Airpets - The Story

The origin of Airpets stretches back over 40 years, when Mr John Woodward, a farmer, established Airpets Ltd. With the kennels located so close to Heathrow, the quarantine services they offered became more and more popular. This increasing demand led to the expansion of the kennels, providing larger and more comfortable facilities for the animals.

Following the success of the quarantine kennels, it was a natural progression to start helping with actually exporting the animals by air. As a result, Airpets was born. In those days, the company operated from a converted cattery, a far cry from the purpose-built facilities that we now have.

Today, we are one of the UK’s leading pet relocation services, organising the move of animals to a new home abroad every year and a dedicated centre for pets travelling to and from Heathrow and Gatwick. Offering Pet Passport services, on-site export / quarantine kennels, and export / quarantine catteries, we now employ over 30 people full-time, from kennel staff to pet travel consultants. All are animal lovers and many of them have been with us for over 10 years.

With the expansion of Heathrow, we are now even closer to the airport, with the cargo centre just minutes away. This makes us better placed than anyone to deliver and collect animals to and from the airport in the minimum time.

Our family-run business was set up with animal welfare in mind and this remains the focus of our global business today. By choosing Airpets you can be sure your pets will receive a first class service wherever in the world they are headed.