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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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5 Myths About Pet Quarantine

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Sembawang QuarantineWe field lots of questions from pet owners who are starting to plan their international pet travel adventures, and more often than not concerned pet parents wonder about quarantine. Is it necessary? Is it terrible? How can it be avoided, or at least handled safely?

Read on to see a few common misconceptions about pet quarantine along with our tips and advice for carrying out quarantine with as little stress as possible.

Most people feel better once they've faced these myths and facts head on (and...

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Incredible Experiences: "Flying Zebras!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

luna & lornaThe export of two zebra filly foals from California to England was dogged with issues, not least the lack of communication with the seller, so much so that the first attempt was aborted although I had paid in full for the foals.

I then waited another 13 months for two more to become available to try again. It was only when British Airways provided PetRelocation as a possible business to support me that things finally happened.

All the staff I dealt with made me feel that they were as engaged and...

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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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Pet News Round-Up: Cats, Dogs & Travel Stories

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Even Johnny Depp has to follow Australia pet import rules (his dogs have safely left the country, don't worry).

A travel guide for cat fans.

Dog friendly shopping: 19 stores where you can shop with your pet.

How and when are emotional support animals protected by the law?

Cats are Uber, but for love.

Finding dog friendly accommodations this summer.

Pet move spotlight: all the latest Incredible Experiences.

 

felix

Have a great weekend, pet lovers!

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Transporting Cats, Dogs and Birds to Hawaii

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have been looking at your website and see no mention or photos of anything except dogs and cats. Do you relocate birds? Also, do you ensure no quarantine in Hawaii? (We have begun blood tests, rabies, etc. process.)

Thanks,

Julia

 

Hi Julia,

Thanks for your question! We definitely move pets other than cats and dogs -- meet Mr. Bubbles, a cockatoo moving to Mexico, and Bean, Sprout, Alfie and Flynn. You can also read about Kobe, a green-cheeked conure who moved from South Africa to...

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Pet News Round-Up: Taking Pets on Holiday

Friday, May 8, 2015 by Pet Travel News

A European survey about pet attitudes and pet holidays.

Photo series: go behind the scenes at an exotic pet hospital.

Meet Duke, the German Shepherd featured in our Pet Move of the Month feature.

Savvy, animal loving travelers are pet sitting their way around the world.

The Canada Government offers advice for in-cabin pet air travel.

Evidence shows that pet friendly hotels could make more money than their "no pets allowed" counterparts.

 

Ben the black cat

Have a lovely weekend!

 

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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 Transport Rules for the United States

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear Pet Relocation,
 
What is the process to relocate our cat with us from South Africa to Houston, TX, and is there a quarantine period for cats? What are all the requirements and risk factors? Is it very traumatic for the animal?

We are unsure what type of accommodation we are relocating to as of yet but want to figure out the pet travel details.
 
Thanks,
Sarah

 
Hi Sarah,
 
Thanks for your question! Pet travel to the United States is fortunately not as complicated as shipping pets to many...
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Comparing Pet Friendly Airlines

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am really concerned about the safety of flying my dog in the cargo hold. I'm looking at Lufthansa, because based upon what I am seeing on the internet it seems to be one of the best airlines to handle dogs.

Can you tell me anything about the conditions in the cargo hold, i.e. how often cabin pressure is lost, etc. My choices to get him to Spain are Lufthansa to Frankfurt or United or American to Madrid. Not sure how the airlines differ in their cargo hold live animal handling...

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United Kingdom Import Rules for Exotic Pets

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

How do I get my sugar gliders to the UK? What is the process? I heard they would die on the plane so I would like to ship them but I don't know anything about this.

Many thanks,
Bo

 

Hi Bo,

Thanks for submitting a question to us. Before you research various airline requirements to find out which carriers would allow sugar glider travel, please know that the United Kingdom imposes specific requirements for non-native species coming into the country.

As you'll see on the GOV.UK websi...

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UK Pet Imports from 'Unlisted' Countries

Monday, April 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I wish to see how I can transport a small dog from Grenada to London around Sept. 19, 2015. The animal has all the paperwork/checks that must be completed in order to comply with travelling standards. My girlfriend and I will be flying back to the UK on the 19th with British Airways. Any information would be gratefully received.

Kind regards,
Adam

 

Hi Adam,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. It sounds like you're aware of the rules, but just to be thorough we'd like...

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Retiring Abroad: How to Relocate Cats to the UK

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Shelley
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
To: Manchester, England
Pets: Gimli & Lima (Cats)
 
 
Hi PetRelocation,
 
How do I move my cats to England? I hope to retire there and just want to know what is involved in the relocation process.

Thanks,
Shelley
 
 
Hi Shelley,
 
Thanks for your question! Moving cats to England will require obtaining a microchip, rabies vaccination and veterinary health certificate. Please refer to gov.uk for a complete rundown of the rules and requirements.
 
In the weeks before...
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Employee Profile: Rebecca, PetRelocation Training Specialist

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Core Values

rebecca & strykerBy Kelley Barnes, Director of HR

Having a good first day/first week/first month at a new company is key to an employee’s long-term success and happiness. So, it’s critically important that the right person is there to welcome your new hires and make sure they start off with the best possible impression. The person who fills that role at PetRelocation is our three and a half year veteran, Rebecca Klenk.

Rebecca relishes new experiences. On the last weekend of March, she could be found on Town Lake...

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Dog Travel From Texas to London

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Erin
From: Austin, TX
To: London, England, UK
Pets: Loxie is a heeler/terrier mix, 7 years old, about 40 lbs; Lincoln is a boxer/lab, mix, 7 years old 65lbs
 
 
Hi PetRelocation,
What steps would I have to go through to move our dogs with us to London? Is this a pet-friendly place (will we be able to find a place to live with our dogs)?
 
Thanks,
Erin
 
 
Hi Erin,

Moving your dogs to London from Texas is definitely attainable -- we've helped many pets make this relocation safely and smoothly. In fact,...
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Pet News Round-Up: Travel Tips & Vacation Options for Dogs

Friday, March 27, 2015 by Caitlin Moore

This is vital information for pet owners moving to Australia.

Advocates speak out against fake service dogs.

These are all our latest pet move snapshots.

5 dog friendly vacation spots.

Animal groups are calling on the government to enact better pet travel rules and regulations in Taiwan.

Here's why you might want to hire help with your pet move.

 

Zen

Have a great weekend, pet lovers!

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Pets at SXSW: Going Beyond Cat Videos

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Caitlin Moore

sxswAs animal lovers interested in all the latest pet and pet travel trends, the PetRelocation team is always curious about the pet presence at SXSW -- one of the biggest tech conferences in the world.

Each year a few Interactive panels embrace animal-related topics (usually in the form of cat videos and social media), and side parties often feature pet guests of honor to drum up attendance and publicity for various start-ups and brands.

So, what's going on in 2015? Here's a rundown of...

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News Round-Up: Encouraging Pet Travel Updates

Friday, February 27, 2015 by Caitlin Moore

More news about pets on Amtrak trains.

Japan's 'Animal Islands.'

According to Department of Transportation data, pet air travel was safer in 2014 than in previous years.

Does your company want to relocate you abroad? Consider bringing your pet along for better chances of success.

It's Friday, so catch up with these cute pet travel stories.

Meet Tobi, one of our talented Client Care Specialists.

 

beauty

Happy Friday!

 

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2014 DOT Data Reveals Positive Trends in Pet Air Travel

Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Pet Friendly Airlines

According to recent government data, pet air travel is growing safer.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released its February 2015 Air Travel Consumer Report, which presents the DOT's overview of air travel data from last year and leads to an encouraging conclusion: of the approximately 2 million animals who traveled by air in 2014, there were 17 deaths and 26 injuries -- numbers that reflect a decrease from previous years.

As we've discussed in the past, though tragic pet travel...

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