Moving with your Pet
Whether you’re moving from Auckland to Christchurch or Wellington to Queenstown, New Zealand Van Lines provides safe and secure pet transport services across Aotearoa.
At New Zealand Van Lines, we understand that pets are part of the family, and their welfare and safety are our top priority. We regularly work with trusted pet transport providers to ensure that your pet’s move is stress and hassle-free.
New Zealand Van Lines has been moving families, their cats, dogs, and other pets to, from and within New Zealand for over 35 years.
Things to consider before moving your pet across the country
Before moving house with your pets, please ensure their vaccinations are up to date. They may be denied entry into a boarding facility if the vaccinations are not current.
Getting used to the crate
If your pet is being transported in your own crate, we recommend getting them to sleep in it the night before, so they are comfortable with the space.
The crate should be big enough for your pet to be able to turn around while standing, sit upright and lie down in a natural position.
The cost of pet transport is determined by a few factors, including the route between origin and destination cities as well as the size and weight of your pet.
Get in touch with our team for more information.
Depending on the size of your pet certain airlines allow small pets to travel in the cabin (caged). If this is not possible, your pet will be transported in the pet cabin which has similar conditions to the passenger cabin and is set to a temperature of 18 degrees.
As this is a new experience for your pet, we recommend transporting them with their favourite toy, blanket, and a clothing item of yours. Having familiar items and smells will help reduce your pet’s stress and anxiety.
How to relocate your pets
Pets are a big part of our lives so there’s no doubt you’re taking them with you when you move houses, cities or countries. If you’re wondering how to relocate your pets, we’ve put together a helpful guide.
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