Pepper and Kili’s Move Story: Importing Dogs to New Zealand

We're thrilled to report that Pepper and Kili are safe and sound in New Zealand! Read their unique relocation story below. 

So I cannot say enough good things about PetRelocation. My husband and I were in a crazy situation. My husband previously was in the military and we were stationed in South Korea when we decided that we were going to leave the military and start over in New Zealand. Well, when we got back to the US to finalize our move we had to move rather quickly.

We had originally gone with a completely different pet relocation company. One of the major things that we had to work with was the fact that we have an American Bulldog. Meaning we were having to work with limited airlines. Well, about two weeks or so before we were meant to leave things completely fell apart and I called Katy and Linda at PetRelocation in tears. They were able to step in and help sort everything out.

Because we were so close to our deadline, our pups ended up having to stay in the States with my brother for a month, but I knew what was going on every step of the way. They kept me in the loop and when our dogs missed their check-in they made sure they were on the next flight of the day. I was truly at peace with the whole experience unlike with the first company I was nervous about the whole thing. 

I really cannot thank them enough for making sure that we had our family completely together as we start our new life in New Zealand. Pepper and Kili are loving their new home and for the first time EVER they have a fenced in yard that they can run around in and just be outside without having to worry about being on a lead.

Pet Travel Details:

Name: Katherine
Pet Names: Pepper & Kili
Pet Type: Dog
From: Ohio, United States
To: Auckland, New Zealand

Moving with your dogs (or other pets) soon? Contact us to learn about your pet's move plan options. 


PetRelocation Team


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By Vikki on May 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Hi, I’d like a price quote. Our dog is 56 lbs, and up to date on her rabies vaccine (last one was January 2018). She’s just under 2 yrs. She’s microchipped and spayed. We live in Maryland in the U.S., and are very tentatively thinking about moving to Wellington, New Zealand. Where would she be quarantined? And would we be able to visit her in quarantine, and how often? Thanks!

By Maegan at PetRelocation on May 4, 2018 at 9:08 pm

Hi Vikki!

We'd love to help with your pup's move! The good news is all quarantine facilities in New Zealand allow visitors! We typically fly all pets into Auckland and have them spend 10 nights of quarantine there. This allows pets to decompress, get some TLC, food, water, and rest after their long flight to New Zealand. Once they are released from quarantine, the facility can deliver her to you in Wellington or you can pick her up.

In order to put you in touch with a representative from our New Zealand team - please fill out our Arrange A Move Form here. 

Looking forward to helping with your big move!

By Mary sinclair on February 15, 2018 at 11:33 am

I would like to know what was the cost to pet replicator for their move ?I got a quote from one that was $12,000.00 Because I am using air New Zealand .This cost sounds out rages am I wrong ?Kind regards Mary

By Christina at PetRelocation on February 15, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Hi Mary! Each move is different and it is hard to provide estimated costs without some details. We are happy to provide you a quote for your move if you would like to compare it! Please fill out this form and a pet relocation consultant will contact you as soon as possible. Thanks!

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