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Welcome to GVC Pet Transport

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GVC has, over the last 10 years, successfully relocated thousands of pets to and from all corners of the globe and we have in doing so gained a huge wealth of knowledge and experience in the requirements of international pet transport.



Exporting your pet from UAE to another country.



UAE Import Requirements for Cats and Dogs.



Here are a few tips and suggestions which may help make the transition to life in the UAE easier both for you and for your pet.

International pet relocation Abu Dhabi

GVC has, over the last 10 years, successfully relocated thousands of pets to and from all corners of the globe and we have in doing so gained a huge wealth of knowledge and experience in the requirements of international pet transport.

We are aware of all the important details, have encountered many scenarios and successfully dealt with them all.

In accordance with our principles of “Quality Care”, the welfare, safety and comfort of your pets in transit are our main priority.

We have an extensive network of IPATA approved fellow pet shippers around the world who share our passion of Quality Care, a number of whom we have worked closely with for many years.

We know how stressful and difficult times of relocation and transit can be and we therefore strive to make the process as easy, uncomplicated and smooth as possible.

GVC’s philosophy applies here too – we treat each case and therefore all animals and animal owners travelling with us as individuals and we work tirelessly to provide you with the very best options for your pet relocation.

Our Transport Team is entirely flexible and can provide a bespoke service for you and your pets. Whether you require documents only or a full door to door service, we are happy to help and cater for your needs.

We stock travel crates, appropriate mats, blankets, absorbent pads and water bowls as well as an array of species-specific products that will help to make your pet’s journey as comfortable as possible.

Our Medical Team is on hand to carry out any necessary medical procedures such as vaccinations, blood tests and microchipping and we are therefore able to offer a “One Stop Shop” service for all of your pet transport needs.

Please allow enough time before travelling to arrange all required vaccinations, blood tests and documents. For some destinations the process has to be started 7 months prior to your anticipated travel date.

Pet transportation services in Abu Dhabi

If you have questions regarding any aspect of pet transport, please contact us and a member of our transport team will be happy to help you. For your convenience we collected some information about transport to download as a PDF file.

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The relocation story of pet “Pigeon” from 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, it was decided that Pigeon was to fly to Johannesburg to start a new adventure and reside with Grandad.

You would not think that such a tiny bird would need so much paperwork and logistical planning. We applied for an import permit and a 30 day quarantine stay in South Africa, but if that was not enough, Pigeon (yes that’s her name) had another mini break before her travels – a 30 day isolation stay at the Falcon Hospital in Abu Dhabi, where she had a huge suite with a perch, where she grandly sat.

Pigeon was microchipped and had a number of tests to ensure she was clear of avian bird flu and fit to travel.

She held her head up high as we collected her in a Pigeon sized carrier and took her to the airport vet for her final checks before travelling.

Her papers were signed off and attested and she was ready to go.

Before her flight, she came back to the GVC clinic for a freshen up, supper and rest for the night so that all the excitement wouldn’t give her fright!

Her travel carrier was prepared with food & water and Pigeon was checked in on her flight to Johannesburg.

A few hours after her departure, we received the news that everyone had been waiting for – she had arrived safe and well in South Africa, was greeted by our GVC partner agent there and checked safely into her quarantine suite!

This is one of our most satisfying and unusual stories and just goes to show that GVC International Pet Transport really can send “Any Pet, Anywhere”.

Contact Us


Dr. Katrin Jahn, DrMedVet CertVA, MRCVS

Khalifa City A

PO Box 34867

Abu Dhabi

Fax : 02 556 2036

Email :

Phone : 02 556 2024