Vancouver, BC Pet Transport

Need to send your pet to or from Vancouver, BC (YVR)? 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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Our Vancouver pet moving services includes:

  • Door to door transport, both international and domestic
  • Assistance with health certificates, import certificates, and other travel documents needed for animal transport
  • USDA endorsement and consular legalization (when needed) of all relevant documents where required
  • Airline approved flight kennels provided with personalized labels, identification and emergency notification instructions
  • Customs clearance and delivery to your home
  • Local pet taxi service to and from the airport, your home, veterinarian, kennel, or groomer – available in the Vancouver area as well as throughout the surrounding areas
  • Travel consultation and flight reservations

We will inform you of your pet's full itinerary before the trip and we will update you as your pet travels to or from Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

We have several dedicated, experienced drivers in the Vancouver area. We also offer top notch pet sitting services in the Vancouver area!

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Airport Information

The Vancouver International Airport offers a couple of pet relief areas located outside the international arrivals area at the entrance to Chester Johnson Park and in the United States Departures area near Gate 76 & 77. You can learn more about this area by reading a recent article the Vancouver International Airport released. They also offer porter services which will help you with your luggage and move your pet for an additional $20 per pet crate. 

Need help navigating around the Vancouver International Airport? Follow this link to help find your way around YVR

Canada Requirements

Importing an animal into Canada? Consult the information published by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Testimonials

"Good to have our Diesel back. He is doing well, trying to adjust to the Houston heat. Tina was great! It all worked out better than I had anticipated. Thanks."

Amy

"Thanks so much for all your help relocating the furry part of our family. You guys have been great and I will happily recommend you to anyone I know who is moving."

Yvonne

"Thank you so much for you hard work. Everything worked out beautifully and Bill is a very nice man. When I transfer back I will be calling you! Thanks again. The animals arrived safely and acclimated to their new surroundings within a matter of two hours which says to me that the stress on them from the move was minimal."

Denise D.

"All went very well and my parents and aunt were impressed with the care and organization of the people they met on each end. Thanks so much! Gigi is settling in and has no issues with her crate after the trip."

Katherine

"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

"You guys run a very professional operation and the people could not have been nicer. Thanks for organizing all this. Our puppy is finally home."

Carol

"Thanks for all your help. Chloe arrived in great shape. We appreciate all the coordination carried out by you and others as it really took the stress out of Chloe’s relocation for us."

Muriel

"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

"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. "

Leslie

"Duke and Lana are at their new home now. They are both happy but tired! Glad they were well taken care of by all of you. Thank you for your hard work and assistance through the whole process."

Meghan

"Thank you again for all of your help. We were thrilled with the service you provided. Left to our own devices, I would have had no idea how to get our little friends over. You made it so painless and easy. From coordinating vaccinations and pick up in the states, to en route updates. Everything was completely seamless. And our cats are doing great. They didn’t take long to adjust at all, so I’m sure they had a good trip. We’re so glad to have them here with us and thank you so much for all your help!"

Genevieve

"Starwood Animal Transport was recommended to us by our house movers. We provided our address in England and our destination in Florida. After that every single detail was organized by them and the whole exercise was completely stress-free for both us and our horse. Billie Hester, our contact with Starwood kept us informed at each stage of the horse's journey and responded quickly to any questions we had. We heartily recommend this company."

Allison and Bill Carnell