Pet transport involves relocating dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, lizards, hamsters, and other pets to other towns in South Africa or countries around the world. Every country has its own rules and regulations concerning the importation of pets. Health protocols, flight bookings, and boarding all have to be done correctly to ensure that pets arrive safe and sound in their new country. Professional pet travel companies like Keringa-Petwings handle the entire process literally from A to Z, are registered with the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA), and have 24/7 back-up, luxurious kennels and catteries, and a team of qualified, trained, and friendly professionals in all divisions.
It depends on the country you’re going to, the airline and the size of your pet’s travel crate as well as the mandatory veterinary procedures (vaccinations, microchips, etc.), import permits, and state vet costs. Have a look at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website to see how to measure your pet.
That depends on your destination country, whether your pet is a banned breed or not, the age and health of your pet, and the airline. Some airlines don’t fly pets at all, others have limitations when it comes to certain breeds.
This depends on the rules and regulations of the destination country. Certain breeds are banned in some countries, while others permit just about all pets. Keringa-Petwings transports dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, lizards, miniature goats, birds, and other pets worldwide.
In general, the breed must be allowed in the destination country, and pets must have valid health certificates and all other required documentation.
Pets come in all shapes and sizes, which will dictate the size of their travel containers. Airlines have very strict rules about the size of pet travel containers and won’t accept any that don’t comply with international standards or that are too small. Keringa-Petwings manufactures world-class pet travel crates in strict accordance with international measuring instructions. Each container is custom-made for its pet passenger by our team of experienced, highly trained carpenters. Have a look at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website to see how to measure your pet.
This depends on the destination country. Some countries don’t require quarantine, others have mandatory quarantine periods prior to or on arrival.
In accordance with international rules and regulations, pets must have access to food and water via secure bowls inside their travel containers. Our travel containers, made to the highest international standards, have secure bowls and absorbent bedding, and we include favourite toys and T-shirts with their owners’ scents on them to make pets as comfortable as possible.
They will need to clear customs, and then depending on the rules of that country, either spend the required period in quarantine or go straight home to you.