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Dog Travel

PetAir UK have ample experience in dog travel. Working with every airline that allows dogs, we can organise every step of their journey. PetAir UK can offer as much or as little help as you would like – just ask us.

PetAir UK is registered with IATA, IPATA and DEFRA approved. All of the vets at PetAir UK are official veterinarians, which means that the vets have undergone extra training and can complete the DEFRA export certificates and pre-travel health checks for your dogs.

Travelling with a dog to a new destination can be difficult and stressful, but the team at PetAir UK does all we can to ensure your dog’s welfare comes first. Our priority is getting your dog, to your destination, with as little stress to them as possible.

The Journey

Moving any dog from their home to a new place can be stressful for owners and the animal. All of our flight routings are based around what is best for that particular dog. PetAir UK makes moving with a dog a calmer and more relaxing process.

PetAir UK will use the best airlines and the quickest routes for your dogs, avoiding the cheaper routes where there may be a stop on the way. Where possible, the journey is made shorter to reduce stress for your dog.

Where in the plane does my dog travel?

Your dog will usually travel in the hold of the aircraft, in a special area which is heated and pressurised. There are some exceptions where dogs are allowed in the cabin, however each airline varies.

There are more details about your dogs travelling in the hold on our FAQ’s page.

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Relax

Our top priority is ensuring your dog gets to their destination comfortably and securely.

Got more questions? If you have any more questions on your dog’s travel don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our experienced team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Mochi the cat flew to Hong Kong – May 2020

Hi Linsey, Thanks for your email. Mochi has settled in really well with my family back in HK, and with his brothers and sisters. Please see attached for the photos haha Thanks a lot, Exxx

Harley dog to Canada

Harley flew to Canada during coronavirus lockdown. April 2020

Thank you for the follow up!  Harley made it safe and sound and honestly PetAir UK made this the EASIEST process of my life.  I was not worried about her and the fact that you were able to pick her up and provide a crate for her made things that much better.  I am so happy to have my fur baby back.

N Bishop
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Pixel to USA – October 2019

I can’t thank you and all of the Pet Air team enough for being so perfect: so prompt, attentive, communicative, always available to clarify any questions I had, to calm my worries, so lovely to Pixel.