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Pet Delivery in the UK with uShip

Moving houses might include bring your pet along with you. You might be moving to a new home, perhaps you’re adopting a rescue dog or cat and need him or her bringing to your house, or maybe you’re emigrating and want to look into moving a dog from Australia to the UK. Whatever the reason, here at uShip we have a range of options to help you, and we’re dedicated to help you find the right one for your needs. Contact us should you run into any issues or concerns.

Our unique marketplace makes the whole process of animal transport in the UK simple. All you need to do is write a listing containing all your details and from there, you’ll receive quotations from various pet movers in the UK. Include your pet’s age, breed, and any specific requirements they need, and you’ll be sure to get the right service for your pet, as well as your budget.

How to Transport a Pet

With uShip, moving a pet is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create a Listing on uShip

It’s important to carefully think through what it is that you want from your pet delivery services in the UK. How quickly do you want your pet to be transported? What budget do you have available? Of course, you’ll need to give your pet’s details, such as name, breed, and age, and you need to specify whether you already have a kennel your pet uses, or whether you need one to be provided for you. There are many pet movers in the UK who have their own equipment, such as kennels and crates, but you might prefer to use one which your pet is already familiar with. The more information you give, the easier it will be to find the right service for you.

Cat inside pet carrier
Two dogs in the back of an SUV

2 | Choose the Best Pet Relocation Service

After you have posted your listing you will begin to receive quotations from various pet moving services in the UK. These are all vetted and accredited, and it’s up to you to then ask any specific questions you might have, directly to the company. You can then build up a bond of trust, which will make you feel more comfortable when putting your pet in their hands.

All our pet transporters have their own profile on our uShip page. Here you can check their history, as well as any safety records, and previous customer reviews. You will also be able to check photographs of the equipment used in various previous jobs, giving you a greater overview of what to expect. This will all help you to not only choose the right pet transporter for your job, but also to feel more comfortable with your choice.

3 | Pet Transportation & Delivery

Once your pet transporter has been chosen, you can then go ahead and directly contact them to make arrangements and ask any other questions you might have thought of. Remember to give details of anyone else involved in the process, such as someone waiting at your destination address, ready to welcome your pet home. Make sure you have payment ready and that all relevant information has been shared. If you have any issues at any point, you can still contact us to help you out.

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How Much Does it Cost to Relocate a Pet?

The price of pet transport in the UK varies depending upon a number of factors. This can be down to the distance your pet needs to travel, and any special requirements your pet has in transit. This is why it is so important to give all relevant information at the time. The cost of moving to Scotland with a dog from London is going to less than simply moving a few towns away, due to the distance, for example. The average price for relocating a pet within the UK ranges between £310 and £425 for a long distance delivery, shorter relocation services cost between £138 and £270.

If you want to get a greater idea of the type of costings you might be looking at, you can check our costing index on our uShip page. You will be able to check out previous jobs done through our marketplace, for example any pet transport to Ireland trips, to help give you an idea of what your trip might cost.

Planning for Your Pet's Transport

When either moving to Scotland with pets, moving cats to England, or any other pet relocation UK adventure, you need to plan carefully and be prepared for all eventualities. You should make sure that you have a travel kennel to hand, and that your pet is familiar and comfortable within it. This will ensure their safety whilst they are travelling. Make sure you give your pet transporter any medications or special items your pet needs whilst travelling, as well as their food. You should also make a list of contacts to use in an emergency.

  • Pet Relocation Checklist
  • Travel Kennel
  • Appropriate bedding
  • Food and water for the duration of the trip
  • Any medications required
  • Health and history records, including general health, breed certificates, and immunisation record
  • Identification details, on the collar, microchip, and preferably on both
  • Collar and Leash
  • Contact numbers in case of an emergency

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