For most pet owners, a pet is a family member and their safety is a primary concern. Whatever your reason for transporting your pet, from a home removal to an animal rescue, you'll want to take proper care when arranging your pet transport.
When you list the transportation needs of your pet on uShip, pet couriers will then be able to bid for your delivery. We have laid out each pet courier’s transportation history, customer reviews, and written feedback in their transporter profile. Review this information and research each prospective transporter before you book. Knowing you have chosen a transporter you can trust will help ease your stress.
MAKE YOUR PET TRANSPORT EASY
It is important to plan ahead when moving with your pet so that you can ensure your furry friend arrives safely. Whether you choose to transport your pet by air or transport your pet by car, you will need to acquire an appropriate travel kennel to ensure their comfort and safety during transit.
You’ll need a good kennel, bedding, provisions for food and water and any medications. It’s also best to obtain a health certificate from a vet prior to pet transportation. Next, use uShip to find a professional transporter that specializes in pet delivery. Simply create a listing to receive bids, choose a transporter you trust, and organize the details.
PET DELIVERY CHECKLIST
- Travel Kennel
- Food and Water
- Medications (if any)
- Records - Health, Shots, Breed Certs, etc.
- Identification - on Collar and/or Microchip
- Collar and Leash
- Emergency Contact Info
HOW MUCH DOES A PET COURIER SERVICE COST?
On average it costs £0.86 per mile to transport a pet, like a dog or cat, within the UK. The cost to transport a larger animal, however, will vary depending on the required transport conditions for the animal, the type of animal you are transporting, and the distance.
Take a look at our cost to transport a pet page to view past pet transports and get yourself familiar and comfortable with the uShip process.
TRANSPORTING PETS INTERNATIONALLY
If you are planning an international pet transport, you will need to take a few extra steps. An international pet courier can help you complete any necessary paperwork to avoid problems and help you get your pet overseas safely.