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Pet Travel to Romania With a Navy Family

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My husband is a former Navy member who is currently working with the Navy. He ships out to Romania, and I will join him in April.

I can only stay three months at a time, so I will spend three months there, three months here. If I want to move the cats to Romania to be with him full time will they need to be quarantined?? I know Romania isn't the safest for animals so I want to avoid my pets being out of our care.

Also, do you think traveling back and fourth every three...

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: How to Get Started

Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

North America Part One

Whether moving a pet from state to state or country to country, it's important to start with the basics. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed in the beginning stages of a pet move when you don't know what you don't know, but the more you start to learn about the process, the more empowered you'll be to make the right choices for your pet.

Based on advice from PetRelocation's domestic logistics team, our North America Pet Travel Spotlight will primarily focus on US domestic moves (moves from one...

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Pet Shipping Within the United States

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We aren't moving, but rather just need to get our dog, Harvey, home to Virginia for our wedding and the holidays.

Can you help?




Hi Anne,

Thank you for your question. We're happy to offer some tips for your upcoming trip -- congratulations on your marriage, by the way!

When traveling domestically with your dog, you'll need to attend to a few things:

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Pet Travel Advice: Moving a Dog to Australia From the United States

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have never moved internationally before, and I'm looking at going to school in Australia in a little over a year. I want to make sure I am fully prepared when I do and I also want the best care for my dog, so I am looking for help.

How do I go about arranging my dog's move to Australia? I look forward to hearing back from you.




Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your question -- moving pets to Australia is definitely an endeavor that takes time and careful planning.

To start,...

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Pet Friendly Airlines for Pet Travel to Spain

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can you recommend an airline to move my dog to Spain? How can I find the best price?

Thank you,



Hi Robert,

Thank you for your question! It's certainly important to choose a pet friendly airline when planning international pet travel -- specifically, airlines that have established pet policies in place.

For our clients' flights, we often use British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and United. These airlines keep pets in temperature controlled vehicles and have staff trained to handle...

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Rabies Vaccines for Cat Travel to the United States

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Our domestic cat will be traveling in the plane cabin with us from Hawai'i to Phoenix, AZ. He is 12 years old and has always lived indoors in a rabies free country/zone. I do not want to vaccinate him at this age for rabies. Does he require a rabies vaccination to enter Arizona from Hawai'i?

This is a purebred Abyssinian who was born in England and moved to Hawai'i without ever being quarantined or required to be vaccinated for rabies. Will he be held at the airport when we...

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Pet Travel & Avoiding the Holiday Rush

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm looking into relocating and I need to bring my dog. I don't think she can go in the cabin since she has a height of 15 inches and a length of 21 inches, so I am looking for the safest way possible.

I know winter isn't a good time to move, but I was aiming for January/February. I'm looking for options to explore -- can you offer any suggestions?




Hi Katie,

Thank you for reaching out, we'd be happy to offer a few suggestions. First, it's possible to fly safely with...

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How to Obtain a Rabies Titer Test for Pet Transport

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Among other things, preparing for international pet travel means understanding the pet import rules for your destination country, securing an airline approved pet travel crate, and booking a flight on a pet friendly airline.

It also means making sure pets are up to date on their rabies vaccine, and in some cases -- when going to Australia, Singapore, and other rabies free countries -- a rabies titer test is also needed.

The titer test is administered 1 to 30 days after the rabies vaccine and is...

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Pet Travel From India to the United States

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My best friend is moving to Mountain View, California in December. We have an adopted rescued dog together, an Indian Pariah named Cotton -- she's two years old now, we got her at around 9 months of age.

We're hoping to be able to relocate Cotton along with my friend, but given the short window of time, are looking for options, to perhaps move Cotton to Mountain View after a few months.

Would really appreciate some help and advice on the complete process, what we should be doing...

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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Traveling From a 'Non-Approved' Country

Monday, October 26, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

australia spotlight part three

So far in our Australia Pet Travel Spotlight series we've discussed a couple of the big challenges associated with moving pets here -- Australia pet quarantine and why it can be expensive to move pets to Australia.

Depending on where you're starting, you may have another big hurdle to overcome. Direct travel to Australia is not possible from countries categorized as "non-approved," so if you're starting in a place not considered rabies free or low rabies, you'll have to take additional steps...

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Moving Pets to Australia From Guam

Monday, October 26, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
We are returning to Australia after two years living in Guam and would appreciate any help in organizing flights and paperwork for our dogs as I'm finding it very difficult to get any help. Is this something you can help me with?

As there are no direct flights from Guam to Melbourne, I am finding it difficult to know which flights would be the best and to also minimize quarantine time.

Hi Christine,
Thank you for submitting a question to us! The good news...
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Pet Air Travel: Can Pets Travel in the Cabin to the UK?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Matt
Estimated Move Date: 15th November 2015
Reason: Personal
From: Mexico City, Mexico
To: London Heathrow, UK
Pet: Ishmael, Tabby cat, 6 years, 13lbs

Hi PetRelocation,
What is currently the cheapest way to transport a cat to the UK from Mexico City? British Airways cargo partner IAG quoted me US $2,200!! Do any airlines allow cats in the cabin or as baggage into the UK? My cat is too awesome to leave behind.
Thank you,
Hi Matt,
Thanks for your question! We definitely understand not...
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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Why Does It Cost so Much to Move Pets to Australia?

Monday, October 19, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Australia pet travel spotlight part two

After starting our Australia Pet Travel Spotlight with a look at the Australia quarantine process, we now turn to another key issue: costs. Australia tends to be more expensive than many other countries when it comes to importing pets, but the more you know up front, the more you can prepare and manage some of those expenses.

Read on to find out why Australia pet travel isn't cheap and learn a few of our tips for keeping costs lower. Want to discuss these issues in more depth with one of our...

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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Sarah, Senior Pet Relocation Consultant

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 by Core Values

sarah rosalesOur latest PetRelocation Employee Profile shines the spotlight on Sarah Rosales, one of our most experienced pet relocation consultants. Over the past few years Sarah has become an expert in shipping pets all over the world, and she is particularly knowledgeable when it comes to bringing pets safely to Asia and Africa.

Here's more about Sarah's journey -- find out how she arrived in this role and how she thinks the pet travel industry will continue to evolve.

Why did you decide to apply to...

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Pet Move of the Month: Penny's Adventure to Hawaii's Big Island

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

penny & jenMoving to Hawaii is a dream come true for many people, but there's one drawback: it's a little tricky to move a pet there. Can it be done safely, though? Of course! Just ask Penny and her owner Jen, who recently made the move to Hawaii.

Jen contacted us after getting a job offer on the Big Island and we helped her organize her best friend's travel plans so that they could enjoy some time in paradise together.

Read on for more about their incredible experience (and try not to get too jealous).


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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: 5 Common Misconceptions About Pet Travel to the UK

Monday, October 5, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

uk pet travel spotlight part four

Traveling to the UK with a pet can be a little tricky, which is why we're taking a close look at the process in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series. We've previously tackled topics like the UK Import Process From Unlisted Countries, and now we'll be taking a look at a few common misconceptions about pet travel to the UK.

Read on to set the record straight about what it takes to travel to the UK with pets.

Myth #1: Pets must go to quarantine upon arrival.

Many pet owners assume that if they're...

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Pet News Round-Up: Dog Selfies & Pet Air Travel Trends

Friday, October 2, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Finally, a tool that lets you take the perfect dog selfie.

What not to do when crate training your dog.

Meet funny dog author Jenny Lawson.

Ryanair may start allowing small pets on their planes.

Speaking of... Here are the pet policies for various major airlines.

Finally, check our latest globetrotting pet stories!


Chloe the pug

Have a happy weekend, pets and pet lovers!

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Choosing a Pet Safe Airline for International Cat Travel

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We purchased tickets on Singapore Airlines thinking that we could put our cats in approved carriers in the cargo hold during the duration of our flight. Unfortunately, we've just discovered that Singapore Airlines will not transport the cats for us.

What airlines will fly cats in the cargo hold from USA to France or Germany? We're having trouble finding the answers online and we don't want to make the mistake of booking another flight where the airline will not allow the...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Rules for EU Pet Travel

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi There,

I was wondering if there is a limit on how many animals we can bring into Germany. We have three small dogs and would like to bring all three. I'm assuming we would be able to bring all three but just want to make sure.




Hi Madison,

Thank you for your question! According to the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, up to five pets may be imported into Germany per person, so yes, you will be able to bring your three dogs with you.

We advise following the link above...

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: Pet Travel to the UK From Unlisted Countries

Monday, September 28, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Pet Travel Spotlight

In the hopes of making pet travel to the UK a little more manageable, thus far in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series we've explored UK Pet Travel FAQs and the finer points of the UK Pet Arrival Process.

There's still more to cover, of course, and in Part Three of our UK Pet Travel Spotlight we'll be taking a look at one of the more confusing aspects of UK pet travel: understanding the rules that apply to various points of departure. The import rules for the UK are different depending on where...

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