One of our most popular services is transporting animals internationally and domestically.
We are the only transport business with a team who focuses on the behavioural and psychological well-being of pet relocation so that your furry or feathered friend has a safe and pleasant trip. That’s our difference.
We understand that this can be a nervous, highly particular and demanding request, however at Urban Herd, we specialise in ensuring your pet’s care and comfort during the entire trip!
You can trust us with your precious pets when it comes to travel because transporting your animal is as important to us as it is to you.
In addition, we have an internal Accredited Customers Broker who can personally clear animals through customs and quarantine, along with a global network of agents so no third parties are required.
Planning on Travelling Overseas or Moving Interstate?
Whilst it’s easy enough to book a flight, it can be particularly complicated to ‘jump through all the hoops’ required to ensure all of the strict legal and health requirements are met both in Australia and overseas. That’s not to mention ensuring the safety and comfort of your animals during the process.
Urban Herd works with a whole range of different animal species to make the move completely stress free for you and your animal. This way, you can focus on the enjoyment of your holiday or the relocation process for the rest of your family.
What We Look After For You
Urban Herd offers you a range of services to support your pets’ itinerary to make the journey more comfortable for them, as well as more practical and convenient for you.
Don’t worry about all of the complicated paperwork and legal requirements involved with relocating your pet long-distance. We can do it all for you, including:
- Customs Requirements
- Quarantine Legalities
- Veterinary procedures and Health advice
- Legal requirements for all countries
- Logistics both air and ground
- Pre-flight training programs to ease anxiety – unique to Urban Herd
- Airline approved transportation containers
Our in-house Customs Broker and Freight Forwarders have direct access to superior transport options to offer you personalised services that are tailored to your animal’s behavioural needs. This will make sure they are in optimal health when they depart, during the move, and upon arrival.
They are never placed in a jam packed transport vehicle with a range of other stressed animals. Instead, your pet is personally handled one on one by an animal relocation professional throughout the whole process. They travel in luxury vehicles and spend as little time as possible in their travel crates. We even sit with them at the airport until they are loaded, so they have a familiar face by their side the whole way!
Consider Urban Herd’s way of travelling the equivalent of first class for your animals!
What Are The First Steps?
Before your pet is able to travel longer distances, you are usually required to arrange the following two items:
- Current Vaccinations and the corresponding certificate
- A health check certificate from your Vet certifying that the animal is fit to travel
If you require assistance with these two requirements, please let us know when you contact us, so we can help you arrange them.
Speak to our team now about everything to do with animal travel.
Is Your Pet a Nervous Traveller?
You have nothing to worry about!
Urban Herd will personally train your pet in specific preparation for any type of travel to ensure they are comfortable, and their health and relaxation are maintained throughout their whole journey.
Urban Herd in Action!
Larry and Tippi warmed to Anna from day one, and to have her managing the process of flight bookings, transportation on arrival at Heathrow, vet checks, vaccinations, quarantine, and crate training was a huge relief. To have navigated that myself would have taken twice as long, and been an unnecessary stress. Knowing that Larry and Tippi would be well looked after and with someone they knew well right up until they were put on the flight was also reassuring. Anna collected them two days before they flew out. She took them into her home, exercised them, played with them, and prepared them for the journey ahead.
One month on I am pleased to report that they found the flight much easier than we had expected. Aside from a little jetlag Larry and Tippi were in high spirits when they arrived, and they have settled into their new home.
Thank you to Anna from Urban Herd for ensuring the safety of our little ones, and for your hard work and friendly advice along the way.”
Nathan Jones – Sydney
Anna was a complete professional who had the technology to find mum's property by the property name, which was very helpful.
Anna came equipped with a custom made timber box to safely house the peacock in during the long drive to his new home. We were confident and our minds at ease that his best interests and welfare were front of mind.
I would not hesitate to recommend Anna for any animal transportation, whether it's a beloved pet or some stock en-route to the big farm in the sky.
We were pleasantly surprised to receive photos from Anna showing us scenery of the trip to Bateman's Bay and the peacock safely travelling there."
Helen & Nathan Ellis
We all felt like we had known Anna for years, the boys felt very comfortable around her and she explained everything very well, so we knew what to expect through all parts of the process. We will definitely be using Urban Herd and Anna again when we relocate back.
I have attached a pic of Bailey and Leo snuggling in their new home in Hong Kong.
Thanks Anna you are the BEST
Jeff and Oscar
How Do You Book This Service?
Travelling interstate or overseas with an animal requires a lot of preparation time, so it’s advisable to notify us as soon as possible so we can help you make all the arrangements and prepare your pet for a safe and pleasant journey.
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