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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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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Pet Travelers Share Their Stories

Monday, November 9, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

australia part five

Now that our Australia Pet Travel Spotlight series has covered the challenges of pet travel to Australia -- most recently with why you might want to hire professionals to handle your pet's move -- it's time to move on to the fun part. Thousands of pets safely move to Australia each year, and we've been lucky enough to meet many of them while handling the details of their globetrotting adventures.

Read on to hear from some of our favorite Australia pet travelers who have taken the time to share...

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Navigating Pet Travel to Kenya

Friday, November 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Have you helped move an animal from the US to Kenya? What is involved? Is there a quarantine upon arrival? Would there be any problems transiting through the EU?




Hi Kandace,

Thank you for your question! Yes, we have helped several pets move to Kenya safely and would be happy to advise and/or assist you.

First, please review the pet import requirements for Kenya here. In our experience there is no quarantine for pets arriving into the country, however you will need an...

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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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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: UK Pet Travelers Share Their Stories

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

uk pet travel spotlight

Now that we've discussed the most important parts of pet travel to the UK in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series, hopefully the process seems a little less daunting and a lot more manageable.

To wrap up the series we'd like to share a few stories from pet owners who have already tackled the UK pet import process (and who have shown it can be done safely and without too much stress). It always helps to hear from someone who has done it before, so take some time to soak in this advice on various...

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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Australia Quarantine Update

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

australia pet travel: quarantine spotligh

In addition to requiring a long flight to get there, Australia is also a challenging place to move a pet because of its strict import rules. That's why we're taking the time to spotlight this popular relocation destination and will be drawing on the advice of experienced pet relocation specialists to offer our guidance in an Australia Pet Travel Spotlight series.

Since Australia is a rabies free nation, one of the requirements for pets arriving into the country is a mandatory 10-day quarantine....

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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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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Tim, Pet Relocation Consultant

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Core Values

tim and dogsThough the employees of PetRelocation come from a variety of backgrounds and handle a range of tasks during their days at the office, we all share one thing: a dedication to the core values that define the company. 

The subject of our latest employee profile is no exception to this rule. In his role as a multitasking, jack-of-all-trades Pet Relocation Consultant, Tim Phillippe lives the ideals of PetRelocation and has enjoyed an interesting journey of his own as he helps our clients complete...

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: Understanding the UK Arrival Process

Monday, September 21, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Spotlight Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of our Top Pet Travel Destinations: UK Spotlight series! Previously we shared a few frequently asked UK pet travel questions and today we're taking a look at the UK arrival process for pets.

Why focus on the arrival process? The entry process for the UK is a little different than what you'll find when traveling with pets to other countries, and we want you to be properly prepared to avoid wasting time and effort. Courtesy of our team of pet travel experts, here are the key...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: UK Pet Travel FAQs

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Pet Travel Spotlight Part One

Moving pets to the UK can be a challenging and stressful process, but with the help of up-to-date information, expert advice, and plenty of time and patience, this exciting journey can be carried out safely.

To help you start to plan a streamlined move, we've answered these frequently asked questions about pet travel across the pond.

Where do I start?

If traveling to the UK with a pet is in your future, you’ll want to start by doing a little research. The UK imposes different rules depending on...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: UK Spotlight

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Pet Travel Destination: UK

Congratulations on your upcoming move to the UK! Bringing your pet along with you will require careful planning, but we’re here to help. In our UK Pet Travel Spotlight series, our UK pet travel experts have answered the top questions and concerns that pet parents often have when taking on a pet move to the UK.   

Take a look at the UK pet travel resources we’ve put together to start your journey on the right foot. We look forward to helping to make sure your pet’s relocation to the UK is an...

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Pet Move of the Month: Three Pets Travel to Oman

Thursday, September 3, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

cyrus on the beachTraveling with three pets is stressful no matter where you're going, and when your destination happens to be far away and a bit unfamiliar (Oman, for example), it's all the more challenging.

That's why we were happy to step in and make Francis, Cyrus and Monkey's journey overseas a little easier for their owner Kim, a college professor and Fulbright Scholar (!), who had plenty to deal with on her own during this exciting transition.

Read more about these lucky pets and their incredible experience...

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Incredible Experiences: Walter & Wolf's Move to the United States

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"The Luckiest Street Dogs in the World"

Walt and Wolf started their lives on the street and in a horrible pet market in China. Through fate they ended up with us, as brothers and as our babies.

Walter & Wolf

We decided very early on that if we left China it was unquestionable that they come with us. A friend has used PetRelocation to move their HUGE American mastiff from the US to China and back and had raved about how helpful they were and how happy their dog had been after the journey.

I was a very worried...

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Pet Travel Between the United States and England

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I am planning to move with my dogs from England to Arizona in mid-September. My dogs have passports and they have recently been vaccinated against rabies. I am planning to have then tested for tapeworm before flying.

I would appreciate any advice you could give on any other medical preparation needed or any suggestions for the most animal-friendly airlines.

Warm Regards,


Hi Natalie,

Thank you for your inquiry! Traveling with pets to the United States is a pretty...

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Incredible Experiences: Dudley's Move to Australia

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

dudley"Beloved Sir Dudley"

We rescued our beloved Dudley when he was 7 years old.

He was an anxious Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel who had terrible separation anxiety. If he were ever left alone at home he would cry literally like a baby. None of this worried us, as we knew he was the perfect match for my daughter and I, who understood his fear of abandonment.

But, bringing him back from San Francisco to Melbourne, Australia seemed terrifying given we had to leave 6.5 months before he could come due to...

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Incredible Experiences: Parker & Fletcher's Move to New Zealand

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

parker & fletcher"Washington to Wellington"

When I learned that in 12 months my partner and I, along with our two beautiful furry children (Parker the Pomeranian Chihuahua, and Fletcher the Italian Greyhound), would be enjoying all that the "Coolest little Capital in the World" had to offer, my immediate thought was... How are we going to move our pups halfway across the world to a country with some of the strictest biosecurity laws in the universe?

Being the planner that I am, I immediately began to stress...

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Traveling With Birds to the UK

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
I want to relocate to the United Kingdom but am struggling to understand the requirements for birds and would appreciate clarification on the others. Is it just a microchip, passport and rabies vaccine for the dog and cats?

My challenges include understanding what exactly I need to do!! I like to be organized and I'm trying to estimate costs for relocating.
Hi Beth,
Thank you for your question -- getting organized a few months before a pet move is definitely a...
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Planning Rabbit Travel to Spain

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
What are the requirements for taking two healthy vaccinated buns to Spain with us? They are my children and we simply will not move without them. Pets are family and family is forever. Is there quarantine in Spain?

They are my loves.
Thank you,

Hi Kendall,
Thank you for your question! We typically suggest referring to the USDA or the European Commission website when seeking out particular pet import rules. Rabbits are classified as "other live animals" and as you can see...
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Incredible Experiences: Amy & Raven's Move to Hawaii

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Moving to Hawaii!"

We were referred to PetRelocation from a friend who used your services. It was our first time flying our cats by plane and it was a pretty big move. We wanted to ensure that our pets flew safely and were in great hands.

amy the cat

Anytime we called the airlines for any help, they didn't know their own policies and we kept getting different answers. We wanted people who were experts in relocating animals so that we were prepared if original plans didn't happen.

Both Linda and Whitney were...

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