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Pet Travel Q&A: Will German Shepherds Encounter Breed Bans?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi,

I'm planning on moving to the United States and I'm concerned about the Breed Specific Legislation, more specifically the banned breeds. I have a 2-year-old German Shepherd, which is on a number of the banned/dangerous breed lists. Will I be able to take her with me?

Thanks in advance,
Jenny

 

Hi Jenny,

Thank you for your question! We have good news for you -- the United States does not have any restrictions in place regarding importing dog breeds, and overall German Shepherds do not typically...

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How to Ship a Cat From Australia to the United States

Friday, May 20, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can I send my cat alone on a plane from Australia to the USA and have a family member pick it up? Is there any quarantine in the USA when the cat arrives?

What are the the requirements for sending a cat from Australia to the USA? What are the estimated costs?

Thanks,

Laurel

 

Hi Laurel,

Thanks for your questions! Yes, your cat can travel unaccompanied from Australia to the United States. They will go via cargo, preferably on a pet safe airline (we often use Qantas and United for our...

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How to Crate Train Your Dog for Travel

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by Pet Travel News

chase in his travel crateIt's not something you learn until you're facing a long-distance pet relocation: crate training is one of the most important parts of planning a safe pet move.

In our many years of experience helping pets travel around the world, we've found that having a dog who is comfortable in the travel kennel will help ease the anxiety (both your pet's and yours) that this major life event tends to inspire.

By taking a few training steps before your day of departure, much of the potential stress surrounding c...

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French Bulldog Travel to the United States

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetReloction,

Does anyone know a good airline that could ship French Bulldog and as checked in baggage? I only knew Delta, which is well reputed, but they no longer provide pet transport as checked in baggage.

My dog is quite big (weighing 44 lbs) so there's no way he would fit under the passenger seat. Plus, Delta no longer accepts pug-nosed dogs, which most bulldogs are. I don't know what is the reason behind this but I desperately need help finding an airline that could transport my pet.

Any...

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How to Export Pets From Australia to the United States

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We'll be traveling from Australia to Los Angeles. Will my dog spend extended time in quarantine?

Thanks,

Adam

 


Hi Adam,

Thank you for your question! For pets traveling from Australia to the United States, there is no quarantine period required.

The United States has some of the easier pet import rules (as opposed to Australia's, which are quite strict, as you probably know). Not only do you not have to plan for quarantine, you simply need to secure a health certificate and proof of...

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Pet News Round-Up: Happy Rescue Stories & Discussing Cargo Travel

Friday, May 13, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Some Canadian airlines relaxed their pet travel rules to help pets evacuate from the Fort McMurray wildfires.

Read about Terra's happy transition from Mexico street dog to pampered Texas pup.

Is cargo travel safe for pets?

Wrapping up our Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight.

A guide to visiting dog friendly Dallas, TX.

 

buster the cockatoo

Enjoy the weekend!

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Pet Air Travel Investigation: Is Cargo Travel Safe?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by Pet Travel News

henry with his travel crateCargo or cabin? Ground transportation or excess baggage? One of the most common and emotionally charged questions we receive is about how pets travel.

Many people are surprised to find out that PetRelocation recommends cargo travel for pets, but in our experience the more you learn about how air cargo transportation works, the clearer it becomes that this really is the best option for your most precious passengers.

As you research the safest pet travel options, here's a look at the facts about pet...

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Pet Relocation Spotlight: Holiday & Summer Singapore Pet Travel

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

singapore pet travel spotlight part three

Congratulations on your upcoming move to Singapore! To help clear up any questions about the relocation process, thus far in our Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight series we've discussed the frequently asked questions of pet travelers and took a close look at the details of Singapore's pet quarantine requirements.

As we continue on, we'll now review some of the factors that can make importing pets to Singapore surprisingly tricky -- namely planning a pet relocation when high volume or office closures...

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"Is a Rabies Titer Test Required for United States Pet Travel?"

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm moving from Angola to Texas with my dog. Is the titer test required?

Thanks,

Yohanny

 

 

Hi Yohanny,

Thanks, great question! The titer test is generally required for countries that are very strict about staying rabies-free or low-rabies, and though pets are required to be vaccinated against rabies, the titer test is not required for United States pet imports.

The United States is actually one of the easiest countries to move a pet -- take a look at the rules and requirements here....

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Singapore Pet Travel FAQs

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

singapore pet travel spotlight part one

Moving to Singapore with a pet can seem overwhelming at first (especially because you're probably busy planning all the details of your own relocation), but with the right preparation and assistance it can be a smooth transition. 

In the first installment of our Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight, we take a look at a few of the most frequently asked questions about the Singapore pet import process and share advice gathered from our pet relocation experts. Read on to get started in the right...

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How to Ship a Dog Safely From Kenya to the United States

Friday, April 15, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

To Whom It May Concern,

I will be relocating from Nairobi, Kenya to the US next month and want to bring my dog (2 year old miniature poodle). She is 11 kg and thus is not able to go in the cabin, unfortunately. I am very stressed about her safety as she has never traveled before and it is a long trip. The only flight available is KLM (Nairobi to Amsterdam), a three hour layover, and then Delta (Amsterdam to US).

I am concerned about the Delta leg of the flight, as the reviews online are not very...

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Pooches, Planes, and Problems: How to Make International Pet Travel Easier

Monday, April 11, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Riley in London"Why is it so hard to take a pooch on a plane?" That's the excellent (and frustrating) question explored in a recent NPR story.

In this nail-biting travel tale, author Donatella Lorch describes the complicated process of bringing her Rhodesian Ridgeback Biko safely from Kenya to Nepal to Turkey, and her worries about safety and basic logistical details will sound familiar to anyone who has every contemplated international pet travel.

Traveling with a pet internationally means following a...

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Pet Move of the Month: Gabo's Move From Puerto Rico to Singapore

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

GaboMeet Gabo, our April Pet Move of the Month! We had fun getting to know Gabo the English Bulldog during the weeks before his move from Puerto Rico to Singapore, and because he has such a great story (not to mention such a cute face), we thought all of our readers would like to meet him, too.

Read on to find out how he got ready for his relocation, what his mom did to prepare, and how they're doing now. Thanks to Gabo and his loving owner Vanessa for sharing their move and their story with us!

What...

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Cat Travel to the United States From Canada

Monday, April 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi There,

I'm planning a move to the United States for work and I'm really worried about the requirements to move my cat over with me. Are you aware of any other requirements other than a health certificate and a rabies shot that my cat would have to get done?

Thank you so much.

Best,
Chiara

 

Hi Chiara,

Thank you for your question! The United States is one of the easiest countries to bring a cat --  here is a look at the requirements, but essentially you just need a health certificate and proof of...

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Employee Profile: Catie, Pet Relocation Consultant

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by Core Values

catieThe Sales Consultants of PetRelocation are quick on their feet. Not only do they need be prepared to discuss pet travel logistics for dogs, cats, birds and other family pets looking to travel all over the world, they must also stay up to date with constantly changing and often complicated pet travel rules and requirements.

In her time at the company, Catie has helped hundreds of pets travel safely in order to be reunited with their families, and not only does she plan smart, low-stress...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Relocating With a Cat From Australia to Ireland

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm looking at moving to Ireland in a years time and want to know how I go about taking my cat with me. The thought of leaving him behind breaks my heart. Is it hard to take a fixed mature cat into the country?

Cheers,

Mandy

 

Hi Mandy,

Thank you for your question! International travel with a cat certainly requires quite a bit of planning, but it's possible to carry out safely and smoothly (so don't feel that leaving your cat behind is the only option)!

We've helped many pets move to...

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Incredible Experiences: Paloma & Clementine's Move to the United Kingdom

Monday, March 14, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Paloma and Clementine's Relocation to London"

Thank you to the team at PetRelocation for all your help in getting our girls safely to London from Austin, Texas! 

paloma & clementine

First swim in the Thames

The scariest part of our relocation was thinking about the girls' safety and comfort during travels. After I called PetRelocation to ask about services I was invited to come by the office with the girls to ask questions, measure for crates, etc. I felt so much better about the whole situation after meeting the...

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Incredible Experiences: Stirling's Move From London to San Francisco

Monday, March 7, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Stirling"From London to San Francisco with our Calikitty"

After accepting a job in San Francisco, we began upheaving our lives for the impending move to America from the United Kingdom.

Our cat, Stirling, is very much part of our family so we knew there was no chance at all that that she could be left behind.

PetRelocation were instructed to take care of Stirling for us and have been there through every step of the way. Having them on board alleviated a lot of stress from the process. (I couldn't help but...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Australia Pet Shipping Options

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
Which airline will allow my pets to ride in the cabin regardless of class of travel? What else should I know about moving my dogs to Australia?
 
Thanks,
Ron

 
Hi Ron,
 
Thank you for your questions!
 
Australia is very strict about importing pets, and one of their rules states that pets must enter the country via manifest cargo in order to allow for traceability. According to the official website, only assistance dogs may arrive in cabin. (Please find more information here.)
 
This...
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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Amy, Senior Departmental Assistant

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Core Values

amyEvery workplace is different, but we like to think that PetRelocation is truly one of a kind. Not only is the work we do -- safely moving pets around the world -- unique and challenging, the people here are hard working, come from a variety of backgrounds, and are equally dedicated to pets and their owners.

In our latest employee spotlight, meet Amy. Amy (who is originally from England, by the way) has worn a few different hats here at the company and has made many important contributions...

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