Pet Transport To The USA

Experienced Pet Transport, USA by Relopet

At Relopet, we want to make sure that your move overseas is a stress-free process for you and your furry friend. We have offices across South Africa and the United States, so our team will take great care of your pet at both ends of your journey. As the leaders in pet transportation, we provide pet transport, USA to complete service to any destination in the USA – North America, South America, and Central America.

Our pet transportation company employs experienced professionals to ensure that your pet is in the most capable hands. Relopet can provide international pet relocations to the US for dogs, cats and in special circumstances birds, fish, and reptiles. Taking care of your loved one’s comfort, safety and welfare is our number one priority.

Relopet works with most airlines across the globe. We will always find the most direct route, so you are reunited with your cat or dog as soon as possible. Depending on your situation, we can provide airport-to-airport service, door-to-door service, or a tailor-maid solution for you.

While we recognise that your pets are incomplete without you, we strive to offer them with the greatest care and affection possible. Our knowledgeable and dedicated team of pet experts is dedicated to providing a warm and inviting environment for your pets to enjoy. We also provide personalised (Best Animal Transport Companies) services for your dogs based on their specific needs.


Popular Destinations for Pet Transport, USA

Some of the most popular cities we transport pets to include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Honolulu, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Seattle and Atlanta.

What's Included

  • Specialist advice from a dedicated pet travel consultant.
  • Managed bookings for your pet, including flights.
  • Options to buy an airline-approved custom made travel crate from our IATA specified stock.
  • Advice and schedules for pre-import blood tests and vaccinations (including rabies). We also offer this as part of our service if requested.
  • Endorsements and vet checks with overseas animal health authorities.
  • Assistance with arranging Government Health Certificates and export/import permits
  • Options for road transport in our temperature-controlled cars, to drop-off and collect your pet.
  • Provide photo updates of your pet before take-off, and check-in with you once they’ve arrived safely.
  • When you choose Relopet as your international pet shipper to the USA, your pet(s) will have a safe and sound journey.

Import Requirements to the USA

Effective December 1, 2021, all dogs that have been in a high-risk country including South Africa in the past 6 months may only enter the United States through an approved port of entry, which includes all 18 airports with a CDC quarantine station: Anchorage (ANC), Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis (MSP), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), San Francisco (SFO), San Juan (SJU), Seattle (SEA), and Washington DC (IAD).

All dogs imported into the United States must be healthy on arrival.

Dogs that have not been in a high-risk country in the past 6 months are not required by CDC to present a rabies vaccination certificate or a CDC Dog Import Permit—and can enter the United States at any port of entry but must be healthy upon arrival and vaccination against rabies is recommended.

Permit Application Requirements:

For dogs to be eligible for an import permit, they must:

  • Be at least 6 months old, as verified by submission of current photos of the dog’s teeth
  • Be microchipped
  • Have a valid rabies vaccination certificate issued outside the United States
  • Have a valid rabies serologic titre from an approved laboratory. Titres must be drawn a minimum of 30 days after initial rabies vaccination, and at least 45 days before US entry.
  • Dogs due to receive rabies vaccination boosters may have their titres drawn at any time, but titres are most easily detected at least 30 days after vaccination. •
  • Results from unapproved laboratories will not be accepted.

Transporting your pet by air is the quickest and most efficient way of moving your pet to or from the USA with the least amount of hassle. For international flights, live animals travel in the cargo cabin, which is pressurised just like the cabin you fly in. The plane’s captain is aware that your pet is on board and keeps the aircon set to a comfortable 18ºC. Contact Relopet now at [email protected] to start planning your pet’s journey to or from the United States.