TUCSON, AZ, September 10, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Traveling internationally with pets presents owners with many challenges in addition to those already involved in relocating. Fortunately, Happy Tails Travel Inc.
is here to help.
Bridget Monrad, president of Happy Tails Travel, shares some tips for ensuring your pet enjoys a safe, hassle-free transition to its new home:
- Plan ahead:
Each country has its own rules as far as importing pets is concerned; some may require a quarantine period. Plan as far ahead as possible to establish which vaccinations - rabies, for example - are needed and what paperwork you need to obtain.
- Use an accredited veterinarian:
An accredited veterinarian is essential; if possible, find a vet who has experience with international travel for live animals. The documentation is detailed and needs to be completed with 100% accuracy. As part of its service, Happy Tails Travel assists vets on a one-to-one basis with any questions regarding paperwork. The company can also provide the necessary documents and review completed paperwork to ensure everything is in order.
- Get your paperwork in order:
Since requirements differ from country to country, Happy Tails Travel provides clients with a timeline of all the steps that need to be completed before arrival at the airport. Pets can be turned away on arrival in the new country if any documents are missing or incomplete.
- Choose an appropriate travel crate:
Airlines have strict regulations as to the size and type of travel crates they will accept - all containers should be IATA approved.
- Find a flight:
The priority is the most direct and least expensive flight; a pet travel agency can be very helpful with this process.
"At Happy Tails Travel
we have been sending pets around the world since 1995," says president Bridget Monrad. "Following the tips listed above will help ensure your dog or cat's safe journey to his or her new home."
Happy Tails Travel
currently ships pets worldwide, including destinations such as Europe, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Bahrain, Japan, the UAE and Canada. The company is also able to assist with importing pets into the US.
For more information, please visit http://www.HappyTailsTravel.com