Animal Transport

As specialists in International Moving and Relocation Services, we are passionate about your pet’s safety as well as your peace of mind! We clearly understand that Pet Relocation is one of the most crucial aspects of your family move. Therefore, whether your Pet is moving across the country or around the world, our team of certified specialists manage all the door-to-door aspects of your pet’s move with the utmost care.

As a member of IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association), our “IPATA Accredited Live Animal Transportation” specialists ensure hassle-free, worldwide, pet and animal moving services, including veterinary services.

Kennel Requirements

Kindly note that your pet must travel in an IATA compliant pet crate and meet certain additional requirements depending on the airline. Usually it is better to have one animal per container, but the IATA rules state that two animals can share the same container if the animals are under 14 kg (30 lbs) and are of the same species and compatible. It is up to the airline to set their own rules and most of them do.

Normally a pet kennel must:
  • Have proper space for pet to stand (without touching the top of the cage), turn around and lie down in a natural position
  • Have a solid, leak-proof bottom covered with plenty of absorbent material (do not use straw)
  • Latch securely
  • Container must be clean and constructed of non-toxic materials
  • Be adequately ventilated
Please see below common pet kennel sizes (in inches) for your information:

Pet crate #100 SMALL (small cats and dogs) – 21x16x15 in.
Pet crate #200 MEDIUM (small cats and dogs) – 27x20x22 in.
Pet crate #300 INTERMEDIATE (small to medium dogs) – 32x22x24 in.
Pet crate #400 LARGE (Medium to Large dogs) – 36x24x27 in.
Pet crate #500 X-LARGE (Large dogs) – 40x27x30 in.
Pet crate #700 GIANT (Very Large dogs) – 48x32x35 in.

Pet Measurement:

A = length of the pet from tip of nose to root of tail.
B = height from ground to top of leg or elbow joint
C = width across right & left shoulders

D = height of the pet in natural standing position from ground to the top of the head or the tip of the ear in erect ear breeds. (For a cat you might find it easier to measure height while cat is sitting with head erect).

Minimum Container Dimensions are:

Length = A+1/2 of B
Width = C x 2 (1 pet) or C x 3 (2 pets)
Height = D + 5 cm

Always try to measure or check if pet has around 5 to 7 cm height from the ears to the ceiling of the kennel.

Take time to accustom your pet to the crate in which it will be traveling to lessen stress during the journey. Remove toys, leash and other small items the from kennel for your pet’s safety. Leash can be taped to kennel from outside.