Do we only move dogs?FAQ - Dogmovers

How do we Transport your pets?

Are our pets Insured while travelling?

Are Dogmovers trailers Air Conditioned?


Do we only move dogs?

No, we will move all pets and small domestic animals. We move all types of dogs from poodle puppies, to working dogs, pig dogs, greyhounds and of course your family pets. We also move cats, chooks, pigs, ducks, goats, sheep, birds, guinea pigs and lizards. We will happily transport all small domestic animals although there may be some special requirements or limitations on Native animals or livestock, check our livestock info page further details. click here to go to small livestock transport services


How do we Transport your pets?

Dogmovers moves your animals by road in our fleet of Specially fitted out Vans and custom made dog floats Our vehicles have permanent built in cages to keep the animals separated and safe. All animals have continuous access to water and are fed and exercised as is appropriate to their individual needs. Check here for further info on road transport vs Air transport


Are our pets Insured while travelling?

Dogmovers insurance policy does not cover veterinary bills, death or loss associated with BAOS or any other existing physical condition that an animal may have. Such insurance is not available in Australia and to the best of our knowledge no pet carrier in Australia offers such insurance. It is possible for individuals to obtain cover for their personal companion animals through the RSPCA and other insurance providers


Are the trailers Air Conditioned?

Dogmovers pet transport floats are not Air Conditioned and we make no representation that your animal will be transported in an air conditioned environment on our regional and interstate services. While air conditioning may be beneficial in keeping pets comfortable on short journeys it is our experience that the risks associated with using AC on longer trips outweigh the benefits.

Sudden and extreme changes in temperature can be experienced by animals being removed from an air conditioned cage into a hot or humid environment, either for a toilet stop or at the end of a journey. These sudden changes are believed to cause excessive stress in affected animals and to be an additional risk factor for this condition.

It is important to note here that while the external temperature is a factor in this condition and high temperatures are a risk factor, seriously affected animals are unable to properly regulate their body temperature even in a cool or air conditioned environment.