When you need to move your pet, unfortunately it is not as simple as booking you furry family member an airline ticket and sending them on their way. Airlines do not make it an easy, straight forward process to ship a cat, dog, or bird from one location to another. In addition to needing a ticket (referred to as an Air Waybill) for your pet, you must also ensure that your desired departure and arrival airports are able to handle live animals, and that your pet can fit on your desired flight. Not all aircrafts are equipped to carry live animals, and others are restricted as to which size dogs they can safely take on board.
If your pet is traveling internationally, even more steps are involved as country entry requirements continue to evolve. This is especially relevant when considering live animal, or pet relocation.
Travel within the United States has its own set of health requirements a pet must go through, and other countries have even more requirements before a pet is able to enter the country. In addition, often times there are letters of authority and import paperwork which are required that can only be obtained within the destination.
At Happy Tails Travel we are familiar with airline and country requirements and can find the safest, shortest route for your pet to travel by air with care. When you hire us, you hire a team of trained professionals who have been shipping pets across the world for 20 years. As a result, we have the knowledge and expertise to get your pets to their new home, and also have long-standing relationships with other pet professionals throughout the world, to ensure your pet is in good hands at both sides of their journey.