Is your new furry family member coming from interstate? Let Jetpets organise your puppy’s transport
The friendly team at Jetpets love nothing more than bringing new furever families together. As Australia’s experts in interstate pet travel, we would love to help you organise your new puppy’s travel plans during this exciting time.
With door-to-door puppy transport services available, we work closely with reputable breeders and rescue organisations nationwide, ensuring furbabies get the first-class experience when travelling to their new home.
Whether you’re looking to buy a puppy in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or elsewhere interstate, our experienced pet travel consultants will walk you through the entire process, ensuring you have complete peace of mind when it’s time for your new furbaby to travel.
How we can help with your puppy’s transport needs:
- Find out all about your new furbaby so we can personalise a special travel itinerary
- You can hire or buy a Jetpets airline-approved travel crate to ensure your puppy’s comfort and safety during travel
- Arrange a stay dry fleece mat for your puppy’s crate to keep them comfy and dry
- Book your puppy on the most direct flight with one of our airline partners
- Jetpets Resident Vets on hand for puppy advice when required
- Whether your new puppy is from a breeder or a rescue organisation, we can arrange a door-to-door interstate puppy transport service, for your convenience
- You can also pick up your puppy from Jetpets Transit Lounge if you prefer
- We provide pet travel updates to keep you in the loop on your new puppy’s journey for complete peace of mind*
*Pet travel updates are applicable when the pet is travelling via a Jetpets transit lounge location, and where the itinerary is for a transit lounge or door-to-door service.
Puppy Transport FAQs
Q: My new puppy is coming from interstate. Can they be transported on a plane?
Yes, it is very common for a puppy to be transported by plane from their breeder or rescue organisation to their new family based interstate. Jetpets cares for puppy travellers each and every day.
Simply call a Jetpets pet travel consultant on 1300 668 309 to step you through the process and provide a quotation.
Q: Is it safe for a puppy to fly?
At Jetpets our sole focus and expertise is providing the safest and most comfortable pet travel. Our team of pet loving experts includes Pet Travel Consultants, Resident Vets and Pet Handlers, and we safely and comfortably transport in excess of 60,000 pets every year.
The most direct travel route will be selected for your puppy through one of our reputable airline partners being Qantas or Virgin Australia. Your puppy will travel in the pet cabin which is air pressured, climate controlled and dimly lit, just like the main cabin. They will enjoy some extra leg room in their travel crate, which is securely fastened to avoid movement. The captain is aware that your puppy is on the flight and as soon as the flight lands, your puppy will be offloaded from the plane and checked on straight away.
Puppies tend to nap during flight which generally means that they’ll have endless energy when they meet their new fur-parents!
Q: How old does a puppy have to be to fly in Australia?
Your puppy will need to be a minimum age of 8 weeks old on the day of their flight. To fly at the age of 8 weeks to 12 weeks, you may be required to provide a fit-to-fly certificate, where applicable, your Jetpets pet travel consultant will ask you to supply this. A veterinarian will be able to provide you with the fit-to-fly certificate which acknowledges that your puppy is fit and healthy to fly. Important note – the certificate must be dated within 14 days of your puppy’s flight date.
If your puppy is aged 12 weeks or older, you do not require a fit-to-fly certificate.
Q: Do I need to provide my puppy’s microchip details?
Yes, you will be required to provide your puppy’s microchip details before they fly. Generally, all puppies are microchipped between the age of 8 to 12 weeks of age by the breeder or rescue organisation.
You can provide your puppy’s microchip details at the time of making your Jetpets booking, or if it is not yet available simply call us with their microchip details before they travel.
Quite often puppy siblings travel on the same flight so our pet handlers identify and confirm your puppy’s identityby scanning their microchip and cross-referencing our records. It is okay if the puppy is not registered in your name upon arrival, but it is critical that you provide the correct microchip number.
Q: How much does it cost to fly a puppy?
Interstate puppy transport is very affordable and the cost differs depending on the size of the puppy and the travel scenario. As you can imagine puppies come in all shapes and sizes, and their unique size determines which crate best suits. The cost of air travel also varies depending on the travel route and the level of service you require, e.g. a transit lounge service or door to door service. Your Jetpets Pet Travel Consultant will provide you with a customised itinerary and quotation for your puppy.
Why Choose Jetpets?