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Our pet chauffeur service is dedicated to you and your pet for the whole trip.

Caring

We’re a family-run business and a family of animal lovers!

Comfortable

With us, your pet travels by your side rather than in the hold.

Flexible

We can drive you to your door, or any other location in the South East of England.

Fly to the UK with a dog or cat

Pets aren’t luggage. They may not be able to sip champagne, but they deserve first class travel. That’s where we come in.

With our help, you can travel to the UK with your pet by your side. Instead of flying to Gatwick or Heathrow (with your pet stressed and scared in the cargo), you’ll fly to France. In most cases, this means that your dog or cat can travel with you in the cabin. We’ll meet you at the airport and chauffeur you and your pet to the UK, via the Eurotunnel.

“My wife and I were relocating from Helsinki, Finland to the UK. We were shocked and a little bit panicked when we discovered that we could not fly our large Rottweiler cross into the UK. After much research we found Barry and Pet Moves. He really helped put our minds at rest and every detail was looked after. The journey went like clockwork. Thank you Barry. Brilliant service!!”

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If you’d like a quotation for your journey or have any other questions, please get in touch.

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Why choose Pet Moves?

  • Professional service
    We’re a pet chauffeur company, not just a taxi service. You and your pet will travel in comfort, with regular stops for refreshments, (which is important for all of us!)
  • Cutting through the red tape
    We’ve been chauffeuring dogs, cats and other pets for several years, so can offer guidance on paperwork, legal issues and vet requirements.
  • Door-to-door
    You’ll be picked up at the airport and dropped off at your new home. So you’ll arrive refreshed and ready to start your new life in the UK.
  • Added peace of mind
    We speak French and have built good relationships with vets and airline staff in both France and the UK. We’re also approved by DEFRA.
  • 5-star service
    You want the best for your family. So please do take the time to read our five-star reviews on Facebook and Trustpilot.
  • One-to-one
    We only work with one family at a time. You won’t be sharing the car and your pet won’t be stuck in a van with dozens of other animals.

Why fly to France rather than direct to the UK?

Due to the UK’s specific regulations, flying direct to London with a pet is a complicated process. For a start, your pet would have to go in the hold, whatever their size. In many cases, they would have to wait for several hours after landing before you would be allowed to collect them. So, you’d be apart for much longer than you should be.

Your pet could easily end up being stuck in a cage for many hours, with no breaks.

When you fly to France rather than direct to London, smaller pets can usually travel with you in the cabin. Larger dogs may need to go in the hold. However, they will still board at the same time as you, and exit the airport with you. As a result, your pet will spend less time apart from you, which is much less stressful for them.

As an added bonus, our service is often more cost-effective than flying direct to the UK. And you get to see some of the beautiful French countryside from the comfort of a chauffeur driven car.

Hassle-free travelling

We know all too well how stressful relocating can be. The last thing you need is the added worry of whether your pet will be properly looked after by an airline company, or whether you have all the paperwork you need. We make the process as streamlined and stress-free as possible, so that you, and your pet, can enjoy travelling to the UK.

We’ll meet you in France (usually at Charles de Gaulle airport), before driving you to London, or another location in the South East of England if you prefer.

Covid-secure

We’ve always maintained a high standard of hygiene. Our cars are sanitised between every Pet Move using pet friendly products and we maintain social distancing and mask wearing at all times.

A family business

Pet Moves is a small family run business. Our experienced drivers, Barry and Edward, have been based in France for over 30 years. Having lived on a small farm with most domestic animals, including cats and dogs, we understand how important your pets are to you.

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Lovely Miranda
Lovely Miranda
2021-04-11
Verified
We got our pet dog,safely home from Paris to London. Thank you PetMoves,for making this happen smoothly and without any stress.
jose Ignacio labbe
jose Ignacio labbe
2021-01-05
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Great service! They took us from CDG París to our Home in Manchester with My partner, My 3 dogs, a cat and 6 suitcases. We arrived safe and sound. Very recomended service
Jonathan Teixeira Salema
Jonathan Teixeira Salema
2020-12-16
Verified
Great experience overall! we barely had to wait at the Paris airport and everything went smoothly. It was great to be able to travel with our pet instead of sending him by cargo.. I highly recommend this service!
Cristina Liquori
Cristina Liquori
2020-12-14
Verified
Such peace of mind and a sigh of relief. Thank you Barry and Edward for taking care of us and our two cats again for our return trip home from London to the USA. It was amazing to rely on your excellent service, which allowed us to keep our dear pets with us throughout our journey back home. Your business is fantastic and appreciate your personalized service and attention. We made it home safely with our pets with no fuss!
Mark
Mark
2020-11-23
Verified
The UK does not allow pets to fly into the country in the passenger cabin of commercial aircraft. Our 17 year old cat is too old to travel in the hold; that really wouldn't be fair on him. They do allow pets on private aircraft, but having investigated the cost of doing this from the US to the UK, that idea was quickly struck down! While searching for alternatives, we came across Barry and Pet Moves. This turned out to be a great alternative. Barry was able to help verify the paperwork needed from our vet and the USDA/APHIS approvals that were then required. We landed at CDG and Barry was waiting outside the terminal exactly at the spot we had agreed. The journey to the French coast and the train takes a few hours, but Barry has several options to stop along the way, all excellent. We had opted for the flexible train ticket and this meant that we boarded the train almost immediately, with almost no delay. The drive from the train in to Central London takes about 90 minutes. Barry dropped us at the door of our Airbnb (to serve out our quarantine). All in all, an excellent service. For anyone planning to make this trip I suggest you: * Pay close attention to the lock down rules in the UK and France. If in doubt, talk to Barry. * Make sure you allow time to get your vet documents back from the USDA. We contacted several USDA offices in the US before we found one that seemed responsive and to offer quick turn around (in Conyers, GA). They turned around our documents on the day that they arrived. Quite excellent. * Under the rules on the day that we made this trip, you needed a Covid test within 72 hours of boarding. With no guarantee that the results will come back in time, this is probably the riskiest part of the whole adventure. We each ended up getting two covid tests on the same morning. This was fortunate as only one of our results came back in time. All in all, a great experience. Update. After being dropped off by Barry, I discovered that I had left a battery pack (used to charge my iPhone on the long trip) in the back of Barry's mini van. Barry was kind enough to mail it back to me. Quite excellent. Thank you.
Candace Bryan
Candace Bryan
2020-11-06
Verified
I had an incredible experience with PetMoves and I highly recommend them. I found the company through Google so I had no idea what to expect and was very stressed out about moving with two cats abroad from the US (during a pandemic no less!). But working with PetMoves was wonderful, helpful, and put me at ease. They clearly love animals and have expertise transporting them from Paris to London. Everything could not have gone smoother—from pickup to border control—and my driver Edward was kind, fun to drive with, and went above and beyond. Would use them again!
Magali Collonnaz
Magali Collonnaz
2020-10-04
Verified
I used Pet Moves' services twice for my cat and never had any issue. Barry is friendly, professional and always does his best to help you during the journey. I strongly recommend Pet Moves if you want to travel to the UK or leave the UK with your pet without any stress.
Phil Sequeira
Phil Sequeira
2020-10-03
Verified
My wife and I travelled with our 2 yr old Cockapoo from Los Angeles to London with Pet Moves...amidst the global coronavirus pandemic - and it was EASY! Our cockapoo travelled with us in the cabin from Los Angeles to New York, New York to Paris, and then finally from Paris to London with Pet Moves, who advised us on the forms we needed to complete to ensure that our pet could cross the border into the UK without having to go through quarantine, and who scheduled a relaxing journey for the final leg which allowed us enough time to stretch our legs, eat/drink, and yet still arrive in London in the mid-afternoon. Barry and his team were responsive to any queries I had from the moment I first enquired through to our doorstep in London and I cannot recommend Pet Moves enough if you’re looking to transport your pet internationally without the need for separation or quarantine.
Malia Barnes
Malia Barnes
2020-09-21
Verified
I just moved to London from California and had a GREAT experience using Pet Moves. Originally, I thought the only way to get my pup, Indy, into the UK would be via ferry from Amsterdam or for her to fly in cargo—but but of these options involved risk and major hassles. Going via ferry would have required getting from the airport to ship, stopping at a local vet to get an EU pet passport, checking Indy into cargo on board the ship, collecting her afterwards, and then arranging travel into London once we docked in the UK. And flying in cargo was a risk I didn't want to take. I was so pleased to have found Pet Moves as an alternative! The owner, Barry, picked us up from CDG as soon as we landed and from there on out I literally didn't have to make any decisions about anything. I felt completely trusting of Barry and my husband and I (and Indy) were able to relax from the moment we got in the van—which was VERY welcome after we traveled so many hours. ____ To you reading this review—I WAS YOU a month ago! Pet Moves seemed like the perfect way to get Indy into the UK from the USA, I thought I had found a loophole. It's not too good to be true! We booked with Barry and could not be happier with our decision. We moved on a tight budget, and I would 100% pay the same (or more!) if I was doing this trip again. I don't normally write effusive reviews or SHOUT when I'm typing but literally PET MOVES IS THE BEST WAY TO GET YOUR DOG INTO THE UK. Cheers, Barry!
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