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Pet Travel Story: Ellie's Transport to the UK

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by PetRelocation.com Customer

DogIncredible Experiences: Ellie's Move Across the Pond

When we got serious about moving our dog, Ellie, abroad with us, a friend recommended PetRelocation.

Previously, I had visions of doing the work necessary to get Ellie over here myself. From my initial contact(s) with Jon, a consultant at PetRelocation, through the many conversations held with Katy, our dedicated Relocation Coordinator, the fact that I was not doing this alone was evident and oh so reassuring.

The task is complicated and complex,...

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Pet Move of the Month: Two Dogs Retire to Nevada

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by PetRelocation.com Customer

two dogs with their ownerIncredible Experiences: Brick and Major's Happy Reunion

A few weeks ago we helped Brick and Major move from Hawaii to Nevada with their family, and when we received the first post-reunion update from their mom, we knew they'd make a great Pet Move of the Month.

It was late December and Monique's email said it all: "Brick and Major are in their new home -- HAPPY as can be. So awesome! Thank you so much from the very bottom of my heart... this is the best holiday gift I have ever received!"


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Bringing Cats to New Zealand: Malai & Chandi's Pet Travel Story

Monday, January 16, 2017 by PetRelocation.com Customer

two catsIncredible Experiences: Malai & Chandi's New Zealand Move

When we decided to move to New Zealand, leaving the cats behind was not an option. So, I started researching what was required to make their relocation possible. We were lucky to find PetRelocation during our online search, and even luckier that they happened to be based in Austin.

I gave PetRelocation a call, and discussed the process in detail with them. Paul was quite knowledgeable on the process, and gave good advice on what needed to...

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Cat Travel Advice: Flying With an Older Cat

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Pet Travel Questions

catTips for Flying With Older Cats

Hi PetRelocation,

My cat is 19, and although she's in good health she does get stressed. I am very worried about moving her on an 11-hour flight to Los Angeles. Do you have any suggestions? She has been with me for 19 years and I cannot leave her behind.

Also, what paperwork does California want?




Hi Christie,

Thank you so much for the question -- as a caring pet owner, your concerns are certainly understandable.

Before moving older pets, we do advise...

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Did You Know? Pet Move Expenses Could be Tax Deductible

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Pet Travel News

dogAre Pet Move Expenses Tax Deductible?

The quick answer is, "probably, if you're moving for work."

Pet owners who begin researching what it will take to move their furry family members are often surprised by a few things -- the rules, the airline procedures, and yes, the costs.

Relocating pets isn't cheap, but there are a few ways to save if you're willing to spend a little extra time (here are a few specific suggestions for how to control the costs of a pet move).

What else can you do to save...

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Pet Travel Story: Arranging Cat Transport to New Zealand

Monday, January 9, 2017 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: "Two Cats Moved to the Opposite Side of the World"

PetRelocation took one of the most stressful things we could imagine -- moving our two timid, indoor cats from New York to New Zealand -- and made it by far the easiest part of our migration.


With regular updates and clear instructions, there was no point where I was unsure what needed to be done or what condition our pets were in. They over-delivered every step of the way, and our kitties not only survived the move, but...

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Adding a Pet to Your Life? Keep Future Travel Plans in Mind

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by PetRelocation Team

puppyPet Shipping Tips: Plan Ahead for Future Travels When Adopting a New Pet

It's a new year, so many of us are in full-blown planning mode with intentions towards better health, a career change, traveling adventures, and maybe even a new pet.

If you've decided that 2017 is the year to make a furry addition to your family, here are a few things to keep in mind as you go about choosing the right pet for you.


Even if you've always imagined your "perfect puppy" to look a certain way, going to a...

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Pet Travel Story: Flying Two Cats to New Zealand

Monday, January 2, 2017 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Two cats cuddling on the bedIncredible Experiences: Arnie and Tuesday Move to New Zealand

Linda Smith did an exceptional job arranging the relocation of my two cats from San Francisco to Christchurch.

Everything went very smoothly despite having only a short time to get all the paperwork in order. Both cats arrived safe and sound, including 18-year-old Arnie, and are enjoying their new house and garden in New Zealand.

Linda and the PetRelocation team were always available to answer questions and guide us through the stressful...

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Pet Travel Story: Titan and Turtle to Australia and Back

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Turtle and TitanIncredible Experiences: Two Doxies' International Travels

Turtle and Titan's parents were so happy after their move that they both shared their stories with us! Here they are:

"Turtle and Titan's World Adventure"

My husband and I moved to Sydney last year where we had intended to stay for 2+ years. We would not consider moving without making sure our dogs could come with us.

I quickly found navigating the Australia pet transportation waters by yourself is an impossible task.

We were very concerned...

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Pet Travel Story: Two Cats From Norway to Texas

Thursday, December 22, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: Frederick and Panphilla Move Again

In 2012 you moved our pets Frederick and Panphilla from Houston, Texas to Stavanger, Norge.

Frederick and Panphilla

It was a very professional service with a very personal interaction at all times. Our return trip was no different.

We flew our cats in cabin from Norge to Amsterdam the night before and the pick up contact met us the next morning in our hotel lobby. We were able to watch KLM load them on our flight. We received them at Dulles Airport in Washington,...

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Pet Travel Story: Alli The Globetrotting Cat

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

AlliIncredible Experiences: Alli's Texas Homecoming

This was the second move for Alli that PetRelocation has coordinated for us and both times were smooth, seamless, and great experiences! 

The second move happened in literally two weeks time to get everything coordinated moving from Jakarta, Indonesia to Houston, TX and it was incredibly smooth and seamless even though I was in Houston and my husband was in Jakarta trying to get our cat ready to move. 

Thank you to Kelcey and every other employee who...

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Pet Travel Story: Remi's Australia Relocation

Monday, December 19, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Remi the Golden Retriever in AustraliaIncredible Experiences: Remi's Move to Australia

When my job asked me to relocate to Australia, I quickly became overwhelmed by all of the things I needed to do to get my new puppy to be able to come with.

After researching several different relocation companies, I chose PetRelocation due to the great reviews, timely response to our initial inquiry, and competitive pricing.

Linda from PetRelocation significantly simplified the process every step of the way and made it very clear what we needed to...

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Pet Travel Advice: Bringing Dogs to Germany

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Yorkshire TerrierHello PetRelocation,

I am writing to see if I can receive information on the most up to date requirements for a dog to enter Germany from the United States.

We used your company to relocate our dog, Winston, to Japan in 2014 and had a wonderful experience. Although we plan to travel with Winston this time, I know the staff at PetRelocation is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

I believe that I have all the steps below, but am hoping for confirmation and clarification on step 2.

  1. Identification...
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After the Move: 5 Ways to Help Cats Settle in to a New Home

Monday, December 12, 2016 by PetRelocation Team

Cat at homeHow to Help Cats Adjust to Your New Home

When you decide to move a pet, it's easy to spend most of your energy preparing for the trip itself, forgetting that there's an adjustment period to attend to also. Once you've arrived to your new home, it's important to help your pets settle in, and as many of us know, cats come with their own set of quirks.

Cats may take a little while to start acting totally normal again (if they were ever normal at all), but there are things you can do to help them both...

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Pet Move of the Month: Frankie's Journey to Amsterdam

Thursday, December 8, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

FrankieOne thing we emphasize here at PetRelocation is that travel plans and job opportunities don't have to separate you from your pets. Yes, it will take some time and effort to organize a move across the world, but we've never heard anyone say it isn't worth it in the end.

Our latest reminder of this is Frankie, who moved to the Netherlands with his family this year. His mom knew he had to come along on their internationals adventure, and that's exactly what he did.

Enjoy Frankie's story (and his cute...

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Misty's Story: Cat Transport to New Zealand

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Misty"Incredible Experiences: A Serene Cat"

We found PetRelocation by searching on the web, and from the initial contact they were kind, courteous, efficient and highly organized. All we had to do was follow their instructions.

Misty, a wild kitten from the cornfields, is not always relaxed around strangers. However when we picked her up from quarantine in New Zealand she was serene -- calm and relaxed. This tells us that she was treated well by the many handlers that she had during her journey.


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Be Prepared: 5 Pet Travel Predicaments and How to Deal

Monday, December 5, 2016 by Pet Travel News

cute dogPet Travel Challenges and Solutions

You can do hours of research about country requirements and pet-friendly airlines, you can crate train your pet and talk to your vet, but you can't altogether avoid travel surprises. Hiccups happen from time to time, so the best plan of attack is to be prepared for anything that may come your way.

Here are a few unexpected scenarios and how to deal with them:

1. Flight Cancellations

Just like with human travel, a malfunctioning aircraft or weather problems could...

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Pet Travel Advice: Air Travel With Big Dogs

Friday, December 2, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

rhodesian ridgebackHow to Travel by Air With Large Dogs

Hi PetRelocation,

My dog is just over a 100 lbs, and I am having a hard time finding an airline that will fly a dog that large. Are there any airlines that you recommend?


Hi Ashlee,

Great question! We know that pet travel with large dogs can be somewhat challenging, so we're happy to share our experiences and advice with you.

First, take a look at this recent blog post we wrote about moving big dogs. You'll see that you may need to buy a custom...

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Pet Travel Question: Layovers and Pet Flights to Asia

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Pet Friendly Airlines for Pet Travel to Asia


Hi PetRelocation,

Do you recommend booking a long (21 hrs) direct flight for a nervous dog or is it better to book a layover?

Do you have an airline you recommend that flies US to Asia?


Great question, Risha! It might surprise some people, but we do generally recommend booking a layover in order to give pets a chance to stretch their legs and spend some time outside the travel crate. Though it will make the overall trip a bit longer, we believe...

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Veterinary Paperwork for Dog Transport to the UK

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Dog Travel to the UK: Can You Use More Than One Vet for the Paperwork?

Hi PetRelocation,

Are you allowed to start the pet transport process with one vet and finish with another? I live in Los Angeles and I would like to drop my dog off in Charleston, SC with my family so I can be with my husband sooner.

They would finish the process there. Is there a rule against that?


Hi Carrie,

Thanks for your inquiry! First, for reference take a look at the most up-to-date International Import Requirements...

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