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Los Angeles, United States

International Pet Transport to Los Angeles

International pet transport to Los Angeles from Australia is direct via Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth. Flights are available with Qantas and United Airways and flight time is approximately 16 hours.

International Pet Travel Requirements for Cats and Dogs

  • Airline-approved pet travel crate
  • Annual vaccination
  • Customs clearance
  • Australian Government accredited veterinary consultation
  • Australian Government export permit
  • Australian Government health certificate
  • Microchip

International Pet Relocation Arrival

Our team can arrange for your pet to be collected from Los Angeles International Airport and transported to your home or office via our international pet relocation partner. Pets can also be collected from the animal reception centre at the airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my pet have to quarantine on entering Los Angeles?

Pets travelling to Los Angeles do not require quarantine provided all health and veterinary conditions are met satisfactorily. Read more

Is my pet on the banned breeds list in the United States of America?

The United States does not have breed-specific legislation for the country. However, some cities and states ban the import of certain dangerous dog breeds. The state of California does not have a ban on dangerous breeds; however, the dogs must be registered and neutered.

Local Pet Requirements

In Los Angeles, it is mandatory for all dogs to be licensed after the age of four months. All dogs must be vaccinated at four months of age. LA rules require you to spay or neuter your dog, to prevent unwanted litters and keep the dog population in check. If you do not wish to desex your dog, you can apply for an exemption.

Dogs in LA have to be on a lead unless they are in your yard or a dog park with designated off-lead areas. It is also against the law to tie up your dog for more than three hours at a time.

Did you know?

Pet food, accessories, toys, and pampering are abundantly available in Los Angeles with a pet store located every 1609 metres!

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  • Population of people
    18.6 million
  • Flights from Australia
  • Population of registered pets