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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:

What People Say

Our Testimonials

We’re so thankful for your dedication to assisting our loving Gato’s relocation. Your care made the difference and I felt my baby was in safe hands. 

Cleide

Cleide

Excellent team and have really helped one of my cats get back from a very unwell place. Couldn’t recommend them enough. Fantastic facilities and great boarding areas too. Thanks guys.

Matthew Currie

Matthew Currie

We are not sure how we will ever get over losing our beloved Jack Russell, but Dr Vito and his team were exemplary in their medical care, professionalism and compassion. We will never forget the support that they gave us and our dog!

Belinda Charlton Nee Brown

Belinda Charlton Nee Brown

We have moved to Dubai, but will still come here with the 5 cats, as Dr. Sarah is just wonderful with them. They all got their yearly shots and we got a reduction on the price because we are members of the Pet Health Club. Would thoroughly recommend joining this club. 

Sandra Mitchell

Sandra Mitchell

They care not just about the pets, but also about the owners. We had all sort of adventures with our 3 cats, from simple boarding to emergency medical procedure and every time all our questions are answered and all our worries discussed. 

Natasza Rędziniak-Less

Natasza Rędziniak-Less

Without any doubts the best veterinary clinic in Abu Dhabi. Always willing to help and ready for whatever the day might bring. It’s always a pleasure bringing my furry kids to the German Veterinary Clinic — knowing they are in safe and capable hands.

Carla Botha

Carla Botha

You know this place is the best because other clinics recommend them. They took us in almost immediately without an appointment because of our puppy’s difficult condition. I only regretted not bringing her here sooner. My sincere thanks to Dr. Vito and his team for their effort.

Ahmed Yammahi

Ahmed Yammahi

Thank you so much for your professionalism. It was a pleasure to have chosen you for Kota’s travel. Once again, thank you.

Jose

Jose

I found abandoned kittens and took them to German Vet for a check up. The staff was very caring towards the kittens, despite being busy. Thank you for helping the kittens (and me) out!

Hira Sh

Hira Sh

Thank you to everyone involved who took amazing care of my precious Blackie and Brownie. I am amazed with how 100% alert they both are after their sterilization surgery. Thank you so much for taking such great care of them.

Debbie Segal

Debbie Segal

The GVC team are magic, who looked after Duke every step of the way! They truly gave me confidence that this part of the leaving Dubai journey was going to be the easiest. A massive thank you to Dr. Katrin, and her team!

Jade O’Boyle

Jade O’Boyle

With over 10 pets in our household, the home visit service really makes for a stress-free day, and my pets love the extra cuddles and attention during Dr. Katrin’s visits. The whole team is professional, compassionate and, caring.

Debbie Williams

Debbie Williams

We appreciate the relaxed feel of the home visit service, and Dr. Katrin takes the time to get to know each of our cats so that they feel comfortable with her. There isn’t a vet clinic in the UAE whom I trust more than GVC!

Jillian Boscolo-Wienke

Jillian Boscolo-Wienke

GVC has been such a great team for our animal family and I would also like to think of you all as friends as I’ve always had a smile and such a warm welcome when I visit. 

Helen

 

Helen

THANK YOU for your help and expertise in arranging Sherman’s trip home. You and your team made this experience so easy for us and so easy on Sherman. 

Beth Snow

Beth Snow

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