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Caring and safe pet relocation

Relocate your pet safely

When you choose GVC Global Pet Relocation to transport your pet, you are in safe hands. We know it can be a stressful time, but with over 10 years of experience in transporting pets around the world, our dedicated pet relocation team have issued over 2,000 pet boarding passes and are experts in all processes relating to international pet transport.

The wellbeing of your pet is our priority. We are committed to treating each pet as an individual to ensure a safe and comfortable journey:

Before transportation

The GVC veterinarians will ensure that your pet is fit to fly and carry out all necessary vaccinations, parasite control treatments, blood tests, and microchipping. Our pet relocation experts will make sure that all paperwork is finalized and correct so that the transportation process is a smooth one.

During transportation

We make sure your pet is comfortable during their journey and ensure that travel crates are the correct size, stocked with absorbent pads, water, and anything else it needs to feel secure.

On arrival

One of our extensive network of IPATA approved pet transportation partner agents will greet your pet on arrival at its destination port, to ensure that they have arrived safe and well.  Arrival paperwork will be checked to ensure smooth entry to the new destination.

Before transportation

The GVC veterinarians will ensure that your pet is fit to fly and carry out all necessary vaccinations, parasite control treatments, blood tests, and microchipping. Our pet relocation experts will make sure that all paperwork is finalized and correct so that the transportation process is a smooth one.

During transportation

We make sure your pet is comfortable during their journey and ensure that travel crates are the correct size, stocked with absorbent pads, water, and anything else it needs to feel secure.

On arrival

One of our extensive network of IPATA approved pet transportation partner agents will greet your pet on arrival at its destination port, to ensure that they have arrived safe and well.  Arrival paperwork will be checked to ensure smooth entry to the new destination.

Pet Relocation Experts

Dr. Katrin Jahn

Owner, General Manager, Head Veterinary Doctor

Dr. Katrin is the founder of the German Veterinary Clinic (GVC) and GVC Global Pet Relocation’s Lead Veterinary Advisor. She is extremely passionate about the safety and welfare of pets being relocated, and ensures all medical checks and logistics are in line with international requirements.

Joanna Cole

Pet Relocation Specialist

Joanna is our Pet Relocation Specialist who has a great love and passion for animals. She is an expert in logistics and offers our clients the best solutions to ensure comfort and safety for all pets. Joanna is certified in IPATA Proficiency and IATA Live Animal Regulations and is on hand to offer guidance and support to all clients. She is particularly specialized in transporting special species like parrots, tortoises, and pigeons.

Rory Shackleford

Pet Relocation Specialist

Rory is our Pet Relocation Specialist who takes care of business development for GVC Global Pet Relocation. He is involved in daily logistics and works closely with Joanna and Dr. Katrin to coordinate the best transport solutions. He has in-depth knowledge of relocations in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and loves finding a solution to challenging transport cases!

Amir Zaman

Pet Relocation Executive & PRO

Amir is our Arabic-speaking Pet Relocation Executive and PRO who works closely with ministry to ensure that all relocation documents are in order. Amir offers extensive support to GVC Global Pet Relocation, ensuring that pets are delivered safely and securely to the airport and are re-united happily with their owners.

Pet Relocation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

International pet relocation Abu Dhabi

Have a pet relocation question? Our Veterinary Advisors have created some helpful free downloadable Guides which answer many of the things you need to know, or contact us with your question and we’d be happy to help.

E-Guides

SAFEGUARDING YOUR PET’S WELFARE

ANTI-ANXIETY

We know that this time of travel and change may bring some levels of uncertainty and anxiety with it, both for our pets as well as their owners. This is why we recommend…

FOR YOUR CAT’S RELOCATION

CRATE FAMILIARISATION

Our caring team of experts will assist you in every step to prepare your pet for departure. Purchase crates well in advance so that your pets can get used to their crate at home.

HOW IT WORKS

PREPARATION FOR EXPORT

Our caring team of experts manage every step of your pet‘s departure and journey to their new home in collaboration with our overseas partners; rest assured that they are in safe hands.

HOW IT WORKS

PREPARATION FOR IMPORT

Our caring team of experts manage every step of your pet’s import and journey to their new UAE home in collaboration with our overseas partners; rest assured that they are in safe hands.

IMPROVE THE WELFARE OF CATS

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR CATS

Domestic cats can experience some additional challenges during relocation. Cats are the ultimate Sensory Being and experience sights, sounds …

WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED

PET RELOCATION ESTIMATE

Many different companies offer pet relocation. Some are part of veterinary clinics, some are freight forwarders or shipping agents, and some are solely pet relocators.

GVC Global Pet Relocation Guide

Find out how GVC Global Pet Relocation can help relocate your pet

DOWNLOAD GUIDE

Exporting a Pet from the UAE

How to take your pet out of the UAE

DOWNLOAD GUIDE

Importing a Pet to the UAE

How to bring your pet to the UAE

DOWNLOAD GUIDE

Moving to the UAE: Pet Relocation Essentials

Top tips from our vets for settling your pet into the UAE

DOWNLOAD TIPS

What our Pet Relocation clients are saying

The GVC Global Pet Relocation team have helped transport more than 2,000 pets. Find out why our customers recommend us:

Sookie-On
Canada
17 Sep 2019
Sookie arrived safely and still adjusting (wide-awake at midnight and sleeping now – finally!) Thank you all for making her adventure comfortable and safe. 

Have a great day ahead!

- Kristine Tan-On

Charlie
MAN / UK
12 Sep 2019
Just mailing to let you know Charlie made it safe and is lording it around like a queen & and handing out the guilt trips lol.
Thank you to you and your fantastic team for all of your help in getting her to us safe and sound.

- Kevin Booth

Jasper
JNB / South Africa
10 Sep 2019
Jasper has settled in well with my niece and nephew and is being spoiled rotten 😊.  He settled almost straight away, and everything went smoothly.  Miss him but my niece sends me pics and videos daily.

Thank you and everyone at GVC for your excellent service and the wonderful care you all provided for my Jasper. I cannot thank you and recommend you enough. 

- Mary Fotiadis

Margie, Moushy & Midge
Auckland / NZ
26 Aug 2019
Thank you for turning around the export of Margie, Moushy and Midge so quickly – we’ve enjoyed catching up with the quarantine pictures and its great to see them looking so great. Thanks for all your help.

- Alison Bintlif

Max
LHR / UK
21 Aug 2019
You are amazing! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you took care of my dog with his travels, I was worried about flying in the summer, but you made it seamless and safe

- Daniel Bela Gellai

Lady, Logan, Lola, Daisy, Kitty, Snoopie & Freya
Denmark / Copenhagen
19 Aug 2019
The service was amazing, and Joanna and the team were great. We are grateful for everything that was done for our pets.
Thank you.

- Vee & Ahmed Barakat

GVC Global Pet Relocation Stories

Read some of our pet transportation success stories

How ‘Pigeon’ flew from the UAE to South Africa

Pigeon’s home was in Dubai, living with her Mum and Dad and 2 Pug dogs – Lola and Benjamin. When it was time for Mum and Dad to relocate to New Zealand

Tortoises reach their new home in Portugal

I may be considered as quite slow Off to Portugal I’m set to go The paperwork is a bit of a tease As an ‘endangered species’ I’m required CITES It took a few weeks to plan

Unravelling the Riddles of Pet Relocation Estimates

Moving your pet from here to there… Really, how difficult can that be?Well in truth it’s not so much difficult as complex, time-consuming and of course quite expensive