PHS Pet Transportation Services
WHAT WE OFFER
At Perfect Household Staff, we're not just about taking care of your home but also ensuring the comfort and welfare of your beloved pets. We are passionate animal lovers, and we take the well-being of your furry family members extremely seriously.
Whether you're planning a vacation or relocating within Europe, our pet transportation service is the ultimate solution. We understand that flying in cargo or the back of a van can be traumatic for pets. With Perfect Household Staff, you can rest assured that your pets can join you on your journey with the utmost care and comfort.
We provide a personalized and bespoke pet transportation service to any destination in the UK or Europe. If your pet is small enough to travel in the cabin arriving at a European airport or train terminal (such as Paris), we offer airport and station pick-up services to reunite your pet with you while you continue your journey by air.
Remember, your pets aren't just baggage; they are cherished members of your family.
Logistics and Safety
Our dedicated drivers are fully compliant with UK Government DEFRA regulations and hold Type 2 Animal Transporter Authorization for Pets by Road, valid for all journeys.
We operate a top-of-the-line Mercedes ML 4x4 SUV, carefully selected for its spacious rear compartment, comfort, luxury, and high safety standards. Our vehicle is equipped with brand new Michelin winter tires from October to March and is also equipped with snow chains for colder climates. We prioritize your dog's safety and comfort, as regular vans can be noisy, uncomfortable, and prone to extreme temperatures.
We offer flexibility in how your pet travels within the vehicle. Options include a pet guard for the boot, allowing your pet to travel in their own bed or one provided by Perfect Household Staff. We also have a secure crate available if that is your preference. For added comfort, your pet can travel on the back seat in a pet hammock secured by a harness. Rest assured, the car is meticulously cleaned and disinfected before and after each journey.
We value the importance of familiarity, so if possible, we can arrange a pre-trip meeting between our driver, Hugo, and your pet. This ensures your pet is comfortable with Hugo and allows us to discuss any specific needs, such as dietary requirements, medications, or habits. As an added service, we can also take your pet to a vet in the departure country to obtain necessary inoculations and paperwork.
Travel Comfort and Safety Measures
During the journey, we make regular stops every two to three hours, or as needed, to provide water and allow pets to stretch their legs in safe locations while on a leash. If overnight accommodations are required, we stay in pet-friendly hotels. We understand how important it is for you to stay connected with your pets, so we provide regular photo updates and even offer the option to FaceTime if you wish.
For added peace of mind, we've mapped out veterinary clinics along popular routes in Europe and the UK in case of emergencies. Rest assured, we are well-prepared for any situation and carry insurance to complete the journey in case of vehicle-related issues.
Before your journey, it's essential to comply with DEFRA's Pet Travel Scheme if your dog is traveling out of the UK. You can find full information at www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad/overview. Below is a summary of the required documentation and inoculations:
- Valid EU Passport for your pet
- Microchipped with a registered date
- Rabies vaccination administered at least 21 days before departure (and after microchipping)
- Dogs must be treated for tapeworm and travel within 5 days of treatment (not less than 24 hours) before entering the UK. Note that treatment is not required for dogs entering from Ireland, Finland, or Malta.
Don't hesitate to reach out to us for further information to ensure a smooth return for your furry friend. Our complete terms of business are available upon request.