“Never once did we plan to leave Ripple behind.”
Omar used Petraveller to relocate their gorgeous Domestic Shorthair cat Ripple from Australia to New Zealand. Here’s their relocation story.
Omar and his partner first met Ripple in the Cat Protection Society NSW in Enmore. She was small and fragile and considered tiny for her age. Omar says, “Ripple was believed to be about eight months old and extremely small but in perfect condition health-wise. Even though she was very shy, she hissed at us and wanted absolutely nothing to do with us. We fell in love with her straight away and just had to bring her home.”
For many months after Omar brought Ripple home, she barely wanted anything to do with him. She would sleep by herself and occasionally play with them. Omar recollects, “She hated to be touched or picked up by us. One Christmas, we had to go home to New Zealand, and we left her at a cattery at Sydney airport. It was heartbreaking for us to leave her in a place that she didn’t like. However, it turned out to be the best decision we ever made.”
When Omar and his partner came back after their holiday, Ripple had completely changed. Omar recalls, “The second we go home, she started sleeping in our bed every night. She constantly wants to be held and played with and loves every bit of attention she can get. Now, she follows us everywhere, loves cuddles and kisses and never wants to be alone again. There is officially no such thing as personal space anymore! ”
Ripple is very well-behaved and spends most of her time eating and sleeping. She loves nothing more than playing with paper and string. Omar says, “Ripple will approach you and want to be loved. As long as she knows you are there, she could not be happier. She is an indoor cat and is very happy that way.”
Omar and his partner were moving to Auckland to start a family and for work. They decided to send Ripple to Christchurch to be with family till they moved and settled in Auckland. Omar says, “Never once did we plan to leave Ripple behind; she was the first one we thought about and knew that she would have a better life there.”
Omar was anxious about whether Ripple would be safe during the flight. Omar says, “We had quotes from many companies, but they did not include all the charges. Some of the staff members that I spoke to were not friendly, and I was not confident enough to trust our angel with them.
Omar reached out to Petraveller to handle the pet transport from Australia to New Zealand. He says, “When I stumbled across Petraveller, I read all the reviews and saw how amazing the company was. The quote included absolutely everything and everyone I have been in contact with has been so friendly, I knew immediately that I had to go with Petraveller. I felt extremely confident that Ripple will be safe and relaxed.”
Ripple arrived safe and sound in Christchurch and loves her new home. Omar and his partner were pleased with the relocation experience. Thank you, Omar, for trusting precious Ripple with Petraveller. Best wishes on your move to New Zealand!