GRADLYN – Animal transport specialists since 1968

GRADLYN Pet shipping – The Animal Travel Agency – because animal transport is a matter of trust.

When animals have to travel, our experience 50 years is the best reason for choosing our services.

GRADLYN Pet shipping can provide a comfortable and convenient travel plan for both owner and pet. Our experienced and well-qualified transport specialists conduct their carefully coordinated travel planning from our head office at Frankfurt Airport, and also from our branches at Munich Airport and Berlin Airport.

Our professional team of experienced personnel can take responsibility for planning an entire journey, offering our customers a "door to door" service.
We can advise pet owners in advance on matters such as any official permits which may be required, e.g. the provision of health certificates through to checks under the CITES guidelines (Washington Convention for the Protection of Endangered Species), and also offer guidance on the best type of transport box for your pet.

On the day of departure, animal passengers will be collected from their home and brought safely and comfortably to our live animal facilities at Frankfurt, Munich or XY in our specialist, air-conditioned vehicles. Here too, our animal passengers will be continuously monitored and looked after, so they are as quiet and relaxed as possible at the start of their journey. Our long-standing and mutually trustful collaboration with officials and vets helps to facilitate travel arrangements for our passengers and also minimizes waiting times.

At the destination airport, the animal is received as soon as possible (even aboard the aircraft, when this can be arranged) and is once again continuously supervised during the processing of immigration formalities, and during the subsequent transfer to the final destination.


The history of GRADLYN Pet shipping really begins with the Gradlyn Kennels company. This business was created to meet a need for the transport of pets owned by U.S. Army military personnel. Those first few pet transports fuelled a demand which has grown continuously to this day.

As industry "pioneers", we have acquired invaluable know-how and a wealth of experience gained through 50 years of successful trading. Thanks to the considerable number of employees who have worked with us for many years, this pool of knowledge continues to grow and offer substantial practical advantages to our customers and animal travellers.

GRADLYN Pet shipping is now a global player in the international market and has become one of the world's leading companies in the field of professional animal transport.