Pet Travel Question: When to Start Planning a Pet Move to New Zealand

Name: Samantha
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Rat Terrier
From: North Carolina, USA
To: Masterton, New Zealand

How long before my move do I need to start the relocation process for my dog, Roxie? Is it expensive?




Hi Samantha,

Great questions! Moving pets to New Zealand certainly requires a bit of careful planning, so it's wise to start the process several weeks in advance of your desired departure. Here's a rundown of the pet import requirements for New Zealand to give you an idea of what to expect. As a rabies-free country that requires a titer test, you can quickly start to see why a relocation here can't be rushed.

Here's more discussion about when you should start planning a pet move. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and if you'd like a quote for our services, you can fill out this form. International pet moves aren't cheap, but we'd be happy to explain the costs to you if you're interested in discussing Roxie's move with a pet relocation specialist.

Thanks for getting in touch with us, and we hope to hear from you soon!



PetRelocation Team




United States, New Zealand
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