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Cat Travel Advice: Flying With an Older Cat

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Pet Travel Questions

catTips for Flying With Older Cats

Hi PetRelocation,

My cat is 19, and although she's in good health she does get stressed. I am very worried about moving her on an 11-hour flight to Los Angeles. Do you have any suggestions? She has been with me for 19 years and I cannot leave her behind.

Also, what paperwork does California want?

Thanks,

Christie

 

Hi Christie,

Thank you so much for the question -- as a caring pet owner, your concerns are certainly understandable.

Before moving older pets, we do advise...

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Pet Travel Advice: Bringing Dogs to Germany

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Yorkshire TerrierHello PetRelocation,

I am writing to see if I can receive information on the most up to date requirements for a dog to enter Germany from the United States.

We used your company to relocate our dog, Winston, to Japan in 2014 and had a wonderful experience. Although we plan to travel with Winston this time, I know the staff at PetRelocation is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

I believe that I have all the steps below, but am hoping for confirmation and clarification on step 2.

  1. Identification...
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Pet Travel Advice: Air Travel With Big Dogs

Friday, December 2, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

rhodesian ridgebackHow to Travel by Air With Large Dogs

Hi PetRelocation,

My dog is just over a 100 lbs, and I am having a hard time finding an airline that will fly a dog that large. Are there any airlines that you recommend?

Thanks,
Ashlee




Hi Ashlee,

Great question! We know that pet travel with large dogs can be somewhat challenging, so we're happy to share our experiences and advice with you.

First, take a look at this recent blog post we wrote about moving big dogs. You'll see that you may need to buy a custom...

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Pet Travel Question: Layovers and Pet Flights to Asia

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Pet Friendly Airlines for Pet Travel to Asia

 

Hi PetRelocation,

Do you recommend booking a long (21 hrs) direct flight for a nervous dog or is it better to book a layover?

Do you have an airline you recommend that flies US to Asia?

-Risha


Great question, Risha! It might surprise some people, but we do generally recommend booking a layover in order to give pets a chance to stretch their legs and spend some time outside the travel crate. Though it will make the overall trip a bit longer, we believe...

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Veterinary Paperwork for Dog Transport to the UK

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Dog Travel to the UK: Can You Use More Than One Vet for the Paperwork?

Hi PetRelocation,

Are you allowed to start the pet transport process with one vet and finish with another? I live in Los Angeles and I would like to drop my dog off in Charleston, SC with my family so I can be with my husband sooner.

They would finish the process there. Is there a rule against that?

-Carrie


Hi Carrie,

Thanks for your inquiry! First, for reference take a look at the most up-to-date International Import Requirements...

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How to Keep Pets Warm When Traveling

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

cat with a scarfTips for Keeping Pets Warm During Winter Travel

If the winter weather has you worried about comfort levels during pet transport, here are some tips for keeping your furry friends toasty and comfortable during their pet shipping experience.

Use a pet friendly airline.

We can't repeat this enough -- using pet friendly airlines is the best way to make sure that your pets are kept in climate-controlled, pressurized conditions for their entire trip. This is not only important in the summer months, when...

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Pet Travel Question: Can Pit Bulls go to Ecuador?

Monday, November 28, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Does Ecuador Have a Pit Bull Breed Ban?

Hi PetRelocation,

How can I bring my Pit Bull to Ecuador? She is a rescue with CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certification and she may be mixed with another breed, but we don't know.

She's very submissive with no bad history, and the bulldog is also a rescue. Will there be any problems? I've already bought a place in Cuenca, but cannot move without my dogs.

I LOVE THEM!

Thanks so much, - Dori

 

Hi Dori,

Thanks for checking in with us. Unfortunately, Ecuador...

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Choosing the Right Airline for Pet Travel

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

dogPet Travel Question: How to Choose the Best Airline for Pet Transport

Hello PetRelocation,

I'm getting married in San Francisco in October and want to take our dog with us. She's 25 pounds but too big to fit under the seat.

Are there only certain airlines that will fly her, and at certain temperatures?

Thanks,

Amy

 

Hi Amy,

Thanks for your question, and congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

Choosing the right airline is definitely one of the most important parts of pet travel. For flights within the...

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Tips for Safe Air Travel With a Pug

Monday, November 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Goonie the PugHi PetRelocation!

I'm considering the possibility of relocating to San Francisco, CA next year, but one of my main concerns right now is that I have a Pug and I would never leave him behind.

From my previous research I found out that it can be really problematic to take dogs with flat noses in airplanes, specially on such a long journey.

Have you guys ever done such a thing? Is it possible to do it with no risk? How can it be done?

Thank you very much!

Felipe

 

Hi Felipe,

Thanks for your questions!...

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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?

Thanks,

Rick

 

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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Pet Travel Advice: Shipping Dogs to Kenya

Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

What Documents Does a Dog Need to Enter Kenya?

Dear PetRelocation,

My little dog, who weighs 7 kg and already has his vaccinations up-to-date, has also has been microchipped. 

Although Kenyan airways agreed to fly him when we checked in with him (he was mentioned on my husband's ticket) they refused him entry so we have flown out without him. We have had conflicting advice from various sources, including the Kenyan embassy in Paris.

Could you tell me what documents our dog needs to enter Kenya, what...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats from Canada to the UK

Monday, November 14, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi,

What forms do I need? Where can I get them and print them to take to the vet? And what does each cat need to have by law?

Thank you,

Pamala

 

Hi Pamala,

Thank you for your questions! Here is an overview of the pet import requirements for the UK. As you'll see there, in addition to microchips and rabies vaccines, you'll need an official veterinary health certificate (which your vet should be able to give you).

Additionally, you will need to have these certificates endorsed by the Canadian government...

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How Old Should a Puppy be Before Traveling Internationally?

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello PetRelocation,

What documents will I need to bring my dog into the United States? Also I was told that puppies need to be at least three months old to enter the state, is that so? And can a local veterinarian prepare the health docs for the puppy?

Thank you,

Ruth

 

Hi Ruth,

Thanks, those are great questions. The United States has relatively easy pet import rules -- essentially you need proof that the rabies vaccine is up to date and you need a vet health certificate telling the airline that...

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Pet Travel Questions: Can Snakes be Imported to Australia?

Monday, November 7, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am moving to Australia... Can I take my pet snake with me?

-Kelly


Hi Kelly,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, it looks like you won't be able to move your Oketee Corn Snake to Australia with you.

Importing pets into Australia -- even dogs and cats -- is a complex process due to Australia's rabies-free status, and according to the governing body for moving pets (AQIS), snakes and other exotic pets are not accepted.

Sorry to be the bearer of this news! As a company we...

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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?

Thanks,

Sandra

 

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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Pet Travel Question: Exporting a Dog From Vietnam

Sunday, November 6, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello, how are you? I bought a pet while I was on vacation and I wanted to transport him to the United States.

Can you tell me what steps I need to take to do this?

Thanks,
Justin



Hi Justin,

We're doing well, thanks for asking! To move a pet to the United States, you'll need to meet a few basic requirements that include acquiring a health certificate and making sure your dog has been vaccinated against rabies.

Check out the United States pet import rules, and we also recommend that you start...

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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?

Thanks,
Ingrid

 

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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Safety Tips for Flying Internationally with a Pug

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

PugPug Air Travel Advice

Dear PetRelocation,

My husband is hoping to get a job teaching at an international school next year. However, before he thinks about looking for a job, we want to know if it will be possible to relocate our 24 lb Pug abroad?

His height, length and weight exceed all maximums for traveling in the airplane cabin, but we have heard horror stories about sending a Pug in cargo. He is extremely sensitive to heat and can easily become stressed.

Is there any way that I will be able to...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Pets from Brazil to the US

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Planning Pet Travel to the United States From Brazil

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I would like to know what companies can move my pets for me, and what is the documentation required to bring them to the United States. Thanks a lot!

-Ana Cristina



Hi Ana Cristina!

Thanks for your question. For your information, here are the pet import requirements for the United States. This country has some of the easier rules for importing pets, so primarily you'll need to focus on acquiring the International Health...

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Can You Rent a Dog Travel Crate?

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I've never flown internationally with my dog before. Does Lufthansa Airlines rent dog crates?

Thanks,

Nicolae
 

 

Hi Nicolae,

Thanks for your question! First, here are a few basic international pet travel tips that may come in handy, and here are the pet import requirements for the United States.

To answer your question, no, Lufthansa does not currently rent crates (and neither does any airline, to our knowledge). You'll need to buy your own airline-approved travel crate at a pet...

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