International Pet Transport

Whether you’re thinking of taking your dog to Australia from NZ or your cat from NZ to the US, the team at Jetpets makes sure that no furry pal gets left behind. We provide pet transport from NZ to any destination in the world.

As fellow animal lovers, we’ll make sure that we place your pet’s comfort, safety and welfare before everything else – our team of international pet transport consultants, partner vets and pet handlers will work closely together to ensure every step of your pet’s journey is seamless.

How Do Our New Zealand International Pet Transport Services Work?

A Complete Door-To-Door International Pet Transport Service

Offering years’ of experience with pet transport, Jetpets can take care of everything for you, so you can focus on other important matters to do with your move.

Covering destinations close and far, including AustraliaEurope, Japan, USA, England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and more you can rest easy knowing that Jetpets has your international pet travel needs ticked and off the to-do list.

Our Most Popular International Pet Travel Destinations







Hong Kong






New Zealand

Papua New Guinea




South Africa

South Korea






United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America



How We Can Help With Your International Pet Transport Needs

Our International Pet Travel Consultants:

  • Find out all about your VIPs (very important pets!)
  • Organise the required vaccinations needed for your travel destination
  • Provide expert advice on preparing your pet for international travel (pet registration details, health certificates, country pet information and more)
  • Arrange a stay-dry fleece mat for your furbaby’s crate to keep them comfy and dry
  • Book your pet on the most direct flight with our international airline partners
  • Prepare a special detailed itinerary for your pet’s travel
  • Deliver an airline approved pet travel crate to help your pet start the familiarisation process as early as possible.

How Far In Advanced Should Customers Book?

  • Customers should allow for as much time as possible – that way our team can tackle any hurdles as necessary
  • 6 months in advance is optimal and suitable for pets looking to travel long distances or to countries that have specific vaccination requirements.

Partnering Accredited Vets

  • Our Partnering Vets are on staff to ensure your pet is healthy and fit for their journey
  • We provide pet travel updates to keep you informed for complete peace of mind
  • All vets are accredited – which is required to clear you pet for international travel
  • Our Partnering Vets will also take care of all vaccination requirements and carry these out at your home at a time that is most convenient.
  • On the day of the flight our resident vets will conduct a final health check, making sure your pet is healthy and ready to fly.

Pet Handlers & Airport Staff

  • At the airport, our experienced pet handlers will make sure your pet has time to stretch their legs before their flight
  • Our team will then check you pet in and ensure they are well hydrated before take off
  • We will also handle the checking in process at the airport
  • On the flight your pet will travel in a climate controlled cabin on the aircraft
  • When they arrive at their final destination, we can also complete the customs requirements for you and deliver them to your new home.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our International Pet Travel

Q: How Much Does It Cost To Fly A Pet Internationally?

There are several factors to consider with international pet transport prices, including flight routes, destinations, size, weight of your pet, level of service provided and more. All our quotes can be made all-inclusive with no hidden costs or surprises.

Q: How Do You Transport Pets Overseas?

We work with our trusted airline partners to help you find the most direct flight option for your pet. We will work with you to ensure all airline pet regulations are met for international pet transport (e.g making sure that your pet travel crate is airline-approved).

Q: Is It Safe To Fly My Pets In Cargo?

The pets’ cabin is dimly lit and the temperature is set to approximately 18 degrees for comfort. The captain of the aircraft is also aware that your furbaby is on board their flight. What your pet will experience in the cabin is very similar to what we feel and hear in the passenger cabin.

Q: Should I Sedate My Dog When Flying?

Sedating your pet can be harmful to them during the flight. It can lower their blood pressure and cause dehydration. Our resident vets recommend Adaptil collars for dogs as an alternative way to make pets feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during travel. Our pet travel consultant can arrange this for you.

Q: How Do I Keep My Dog Calm On A Plane?

We recommend putting a blanket or soft toy into your pet’s travel crate to help comfort your pet, but please be aware that if your pet messes their travel crate this will be removed. In the lead up to their travel, you can also help them associate the crate with positive things such as play and treats by going through the travel crate familiarisation steps.