Plan Your Move Faqs

What pets do you transport?

We haven't heard of a family pet we couldn't ship! WorldCare Pet Transport specializes in the movement of family pets door-to-door domestically or internationally. Dogs, cats, hamsters, horses, birds, fish, chickens, rabbits, reptiles and more . . . just ask us!

How much do you charge for shipping my pet?

Each move is unique and costs can vary significantly from move to move. The first step is to fill out our "Request An Estimate" worksheet so that we have the basic information to begin the process.

Do You Sell Puppies?

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  • Are health certificates needed for my pet?

    WorldCare Pet Transport will take care of all import and export paperwork and inoculations, if necessary. A health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian and dated within 10 days of travel, along with a rabies vaccination, is required for all domestic moves. International travel requirements vary by country. Most countries require a USDA endorsed EU Certificate and some require documentation in the language of the importing country.

  • What type of kennel will I need?

    The Animal Welfare Act and the IATA Live Animals Regulations define the details of proper flight kennels. WorldCare Pet Transport can provide approved flight carriers of all sizes, and can furnish custom-built kennels when needed.

    Flight kennels must be ventilated on all four sides and have room for your pet to stand without touching its head. Your pet must also be able to turn around. The carrier must have a leak proof bottom, with food and water bowls accessible from the outside.

    Please click here on ways to acclimate your pet to its kennel before departure.

  • I will be traveling with my pet on vacation. Can you help me?

    In most instances, individuals traveling with their pets can deal directly with the passenger division of the commercial airline and the animal can travel as checked baggage. In all other situations where the animal is not permitted as checked baggage (as in most international travel), we are happy to assist.

  • Can I get a complete estimate at no charge?

    Upon receipt of your pet and travel information, we'll provide you with a preliminary estimate at no charge. This information will be based on past experience and may be adjusted as we work on your pet's specific logistical needs.

  • How much advance notice do you need?

    The minimum time required to plan and process your pet's move is usually one week for domestic travel and 3-6 weeks for international trips. Be aware that there are often weather restrictions in effect that must be taken into consideration and may mean that the desired travel schedule for your pet will have to be modified.