Pet Boarding and Pet Transport Specialists

Pet Transport

Petwings & Petwheels

Meet the Fleet

As Part of a Petwings Consignment we Offer:

  • Free national and international pet transport quotations.
  • 5-Star in-transit boarding for dogs, cats, and other pets.
  • A pet door-to-door and a pet airport-to-airport service.

Documentation can become a nightmare when you decide to move countries – we will advise on/handle all the relevant documentation, including:

  • Import/export permits.
  • Health certificates (we have a consulting vet available 24/7/365.)
  • State Vet documentation.
  • Customs documentation.
  • And so much more!

Keringa-Petwings has two world-class pet transport divisions: Petwings (for pet transport by air) and Petwheels (for pet transport by road).

Petwings flies cats, dogs, birds, bunnies, and other pets to provinces throughout South Africa and to countries all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, China, Mauritius, Israel, Emirates, Portugal, The Netherlands, Germany, Nigeria, Japan, and Ireland.

Petwings also handles pet imports into South Africa, as well as permits, customs clearances, State Vet, and other required medical procedures.

Petwheels, which works closely with Petwings, consists of a customised fleet of pet transport vehicles driven by certified and well-trained animal lovers. Petwheels drop off and fetch pets from OR Tambo International Airport, which is just a 15-minute drive from Keringa-Petwings’ premises, as well as people’s homes. From Johannesburg, Soweto and Pretoria to Durban, East London, and even Botswana, our temperature-controlled vehicles provide safe, comfortable, reliable, and dedicated transport for dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, and other pets. Long-distance trips are done by two drivers, who alternate shifts – we never leave pets in our vehicles overnight. Our drivers also stop regularly to check on their precious cargo, give them fresh water, feed them, and medicate them if necessary.

As long-standing members of IPATA (the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association), you can’t do better than entrust your beloved pets to Keringa-Petwings for a happy relocation experience.


Pet transport involves relocating dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, lizards, hamsters, and other pets to other towns in South Africa or countries around the world. Every country has its own rules and regulations concerning the importation of pets. Health protocols, flight bookings, and boarding all have to be done correctly to ensure that pets arrive safe and sound in their new country. Professional pet travel companies like Keringa-Petwings handle the entire process literally from A to Z, are registered with the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA), and have 24/7 back-up, luxurious kennels and catteries, and a team of qualified, trained, and friendly professionals in all divisions.

It depends on the country you’re going to, the airline and the size of your pet’s travel crate as well as the mandatory veterinary procedures (vaccinations, microchips, etc.), import permits, and state vet costs. Have a look at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website to see how to measure your pet.

That depends on your destination country, whether your pet is a banned breed or not, the age and health of your pet, and the airline. Some airlines don’t fly pets at all, others have limitations when it comes to certain breeds.

This depends on the rules and regulations of the destination country. Certain breeds are banned in some countries, while others permit just about all pets. Keringa-Petwings transports dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, lizards, miniature goats, birds, and other pets worldwide.

In general, the breed must be allowed in the destination country, and pets must have valid health certificates and all other required documentation.

Pets come in all shapes and sizes, which will dictate the size of their pet transport containers. Airlines have very strict rules about the size of pet transport containers and won’t accept any that don’t comply with international standards or that are too small. Keringa-Petwings manufactures world-class pet travel crates in strict accordance with international measuring instructions. Each Keringa-Petwings container is custom-made for its pet passenger by our team of experienced, highly-trained carpenters. Have a look at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website to see how to measure your pet.

This depends on the destination country. Some countries don’t require quarantine, others have mandatory quarantine periods prior to or on arrival.

In accordance with international rules and regulations, pets must have access to food and water via secure bowls inside their travel containers. Our travel containers, made to the highest international standards, have secure bowls and absorbent bedding, and we include favourite toys and T-shirts with their owners’ scents on them to make pets as comfortable as possible.

They will need to clear customs, and then depending on the rules of that country, either spend the required period in quarantine or go straight home to you.

A Pet Transport Story

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