How to transport a dog to Europe

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We can arrange all the documentation and flights to send your dog to Europe

When you think about transporting your dog to Europe there is a set of rules and regulations you need to adhere to. These rules covers, vaccines, certifications and additional requirements. You also need to ensure that your dog is not a breed that is banned from the country you intend to transport it to. Should you need any help or more information you are welcome to give as a call, we will gladly assist you in this matter.

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Every dog that enters Europe has to be vaccinated against rabies and the Vet administering the vaccination must sign and date the vaccination book and include the rabies vaccination vile sticker which includes the manufacturer, name of the vaccine and batch number. The vaccine has to be administered to your cat after the microchip has been implanted. The vaccination has to be administered at least 21 days prior to departure to ensure it is effective.


To export your dog to Europe He/she will need an MPI export Certificate that is signed and completed by an Official MPI Veterinarian. The Certificate states that your dog is healthy and fit to fly, that the microchip number is in working order, that all the required vaccinations have been administered and that your dog is free of parasites. Along with the MPI Certificate an AWEC (Animal Welfare Export Certificate)is also required.

You will need to provide the original Vaccination book showing the microchip number, implant date and rabies vaccination details along with the original Vet & Owners Declaration (we will provide the form for you). The Vet will then have the documentation required to issue the MPI Certificate.

If you require any help or additional information about the certification you are welcome to contact us.


We are happy to provide a travel container for you, however if you choose to supply your own cage you must acquire a container that is suitable for the size, breed and weight of your dog. The cage must be IATA compliant in order for MPI to certify it for travel and for the airlines to accept it on board. If you need any assistance in choosing a container or airline for your dog please feel free to contact us and we will gladly assist you.


When you make use of our animal transport services we will ensure that your dog is taken good care of. You can sit back and enjoy your flight, while we ensure that your dog goes through check in with all the required documents accompanying him/her. After you arrive at your destination you can collect your dog and start on your new adventure together.