Dog Relocation & Travel Advice
We all know the saying “A dog is a man’s best friend” – but not everyone realises just how important our dogs are to us. Not only are they a best friend, but they are a part of the family.
As dog lovers and owners ourselves, PBS really understand just how much your dog means to you- we understand that every pet is different, which is why we offer a personalised dog transport services to each of our clients.
- We know that some dogs are nervous travelers – which is why we will always deliver the airline approved dog travel kennel to you in advance, to give your dog plenty of time to get used to it.
- We know that some dogs have never stayed at boarding kennels before – which is why we will always give you the option to deliver your pet straight to the airline, where possible.
- We know that some of you will want to fly on the same flight as your dog – which is why we can offer you the best flight and route for both you and your dog- we can even arrange transport of you and your dog from your home to the airport!
- We know that some of you will also be relocating the whole family – which is why we offer additional services such as kennel boarding, arranging veterinary work and collection in the UK and delivery at destination, to help keep your arrangements as stress-free as possible.
- We know that some of you would prefer to organise most of the dog relocation process yourself – which is why we are happy to step back, and only assist you with the basics.
- We know dog travel paperwork can be confusing! So even if you are arranging preparation with your own vet, we are happy to liaise with your vet directly and offer any guidance/ support needed. For dogs travelling outside of the E.U and USA, we will always apply for export paperwork free of charge.
And most importantly, we know how you feel! Relocating your beloved companion can be extremely worrying and stressful- but our friendly and helpful team of pet relocation experts will be on hand every step of the way to help and reassure you – we have a 24 hour contact line and we are always here to answer your questions. We are constantly praised by our customers and you can find plenty of comments and fantastic reviews on our facebook page our testimonial page and on our home page
Dog Relocation Tips
Dog relocation doesn’t have to be stressful or unpleasant. Here are our top tips for making the transportation process as smooth as possible:
Prepare your dog any way you can!
Has your dog got a car journey to the airport? Then get him or her used to car travel! Start to take your dog on more car journeys, building up to the full travel time if you have a nervous traveler.
Has your dog never been away from you or home? Why not book your dog in for a short stay at a kennel facility or someone who offers home boarding. This will give your dog experience of being away from home and could mean your dog will be less anxious when it comes to travelling since your dog will remember that he or she was left on their own before – but that you did come back!
Plenty of exercise and play prior to travel! Make sure you give your dog a big walk, plenty of fuss and play and of course, time to relieve themselves. If you have a car journey to the airport, be sure to stop off along the way.
Reduce food intake prior to travel – especially with puppies! Reducing food intake prior to travel will help reduce the risk of any ‘accidents’ this can be especially useful with puppies who are not yet fully trained.
Get your dog acclimatized to the travel kennel Pre acclimatization to the travel crate is such an important factor towards reducing stress. You can find more information on our travel kennel page with some useful tips for getting your dog used to the kennel.
Put an item of clothing or favourite blanket in the travel kennel Putting some favourite bedding or an item of your clothing in the kennel with your dog can add a sense of comfort and familiarity during travel.
Check your destination PBS will of course advise you of the country’s entry requirements, but we also recommend finding a new vet in advance, checking out dog walking areas and finding out if a licence is necessary.
Keep calm! If you are nervous your dog will sense this and in turn, this will make your dog more nervous. Keep calm and happy and avoid making a big “Goodbye” scene.