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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.

Finally, Athena made it over to Brisbane, Australia!

Hi Catherine, Just to let you know I collected Athena from BNE yesterday for a very happy reunion. I’m not sure which of us was more excited! Actually, my Dad wins – hands down ! He’s already calling Athena “my dog” and after only 3 hours together the pair of them are inseparable. Thank you...

Maisy and Murphy travelled to New Zealand September 2020.

“Hello there! I just wanted to send you my absolute gratitude and thanks for the amazing service you provided me during such a horrible year! My situation is and has been a nightmare this year and a lot has gone pear-shaped BUT thanks to your help my fur babies were the easiest part of organisation...

Bruce flew from London to Turi, Kenya

Good Morning Hayley I am delighted to report that Bruce arrived in Turi , safe and well, yesterday afternoon.  After a very joyous reunion  and lots and lots of ecstatic sniffing, he began to settle into his new surroundings and he has had a calm night. Thank you so much for guiding us so excellently...