Air New Zealand adheres to the high standards set by the International Air Transport Association when it comes to care and comfort of animals entrusted to them, because “we recognize that we are dealing after all with family members.”
As a pet parent, your Number One priority is your pet’s safety. Hundreds of thousands of animals of every description fly to and from locations around the world every year, yet mishaps are few. Nonetheless, for some family pets there are special factors you should consider before you decide if air travel is right your dog or cat.
If you need to move your pet any significant distance, there is one simple reason why you should hire a pet transport service to handle the details: you love your pet more than anything. Well, maybe except for your spouse and kids, if you have them. There are several other reasons to get professional assistance, and while they may play a supporting role, they are in fact extremely important.
The right pet transport service loves animals just as much as you do – why else would they be in the business of ensuring furry family members travel safely and comfortably, all around the world? They can serve as an expert member of your moving team, an information filter, an advisor, a concierge and your pet’s advocate throughout the process of planning and executing a move. That’s a lot. And it’s a huge time savings, at a time when you’re already unusually busy and have a lot on your mind.
If you’re moving domestically, a pet transport service can help with ground or air transport. If you’re headed overseas, an experienced international pet transport company can make pet-friendly arrangements to virtually anywhere. Of course, you’ll want to ask lots of questions, to be sure you pick the right pet travel expert.
If your family will be moving overseas, it seems obvious that you will want to include your beloved dog or cat. But what if your four-legged family member is no spring chicken? Is international air travel safe for older pets?
Moving to a foreign country means a trip for the entire family, and that includes the four-legged members. Your kitty doesn’t know it yet, but she’s about to become an international traveler. So, in addition to planning the human side of your move, you will have to map out her journey, too. The key to a smooth feline move is advance planning, so start as early as possible.