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pet export to usa and canada

Fetchapet are specialists in flying dogs, cats and birds to the USA & Canada, we are IATA compliant and BA recommended pet shippers with 30 years’ experience.

USA

Expert shipping of your dogs, cats and birds. Fetchapet offer a dog and cat export service to all major United States airports. We can also ship birds to certain American airports.

Air travel kennels are manufactured in our own workshops and each kennel is tailor made to suit your pet's measurements which ensures maximum safety and comfort during the journey.

Collection of your pet is available from your home or breeders address anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales, or you may deliver to our premises, or be met at Heathrow airport by one of our representatives

Pet dogs and cats must be microchipped and have the microchip number recorded on all veterinary certificates. Microchipping must be undertaken before the required vaccinations are given to enable your Veterinary Surgeon to identify the animal when completing any paperwork.

A rabies vaccination is now compulsory for dogs and cats to enter some states in the USA and so we recommend it should be administered in the UK prior to shipment. If the vaccination is not done prior to shipment, then it will be required within a specified time of arrival into the US.

A Veterinary Certificate of Health stating that the pet is fit to travel must be issued by your Veterinary Surgeon within 10 days of shipment. This is a private certificate that can be issued on the Vet practice headed paper giving the microchip number for identification and vaccination against rabies details and signed by your usual veterinary surgeon. We have templates that have the correct wording that we can send to your Vet in plenty of time for completion. We are also able to have our own Veterinary Surgeons at the Ark Veterinary Centre complete the Veterinary Certificate of Health on your behalf if required.

Pets should not be shipped to arrive in the United States on a Saturday or Sunday as many airports will not allow animals to land at weekends.

Birds to USA

Fetchapet can provide bird shipping to the United States providing an import permit has been obtained prior to shipment. We can assist with obtaining this permit and also CITES (Convention for the International Trade in Endangered Species) import and export permits if necessary. Some birds are subject to quarantine in the USA at the New York, Miami or Los Angeles Government quarantine stations and the importation of birds into the USA is always dependent upon the current Avian Influenza status of the UK and so we recommend contacting our office for more information.

Pet air travel containers including those specifically designed for birds are manufactured in our own workshops and each kennel is tailor made to suit your pet's measurements which ensures maximum safety and comfort during the journey.

For bird shipments – the rules for bird species such as Parrots are different to those for other pets and so we suggest that you please complete the Birds to all worldwide destinations form on this website in order to contact our office for more details.

CANADA

Fetchapet offer a cat and dog export service to all major Canadian airports.

Collection of your pet is available from your home or breeders address anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales, or you may deliver to our premises, or be met at Heathrow airport by one of our representatives

Pet dogs and cats must be microchipped and have the microchip number recorded on all veterinary certificates. Microchipping must be undertaken before the required vaccinations are given to enable your Veterinary Surgeon to identify the animal when completing any paperwork.

A rabies vaccination should be given at least 30 days prior to export and must still be valid at the time of export. However, dogs under 3 months of age can still travel to Canada without having a rabies vaccination. Certain rules apply to this type of shipment so please contact the office for further information.

Also required is a veterinary certificate of health issued no more than 5 days prior to shipment. If the rabies vaccination has been given, then this can be a fit to fly certificate that can be issued on the Vet practice headed paper giving the identification and vaccination against rabies details and signed by your usual veterinary surgeon. If no vaccination has been given, then the dog or cat must travel on a DEFRA Export Certificate signed within 5 days of export by an OV (Official Veterinarian) or LVI (Local Veterinary Inspector) of DEFRA. Rabies vaccinations must then be given on arrival in Canada.

Please note that Canada is not a rabies free country and we strongly recommend that owners comply with the rabies requirements and vaccinate their pets at least 30 days prior to export to provide the maximum protection possible immediately on arrival in your new home.

IATA compliant and airline approved air travel kennels are manufactured in our own workshops and each kennel is tailor made to suit your pet's measurements which ensures maximum safety and comfort during the journey.

To apply for a USA or Canada Pet Export quotation please click here

Birds to Canada

Birds can only enter Canada as freight but with the owner on the same aircraft and an import permit must be obtained prior to travel which will specify the requirements we must adhere to. CITES export permits from the UK will also be required for certain species of bird and the importation of birds into Canada is always dependent upon the current Avian Influenza status of the UK and so we recommend contacting our office for more information.

Fetchapet will guide you through the process and advise you on any aspect that may need clarification.

For bird shipments – the rules for bird species such as Parrots are different to those for other pets and so we suggest that you please complete the Birds to all worldwide destinations form on this website in order to contact our office for more details.

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