Auckland Pet Transport

Need to send your pet to or from Auckland, New Zealand (AKL)? Let our team of pet shipping experts help. Our professional team of experts will ensure your pet arrives safely in New Zealand!

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All pets that enter Auckland, NZ 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.

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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

Banned Breeds

  • Brazilian Fila
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • American Pit Bull Terrier

Registration

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. 

Testimonials

"I would like to thank you for the wonderful service transporting our four legged kids. It was not just transporting, your updates, the photos and most of all for that moment of happiness when they arrived. Priceless!"

David

"Mimi and MuiMui are doing great, they got used to the new place pretty quickly. Thank you for organizing their trip and keeping us updated throughout the time."

Adrian

"I’d like to thank all of your for you excellent care of my dogs (and me too!) during this move. Believe me, I have a newfound appreciation for pet transport services! I had never moved with pets before where I needed assistance with flights, etc., and it’s quite a production, isn’t it? I am especially grateful for the updates that you sent while we were waiting for confirmed space on the flight; while the pups were clearing customs in Quito; and during the process of caring for them and sending them onward from Quito. Thank you Sherry for taking care of Bruce and Moxie in Houston and for preparing them and delivering them to United Airlines."

John

"Pooh arrived safe and sound last night in Cambridge. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your help in getting her there. Best to you this holiday season."

Dirk

"Callie was fine after her first airplane ride and was happy to see me. I am thrilled that she is finally here. She is busily sniffing everything in our new home.

I want you to know how appreciative I am for the excellent job that you and Starwood did getting my little girl here to me. You made the process painless and it is obvious that you and the staff at Starwood really care about people’s pets. Thank you so much. I will definitely refer Starwood to any friends that might need their pets transported across the country or internationally. "

Maria

"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!"

Robin

"Cesar arrived and is doing well and has adjusted to life in Hong Kong. Thank you again for all your help with achieving this for us. Angela on this end was fab, and very helpful. Can you please send Sherry my regards and thanks. Her help is most appreciated."

Bonny

"We’re finally connected to the web in our new place in London. Foxy and Blue are settling in very quickly and love running up and down our two new flights of stairs. The (small) garden is also a very big hit! Thank you so much for ensuring the babies made it here safely – we couldn’t have a 'home' without them."

Karen & Neehal