Ipata Members around the world at the international conference in RomeBecome a part of an international network of pet shippers!

When your company joins IPATA you become part of an international network of pet relocation specialists who work together to provide professional pet transportation services worldwide. The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) is a non-profit trade association of independent members who are dedicated to the safe and humane transport of pets and other animals.

Our Members Include:
Airlines, Animal Handlers, Boarding Kennels, Governments, Insurance, Pet Moving Providers, Port Holding Facilities, Quarantine Operators, Veterinarians, Pet Shipping Suppliers

Why Pet Shipping Experts Need to Join IPATA:

  1. International Network:
    Access to an international network of professionals to assist in providing quality service to your clients.

  2. Increased Exposure:
    Increased exposure both within IPATA's network and to the public through listings in IPATA's Membership Directory and links from IPATA's website to your email and/or website.

  3. Members Only Section:
    Access to the Members Only Section (MOS) of IPATA's website which contains an online Reference Library of pet shipping tips, country requirements, guidelines, a database of destination agents and other industry-related information.

  4. Internationally Recognized:
    Recognition as part of an internationally recognized professional organization and authorization to use IPATA's logo on your promotional materials.

  5. Group Email List:
    Member of IPATA's Group Email List. An online email network for sharing airline or country regulation changes, requests for assistance in locating a local agent at the point of origin or destination, and other industry-related information.

  6. Deals and Discounts:
    Deals & Discounts are available for members in advertising, AFEX, IATA LAR, public relations, kennels and microchips. Discounted registration fees at IPATA's annual conference and training seminars as well as reciprocal discounted registration fees at ATA's annual conference.

Pet Relocator: "IPATA helps us grow!"

Cassandra Luppens"Being a part of a reputable organization such as IPATA, puts your customers minds at ease that you and your network of peers are the industry experts for animal transport. While we specialize in mostly personal pets, IPATA members don’t stop there! They ship all sorts of animals from rescue organizations to zoos. As a member of IPATA you gain invaluable insight into the safety and wellbeing of animals with our panels of experts who work for the airlines, veterinary services, and freight companies. The membership is very diverse, from small business, like us, to larger corporations that can handle all aspects of a client move all over the world. Even if we don’t have a member listed, chances are you can talk to our membership and someone can recommend an agent in that country or part of the world."

"We had the pleasure of attending the Rome conference in 2015 and being a part of our largest international conference to date. It was terrific to network with our peers, put faces to names we have worked with, and to partake in the training sessions."

"IPATA continues to help us grow our business, it provides valuable access to other members, industry standards, discounts, and training on how to grow and maintain your business. Our first year of provisional membership went by so quickly, we were shocked when the Administrative team emailed us to confirm our information prior to being listed on the main website."

Cassandra Luppens
Colorado Springs, CO USA
Pet Relocator I Domestic Pet Travel

Two Types of Membership

  • Active Members - For those actively involved in shipping pets as part of their business.
  • Associate Members - For those who provide goods and services to the pet shipping industry such as kennel manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, insurance companies, airport holding and quarantine facilities, and governments.

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