Moving to New Zealand

Moving with Pets

Moving to New Zealand with Pets

Moving a treasured pet can be a worrying experience, usually more for the family than the pet. With Crown's expert door-to-door Pet Relocations and Boarding Specialists, you can relax knowing that this  important family member is in caring hands.

 We recognise that every pet is unique and so is every Pet Relocation. That’s why our consultants meet with  you to understand your requirements and then make all arrangements within our chosen network of proven  service partners.

 Whether you are moving locally or long distance our professional pet transportation service will get your  furry family members safely to their destination They will travel by air or road, and will be well cared for  during stopovers and upon arrival using Crown approved kennels and/or catteries.

Being organised is extremely important. Crown recommend you allow maximum lead times so we can coordinate bookings to suit your preferred timing. If your pet is travelling by air 7 working days notification is required although we would consider this the minimum.

Legal stuff

New Zealand has strict rules governing the importation of animals.  Both the New Zealand Customs Service and share responsibility for ensuring the rules are observed. For example all dogs registered in New Zealand for the first time (except farm dogs used for stock control) must be micro chipped. Before being released to their owners all imported animals require Bio Security and Customs clearances.

Note: The following breeds of dog may not be brought into New Zealand:

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Brazilian Fila
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Perrode de Presa Canario

In some instances import prohibition controls on dogs do not apply to:

  • Guide and hearing dogs
  • Companion dogs for disabled people or for people formally engaged in training guide, hearing or companion dogs.

Measuring your dog

To ensure the quality of your dogs relocation experience it is very important to have a correctly sized cage. Our Service partners do everything possible to ensure maximum comfort and the shortest possible transit time. Here’s how to measure your dog to enable the correct sized transportation crate.

  • A.Height in centimetres from floor to top of head or ears.
  • B.Length in centimetres from root of tail to tip of paws or nose.
  • C.Width in centimetres at widest part of body
  • D.Weight in kilograms.

To arrange a quotation call our office on +0064 94157300, complete our Home Visit Request or get a Full Quote.


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