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Why Choose Dogtainers for your pets transport?

We are animal lovers like you …    we are proud to have Dogtainers, animal behaviourists, Animal rehoming volunteers, vet nurses and all-breed Dog show judges, among our staff located right across New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Dogtainers first started moving pets when we assisted Ansett Air Freight with the technicalities of pet travel way back in 1971. At that point, we were known as “Dog Containers” which eventually shortened to Dogtainers.  From this time Dogtainers started to grow into a truly national network that we are today.

Dogtainers is New Zealand’s most experienced pet relocation company, handling the responsibility of safely transporting pets throughout New Zealand and the world since 1971. We offer trusted and reliable pet travel solutions, so you can be sure that whether your animal companion is travelling domestically within New Zealand, internationally to a new and exciting overseas destination or coming home to New Zealand, we have a service and the expertise that is right for you and your animal. Transporting pets safely and comfortably is what we do all day every day.

Partners & Affiliates

Dogtainers has relationships with the most trusted partners and affiliates in our industry ensuring unbeatable quality service whatever the requirements.

Dogtainers uses the most trusted airlines when transporting your pet overseas.  All airlines are bound by the LAR (Live Animal Regulations) meaning that there is a set of strict regulations laid out to ensure that your pet travels safely and comfortably.  The airline staff are trained in ensuring that the welfare of the pet is the number one priority when in their care.

Jobs & Careers

As the leading New Zealand provider of pet transport solutions, your career with Dogtainers could be as diverse and varied as the pets we deliver.

With more than 11 sites across New Zealand and some of the world’s leading brands as our customers, the range of roles Dogtainers has to offer employees is exciting and enticing.

From Pet Handlers to Pet Travel Consultants and Business Development Managers Dogtainers have positons to suit your individual abilities, talents and skills. Dogtainers is a great place to work and build a career.

Dogtainers recognises and promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce, and is committed to treating all employees equally.  If you are interested in a career with Dogtainers please email your CV along with the reasons for your application and we will contact you as and when a vacancy becomes available. recruitment@dogtainers.com.au

Want to know more? Learn about our Care Code

RSPCA Partner.

Dogtainers offices around New Zealand partner up and work with the RSPCA helping to reunite pets with people.

Members of IPATA

We are members of IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transport Association), which ensures that we have trusted travel partners in every country of the world to ensure Any Animal, Anywhere, Anytime philosophy is maintained with the same high levels of care that we offer.