How to Immigrate To Australia and NZ with Your Pets
Relocating to another country is a big deal. You would obviously want all of your family members – including your pets! – to come with you. Here is what you need to know about immigrating to Australia and New Zealand with your pets:
The restrictions on moving a pet to Australia is far tighter than New Zealand. With both countries, however, pets are mainly limited to dogs and cats (so if you have an exotic animal as a pet, the chances are good that you won’t be able to take it with you). New Zealand prohibits the import of the following breeds of dogs: American pit bull terrier, Dogo Argentina, Brazilian Fila, Japanese Tosa and Pesso de Prassa Canario.
Many of the airlines don’t transport certain breeds of dogs such as bulldogs or fighting breeds of dogs. While the reason for this isn’t entirely clear, you may have to do research to find an airline that can accommodate your dog if it is a bulldog (Air Canada will still transport this breed, for example).
Your pet is a valued member of the family. While many people wonder whether the upheaval is worth it or even fair on your pet, it is always a good idea to research your options and get the advice of trusted professionals before you make a decision. Don’t be too worried about how your pet will take the actual travel part of the process as airlines go to great lengths to keep the spaces well ventilated and comfortable for animals.