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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Vanessa, Supplier Relationship Manager

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Core Values

VanessaVanessa Crues joined the PetRelocation team in early 2014, and as a Client Care Specialist has helped dozens of families reunite with their pets after life circumstances made a relocation necessary.

Because her interests lie in improving processes as well as helping to arrange the logistics of safe pet moves, Vanessa recently applied for the position of Supplier Relationship Manager when PetRelocation decided to make this an official title, and this week she officially transitioned into this new...

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International Pet Travel with a Service Dog

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

How does pet relocating work for a registered service/therapy dog? I'll be moving from the United States to the United Kingdom.

Thanks,

Kirstie

 

Hi Kirstie,

Thank you for your question! Each airline has its own rules regarding international pet travel and service animal transportation. We recommend checking the website of the airline(s) you're considering or giving them a call to find out the details.

For example, we often use British Airways when going from the US to the UK and...

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Buying a Reinforced Travel Crate for Pet Air Travel

Monday, June 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
I need to fly my dog to Maine but I can't afford to spend $600 or more on the "IATA #82" reinforced crate plus the flight cost. Is there a place I can rent the crate for this one way flight?

I bought a plastic flight crate and have been told by United airlines that I need a reinforced pet crate for the flight. I do not have the funds to buy the crate and the flight ticket. I need some suggestions.
 
He is not an aggressive dog.
 
Thanks,
Crystal
 
 
Hi Crystal,
 
Thank you for your...
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Traveling With Dogs to the United States from Ecuador

Monday, June 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am planning buy a dog while I am on vacation in my home country of Ecuador. However, I do not know of the requirements that I need to complete in order for my dog to relocate here to the United States.

I understand there are a few vaccinations that the dog is supposed to have and there is a set limit of days that the dog has to be vaccinated within. If you could please tell me who I can speak to about this in New York City or if you could help me out that would be great.

Thank...

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Cat Travel to Hawaii

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
 
What is the cost of transporting my cat from Washington D.C. to Hawaii? Does Hawaii have particular rules to adhere to? We will be in transitional housing for 3 months in different locations. My friend will keep my cat until we get to our permanent home in Hawaii.

Thanks,
Patricia
 
 
Hi Patricia,
 
Thanks for your question!
 
The costs will depend on a few factors, but if you decide to hire expert help you can expect to spend at least $1200 and possibly a bit more. (It would...
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Traveling With a Lhasa Apso to the United States

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm planning to move with my 5-year-old Lhasa Apso to Boston around the second week of August. From whatever information I could gather on the internet so far, KLM and Lufthansa seem to be the most recommended options.

However, most airlines state that snub-nosed dogs are not allowed to travel due to possible respiratory problems. Can you share how safe/risky it is to travel with them on a flight as long as about 26 hours (including the 7-8 hour layover)?

I will also appreciate...

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5 Tips for Traveling Safely with Snub-Nosed Breeds

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by Pet Travel News

pugPugs, English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Persian cats and other snub-nosed (or brachycephalic) pets require special care when it comes to air travel.

These breeds are more susceptible to heat stroke and breathing problems when exposed to stress or high temperatures because of their facial structure and hereditary respiratory issues, so travel is more risky for them.

This doesn't mean short-nosed pets can't fly safely, but planning a smooth trip requires a little extra preparation and attention....

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Incredible Experiences: Marka & Vlast Move from Russia to Singapore

Monday, June 8, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

marka & vlast"Do Not Try to Do It Yourself"

Hey guys!

So I had to move from Moscow to Singapore in May 2015 and relocate my two pets -- a dog and a cat. They had to fly halfway around the world, go through a 30 day quarantine period (mandatory for all pets coming to Singapore), but they were finally delivered to me two days ago.

Having gone through the exercise, I am very glad I did not try to do it all myself and would strongly advise anyone against relocating their pets on their own.

Relocation is a...

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Pet Move of the Month: Lilly, Ashes & Cinders' Trip to Alaska

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

LillyOur June Pet Move of the Month features a repeat client returning to the United States after some time spent in Indonesia. Melissa and her pets (Lilly, Ashes and Cinders) learned a lot while overseas, and after this trip they can definitely call themselves experienced globetrotters.

Read on for some excellent pet travel advice and details about their great international adventure!

What brought about your move?

We moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2010 due to a job relocation. We expected to be...

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Answering Questions About International Ferret Travel

Monday, May 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My partner and I are looking at getting two ferrets, but we are very conscious that we are hoping to move to Japan for a year or so in the next few years.

Could you tell me if it is possible to take ferrets with you to Japan from the UK and vice versa? And also what kinds of costs are involved if this is possible?

Many thanks,

Jess

 

Hi Jess,

Thank you for your question. When researching international pet travel, it's usually a good idea to start the process by checking in with the...

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How to Prepare for Safe Summer Travel With Pets

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Pierre in the poolSummer is a busy time for pet travel, and whether you're planning a relocation or a vacation, it's important to show your pets the care and attention they need during what can be a hectic time filled with heat-related hazards.

As temperatures rise and your move date draws near, here are a few important items that will help to make summer travel with pets a smooth and safe process.

Check for Airline Embargoes

If you're planning pet air travel and your pet is too large to fly in the cabin, you'll...

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Why Choose a Pet Transport Service?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What does your service do exactly? How does it work? What is the price? Is it better to use a service or to just take my dog with me on the flight from Israel to the United States?

Thanks,

Sophie

 

two pupsHi Sophie,

Great questions. Choosing whether or not to hire help with a pet move is a big decision that will depend on several factors, including how much time you have to spend, what your budget is and where you're traveling with your pet.

First, gauge the situation by getting to know the p...

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Questions About Dog Travel to Italy

Monday, May 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Do you know what I need to do to get my dog to Italy? We are moving for a year for school and would really like to bring her with us.

What do I need to do to prepare my dog for this trip?
 

Thanks,

Karoline

 

Hi Karoline,

Thanks for your inquiry, we're happy to help with some information and tips about international pet travel to Italy.

To start, please take a look at the pet import requirements for Italy for a rundown of the vaccines and paperwork needed, etc. Note that, depending...

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Pet Air Travel: "Do I Need a Pet Passport?"

Monday, May 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am trying to bring a puppy that I rescued back to the United States. I have a 4 hour layover in France. Do I need to have an EU pet passport for my dog if I am just having a layover in France and I do not exit the airport?

Thank you,

Hannah

 

Hi Hannah,

Excellent question. Unless you are switching airlines or leaving the airport, you do not need to meet the country requirements through which you are transiting (so this means you don't need to worry about having a pet passport).

You...

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Approved Routes for Pet Travel to Scotland

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I need help. I have no idea where to begin in getting my cat to my new home. I really just need specific advice on what airlines I can use that will fly straight to Aberdeen. On the airport website it says they accept animals but from everything else I've been reading the only one I can find is in Edinburgh.

I'm so confused! I want this to be as stress free as possible but it's not really working.

Amy

Hi Amy,

Thank you for your question -- most pet owners feel stressed out at the...

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Pet Travel to Australia: Bedding & Pet Crate Questions

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I've just learned that you can't have kitty litter inside the cat's travel crate during transportation. This concerns me greatly, as my cat has historically suffered from a urinary tract problem.

Are there exceptions? Are there absorbent fabrics that can be used as an alternative? Any suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Emma
 

Hi Emma,

Thanks for your question! Concerns about this particular aspect of travel are common (we all want our pets to be as...

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Planning Safe Pet Travel to South Africa

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I have a healthy 2-year-old puppy. This is the first time we are traveling a long distance with a pet and I have found out all the requirements to move to South Africa.

My question is whether I will be risking his life with air travel. I have to decide whether it's going to be too traumatic for him versus finding him a new home. He is a Japanese Chin/Shih Tzu.

Thanks,

Debbie

 

Hi Debbie,

Thanks for your question! It's understandable that you're feeling nervous about pet air travel...

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Moving a Large Dog to the United Kingdom

Friday, May 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can you please give me an approximate quote to get our dog to UK? My son moved there and now wants his dog with him. The dog is tall but not husky. Nothing has been done to prepare the dog for this journey.


Thank you,

Mona

 

Hi Mona,

Thanks for your question -- international pet travel certainly requires quite a bit of careful planning and we're happy to help start you in the right direction. First, take a look at the pet import requirements for the United Kingdomto find out about...

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Sedation Questions & Pet Travel to Japan

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am moving to Japan from the U.S. and we have two cats. I was planning on sedating them, but after researching a little I realized it's harmful to sedate pets during air travel.

My female is extremely nervous and stressed going anywhere, so I'm not sure how I am going to get her through a 16 hour flight. Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Dana

 

Hi Dana,

Thank you for your question! It's true, sedation is not recommended for pets traveling by air, and actually airlines...

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Pet Travel Tips for International Dog Travel

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

My boss wants to travel out of the county with his dog and just wants to know what is needed for that to happen. What steps he should take to prepare if he's not sure where he wants to go yet?


Thanks So Much,
Christina

 

Hi Christina,

Thanks for your question -- this brings up some interesting topics of discussion about traveling internationally with pets.

First, your boss will want to acquaint himself with a few basic resources that will end up being helpful when he decides...

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