Why choose Santa Fe Relocation to move my pet?

We work alongside a comprehensive network of pet relocation providers to ensure your pet is given the moving treatment they require. For us, guaranteeing the protection of your pet is one of the most essential aspects of a successful move. Every step is taken to make certain your two, four, six or even eight legged friend is transported with the utmost care and consideration.

Making pet relocation as stress free as possible is something we do with confidence. Choose Santa Fe Relocation, the moving company helping you get your pet from home, to new home and beyond. If you require any information about our pet relocation services, contact our friendly team today on +44 (0)208 963 2513, or email at: moveme@santaferelo.com.

What's included

  • Pre-trip documentation, including import permit application and transit paperworkchevron_right
  • Arrangement of appropriate pet passports if required
  • Destination import arrangements, including customs clearance
  • Door-to-door transport. Your pet may need to visit a local kennel and vet, before travelling to the airport and quarantine location (if required), before reaching your new home
  • Determining the best travel schedule, based on airline carrier routes and restrictions
  • Updates on your pet’s condition and status during transit
  • 24-hour customer service support
  • Travel process

How can Santa Fe Relocation help with moving pets?

Working to provide a seamless moving experience is what we believe you, your family and your pet deserve. To help with this, we coordinate with specialist vets, who bring their expertise to our network and make sure your pet is healthy, happy and comfortable. If you’re travelling abroad, we utilise talented pet carrier companies who use only the highest quality transportation and pet shipping techniques. Rest assured that your pet is in good hands when you choose Santa Fe Relocation, because we know that a happy pet means a happy move.

Our dedicated pet movers will arrange and manage your pet’s entire moving journey. Get in touch with them now and they’ll explain each of our pet relocation services, which include pet transport, international pet shipping and personalised pet travel arrangements. Whatever you and your pet may need, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll strive to find the solution that works for you.

Relocating a cat and moving overseas with a dog

Of all the pets we successfully relocate, cats and dogs are by far the most common. We understand that your furry friend (or friends!) is an important part of yours and your family’s life, which is why we always go above and beyond to ensure their journey is as smooth as possible. We’ve been creating tailored relocations for cats and dogs for years now, utilising the latest in comfort-focused transportation techniques. You can trust us to ensure your cats and dogs are kept content all the way to their new home.


Is my pet allowed to eat during transport?

It depends on the length of the journey. If you’re transporting a pet via air carrier, then it’s advised that you don’t feed them for up to 4 hours before they fly. This is because it could cause an incident that makes your pet dirty and uncomfortable, as well as inconvenient for the staff caring for them. However, it’s important to make sure their cage has plenty of water to keep them hydrated.

Do I need to vaccinate my pet?

Unless you’re moving abroad with your pet, then no, you won’t need to vaccinate them. For international pet relocation, you will have to check with the relevant authorities. Because we work with specialist vets, you could always give us a call and we’ll do our best to provide the right information.

Can I sedate my pet if they get nervous?

No, because sedating a pet can sometimes lead to complications during the transportation process. Sedated animals dying during transit is more common than you’d think; in fact research showed that veterinary grade sedatives may actually increase the risk of death. Transporting an animal can be complicated enough without having to factor in how they might react under sedatives. One example is an animal’s natural instinct to brace when a cage is moved; a sedated pet can’t do this and could be injured. Research also suggests that a sedated animal may have respiratory and/or cardiovascular problems at higher altitudes.

Will my pet be safe during the journey?

For pets travelling by air, you can rest assured that they’ll be comfortable and secure throughout the journey. Your pet will be transported as live animal cargo, as part of the cargo hold. The hold itself is pressurised in much the same way as the passenger cabin is, as well as constantly monitored to ensure the correct temperature. Generally speaking, most cargo holds are dimly lit to help encourage your pet to rest.

Whatever your pet relocation needs may be, Santa Fe Relocation is the moving company that makes it simple. We make moving pets easy for you.

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