Pet Transport

Moving Pets

You’ve booked tickets for your kids and packed your belongings for relocation, but what about your pets?

The New Zealand Van Lines team understands that pets are an integral part of the family. Therefore, we’re committed to looking after them during your relocation journey too.


Before you move house, ensure that your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date just in case they need to go into a boarding facility before the packers arrive. If you have your own pet cage for transportation, think about placing them inside it the night before they’re due to be collected so they can get used to being in a confined space.


Moving pets internationally is complex because importing and quarantine regulations vary between countries. Your pet will need a veterinary check which will include micro-chipping for future identification. Various vaccinations and blood tests will also need to be carried out, some of which need to be done six months before your pet’s departure, so make sure you think ahead.

Other things you’ll need to consider:

  • Will my pet be eligible for import?
  • Do I need to obtain an import permit?
  • How do I know if my cage is suitable?
  • Will quarantine be required at our destination?
  • What other regulations do I need to comply with?

For hassle-free pet relocation support, contact us now.

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