Animal Courier Services: UK, Europe & Overseas

When transporting your pet to a different location whether it be in the UK or abroad, we understand that it’s all about confidence and trust. Wherever your pet is travelling to our trusted pet courier service makes relocating animals easy and safe.

We prefer to describe ourselves as luxury transport for your pet or a personalised pet chauffeur rather than just a pet courier because as a big group of animal lovers ourselves we understand that your pet deserves the very best.

UK Pet Courier

Our expert animal couriers can collect your beloved companion from any airport in the UK. If you are moving to the UK, the courier will arrive in their specialised and air-conditioned animal transportation unit and make your pet feel thoroughly comfortable. Once collected we will bring them right to your new front door, making sure your pet is happy and relaxed throughout the journey.

Pet Courier Europe

Whether you and your pet are off on a holiday to Spain or you’re making a permanent move to France, your pet will be in our specialist’s hands from the initial airport collection to the moment we reunite them with you at their European destination.

International Pet Courier

When transporting your pet overseas it can be stressful for both you and them. With PBS you’re both in safe hands. If you need to transport your pet abroad, our animal courier will deliver your pet in the same comfortable vehicle to the departure airport well before check-in. Your pet will be passed over to the correct airport team to begin their journey overseas.

If you are travelling at the same time or will be on the same flight as your pet, we can make arrangements to transport passengers and any luggage to any UK location or airport.

What makes PBS Pet Travel different?

We like to think we’re a bit different from the rest. We’re not only a family-run business that’s dedicated to transporting pets around the world safely, but we believe these things make us stand out too:

  • Our whole team are animal lovers and pet owners and we agree they are part of the family and deserve comfortable and safe travel
  • All our vehicles are air conditioned and have heating so it will always be the right temperature for your pet
  • Your pet will never be left alone we always make sure they’re accompanied
  • All our drivers are experienced in handling all animals and are DEFRA approved and insured
  • When your pet is with us, we will treat them like our own, they’ll get regular stops for walks, food and cuddles.

What are the benefits of using a pet courier?

We know that transporting your pet can be nerve wracking, but your companion will receive all the care and attention they need whilst in our care. Check out some of the great benefits of utilising our expert pet transport service below:

  • Less stress – we can help reduce the anxiety associate with moving for both you and your pet
  • No more confusion – airline regulations, import requirements and flight options can be very confusing. At PBS, we take this headache away and will help arrange everything for you
  • In safe hands – having your pet out of site and out of your control can be distressing. Every courier at PBS loves animals and they will receive unmatched care
  • Save time – let us take some of the administration away so you can concentrate on your upcoming move

How can I prepare my pet?

Wherever your pet is off to on their next adventure it’s important that you plan carefully and be prepared for your pet to be transported. Preparing them for smooth transport is essential. Here’s what you need to do to make sure you’re ready for the pet courier.

  • Ensure you have a travel kennel and that your pet is familiar and accustomed to it before travel
  • Include appropriate bedding so that your pet is comfortable
  • Make sure you have their collar and lead ready
  • Write down any contact numbers in case of emergency
  • If your pet requires any medication make sure this is packed and stored safely
  • It’s advised that you make a trip to the vet for a check up before travel, they may recommend your pet has vaccines depending on where they are travelling to
  • If you have any concerns or queries, make sure you ask our couriers they will do everything they can to put your mind at ease

Pet Travel FAQs

How much does a pet courier cost?

We like to think our pet courier services are very reasonably priced but to make sure that you get the best value for money and everything you want included we provide an individual itemized quotation for you before confirming your booking.

Can I transport my pet to Spain?

Yes, you can trust PBS Specialist Pet Travel to safely and efficiently transport your pet to Spain or any other country in Europe or Overseas. We offer a range of pet transport services to ensure that each of our customers specific pet relocation needs are met.

Can PBS Pet Travel courier my rabbit?

Yes of course, here at PBS we have extensive knowledge and love for all animals, furry, feathered or finned. If you’re floppy eared friend needs a first-class courier service, then we are here to help.

Pet Transport Services

“Rhum enjoying his new home in Barcelona”

As specialists in the field of pet travel we understand that each of our customers has their own specific pet relocation needs.

In light of this we’re happy to offer a broad range of different pet transport services.

In this way, whether you want a complete end-to-end service where we complete the whole process on your behalf, or you want to “cherry pick” individual services PBS Pet Travel can offer you everything you need.

Pet Transport Services We Offer

Pet travel is often a complex business with many elements required in order to safely and legally relocate your pet. As a result we offer a broad range of pet transport services.

Some of our most popular services are listed below, though if you are seeking a service not listed then please feel free to get in touch. As experts in our field we are able to fulfil most requests in order to help you transport your pet safely.

Land Transport – Our pet courier services can collect your pet from your home before travel and deliver him or her to the relevant animal reception centre. For incoming pets we can safely transport your pet from the airport to your home.

Long – Distance Ground Transport – Some more sensitive pets are better transported by land rather than on a plane. As a result our pet transport services can travel long-distance with your pet in our specialist air-conditioned vehicles.

Pet Flights – Most pets travel in an air-conditioned and pressurized cargo hold of their own. We can advise on all pet flights or arrange these on your behalf. In many cases it is also possible for you to travel on the same plane as your pet. In such circumstances we can advise on this process.

Application of Import Permits – Paperwork is one of the most complex aspects of travelling with pets. As a result one of the most popular pet transport services we offer means our highly experienced team will arrange for all the necessary paperwork on your behalf.

Application of CITES Paperwork – For individuals transporting endangered species covered by CITES such as some reptiles (tortoises for example), mammals and birds (many parrot species for example) we can help you gather the necessary permits for export/import.

Application and Completion of DEFRA Export Health Certificates – In almost every case an animal must be verified as safe to travel before an airline or pet courier service will accept it. We have connections with a number of trusted veterinarians and are happy to arrange these certificates for your pet.

Customs Clearance (all destinations) – Negotiating Customs in some countries can take time. Rather than you waiting in line why not let PBS deal with Customs on your behalf?

IATA Approved Travel Kennels – For obvious reasons many of our airline partners are very specific about the type of travel carriers they will accept – not to mention the required dimensions. We are able to provide a suitable travel kennel for your pet and even deliver it to your home in advance of travel allowing your pet to become familiar with it.

Calming Sprays – Whilst most vets recommend against the use of drugs before travel (to avoid stomach upsets) the use of herbal calming sprays can be particularly beneficial. These help to gently and naturally soothe your pet, making transport more pleasant.

Specialist Travel Crates for All Types of Pets – As one of our more specialist pet transport services we don’t just deal with cats and dogs; we can help with transporting all types of pets abroad. We can provide secure travel crates for virtually any animal.

Kennel Boarding – With our own facilities near Gatwick we are able to offer kennel boarding if you happen not to be travelling at the same time as your pet. We also offer a number of pet collection points across the UK to make transporting your pet as easy as possible.