United Kingdom Pet Transport

Need to send your pet to or from the UK? Let our team of pet shipping experts help. Whether you’re sending your pet domestically or internationally, our professional team of experts will ensure your pet arrives safely.

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Inbound UK Pet Shipping

To travel to the UK or Europe from an "approved country", pets must be prepared as follows:

  • Microchip
  • Current rabies vaccination greater than 21 days old
  • EU Health Certificate
  • International Health Certificate
  • Tapeworm Treatment

We will inform you of your pet's full itinerary before the trip and we will update you as your pet travels.

We have an affiliated office in the UK who will monitor your pet’s arrival and will call you to let you know the delivery time on the day of arrival.

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Outbound UK Pet Shipping

If you are looking to take your pet out of the UK by air, we can help. Starwood provides bespoke solutions for pet shipping to anywhere in the world. We can arrange door to door transport solutions to make your move as easy as possible, taking care of all the documentation, vaccinations, flights and transportation.

As part of a global network, we guarantee to arrange the most direct, shortest and best possible travel solution for your pets. We can facilitate pre-travel boarding and veterinary support at a farm based boarding facility close to both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Starwood offers the following pet travel services:

  • Personal travel consultant throughout your pets trip
  • Pre-travel advice on all aspects of your preparation
  • Flight booking on the most direct route available
  • All export documentation including AHVLA (DEFRA) and Customs requirements
  • All veterinary preparation
  • Collection from your home anywhere in the UK
  • Pre-travel boarding at a luxury boarding facility
  • Provision of a tailor made airline specification air kennel
  • Pre-flight veterinary examination
  • Extensive and secure pre-flight exercise areas
  • Delivery to the airport of your choice
  • Provision of our Pet Protection Plan for your comfort and reassurance throughout your pets trip
  • Full arrival services, including destination Customs clearance and delivery to your new residence
  • Disposal of air kennel
  • Destination veterinary recommendation in most locations

We can tailor any package to suit your requirements, making your move as easy as possible. All you need to do is select what services you desire and we’ll do the rest.

We will inform you of your pet's full itinerary before the trip and we will update you as your pet travels.


"Chester arrived in great shape; he’s now getting fat on English cat food which he seems to love. Thank you for the great service, your operation was one of the smoother parts of this move as other aspects have turned out to be a nightmare."

Vermont to the UK

"Just to let you know that Marley arrived safe and sound. He was really pleased to see us and think he has forgiven us now. Not sure how the jetlag is but he is sleeping lots and seems like he is settling in well. He is enjoying his walks and the cool British weather, much better for him than the heat and humidity of Texas. Thank you so much for all your help at Starwood, for getting him here safely, and especially to Sherry."

Houston, TX to the UK

"THANK YOU! I have never been so happy to get to the other side of the process. You and your company were great to work with, very calming, professional and always available. I would not have wanted to attempt this without you."

Mequon, Wisconsin to the UK

"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
New York to the UK

"Thank you for taking such good care of Jack with the shipping! He his now home with his family and we are all very happy with that! Have a great summer!"

Princeton, New Jersey to the UK

"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."

Brooklyn, New York to the UK

"Jonesy is fit and purring away, enjoying his new home and being back with his family. The service you have provided has been outstanding in every way. It has been so nice to have such fabulous correspondence with you and attention to detail. Jonesy’s move could not have been any better or have gone any smoother. I wish ours could have been that easy!!"

Sonia B.
UK to Toronto

"What magnificent service !! Can’t quite believe how good you are and how completely painless the process was and how well organized you are. Wonderful! Thanks."

Houston, Tx to United Kingdom