FAQ - Pet Express Transport Services (PETS)

We're here to help!  Below are answers to questions frequently asked by our customers.

If you still have queries or concerns about transporting your pet after reading the answers below then please contact us on 01 222 3333 and we'll do our best to answer your questions.


Is it safe for my pet to fly?

Travelling by air is as safe for pets as it is for people. Although your pet will not travel in the cabin with you, they will travel in a special cargo compartment that is climate controlled and pressurized to ensure the safest and comfortable travel.

Can my pet travel with adaptil collars/or flat collars?

It is advised by every airline that pets do not travel wearing a collar of any kind as they are deemed a choking hazard. They can, however, travel with them attached to their airline approved crate so that they can be refitted when they reach their destination. Regarding Adaptil/Feliway products, it is advised that the spray form is used instead.

Is it possible to send personal items with my pet?

Yes. Small items such as collars and leashes can be sent with your pet although it is not advised to send valuable items as they can become detached during travel and can be confiscated by the airline or customs. Comfort items such as a thin blanket or personal t-shirt, can go into the crate (at the airlines discretion).

Will my pet have food and water during the flight?

We will supply your pet with a drink of water at the airport before departure. Food is not provided during the flight as it is deemed a choking hazard. It is requested that you provide a small bag of dry food for your pet in the case that your pets flight is delayed or has a long period of stop over. 

Where can I buy an airline approved crate?

We can supply you with an airline approved crate at an additional cost to your estimate provided by us upon request. It is a simple process of ensuring you have the correct sized crate for your pet. You provide us with your pet’s measurements and we will provide you with the best sized crate for your pet to travel in.

I’m unsure of how to measure my pet, what do I do?

Don’t stress! Why not call into us here in the office with your pet and we can help you with measurements and what crate is best suited for your pet. Not able to call into our office? We are available to be contacted by phone on +353 1 886 7700 where we can assist you over the phone.

I’m finding it difficult to get my pet to/from Dublin Airport, what can I do?

Why not ask us about our transport service, provided by Dublin Pet Services, who can do a door to door service to help make your travel plans less stressful. We can provide you with an estimate for this door to door service and can arrange it for you accordingly.

Can I give my pet a sedative before travel?

No. Airlines have the right to refuse your pet if there is evidence of your pet being under sedation. It is advised that you prepare your pet for its journey by getting it accustomed to its travel crate if possible. It is also very important that you remain calm when around your pet as to not transfer any unnecessary stress to your pet.

My pet might need to urinate during travel, what happens then?

Unfortunately, little accidents sometimes do happen so the crates are lined with absorbable puppy training pads to help soak up any little accidents that do occur. Like humans, during flights our pets do experience a little dehydration which reduces the possibility of such accidents occurring. It’s also advised not to feed your pet the morning before travel as this may increase the chance of defecation or vomiting.

My pet needs to be cleared by a Veterinarian on import, does my pet have to leave the airport to have this done?

We offer a full clears customs and veterinary exam when required.  When you come off the same flight and by the time you have been through immigration and collected your baggage, we can have your pet cleared and ready to hand over to you at the a safe location or deliver to your home address if required.

Quick Quote

Dublin Offices

Newtown, The Ward, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Office: +353 1 8352002 (International calls)
Within Ireland: (01) 8352002
Mobile/ Cell: +353 83 328 5260<
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Belfast Office

A3 Anna House, Dunmurry Office Park, 
37A Upper Dunmurry Lane, Belfast.
BT17 0AA

Office: +353 1 8352002 (International calls)
Within Ireland: (01) 8352002
Mobile/ Cell: +353 83 328 5260<
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