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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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How to Keep Pets Warm When Traveling

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

cat with a scarfTips for Keeping Pets Warm During Winter Travel

If the winter weather has you worried about comfort levels during pet transport, here are some tips for keeping your furry friends toasty and comfortable during their pet shipping experience.

Use a pet friendly airline.

We can't repeat this enough -- using pet friendly airlines is the best way to make sure that your pets are kept in climate-controlled, pressurized conditions for their entire trip. This is not only important in the summer months, when...

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Bringing Cats to Australia: Bandit's Move Story

Monday, November 28, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Bandit the cat in AustraliaIncredible Experiences: Bandit's Move to Australia

I did a decent amount of research before moving forward with PetRelocation.

I asked friends which companies they had used, and also posted on online forums used by Australians in the US to seek advice. In the end, it came down to both affordability and my feelings towards the people I was dealing with.

I warmed to Meagan at the beginning, and when I had some concerns she had me jump on the phone with Linda Smith to iron out any...

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Pet Travel Question: Can Pit Bulls go to Ecuador?

Monday, November 28, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Does Ecuador Have a Pit Bull Breed Ban?

Hi PetRelocation,

How can I bring my Pit Bull to Ecuador? She is a rescue with CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certification and she may be mixed with another breed, but we don't know.

She's very submissive with no bad history, and the bulldog is also a rescue. Will there be any problems? I've already bought a place in Cuenca, but cannot move without my dogs.


Thanks so much, - Dori


Hi Dori,

Thanks for checking in with us. Unfortunately, Ecuador...

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Pet Reunion Video: Bella's Australia Homecoming

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: Bella is Happy to be Home!

As you probably know if you've worked with us (or if you follow us on social media), here at PetRelocation we are dedicated to creating happy reunions around the world.

Sometimes our clients capture this important moment on video, and of course we can't help but share the joy with everyone!

Take a look at our most recent example below... Bella recently finished out her quarantine time in Australia, and what followed is one of the best moments of...

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Tips for Safe Air Travel With a Pug

Monday, November 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Goonie the PugHi PetRelocation!

I'm considering the possibility of relocating to San Francisco, CA next year, but one of my main concerns right now is that I have a Pug and I would never leave him behind.

From my previous research I found out that it can be really problematic to take dogs with flat noses in airplanes, specially on such a long journey.

Have you guys ever done such a thing? Is it possible to do it with no risk? How can it be done?

Thank you very much!



Hi Felipe,

Thanks for your questions!...

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Pet Quarantine Stations in Australia

Sunday, November 20, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

Where can I find a quarantine location in Brisbane? I am looking all over and all I find is the Department of Agriculture site. Is that the quarantine facility?




Hi Rick,

Thank you for your question. The Department of Agriculture site is a great place to start -- there you'll see that when moving pets to Australia, there is now one single quarantine facility for arriving dogs and cats and it's located in Melbourne.

The Post Entry Quarantine Facility in...

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Pet Travel Advice: Shipping Dogs to Kenya

Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

What Documents Does a Dog Need to Enter Kenya?

Dear PetRelocation,

My little dog, who weighs 7 kg and already has his vaccinations up-to-date, has also has been microchipped. 

Although Kenyan airways agreed to fly him when we checked in with him (he was mentioned on my husband's ticket) they refused him entry so we have flown out without him. We have had conflicting advice from various sources, including the Kenyan embassy in Paris.

Could you tell me what documents our dog needs to enter Kenya, what...

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PetRelocation Profile: Sandhya, International Relocation Coordinator

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Core Values

Sandhya, Pet Relocation CoordinatorIn our latest PetRelocation Employee spotlight, we introduce you to Sandhya, one of our pet-adoring, detail oriented International Relocation Coordinators.

As part of the dedicated EU team, Sandhya primarily oversees moves to Continental Europe and has worked to help pets like Jack and Lilly and Ruby move safely with their families. 


Why did you apply to work at PetRelocation?

My background sets me up pretty well for a job like this, as I have a mix of project management (in both my skill set...

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Pet Move of the Month: Shanti and Rajah's Move to South Africa

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

shanti and rajah in south africaIncredible Experiences: Rajah and Shanti's Move to South Africa

Since Rajah and Shanti's journey started in Austin, TX, we were lucky enough to be able to welcome them to our office for a visit as they were beinning to get ready for their move to South Africa.

These lovable Labrador Retrievers were a pleasure to meet, and it's easy to see why their parents decided to bring them along for their three-year job relocation.

Read more about Shanti and Rajah's journey and thanks to their owner for...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats from Canada to the UK

Monday, November 14, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions


What forms do I need? Where can I get them and print them to take to the vet? And what does each cat need to have by law?

Thank you,



Hi Pamala,

Thank you for your questions! Here is an overview of the pet import requirements for the UK. As you'll see there, in addition to microchips and rabies vaccines, you'll need an official veterinary health certificate (which your vet should be able to give you).

Additionally, you will need to have these certificates endorsed by the Canadian government...

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Pet Shipping Tips for Safe Winter Travel

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Levi the dog in the snowWinter Is Coming (And Pet Travel is No Game)

Winter seems like the perfect time to plan your pet's move. This means you can align your travel schedule and your holiday vacation plans while also avoiding the heat embargoes summer usually brings. Traveling in colder weather is better for your pet, right?

Not necessarily, says our team of pet travel experts. As winter approaches, so does unpredictable weather, which can lead to quite a few issues with planning safe routing.

Here are a few things to...

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How Old Should a Puppy be Before Traveling Internationally?

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello PetRelocation,

What documents will I need to bring my dog into the United States? Also I was told that puppies need to be at least three months old to enter the state, is that so? And can a local veterinarian prepare the health docs for the puppy?

Thank you,



Hi Ruth,

Thanks, those are great questions. The United States has relatively easy pet import rules -- essentially you need proof that the rabies vaccine is up to date and you need a vet health certificate telling the airline that...

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Incredible Experiences: Three Pets Move to the UK

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

daisy and dolly"PetRelocation made a stressful move so easy!"

When I found out I had the opportunity to move to London, UK to advance my career, I was excited but incredibly nervous. I knew I could never leave my two dogs and my cat behind in the United States (Atlanta, GA). My pets are a part of my family; they are my children and they mean the world to me! Moving without them was not an option.

Before I even accepted the job offer, I began researching options to move my pets abroad. To say that I was nervous...

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Pet Travel Questions: Can Snakes be Imported to Australia?

Monday, November 7, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am moving to Australia... Can I take my pet snake with me?


Hi Kelly,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, it looks like you won't be able to move your Oketee Corn Snake to Australia with you.

Importing pets into Australia -- even dogs and cats -- is a complex process due to Australia's rabies-free status, and according to the governing body for moving pets (AQIS), snakes and other exotic pets are not accepted.

Sorry to be the bearer of this news! As a company we...

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Can I Bring My Bunny to Australia?

Monday, November 7, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Rabbit Travel to Australia

Dear PetRelocation,

What are the requirements that must be met to take my bunny with us to spend six months or more in Australia?




Hi Sandra,

According to the official Australia Department of Agriculture website, rabbits can only be imported to Australia from New Zealand.

Australia is a strict country when it comes to importing animals due to its rabies-free status, and unfortunately it looks like you won't be able to bring your dwarf bunny with you at this...

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Pet Travel Question: Exporting a Dog From Vietnam

Sunday, November 6, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello, how are you? I bought a pet while I was on vacation and I wanted to transport him to the United States.

Can you tell me what steps I need to take to do this?


Hi Justin,

We're doing well, thanks for asking! To move a pet to the United States, you'll need to meet a few basic requirements that include acquiring a health certificate and making sure your dog has been vaccinated against rabies.

Check out the United States pet import rules, and we also recommend that you start...

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Service Dog Travel to Australia

Friday, November 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Emotional Support Dogs and Service Dogs Traveling to Australia 

Hi PetRelocation,

Can I travel with my emotional support animal (in cabin) to Australia? Which airline would you suggest?



Hi Ingrid,

Thank you for your question. We typically use Qantas Airlines for our Australia pet moves, and they have explicit rules about pet travel. Service animals are sometimes allowed to travel in cabin, but certain requirements must be met and this is only applicable to particular routes. Also,...

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