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Dog Travel Q&A: Traveling to Canada From Spain

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
How do we make our travels work best for the dog?

Challenges: We leave Spain go into Gibraltar and fly to London, UK, spend two nights, then fly to Vancouver, Canada. Will the UK let us take the dog out of the airport to our cousin's home for the two night stay? Please let us know what we should be thinking about and organizing as we have never done this before. We really want to adopt this dog in Spain but live in Canada.

Hi Patti,
Thank you for your question!
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Pet Move of the Month: Peaches, Finley and Charlie's Move to Georgia

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

peachesOur featured pet move this month will introduce you to a true pet lover. Jen is the pet parent to Peaches (a Pit Bull, therapy dog, and cancer survivor), Finley (a three-legged Golden Retriever) and Charlie (a cool cat who recently lost a few pounds in order to be healthy enough to travel), and she has fostered over 200 animals.

Jen has also traveled with pets before this move from Arizona to Georgia and has learned a lot about what it takes to make the process easier, and she was kind enough to...

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Pet Shipping Tips: How to Travel Internationally With Cats

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I would like to head back to Taiwan from Boston for a few months. I would like to know how much will it cost to fly Mao, my cat, back to Taiwan with me and how long will it take? Anything I should consider before flying him?

It will be his first time traveling on a plane. He's nice but he has never traveled longer than a 5 hour drive.
Hi Zadia,
Thanks for your inquiry -- these are all great questions.
Here are a few resources that will help you get started...
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Pet Travel & Rabies Vaccine Requirements

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What are the requirements for traveling with our dog regarding a Rabies Certificate? We know about the Health Certificate already.

She has always had 3 year Rabies shots and her last one was nearly 2 years ago, but it is still good for one year. One information source indicated she must be vaccinated within the last 12 months, which makes no sense. So what is the true requirement for the Rabies Certificate?




Hi Scott,

Thanks for submitting a question to us -- this is...

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Fast Facts About Pet Travel to Puerto Rico

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Puerto Rico Beach DogSometimes figuring out the pet import rules for a place like Puerto Rico can be confusing -- is this the same as moving domestically (within the United States) or do other restrictions apply?

Because Puerto Rico is a US commonwealth, moving pets here qualifies as a domestic relocation if you're coming from a US state. Here's a quick but thorough look at what you need to know about moving pets to Puerto Rico.

Dog & Cat Travel

  • Pets must have a Vet Health Certificate issued within 10 days...

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How to Plan Safe Pet Travel to Hawaii

Monday, January 18, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

dogs in hawaiiThough it's relatively simple to bring pets into the United States from other countries and it's downright easy to go from one state to another, there is one exception that sometimes presents a challenge for pet travelers: Hawaii.

Because it's an island with stricter import laws (it's the only rabies-free US state), bringing pets to Hawaii requires a few extra steps.

Essentially, Hawaii has a "quarantine law" in place, but this doesn't necessarily mean your pet must be quarantined upon arrival.


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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: Pet Travelers Share Their Stories

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

north america spotlight

Thanks for following along with our North America Pet Travel Spotlight! Now that we've covered the finer points of North America and domestic United States pet travel by discussing cargo travel, breed restrictions, and more, it's time to take a look at some real life examples of success. 

Find out what these pet travelers had to say after they completed their moves -- their stories will hopefully illustrate that the hard work of planning a pet move is well worth it once your pet is home safe with...

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Pet News Round-Up: New Year, New Pet Travel Topics

Friday, January 8, 2016 by Pet Travel News

In case you missed it: the 6 top pet travel stories of 2015.

Meet a world traveling Bearded Dragon.

Announcing the Pet Move of the Month: Ebi & Kenzo, two cats who moved from California to Sweden.

Thinking about where to retire? BBC Capital has some ideas (note: many of these places are pretty pet friendly).

Airline news: KLM has made a few routing changes.

Revisiting an important topic: tips for how to avoid falling for a puppy scam.


black cat

Have a great weekend!

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Traveling With Big Dogs to Hawaii

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What airlines can accommodate our Great Dane? The "approved" airline crates don't seem to be large enough for him and we're having trouble finding an airline that will allow our dog and crate.
Hi Susan,
Thank you for your inquiry! Bringing pets to Hawaii can be a little bit complicated sometimes, and we'd be happy to help you with some information.
First, it sounds like you may need a custom crate for your large dog -- here's more information about custom pet...
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Pet Travel Q&A: Exporting Pets From Australia

Monday, January 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Is it possible to ship a dog from Australia to the Philippines? I know that Australia does not permit dogs from the Philippines... is it the same thing when it is the other way around (Australia to Philippines)?




Hi Jas,

Thanks for your question. The good news is that the Philippines is not rabies free (Australia is a rabies free county, which is why its import rules are so strict). Your dog can travel from Australia to the Philippines, and generally speaking, it will...

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Year In Review: 6 Top Pet Travel Stories of 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by Pet Travel News

pack of cute dogsThe pet travel industry is an exciting place to be because it's in a constant state of change -- mostly for the better. Here's a look at 2015's biggest events and signals of evolution in air travel, country import rules and cultural attitudes.

1. Australia quarantine was big news this year -- because we move so many pets here, we compiled all you need to know about the new quarantine facility and the future of pet imports to the country.

2. Singapore is an increasingly popular destination for...

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"Should I Drive or Fly My Pet Across The Country?"

Monday, December 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi there,

Do you provide ground transportation travel for animals moving within the United States? We do not want to fly our dog.

Thanks so much!


Hi Briana,

Thanks, great question! We do not provide ground transportation ourselves, but we do have recommendations for you.

1. You can search online for ground transport options (we recommend IPATA.org as a source for finding reputable agents).

2. You can reconsider. Many pet owners are naturally averse to the idea of air cargo travel for their...

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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Anna, Administrative Assistant

Thursday, December 17, 2015 by Core Values

anna and tobyThe PetRelocation team is a hard-working, knowledgeable bunch who share the common belief that pet moves can and should be incredible experiences.

Anna, our detail-oriented Administrative Assistant, helps us to achieve this goal through the work she does every day -- whether it's communicating with vet offices or helping to book flights, she's always ready to help where she's needed (something her coworkers truly appreciate).

Find out more about Anna and her contributions to our pet shipping team!


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Pet Travel, Medications and Illnesses

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Pet Travel News

pets & vetWe often receive questions about pet travel and medication -- for example: can pets who are ill travel safely? If they need medicine during transit, who can administer it?

These are tricky to answer but definitely worth discussing. Read on to find out what our team of experts has to say about pet travel, medicine and pet health issues.

Getting Started

Our primary concern will always be the safety of your pet, and we will always trust the advice of your vet – they are the expert!

When planning for...

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: Everything You Need to Know About Breed Restrictions

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

North America Pet Travel Spotlight Part Four

Along with the challenges we've previously covered in our North America Pet Travel Series, another big obstacle for many pet travelers involves breed restrictions.

Many of these rules are important because they're set with a pet's safety in mind (snub-nosed pets are simply more likely to experience complications when traveling, for example), but they can often be confusing and make pet travel even more stressful for conscientious pet owners trying to figure everything out.

The more you know, the...

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How to Arrange Safe Dog Travel to Sweden

Thursday, December 10, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I'm moving from Aspen, Colorado in February and I need to bring my dog home to Sweden.

I am aware of what needs to be done with vaccinations and chips and all that stuff, however I've only heard horror stories of shipping a large dog since he can't sit with me on the plane.

Which service is best? Can I ship him separately without me on the same plane? I can give my dog some type of sedative? We know that benadryl works but he might just sleep for around four hours, so will he be traumatized or...

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: Common Obstacles (And How to Overcome Them)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

North America Pet Travel Spotlight Part Three

Thus far in our North America Pet Travel Spotlight series we've discussed the basics of planning a safe trip and examined the truth about cargo pet travel. There's still more to learn, of course, and now it's time to find out about some of the most common pitfalls pet travelers face during this process. 

Your upcoming pet relocation can run much more smoothly than you might think -- especially if you take the time to read over these possible problems (and their solutions).

You don't have a travel...

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Pet Move of the Month: Pierre's Journey From Brazil to Australia

Friday, December 4, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

PierreMoving pets to Australia requires lots of time and planning no matter where you're starting your journey, and as we've discussed on our blog before, starting in a "non-approved" country means even more paperwork, legwork, and just plain work.

But as we like to say, that doesn't mean it's impossible. Pierre is a French Bulldog who started his relocation in Brazil (a non-approved country for import to Australia), and though the process took several months, he ultimately completed a safe trip...

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Hiring Domestic Ground Transportation for Dogs

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm interested in pricing for transporting my dogs by car, as I'd like to avoid flying the dogs. Is this a service you offer?




Hi Ashley,

Thanks for reaching out to us with your pet travel question! We currently do not offer ground transportation, however we can refer you to IPATA.org. This website lists various local pet travel agents including reputable ground transport agents.

As we recently discussed in our North America Pet Travel Spotlight, many pet travelers...

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: The Facts About Cargo Pet Travel

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

north america pet travel spotlight part two

Let's face it: pet travel can be confusing and stressful, so in part one of our North America Pet Travel Spotlight series we discussed the basic elements of planning a safe pet move. Now that you've mastered these essentials, it's time to dive deeper into those areas of pet travel that tend to bring up even more questions.

For example, many North America pet travelers have concerns about how their pet will be traveling if they are too big to fly in the cabin, and they're often initially opposed...

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