About Petmove

PetMove was established because we care about our clients and their pets - no kennels, no cattery, we just move pets.
We put animal welfare above everything else to ensure the trip is safe and comfortable - Your pet is Our pet when travelling with PetMove.

Moving is stressful - there is so much to do. Let PetMove remove the stress by organising your pets travel plans.
PetMove offers a full service so we can take care of your pets trip while you organise yours - all at a price comparable to budget no service options. We can organise everything - pickup, vet checks, crates, MPI checks, transfer flights...etc. Whatever you need, just ask, we're happy to help.
When you call Petmove you're calling a team, not just one person. PetMove launched in 2005 and has moved thousands of pets 100% safely.
Our team of dedicated professionals focus on their specialist areas so you are always dealing with the agent with the most knowledge to support your pets trip. The combined experience and support of our team sets us apart.

Sending pets overseas goes hand in hand with excellent veterinary care and advice.
PetMove is New Zealands only Vet Based pet transport business so you can be sure that your pets are in the best possible hands every step of the way.

Call us free to find out more.
NZ FreePhone 0508 PETMOVE
(0508 738668)

Meet the Team

Karen & Mark
Karen and Mark love their job – the interaction with the gorgeous furbabies and the owners who love their pets as much as they do!
Mark has been trained in Vet Nursing and spent time working for the RSPCA. Mark and Karen held the position of Caretakers for the Dogwatch Rescue centre in Christchurch and they both compete regularly in Sled Dog Racing.
Karen has been animal mad since early days! She has taught, competed and judged in Dog Obedience, Agility and Sled Dog Racing. She is also a qualified Animal Hydro-therapist and ran her own grooming business for a number of years.

Diane & Skip
After moving to New Zealand Diane qualified as a vet nurse at CPIT in 2004 and has passionately enjoyed working as a Vet Nurse for 8 years before joining Petmove. Diane is now using this passion to focus on your furkids with Petmove. Diane has always had pets, and now with her partner Skip, continues this tradition with two pampered, family dogs.
Skip works in the aeronautical industry so is quite familiar with the insides of the aircraft.
Diane and Skip make a great team with Diane handling the export process and Skip helping in the background.

Petmoving around New Zealand

To enquire on pet moving around New Zealand email us here
We offer Stress free, PET MOVING for Cats and Dogs around New Zealand. We also are able to offer Air New Zealand flights at competitive rates for your pets travelling unaccompanied.
Let us arrange this for you!

Contact us for a price and let us supply an Airline approved crate, complete the Air New Zealand bookings and paperwork, and have the crate ready and waiting with the Paperwork attached for your Pet!

We can:

• Fly pets all around the country via Air New Zealand
• Arrange Door to Door Service
• Our costs are comparable with Air New Zealand
• Breeders - We can arrange the transport for your litters to their new homes with Ease!

Pets traveling accompanied:

Once you have your e-ticket, call the 0800 737 000 to book your pet as ‘Excess baggage’

Pet carriage fees:

• Up to 25kg: NZD $75
• 26kg and over: NZD $100

This is payable to Air New Zealand at the time of your Check In.

Crate Hire is not included in this cost, just call 0508 738668, option 1

Petmoving around Australia

To enquire on pet moving around Australia email us here
• Easy and stress free, total care service
• We can get your pet to any location within Australia

• Complete itemised estimates and Invoices
• No quarantine
• We look after all aspects of your pet’s travel, or happy to work in with you and your pets requirements.

Requirements for your Dog to travel to Australia

Must be Microchipped.
Must attend an MPI approved veterinary health check within five days prior to departure (We can arrange all this for you) At this check your pet will be treated with a Drontal Wormer and a Frontline flea and Tick treatment

Petmoving Importing Your Pet From Australia

• Easy and stress free total care service
• We complete all the Customs clearance and Paperwork for you
• We can arrange getting your pet to you anywhere in the South Island
Please get in touch with us at imports@petmove.co.nz and we can advise further.

If you are importing from Anywhere else in the World please get in contact with Canterbury Quarantine Services and they will be able to assist you

Phone +6433181279

Petmoving Rest of the World

To enquire on pet moving for the rest of the world email us here
• Easy and stress free, total care service
• We can get your pet to most major airports around the world
• Help and advice with paperwork
• Advice with country entry requirements
• Complete itemised estimates and Invoices
• Advice on airport charges

Complete requirements for your pets to exit New Zealand

• Must be microchipped
• Must have AWEC (full terms) issued from MPI
• Must have a health check from vet, we arrange this for you
• May need vaccines, please contact us for country specific entry requirements
• May need de-worming, please contact us for country specific requirements

PetMove Pricing:

PetMove is MPI and airline approved - all pet transporters have to be.
Around New Zealand pet travel is through Air New Zealand and is charged by total weight - pet plus crate. In order to provide an accurate price please have your pets weight handy when you call.
International pet travel pricing depends on the destination. PetMove will provide you with a free itemised estimate. All we need is your destination, number of pets, pet species (cats or dogs) and sizes for your dogs - open our sizing chart. Rates depend on where you are traveling to and from so please call us for a price estimate for your trip.

Sizing Chart


Travel Tips

Crate Training

Most pets will find the trip much easier and less stressfull if they are familiar with their crate.
They will be in an unfamiliar surroundings so having them feel comfortable in their crate is important.
Even getting them to sleep in the crate overnight will be a big help. Make the crate a nice place for them to go in – comfy blanket, food treats, toys etc.
Dogs are 99% wolf so being in a cave is very natural – the cage becomes the cave in this case. Organisation

Planning a trip is so much easier if it is organized in advance. This will mean you can focus on all of the other things.
PetMove can advise you of any blood tests, vaccinations etc that are required before travel and some of these can be done well in advance (others must be completed within a timeframe from travel) so your pet is not going through everything in the few days before the trip – spread the load.
NOTE – all pets leaving NZ must now be microchipped and this can be done at any time before travel. Lead Training

As we will be looking after your dog for several hours before the trip it will be much more relaxing for them if they are used to being walked on a lead – we cant risk free walking them as they don’t know us well enough. ALSO – take a lead with you for when you pickup your dog. Contact Make sure you have an easy access email account – gmail, yahoo etc. This means you can check email messages from us while you are in transit.
It also means we can email you copies of documents that you can hold in cyberspace and then access from anywhere in the world. Information

Make sure you know where you will pickup your pets from – often we can provide you a location map so you can go straight there. You should take a copy of this with you. Health Your pets should have annual health checks to ensure their long term wellbeing.
We suggest that your pet should have been checked by your vet no more than 6 months before travel.
This is not a requirement but it means you have time to address any issues before travel – especially if these issues will delay travel.
Vet care overseas will cost more than here in NZ so things like dental work, desexing etc will be cheaper to do before you travel.

Cages & Crates

Crate Hire

• Selection of Airline approved crates for Cats and Dogs

Crate Purchase

• Selection of plastic airline approved crates or custom made plywood crates.

Is your crate airline approved?

• Free Check - EMAIL us a picture of the front door and side of crate and we can advise. Click for Dog Sizing Chart

Contact Us

Call us free to find out more.

NZ FreePhone 0508 PETMOVE
(0508 738668)

Email Us here