Animal Transportation Services

Deciding to emigrate isn’t easy and it’s even trickier if you have pets. The challenges seem overwhelming, especially documents, vaccines, and quarantine requirements for local and international travel. You want to avoid leaving their safety and well-being in the hands of an improperly qualified and unaccredited transport agency with movers unfamiliar with humane, respectful animal handling.

Pets Travel is a leading pet transport company in South Africa. We have over 54 years of experience in the industry and are a long-time member of IPATA, the International Pet and Animal Association, which oversees a network of international pet movers.

IPATA members adhere to the principles of safe and humane transport of animals on a local and international level. So, you can rely on the quality of our end-to-end services regarding the administration of pet transportation, as well as physical requirements related to crating and animal handling.

Our Pet Transportation Services


Our domestic and international relocation services are designed to guide you through the transport process to bring your dogs and cats safely through to the other side, whether that’s by road or air.
You can rely on us to:

  • Provide assistance obtaining documents and certificates.
  • Help with quarantine requirements.
  • Advise on your dog’s or cat’s specific transport needs.
  • Use our extensive network of airlines and courier agencies to guarantee your pet’s safety during travel.
  • Dedicate our focus to your animal’s well-being and comfort during transit anywhere in South Africa and abroad.

Our Pet Transportation Process

You can rely on us to:

  • Ensure documentation and procedures comply with domestic and international animal transport regulations.
  • Provide custom-made crates for your pets, so they can move around and settle comfortably.
  • Include fixed water bowls that don’t spill and absorbent pet liners.
  • Advise whether your pet will do better by flying or travelling by road.
  • Work with your veterinarian or a veterinarian from our network who’s well-experienced in travel and relocation services, including compulsory health certificates and vaccinations.
  • Take responsibility for your animals’ comfort during travel. We monitor your pet’s well-being during transportation and take steps to alleviate their discomfort.

    Services excluded

    While we pride ourselves on the holistic nature of our services, there are certain services that we, as an agency, don’t provide, including:

    • Veterinary expenses for medical treatment during travel.
    • Services not explicitly mentioned.

What makes Pets Travel Unique?


As one of the oldest pet and animal moving companies in South Africa, we have a few tricks up our sleeve to provide extra value. For instance, our pet handlers include animal behaviourists who ensure that your pet receives attention and care specific to their needs.

We also have boarding facilities that provide all the comforts of home. Pet handlers at our boarding facilities are trained to work with animals who are in distress as a result of all the upheaval. A benefit that our company provides that’s likely lacking in other couriers is that we learn about our boarders’ personalities and can further tailor our travel services to their needs.

Start planning for emigration with your pet and request a free quote to see how our transport services ensure your pets sail through transportation, both domestic and international. We’ll show you how our relationships with key industry stakeholders assure safe and comfortable transport for your pets.