Starwood Animal Transport and Air New Zealand
All pets that enter New Zealand are subject to a strict set of rules.
Here is a brief outline of the requirements to move to Auckland:
- Check that your cat or dog is eligible for import
- Book an MPI-approved quarantine facility (for pets not coming from Australia)
- Notify official veterinarian in New Zealand at least 3 days before arrival (or 5 if from Australia)
- Minimum age specified on the applicable model veterinary certificate in the IHS
- Ensure pet meets residency requirements
- Apply for a permit to import
Don't face all these regulations by yourself! Fill out the form now to request a free quote from Starwood. Let us handle your pet move door-to-door. And if you do decide to do it on your own, then make sure to check out all the rules to moving your pet to New Zealand here.
Are you looking to transport your pet somewhere else in New Zealand? Learn more about our other pet relocation destinations in New Zealand.
What we can do for you:
- Make sure that all paperwork and vet work is correct
- Obtain an Import Permit
- Book the quarantine facility
- Complete final veterinary certificates and get them endorsed by the USDA
- Flea and tick treatment
- Flight booking
- Have the quarantine station meet your pet upon arrival
- Deliver your pet to you after the 10 days of quarantine, if needed
For more information simply call us at (239) 344-8959 or check out the resources below to learn more about our animal transport services.
Local Pet Requirements
- Brazilian Fila
- Dogo Argentino
- Japanese Tosa
- Perro de Presa Canario
- American Pit Bull Terrier
Dog owners will need to register their dogs with the local council annually. After registration, you will receive a registration disc or strap. There are fees associated with registration and these fees will be lower for neutered/spayed dogs or holders of a responsible dog owner license.
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"Blake and Raven had a wonderful journey. I don't think the trip phased them in the least. They are happily settled and enjoying life in Georgia. Kenny did a wonderful job taking care of them both. He was very conscience and caring, and made sure they were fine before leaving. I will definitely recommend your business to anyone needing to relocate their pet family."
"A very BIG thank you to you all! The trio arrived safe and sound this morning around 2am and they were absolutely fine. They seem to have settled well into their new home as if nothing ever happened. I so appreciate all the hard work, care and professionalism that made this relocation happen. 'Starwood' is on my top list of favourites and shall make sure everyone that is ever wanting to relocate pets shall know about you all!"
"Thanks to Starwood Animal Transport, our first experience moving our dog internationally was a very successful one! The communication throughout the entire process was prompt, clear and comforting. Kudos to Ross, Sherry and Nick for providing great customer service.I do believe that in the end, our dog had better care and travel arrangements than we did. I highly recommend Starwood and will certainly use them again in the future."
"After getting our family back (2 Goldens) from NY to London Gatwick I have to congratulate you and your global team for achieving what is no small achievement. Your service in managing the paperwork, the customs clearance, selecting the best airline and route and hand holding the vets through this timely but critical process was, I am sure the only reason everything went through without delay or undue stress. Thanks to you and to all of your team. You are a service benchmark."
"The people you used at each step were wonderful. The girl who picked him up in Houston was wonderful. The man who delivered him here in Dubai – equally great. I know this is something you and your team do on a regular basis – but obviously this isn’t something we do – and to have our little dog with us here in our new home in Dubai makes our apartment here, our home! Of course, I shall recommend you to anyone wishing to fly a pet – and when it’s time for us to fly home, I’ll be in touch."
"Greg and I wanted to thank you very much for all your work to get Pepper safely back to Australia.I know that we bombarded you guys with a lot of anxious emails at one of your busiest times of the year. We wanted to put on the record that we sincerely thank you for all your guidance and patience with us, and especially for taking on Pepper’s move at a time when we were having trouble getting traction with another service provider – you got us back on track, and very quickly."
"Samantha is doing quite well. We were very pleased with your service. She is a very important member of our family and we were very stressed about her being on such a long flight. Thanks to all the personal assistance you gave me to prepare her, everything turned out better than we could have expected. If we should ever need to fly out pet again, I can’t imagine using any other service. I would highly recommend Starwood Animal Transport to everyone!"