not followed, then your pet may be quarantined for up to 4 months.

Requirements to enter the UK:

  • Pets must be microchipped
  • Have a pet passport or third-country official vet certificate
  • Up-to-date rabies vaccine
  • Tapeworm treatment for dogs (1-5 days before departure)
  • Travel with an approved transport company and route

Plan your pet's trip the right way

With the care and support they need

  • Dogtainers Pty Ltd.
  • ABN 78 134 538 739 EST 1971
  • Contact us
  • Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8am-12pm.
  • AU +61 1300 13 52 52
  • NZ +64 0800 13 52 52
  • UK +44 0800 002 9110