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Transporting your Pet Dog or Cat to Australia

Transporting your Pet Dog or Cat to Australia can be a timely process. It’s always best to use a Pet Transportation Expert when considering shipping your pet dog or cat to Australia. Every place your travel around the world has different rules regarding pet travel. For some destinations you have to plan months in advance. Please visit for more info on shipping your pet dog or cat to Australia.


How to Ship your Dog, Cat or Pet to and from Australia and New Zealand

For more info on How to Ship your Dog, Cat or Pet to and from Australia and New Zealand, please visit Pet Shipping Australia if you are considering shipping or transporting your Dog, Cat or Pet to or from Australia, New Zealand, Perth, Auckland, Christchurch, Sydney, Wellington or any other destinations in that part of the world. You will need to be very aware of many of the strict rules, policies and regulations related to air and land pet travel. There are many Pet Shipping Companies to choose from, so be wise when searching for the best one that fits your needs. Some specialize in Pet Travel to Australia and New Zealand and are very familiar with all the rules when shipping your pets to certain countries. Please visit Animal Transporters for more info on transporting your pet to Australia or New Zealand.

Transporting your Dog, Cat or Pet to and from Los Angeles, California

For those of you searching for Expert, Safe and Very Caring Pet Transportation to and from Los Angeles or Southern California please visit Pet Taxi Los Angeles. Transporting your Dog or Cat through Air Travel can be a very difficult process if you are not aware of all the current rules and regulations Airports and different Cities and Countries have in place to protect pets and people. If you are unsure of some of these rules please visit for more info.

Pet Transportation for San Deigo and Surrounding Areas

Pet Transport San Diego offers Expert, Safe and Caring Dog, Cat and Pet Transportation and Shipping Services for all of San Deigo and many surrounding areas. Please visit or for more info regarding the best in dog, cat and pet transportation for San Diego County.

Shipping your Dog, Cat and Pets Overseas from Los Angeles

Shipping your Dog, Cat or Pet Overseas Pet Shipping

Pet Transportation, Pet Relocation and Dog Shipping Overseas and International Pet Transport requires special care. Some destinations have implemented programs of rabies control whereby pet owners have an alternative to the traditional long-term (6 month) quarantine. By meeting prescribed criteria of pre-entry veterinary requirements quarantine periods can be reduced to a minimum of 1 month.

For Pet Shipping to Hawaii and Overseas visit this page.

Here at Animal Transporters, We specialize in helping pet owners meet the strict requirements of these pet shipping and import programs. We have been in this business for many years and our policy of “zero-tolerance for error” has contributed to our success, and earned us an excellent reputation.

Shipping, Transporting and/ or Relocating dogs, cats and most pets overseas from the US to Foreign Countries and state to state is a complicated process and requires specialized knowledge of import and export documentation, veterinary procedures, timing, airline policies, pet  travel crate requirements, quarantine, boarding accommodation, and proper animal identification.

We provide professional assistance to pet owners, breeders, and their veterinarians to make this process as seamless and stress-free as possible. We can provide a complete “door-to-door” service to ensure that your pet makes it to your new home without any problems.

We adhere to the rules and regulations of the Live Animal Regulations of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA).

We are registered with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as an Intermediate Handler, with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as an Indirect Air Carrier and we adhere to the USDA’s Animal Welfare Act in all phases of our operation.

We are also members of the Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association International (IPATA).

If you want to ship your Dog, Cat or Pet to another state or from state to state & across the country by yourself, here are a few things you need to know:

1. Contact your airline for requirements and restrictions for transporting dogs by plane. American Airlines, for example, has restrictions prohibiting the “snub-nose” breeds such as pugs, Boston terriers, and boxers, which might have trouble breathing at high altitudes or in fluctuating temperatures. And there are a limited number of spaces on a plane for animals.

2. Check the calendar. For airlines that ship pets in the cargo area, traveling in high heat can be extremely dangerous for your dog. This is why Delta Airlines has a standing embargo on pets traveling as checked baggage from May 15 to September 15. Even if your airline allows pets as cargo during the hot summer months, it’s not in your pet’s best interest.

3. Book your pet’s flight as far in advance as possible to ensure that he can travel within the time frame you need.

4. Visit the vet. According to the American Kennel Club, or AKC, “Certification of health must be provided no more than 10 days before travel. Rabies and vaccination certificates are also required.”

5. Walk your pet before traveling to the airport and before checking him into the flight’s cargo. To avoid accidents and keep your dog comfortable, limit food and water intake before the flight.

6. Arrange for quick pickup at the destination so your dog spends as little time as possible in the cargo holding area

Tips, Warnings and more important info regarding Pet Transportation, Relocation and Dog Shipping:

Ship your dog in a sturdy, plastic pet carrier with adequate ventilation and a secure mechanism for latching the door to prevent escapes. Your carrier should be large enough for your dog to stand up, lie down and turn around. Mark it with “LIVE ANIMAL,” arrows indicating which side is up, your dog’s name and your complete contact information.

If you’re flying, your small dog can fly in the cabin with you as carry-on luggage on many airlines. Check the specific airline for requirements on carrier specifications and dimensions. Most providers require the carrier to fit under the seat in front of you.

Do not ship your dog wearing a muzzle. This can be a suffocation or choking hazard.

Remove your dog’s leash from inside the crate; it can pose a choking hazard.

For dogs with special needs or health problems, travel by car is generally safest.

Also remember if your shipping your pet to Hawaii, Hawaii has laws that require dogs coming into the state to go through an inspection and up to five-day quarantine period. Check current restrictions in advance of your dog’s trip to avoid unnecessary delays or rejection after quarantine.

How to ship your dog, cat or pet to another state including Hawaii

If you need info on shipping your dog, cat or pet to another state including Hawaii please visit Animal Transporters.

Pet Transportation, Pet Relocation and Dog Shipping Across the States and Internationally requires special care. Some pet travel destinations have implemented programs of rabies control whereby pet owners have an alternative to the traditional long-term (6 month) quarantine. By meeting prescribed criteria of pre-entry veterinary requirements quarantine periods can be reduced to a minimum of 1 month….

Places to take your Dog or Puppy in Ventura County

Please visit Pet Taxi Los Angeles and Pet Taxi LA for all your Los Angeles and Ventura Counties Pet Transport, Dog Shipping, and all other Pet Transportation needs. If your in Ventura County and looking for some places to take your dog or puppy here is a list of some stops you may want to make along the way….


  • Bark Park. The one acre Bark Park is on Las Virgenes Road, in Calabassas. Complete with benches, a doggie drinking fountain, trash cans, and poop scoops.


  • Camarillo Dog Park. Off-Leash Dog Park in the city of Camarillo. Benches, table, drinking fountains for dogs and people, shady, completely fenced and double gated. No charge. Location: Inside Camarillo Grove County Park, show them your dog and entrance is free.Directions: Camarillo Springs Rd. off the 101 Freeway. (Thank you Larry Yakerson)


  •  Star Canine Social Club. Free Off-Leash Dog Park / Club. Is your dog bored, fat, lazy, stupid? Bouncing off the walls with excess energy! Do they prefer playing with the cat to you?? He could be a STAR! Get Them (and yourself) off the couch and out to the fresh air and sunshine for some fantastically fun activity & entertainment. There is No Charge to Play!  Socialization. Agility Equipment. Frisbee. Fresh Air & Grass. Obedience. Fly-Ball – Games. Balls – Sticks. Group Activities. Dog Toys – Contests. Small Dog Agility & a secure play area. Lots of other dogs and dog owners! Location: 2nd & H Street. Old Oxnard High School. Directions: Take Oxnard Blvd or Ventura Road to 2nd Street- then into town to H Street. (Thank you Chuck Wright)

Los Padres National Forest

  • Off-leash trials. 1.9 Million acres that include the Big Sur area. Forest Headquarters, 6144 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117, 805-683-6711.

Thousand Oaks

  • Conejo Creek Park.. A three-acre playground with picnic tables and drinking fountains divided into two sections, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. The park will operate from 7 a.m. to sunset daily except for when equestrian events are being held at a nearby arena. Dogs must be on leashes from the parking lot to the park’s double gates and that owners clean up after their pets. Located in the Northwest section of the park.  Janss Road and 23 Freeway. (Thank you Sinam)

Port Hueneme

  • Hollywood Beach.  Port Hueneme. Dogs can be off leash on the beach and in the water. Location: San Nicholas Avenue and Victoria Avenue. Directions: 101 Freeway to Victoria Avenue Exit. Continue South (which is left at the end of the ramp from 101 North). After passing Channel Islands Boulevard and the Coast Guard station, there is a stop sign where you will take a Right onto San Nicholas Avenue. Continue straight into the parking lot for Hollywood Beach.

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