Pet Travel Agents Services
Looking to take your pet abroad but don’t know where to start? That’s where pet travel agents come in. The reality of the situation is that moving your pet abroad is no easy task; unlike when humans travel abroad there is no single set of rules that must be adhered to.
Consider, for example, the following complications:
Some airlines won’t accept pets at all, while others will. The same goes for ferries. Each airline or ferry company also has their own individual set of rules for transporting pets. This can make arranging pet flights difficult enough; if you need your pet to arrive on a specific day things can be even more complicated.
Add to this the fact that most airlines only have very limited places for pets to travel, and that many will not deal with members of the general public and it’s no wonder many people opt to use a pet travel agent.
Each destination around the world also has their own unique rules for what is or is not necessary for legal entry or exit by domestic pets. These may relate to vaccinations that must have been given, the length of quarantine necessary on arrival and the paperwork required. These rules can not only be complex, but also change regularly, meaning that you will need a firm grasp of the very latest legislation.
In some cases it is necessary to plan well in advance of travel as a set period of time must elapse from vaccinations being given, to pets being permitted entry to certain countries.
Pet travel can also be complicated by a range of other factors. For one it will normally be necessary to attend the vets a short while before travel so that your local veterinarian can assess your pet’s health, and officially deem them healthy enough for travel.
More unusual pets – such as some reptiles, amphibians and birds – are covered by additional legislation such as CITES. In such cases the pet owner has additional responsibilities. Failing to comply with the legal requirements can lead to fines, pets being refused transport or being delayed on their journey.
The fact of the matter is that pet travel is both a complex and fast-changing industry. The pet owner attempting to transport their own pets are often frustrated with the amount of time and effort that is required, not to mention all the fore-planning necessary, in order to safely and legally transport a pet overseas.
No wonder that so many caring pet owners who are moving abroad or going on a long-term vacation opt for pet travel agents like PBS Pet Travel.
Introducing PBS Pet Travel – The Only Pet Travel Agent You Need
PBS Pet Travel are established and experienced specialist pet travel agents. Over the last decade we have built up a wealth of experience and contacts in the market. We are not only members of the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association but we are also the preferred partner for a range of well-known airways.
As such, we are perfectly positioned to make transporting your pet abroad as simple as possible.
We offer a wide range of services, allowing you to “pick and choose” how we assist you. Whether you’re looking for a complete “door to door” service, or you’d rather we helped out with a few specialist tasks then rest assured we can take much of the pressure of pet travel away.
Just a few of the services we offer include:
Pet Flights – We can advise on pet flights, liaise with airlines and safely book your pets onto their plane in an airline approved pet carrier.
Customs Clearance – Entry into some countries can be problematic with pets. We can help you negotiate customs or carry out the process on your behalf to ensure that your pets reach their destination as swiftly and efficiently as possible.
Airline Approved Pet Carriers – Most airlines are very strict on the design of the carrier your pet will be housed in during its flight and the required dimensions. We can provide guidance on measuring your pet to ensure the correct-sized pet carrier is used. We can also provide IATA-approved carriers for your use – and even deliver them to your home in plenty of time to allow your pet to become familiar with his or her temporary home.
Export Health Certificates – It will generally be necessary for your pet to see a veterinarian shortly before travel. We can arrange these visits on your behalf in order to ensure you have the necessary health certificate required for travel.
Import Permit Application – Many countries require you to apply for an import permit before bringing animals into the country. As specialists in our field we are fully versed in the process and can navigate the wealth of paperwork that may be necessary in order to obtain the permits required for the importation of your pet.
These are just a small handful of the services we offer. You will find that PBS is a full-service pet travel agent able and willing to assist with any aspect of taking your pet abroad.
Why not contact us today for a no-obligation chat about your requirements? Our experienced and patient pet travel agents will be able to discuss your unique situation with you and help to make taking your pet abroad as simple as possible.
Alternatively why not contact us today for a quote to see just how competitively priced we are.