Choosing the Right Pet Transport Service


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Travelling with a pet, whether you are going on holiday or relocating overseas completely, is a big deal. There are many different factors to consider before choosing an animal transport service.

Read our guide to find out how to choose the perfect pet transport service for you.

What services do you need?

There are lots of different pet shipping companies across the UK, and each of them offers different services.

Whether you need help with IATA-approved travel crates, microchipping, filling out paperwork, or transport to and from the airport – it’s best to choose a provider that offers all of these services. This will help you to make sure everything is covered and your journey runs smoothly.

Which airports do they provide services for?

The next step is to find out which airports they can help you travel from, as this is a huge factor to consider when planning your travels.

At TailWings we are the only on-airport pet shipper at London Heathrow Airport, so if you are travelling from Heathrow we can help you from start to finish with ease. We also work with kennels and catteries around the country, so we can help you no matter where you are!

If your chosen pet transport service will be taking your pet to and from the airport, make sure their vehicles and staff are DEFRA-approved.

Are they experts in what they do?

When trusting an animal transport service with your beloved pet, it is important to choose a company that is an expert in international pet travel.

If they know what they are doing wholeheartedly, they will be able to advise you accurately and keep your journey running as smooth as possible. You will also benefit from added peace of mind when you put your trust in them to keep your pet happy and safe during your travels.

What are other customers saying?

Before you choose a pet transport service provider, check out their reviews from previous customers to make sure their claims match up with the experiences of their customer base.

Ask for recommendations in pet travel forums or if you know anyone who has travelled with their pets before, ask them who they would recommend!

Now you know what to look out for when choosing an animal transport service provider, it’s time to start booking your holiday! For any further information, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to help.