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Pet Travel Story: Ellie's Transport to the UK

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by PetRelocation.com Customer

DogIncredible Experiences: Ellie's Move Across the Pond

When we got serious about moving our dog, Ellie, abroad with us, a friend recommended PetRelocation.

Previously, I had visions of doing the work necessary to get Ellie over here myself. From my initial contact(s) with Jon, a consultant at PetRelocation, through the many conversations held with Katy, our dedicated Relocation Coordinator, the fact that I was not doing this alone was evident and oh so reassuring.

The task is complicated and complex,...

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Adding a Pet to Your Life? Keep Future Travel Plans in Mind

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by PetRelocation Team

puppyPet Shipping Tips: Plan Ahead for Future Travels When Adopting a New Pet

It's a new year, so many of us are in full-blown planning mode with intentions towards better health, a career change, traveling adventures, and maybe even a new pet.

If you've decided that 2017 is the year to make a furry addition to your family, here are a few things to keep in mind as you go about choosing the right pet for you.


Even if you've always imagined your "perfect puppy" to look a certain way, going to a...

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After the Move: 5 Ways to Help Cats Settle in to a New Home

Monday, December 12, 2016 by PetRelocation Team

Cat at homeHow to Help Cats Adjust to Your New Home

When you decide to move a pet, it's easy to spend most of your energy preparing for the trip itself, forgetting that there's an adjustment period to attend to also. Once you've arrived to your new home, it's important to help your pets settle in, and as many of us know, cats come with their own set of quirks.

Cats may take a little while to start acting totally normal again (if they were ever normal at all), but there are things you can do to help them both...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Exploring The Heathrow Animal Reception Centre

Friday, October 28, 2016 by Pet Friendly Airports

heathrow animal reception centreIn order to meet the pet import rules of the United Kingdom, all pets entering or re-entering the country must pass through one place: the Heathrow Animal Reception Center (HARC). It can be hard to know what to expect from facilities like this, but luckily there is quite a bit of information out there if you know where to look.

To save you some time, we've compiled several details about the HARC so that families transporting pets to the United Kingdom will know what to expect. Hope this helps!


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Employee Profile: Katy, International Relocation Coordinator

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Core Values

PetRelocation Employee Profile: Katy, International Relocation CoordinatorIf you enlist the help of PetRelocation to move your pet to the United Kingdom, you'll most likely be paired up with Katy. 

Katy specializes in arranging moves to this popular country for expats and transferees, and she works with clients to make sure their pets' vaccines, paperwork, flights and more are all properly in order.

A pet lover and former wedding planner, Katy is a natural fit for this unique position and she has made a huge difference in the lives of dozens of pet owners during the...

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Shipping Birds: Feathers, Beaks and a Whole Lotta Paperwork

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Cockatiel No one ever said pet shipping was easy, and when it comes to shipping birds, things can definitely get pretty tricky. The amount of paperwork involved in flying a feathered friend overseas is usually quite extensive. 

We recently moved Pipi, a very cute cockatiel, from New York City to Nagoya, Japan. His owners were thrilled to see him, and sent us this note shortly after he arrived:

Pipi has arrived 10 minutes ago. Now he is eating food and looks so happy. My son is so excited to see him. Of...

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Should Pets Be Sedated During Air Travel?

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Pet Sedation During Air Travel -- Is It Safe?No Sedation when Flying Pets!

Here at PetRelocation, we are constantly asked about sedation or the use of tranquilizers when flying our customers' pets. Simply, the answer is NO! 

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), sedating cats or dogs during air travel may increase the risk of heart and respiratory problems. Except in unusual circumstances, veterinarians should not dispense sedatives for animals that are to be transported.

The Unknown Effects of Tranquilizing Pets...

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Are HomeAgain Microchips ISO Compatible for International Pet Air Travel?

Friday, October 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Are HomeAgain Microchips ISO Compatible for International Pet Travel?Are HomeAgain Microchips ISO Compatible? 

Microchips tend to be a confusing part of pet travel, so we like to revisit this issue every once in a while in order to help clarify some of the muddier details.

In particular, after publishing a post about whether AVID microchips are compatible for international pet travel, we've been receiving a lot of questions about HomeAgain microchips and whether or not they're ISO compatible. In short, yes they are, but keep reading to find out more.

Take a look at...

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Dog Travel Story: Two Rescue Boxers Move to Australia

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: Bella and Thorne's Move to Sydney

I moved from Toronto, Ontario in Canada to Sydney, Australia last month with my two boxers, Bella and Thorne to join my partner here in Sydney. This would not have been possible if it weren't for the professionalism, courtesy, knowledge and help from Australia/New Zealand expert Linda S. at PetRelocation. 


Bella and Thorne in Australia


Our two boxers both were adopted from Boxer Rescue Ontario, and each came with their own set of sad circumstances and baggage. Bella...

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Moving to Arizona? Learn About Arizona Pet Laws

Monday, October 17, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Arizona dog license lawsPet friendly Arizona has some of the strictest regulations in the country when it comes to pets. Dog owners moving to Tucson and other cities like Phoenix and Scottsdale should be aware of the area pet laws in order to avoid fines.

For people new in town, here is some information from the Pima County Animal Care Center website:

It is required that all dogs over 3 months of age be licensed. You will need proof of current rabies vaccination before licensing your dog.  

You need to provide:

  • A...
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Tips and Advice for Air Travel With Older Dogs

Saturday, October 15, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

phoebe, belgian malinoisWe recently posted a picture of one of our customers, a 14-year-old Belgian Malinois named Phoebe, on the PetRelocation Facebook (that's her pictured to the right). This distinguished beauty attracted lots of attention from our fans, and she also inspired a few people to ask about moving older dogs.

Moving a young, healthy pet can be daunting enough, so it's no surprise that the thought of flying an older pet can cause loving owners to feel a little nervous. 

In honor of Phoebe's successful (and...

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Pet Travel News Round-Up: Fall Tips and Flying Rules

Friday, October 14, 2016 by Pet Travel News

6 fall pet travel tips (whether you're driving, flying, or even staying home). 

Vague rules about emotional support animals make flying complicated for some.

Are pets the newest customer base for medical marijuana?  

Meet Kelcey, a hard working member of our International Pet Relocation team. 

Check out the latest and greatest pet travel stories



Enjoy the weekend!


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Five Common Misconceptions About Pet Travel

Thursday, October 13, 2016 by Pet Travel News

lucy the bulldogTraveling with pets, whether you're handling the details yourself or hiring experts to help you, can be an overwhelming experience for many reasons.

The fact is, though, there are many misconceptions about pet travel, and clearing them up will make life much easier. Read about a few common misapprehensions below, take a moment to adjust your point of view accordingly, and travel well, everyone!

1. Pets should travel the way humans do

Example: many air travelers have trouble with the idea...

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Rabbit Travel Story: Amber's Relocation to the United States

Thursday, October 13, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Rabbit Travel from Japan to the United StatesIncredible Experiences: Amber's Big Move

After about six years of teaching English in Japan, I took a giant career leap by deciding to become a reiki practitioner (a profession that is actually more popular in the U.S. than in Japan), so after receiving my licenses, I prepared to make the big move.

However, this meant moving Amber, my long-eared and nose-twitching tiny roommate, across the ocean—a potentially difficult and frightening process.

I know I could never have done this smoothly without...

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