The stress of planning a move is only exasperated when you need to get a furry family member to your new home. For some moves, you can simply load your pets into the car and be on your merry way. Other moves are a bit more complicated. If you are making a long distance move, you may not be driving to your destination. Even if you are making a road trip, you may not want Fido to have to sit through that long of a car ride. For these moves, it may be best to have your pet transported via air freight. Navigating this world can be confusing though, particularly if you are trying to ship your pet internationally. Fortunately, there are animal moving experts, like the professionals at Air Animal, Inc.
In 1977, veterinarian Dr. Walter Woolf had been working near the Tampa International Airport in a private practice for more than 15 years. In that time he had developed a strong relationship with the airlines who regularly sought his advice on caring for animals being transported, and eventually, he began boarding animals in transit through Tampa without their owners. Dr. Woolf saw the need for a service that specialized in animal relocation and took the stress out of moving an animal. He wanted to provide assistance as well as reassurance to pet owners throughout their animal’s relocation, whether domestically or internationally. Thus, Air Animal, Inc. was born to help make moving pets easy.
Air Animal functions as a pet shipping company for both domestic and international pet relocation. As such, it does not own or operate the planes that carry pets from point A to point B. Instead, Air Animal leverages the relationships it has built up with commercial airlines over the last 40 years to safely transport your animal. They can help arrange flights, travel and medical paperwork, including customs papers for international fliers, as well as pet hotels if you are not traveling with your animal. The Air Animal team is made up of pet moving specialists, who are animal lovers themselves. They work diligently to make sure that your animal will be well cared for while they travel. As pet owners themselves, they understand the concern you have for your pets during a relocation. This family-owned, veterinarian-based operation wants every pet parent to feel at ease when it comes time for a move, near or far.
Air Animal offers several pricing packages to get your pet to their destination. You can simply drop off and pick up your pet at the airport for those who simply want their pet to “book and fly”. For those who want more “VIP” treatment, Air Animal will pick up and drop off your pet at your residence in addition to all the travel arrangements. The site explains all of their pricing options and estimates, and even offer a convenient quote tool if you want to get more specific about your pet’s travel plans. While they offer multiple packages on how to get your pet to your new home that vary in price, utilizing them will cost a pretty penny. And while it may not be a low-cost option, the peace of mind and professional service you will receive can make it worth your while to utilize a pet shipper. Pet shipping is a costly process, much like moving. However, just like hiring those movers, it might be in your and your pet’s best interest to bring in the professionals and take some of the stress out of moving your pet.
When it comes time to move, you don’t have to go it alone. You can hire movers or get help and support from family and friends. And when it comes to your pet, you don’t have to be alone either. You can hire a pet relocation specialist. Any pet parent knows how important it is to get your animal safely and comfortably to their new home. Trying to navigate the different air lines and freight carries, figure out vaccination requirements and quarantine restrictions, and secure boarding, if you are traveling separately from your pet, is not only time consuming, but stressful. You want the best for your furry friends, but you might not be well versed in animal relocation. Consulting Air Animal or other pet shippers can guide you through the process, or even arrange the relocation for you. Knowing your pet is taken care of when you move can help you relax and get excited about the new home and memories you and your pet will have once you move.