Is your furry family member travelling?

There’s many benefits in using a pet travel service.

Travelling within Australia or overseas? Need flights booked for your pet? Require a door to door service? Regardless of the travel scenario there’s countless benefits in using a pet travel service, rather than attempt to organise it yourself. Here’s just some of the benefits in having the Jetpets team arrange and look after your pet throughout their entire travel journey.

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  1. Place your pet in the care of pet lovers.

We know that you are trusting us to care for your much loved, precious family member. Our pet loving team includes pet travel consultants, resident vets and pet handlers, and we are specialists when it comes to pet travel.

We will take the time to get to know your pet and find out if they have any special requirements.

  1. Pet welfare, comfort and safety comes first

Everything we do centres around the welfare, comfort and safety of your pet.

Our resident vets are located at transit lounge locations throughout Australia. For overseas travellers our vets can complete the entire vet work schedule and ensure strict country of entry requirements are met.

Your pet travel consultant will create your pet’s travel itinerary and provide valuable tips to get your pet ready for travel, as well as stepping your through the entire process.

Our transit lounges are conveniently located near major airports in Australia and provide a relaxing and comfortable environment for your pet prior to their flight.

Our team provides great advice on the best sized travel crate for your pet. You can hire or purchase an airline compliant travel crate from Jetpets. For travel within Australia you can visit a transit lounge for guidance on the best sized travel crate, or for overseas travellers a pet handler can deliver one to your home well before travel. Our pet handlers provide great advice on getting your pet familiar with their travel crate.

For door to door services our pet handlers will transport your pet in comfort in our air-conditioned fleet.

For indirect flights we offer a comfort stop service, ensuring that your pet is taken care of every step of the way.

We are there if things don’t quite go to plan. Sometimes a flight does get delayed or cancelled, or a pet may soil their travel crate prior to flight. You needn’t be concerned as a pet handler will attend to it. They will also be there to top up their water container.

We have a strict weather policy to ensure all pets travel comfortably and safely. We have a dedicated pet travel consultant who proactively monitors the forecast and in instances of extreme weather will change the flight time if necessary.

  1. We select the best flight options

Wanting to travel on the same flight? We will do our best to accommodate this.

We have visibility of pet cabin space availability across our airline partners and will suggest the most direct flight option for your pet.

We monitor the weather and if your pet is travelling from or to a hot climate we will recommend a morning or night flight.

  1. Peace of mind

You can have complete peace of mind knowing that your pet is in good hands with Jetpets, and we are accessible 24/7.

  1. Value for money

With the level of expertise provided and care taken Jetpets represents exceptional value for money. There are also many complimentary aspects of our service that provide convenience to you and benefit your pet.

For interstate pet travel you can enjoy the convenience of our complimentary transit lounge to airport pick up and delivery service.

Terms and conditions apply.

For overseas travel our complimentary services include:

  • The convenience of our “front door” pickup by our trained pet handlers.
  • Pet handler home visit to assist in choosing the correct crate size for your pet, and leave it with you for pet familiarisation.
  • Our stay dry fleece mat provides an absorbent padded surface to keep your pet dry and comfortable in their travel crate.
  • Jetpets resident vets can complete a home visit and health check.
  • One-night boarding stay prior to travel.

Terms and conditions apply.

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How to Get Your Pet Involved in Valentine’s Day

Whether you love it or hate it, it’s that time of year again – Valentines Day! But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about mushy loved-up couples, it’s just as nice spending time with loved ones, including our pets! So how can you get your furry friends involved in your Valentine’s Day celebrations?

Outdoor cinemas

A trip to the movies for Valentine’s is a great idea, whether you’re on a first date, with your best friends or your family. Luckily, most outdoor cinemas welcome pets too! Let your pet tag along to a screening of your favourite film this Valentines Day. Bring along a picnic, some champagne and some dog treats and you’re all set for your best Valentine’s Day yet.

Brunch date

We love any excuse for brunch, so why not take your pet along this year? While you’re sipping a latte and enjoying your smashed avocado, your pup can enjoy it’s very own puppachino!

(Click through to discover some of our favourite pet-friendly cafes in Sydney, Wellington and Auckland.)

 

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Fancy food

Valentine’s Day is all about indulgence, so make sure your pets feel special too. Freeze a couple of raspberries in water for the perfect treat on a warm summers day! Or, head to your local pet store and pick up some gourmet goodies for your furry friend as an extra special treat!

Make sure you don’t leave any chocolate within your pets reach, and make sure you keep all balloons and other dangerous toys well out of their way too, so you can both enjoy the day of love!

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Our favourite places to explore during a trip along the Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re visiting from out of state, or doing the annual drive to the beach, the Great Ocean Road has many amazing cafes, beaches and walking trails to explore. If you’re planning a trip, then here is a list of our top pet friendly places to stop!

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Beaches

Of course, there are almost too many beautiful beaches along the Great Ocean Road to count! Here are a few of our favourite off the lead dog beaches.

Logans Beach located in Warrnambool is a must see if you’re interested in whale watching! Dogs are welcome at Logans Beach off the lead all year long, so if you’re travelling down the Great Ocean Road with your dog then it’s a great place to stop and stretch the legs.

If you’re stopping by Peterborough, then make sure to visit Bay of Islands Costal Park. It’s off lead all year round! Just make sure you have control of your dog at all times.

Take a 40 minute drive down the Great Ocean Road from the Twelve Apostles, and you’ll arrive in Johanna. Johanna Beach welcomes dogs off the lead at anytime, so make sure you bring the SPF and a frisbee!

Cafes

There’s no doubt that Victoria is full of great coffee and great cafes. The Great Ocean road is no exception. If you’re making the treck down the Great Ocean Road, then here are a few local café’s to stop off with your pup.

Swing Bridge Café, 30 Great Ocean Road, Lorne

This seaside beach shack is a great place to stop of for a morning brew with your pup. Grab some St. Ali coffee and enjoy the surroundings with mans-best-friend.

Sticks and Stones, 61 Surfcoast Hwy, Torquay

If you’re looking for a gluten-free-friendly café then make sure to check out Sticks and Stones in the heart of Torquay.

Café Moby, 41 The Esplanade, Torquay

This modern Australian café is a hot spot for dog lovers. Pop in for a coffee after your morning beach walk, and enjoy the view!

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Walking trails

If you’re stopping off in Princetown Township, then head to the Serpentine Boardwalk on Old Coach Road East. Dogs are permitted all year round as long as they are on a leash.

The Camperdown to Timboon rail train stretches for 34 kilometers and is located inland off the Great Ocean Road. Whether you’re looking for a hike, or a short stroll, the rail trail is sure to appeal to man and dog! Stop off at the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery for a rest, they provide waterbowls for thirsty pets!


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Dave’s New Puppy Jet

We’re just in love with Dave’s new puppy Jet (who was actually named after us, what an honour!)

You might know Dave as one of our amazing pet handlers, and the owner of our animal ambassador Sahara. Well now Sahara and the rest of Dave’s crew have a new brother courtesy of the wonderful team at Australian Working Dog Rescue!

We couldn’t be happier for Dave and we can’t wait to hear how little Jet settles into his new life.

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Making the Big Move Overseas

Have you just made the decision to move overseas? There is no doubt a lot to organise, without even thinking about how you can take your pet or pets along with you. But, at a time when everything in your life might be changing, having your furry friends with you will help you settle into your new home a lot quicker.

Here at Jetpets, we have the expertise to ensure your pet is transported safely and comfortably, either domestically or across the globe. Our Pet Travel Consultants can guide you through the entire process, and put your mind at ease.

Can we help you with an overseas move? Contact us today to get the process started.

What happens when your pet travels on an aircraft?

  • The captain of the aircraft is aware that your loved one is on board their flight
  • The captain will set the temperature to approx. 18 degrees celsius so that they are comfortable
  • The pets cabin is dimly lit so that your loved one can see what is going on around them
  • What we feel and hear in the cabin of the plane is the same as what your pet will experience (except in a travel crate they have much more leg room than us!)

Watch How It Works… 

Puppy Love – Animals That Partner For Life

Just like us humans, there are many animal species around the world that also dream about finding their one true love and life partner.

From swans, to turtle doves, wolves and even some types of fish… find out which animals are embracing monogamy below. We guarantee it will make you say awww!

Animals that mate for life:

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Swans have quickly become a universal symbol of love, with the famous image of two swans intertwining their necks together representative of this bird’s quest for love and lifelong companionship.

French angelfish:

French angelfish are rarely seen alone and always travel in pairs. They are extremely loyal and protective of their partners, with this bond often lasting their entire lifespan.

Wolves:

Often depicted as scary or violent creatures in movies and books, these animals actually value family life above everything, usually carrying out their lives travelling in packs consisting of a male, female and their young.

Albatrosses:

While these birds travel long distances throughout their life, no matter where they go they always return to their one partner to breed. The partnership between a male and female Albatross takes several years to develop and is cemented by a cute dance ritual.

Turtle Doves:

Turtle Doves have long been written about in literature, including a poem by Shakespeare and the well-known Christmas song ’12 Days of Christmas’ due to the love and faithfulness they have for their partner. The doves usually have two offspring together and both the male and female raise the young doves together.

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Black Vultures:

These fierce looking creatures are yet another breed who mate for life and will even defend their partner if another bird is seen flirting with them! Both partners protect and raise their children, not dissimilar to a traditional human family unit. 

Prairie Voles:

Prairie voles have been studied extensively and have been found to be one of the most monogamist species ever. They typically find their mate and parent their offspring together and are often seen grooming and cuddling with one another. Their loyalty is so strong in fact that less than 20% of these creatures will find a new their mate dies.

Valentine’s Day & Your Pets

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we are planning ahead with some easy date ideas that include your pets!  Bringing your pet along is a great way for you and your date to bond, create conversation, encourage playfulness and of course try something new!

Need some ideas on where to go? Read on below for some great date ideas that include both your date and your favourite furry friend!

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Have a picnic:

If you’re lucky enough to be enjoying the warmer weather, take advantage and have a picnic date night. Bring a rug, head to your local park, gardens or a gorgeous lookout, pack a tasty dinner and some bubbly and let your pooch run around (supervised of course) while you relax and enjoy the serenity.

Organise a puppy play date:

There’s no better way to bond with your date than by organising a puppy play date so everyone can have a little fun! It gives you something to talk about, will instantly relax you and not to mention your pets will enjoy having a playmate too! A puppy play date can be anywhere that’s convenient, from a house, to a park to a great walking track.

Enjoy a local hotspot:

Why not be a tourist in your local area? Each city around the world has some great pet friendly hotspots, from walking through the breathtaking Versailles Park in Paris, to heading to the Original Dog Beach in America’s San Diego, or taking in the breathtaking Antoni Gaudí’s Park Guell in Barcelona. Just make sure you Google the location in advance to ensure the attraction is pet friendly and bring a camera so you can take some great pictures of you, your date and your pet!

Head to the beach:

Dogs love beaches, so why not take them to your favourite beach while you have a romantic stroll along the sand? It’s great to do this early in the morning or as the sun is setting for a beautiful view. You could even go in the water with your pets (and your date!)

Go camping:

Have a few days off? Why not head to your local campsite and go camping. Pitch a tent, bring some sleeping bags and light a fire while you get back to nature. (Just make sure you check the local fire restrictions in your area first.) Your pet will also love exploring the local surroundings and sniffing new spots!

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How to keep your pets healthy and happy over the warmer months

It is no secret that the heat and humidity in summer can be uncomfortable for our pets, so it is important to follow some key pointers to make sure they stay cool, hydrated and safe throughout the warmer months.

Read on for our top tips for keeping your pets healthy and happy in summer.

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Keep your pets cool and provide plenty of shade:

Staying cool in summer may seem like a no-brainer for us humans, but sometimes we forget about how the heat may affect our favourite furry friends as well. That’s why this summer make sure your pets stay cool and have access to plenty of shade throughout the day and night. If you are working during the day or if you have to leave your pets alone for a period of time, ensure all pets have access to cool and covered areas in the backyard or inside your house with plenty of water. If you own chickens, a good idea is to wet down their chicken run as chickens stay much cooler when they can sit on the wet ground.

If it’s going to be a sweltering day, it’s best to keep all pets indoors on cool tiled floors and if possible with the air-conditioner left on. Make sure there is enough water available and you can even add ice blocks to their water bowl to make it nice and refreshing.

Don’t leave them in the car:

Leaving our pets in the car during summer can cause them to overheat and become dehydrated. This is true even if the air-conditioning is left on so it’s best to avoid taking them in the car if possible. If you need to take them in the car, don’t leave them unattended and always bring a big supply of water.

Go for swim:

There is nothing that cools pets down more than a swim! If you have a dog, let him or her swim in your pool, at a dog-friendly beach or even down by a local lake or river. This is a great way to encourage them to exercise and stay cool at the same time!

Be wary of hot footpaths:

While it’s still just as important to walk your pets during the summer months, you need to be wary of footpaths, bricks or pebbles which can burn the paws of your pet’s feet. To avoid this, stick to ovals or parks and ensure you always exercise your pets early in the morning or late at night when the sun isn’t as strong.

Watch for signs of dehydration:

It’s always a good idea to know the signs of dehydration and to watch for them during the warmer months so you can spot the signs early on and help your pet. Common telltale signs of an overheated or dehydrated dog is that it will drool excessively, become lethargic and its eyes will be bloodshot. For cats, look for a refusal to eat, dry and tacky gums, or skin that falls slowly back to the body when pinched. If you think your pet may be unwell, please consult your Vet for further advice.


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Top 5 Australian Dogs

Australia day is just around the corner and we are getting into the Australian spirit by celebrating our favourite Australian dogs.

There are many things to love about these animals we’ve come to call our own, from the small and friendly nature of the Australian Silky Terrier, to the hard-working attitude of the Australian Kelpie.

Read on below for our 5 favourite Australian dogs.

Australian Silky Terrier

This small and friendly dog has been around since the nineteenth century, and is known for having a silky coat and playful personality. Its fun loving nature makes this dog breed a great addition to families as they are easy-going and moderately active.

You can recognise this breed by its small stature, pointy ears, long hair and alert appearance. They typically have silver and tan or black and tan coloured coats that usually requires regular washing and grooming.

These cheeky dogs love to take on larger dogs and aren’t scared very easily so obedience classes are recommended.

Australian Kelpie

Developed for herding cattle and sheep, the Australian Kelpie is a hard-working dog with a very active nature, so they need to be put to work or walked regularly. This highly intelligent dog breed is tough and independent and is typically recognised by their long body, narrow head and small feet, usually with coats that are black, chocolate or smoky blue.

The Australian Kelpie is Australia’s most popular working dog and is an ideal addition to any farm family as it loves to take orders and run around!

Australian Labradoodle

This dog breed is instantly recognisable by its friendly and wide-eyed appearance and is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. The dog breed also comes from a number of other parent breeds, including the Irish Water Spaniel, Curly Coated Retriever, American Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel, which give them a unique personality, appearance and skills.

The Labradoodle is a shaggy looking dog and usually has a coat in colours of gold, black, cream and brown. They love to be around people and radiate energy wherever they go.

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle dog is not dissimilar to the Kelpie, as it was developed in the 1800’s to work on the Australian farms. This type of dog has a loyal, hard-working nature with a particular natural aptitude for herding cattle and sheep over long distances.

The Australian Cattle dog is recognisable by its black or brown coat that is typically mixed with a white coat, creating a blue or reddish appearance. It is highly intelligent with a strong sense of independence and responds well to daily exercise and challenging tasks or training.

Australian Bulldog

The Australian Bulldog is a medium-sized dog with a friendly and easy-going personality and makes a great addition to any family.

This breed of dogs is highly active and many love to play fetch, go for a swim or a run with their owners around the park. They are loyal and intelligent, making them a great watchdog for families.

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Caring for your pets and native animals in summer

The weather has officially started to heat up, so it’s essential that we think of our pets during the summer period and keep them safe and cool.

Small pets and some native animals are particularly susceptible to the heat, so it’s vital to plan ahead and follow our easy tips and tricks to care for your pets during the warmer weather.

Read on for our top tips below:

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Keep your pets cool and have plenty of shade available:

If you’re away for work during the day, make sure your pets (including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens) have access to cool, covered areas in the backyard or house with a big supply of water. If you have chickens, wet down their chook run as chickens stay much cooler when they can sit on the wet ground.

If it’s going to be a really hot day, it’s best to keep all pets inside on tiled floors with the air-conditioner on, so that you know they will be comfortable and cool all day long. A great tip is to put a few ice blocks into their water bowl so their water stays cooler throughout the day.

Go for a swim:

If you have a dog, why not let them splash around in a nearby lake, river or dog-friendly beach so they can exercise and cool down at the same time. Dogs love to play fetch in the water so bring a ball and we guarantee you’ll be popular!

Be weary of the footpath:

If you’re heading to the lake, river or beach as suggested above, or are just walking your animal around the block, be weary of hot footpaths, pebbles or bricks that can burn the paws of your animal’s feet. Stick to ovals or parks with plenty of grass and covered areas with shade for them to retreat and drink water when required.

Keep them out of the car:

Even with the air-conditioner on, some cars can get extremely hot so it’s best to avoid taking them in the car where possible. If you do need to take them in the car, don’t leave your animals unattended and ensure they have access to water if required.

Make sure they are vaccinated and are up-to-date with their medication:

Summer is a prime time for fleas and ticks to itch and bite your pets, causing added stress and discomfort. Make sure your pets have received recent flea treatments and are up-to-date with their vaccinations so they don’t catch any nasties.

Think of native animals:

During the summer season, we are more likely to see native animals and birds coming out of their hiding places to seek shade and water.

If you live in the country, you may see koalas on the ground as it’s cooler down low and they’ll be looking for water as gum leaves dry out in hot weather. Make sure you leave the koala alone and keep your pets away from them to avoid any unwanted stress. If the koala hasn’t retreated after a period of time, leave a container of cold water at the base of the tree in case it’s thirsty.

For other native animals like birds and lizards, place large, shallow bowls of water in shady places around your backyard to ensure they stay cool and hydrated. Make sure you refill and clean them out daily so there will always be plenty of fresh water to drink!

Be weary of walking through large bushes or long grass in the summer as snakes are much more prominent. Nasty snakebites can be dangerous for humans and pets so it’s best to walk in the evening and avoid these snake hotspots.

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