Find your pet relocation and shipping company
Pet Relocation can be stressful for you as a loving owner, but also a traumatic experience for your furry family member. The unfamiliar and sometimes intense experience of traveling without you can be very distressing for your pet. It is important to seek the advice of seasoned pet relocation professionals in order to avoid costly errors and oversights.
A colleague recently moved his pet dog to Canada. He mentioned how difficult it was to find professional pet moving companies. Even with extensive internet search he struggled to find reputable UAE based pet moving companies. There are few, if any, directories which cover this important service.
So, we have identified the leading professional pet shipping companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and throughout the UAE (please note below). We hope you find this useful.
Telephone: 04 321 1424
Location: Dubai (Al Quoz)
Telephone: 04 321 3095
Location: Dubai (Umm Sequim)
British Vet Clinic
Telephone: 02 665 0085
Location: Abu Dhabi / Al Ain
Telephone: 04 211 4800
Location: Dubai (Mirdif / Motor City)
The Dog House
Telephone: 0505 457 8874 (Allison)
Telephone: 04 438 5300
Location: Dubai / Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 04 341 8085
Location: Dubai (Barsha)
German Vet Clinic
Telephone: 02 556 2024
Location: Abu Dhabi (Khalifa City)
Telephone: 06 766 2397
Location: UAQ / RAK
We strongly advise you to independently research in conjunction with consulting a pet moving company. IATA (International Air Trade Association) and IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association) have lots of useful, up to date, information. Links to both are listed at the bottom of this page.
- King Charles Spaniel
- Lhasa Apso
- Persian and Burmese cats
Finally, if just one of the prerequisites is not met, it’s very likely your pet will not be permitted to fly, which may prove costly and very stressful.
Using the services of an agent/per mover, alleviates much of this responsibility, so research the likely costs of both options before you make a decision.
Please note the video below explaining the best way to measure your dog.
You are restricted in terms of what you can put in the crate with your pet, but usually a cushion of blanket is permitted.
Finally, its a good idea to obtain your crate early and get your pet acclimatised to it – for example encourage them to nap in the crate with the top off or door open, regularly, for a few weeks prior to travelling.
Pets generally travel safely without the need to be sedated. You can help by remaining calm and relaxed in the build up to the travel date as your pet is likely to sense if you are anxious or stressed. Also allowing your pet to become comfortable with their crate is essential.
In cases where your pet is particularly nervous or anxious then discuss this in advance with your vet or pet mover. If necessary they may suggest the administration of a mild, relaxing sedative, but it is advisable to let a professional handle this.
Again you can research this independently and make your own arrangements if you prefer.
Make sure your pet is not in quarantine too far from where you plan to reside making visits easier.
Countries like Australia, New Zealand and Singapore are strict and will certainly impose a quarantine period. Research the country you are moving to and consult your pet mover.
Useful Pet Relocation Links
You may be interested in researching further information on shipping/moving pets. Please note some links below which we hope you find useful.
International Pet and Animal Transportation Association
IATA – Regulations
Bringing your pet to the UK