About IPATA


IPATA Pet Shipping Experts at Rome ConferenceInternational Pet and Animal Transportation Association was founded in 1979 to provide professional, competent and caring pet transportation relocation services throughout the USA and around the world.

An international network of concerned pet shippers, the collective membership of IPATA represents many years of experience in the transportation and care of animals. IPATA's membership has grown from six U.S. pet shippers to over 350 offices in over 80 countries with services to all major airports worldwide.

IPATA members are registered with the applicable organizations within their own country and adhere to the rules and regulations of the Live Animals Regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). All U.S. Active IPATA members are registered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and adhere to the rules and regulations of the USDA's Animal Welfare Act.

Using a professional to assist in relocating your family's VIP (Very Important Pet) answers all of your questions including some you didn't even know you had! A professional facilitates the process with their knowledge and expertise in flights, flight regulations, airways pet policy, flight container requirements, pickup and delivery arrangements, quarantine, boarding, import and export arrangements and proper identification. And as requirements, regulation and restriction change, a professional stays abreast of these changes and makes the necessary adjustment to your pet's travel arrangements.

Our pet relocation specialists and goods and services providers working together to provide professional pet transportation services worldwide such as:

Animal Handlers, Pet Airways, Boarding Kennels, Freight Forwarders, Pet Travel, Insurance, Pet Moving Providers, Animal Transport, Port Holding Facilities, Quarantine Operators, Veterinarians, and Suppliers of Goods to the Pet Shipping Industry

IPATA Mission Statement
"The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association is a non-profit trade association of independent members who are dedicated to the safe and humane transport of pets and other animals"

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