Help Me Move My Pet

Traveling With Dogs to the United States from Europe

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I was wondering about the process of moving my 12-week-old puppies from Ukraine to New York as cargo. I am in the US and will not be traveling with them. Please let me know if this is possible and the process. Thank you very much!




Hi Oksana,

Thank you for your inquiry! The pet import requirements for the United States are pretty straightforward, but you will need to take care of a few important details in order to safely bring your puppies over.

To start, here is a...

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Q&A: Dog Travel to Canada From Turkey

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Does Canada require a quarantine process for pets imported from Turkey? And for the flight, what are the recommendations to help ease the journey for our dog?

Thank you,



Hi Sera,

Thank you for submitting your questions to us! We're happy to help with some information. First, take a look at the official pet import requirements for Canada. As you'll see, the government website lists all rules and regulations depending on the country of origin.

Your dog will not need to fulfill a...

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Dog Travel to the UK from Iraq

Monday, July 13, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I was wondering if you could help us. My dad is currently working in Iraq (not military) and has bonded with a stray puppy.

What would we need to do to try and bring this pup back to the UK? This puppy is not part of a pack, is friendly and spends most of its time in the offices where my dad works. We know it has been done before but we are unsure who to ask. We would be able to get a vet check in Iraq (there is one that works with their guard dogs) but we don't know where to...

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Finding Pet Safe Flights to Australia

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


We are currently in the process of getting our dog ready to travel to Australia, but we are having trouble finding an airline that accepts French Bulldogs. Do you have a list of preferred airlines you recommend and who are also willing to accept our Frenchie?



Hi Kyle,

Thank you for your inquiry! Choosing a pet safe airline is a big part of planning a smooth and streamlined pet move, and we'd be happy to help with some advice about traveling with your French Bulldog.


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Rabbit Travel to the United States From Canada

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Please tell me the requirements for moving a rabbit from Canada to Salt Lake City, Utah by air.




Hi Nicole,

Thank you for your question! Per the USDA, there are no particular health import requirements when it comes to bringing rabbits into the United States.

Rabbits can be sensitive travelers however, so we do recommend consulting with your vet as you start to plan the trip. It's also very important to check with the airline you're considering to find out what their...

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New Zealand Pet Quarantine & Travel Costs

Monday, July 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Good day,

What will the approximate costs be for taking my dog to New Zealand?

Why put her in quarantine if all the tests are done? The quarantine seems very long and almost cruel. Can this be done in your own home, or where is it done?




Hi Ane,

Great questions! The costs will depend on a few factors, but you can start to build an idea of what to expect by researching and adding up airfare, quarantine costs, vaccine/vet costs, the price of the travel crate and any professional assistance...

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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.




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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Microchip & Rabies Rules for UK Pet Travel

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I was reading the requirements for traveling to the UK, and it says the pet has to have been microchipped before the rabies vaccine. My cat is fully vaccinated but not microchipped.

I would get the microchip before the move, but would it make a difference that I got the chip after the rabies vaccine?




Hi Danielle,

Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this rule must be adhered to -- you must have the microchip implanted before you have the rabies vaccine administered...

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Traveling With Dogs to the United States from Ecuador

Monday, June 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am planning buy a dog while I am on vacation in my home country of Ecuador. However, I do not know of the requirements that I need to complete in order for my dog to relocate here to the United States.

I understand there are a few vaccinations that the dog is supposed to have and there is a set limit of days that the dog has to be vaccinated within. If you could please tell me who I can speak to about this in New York City or if you could help me out that would be great.


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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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Cat Travel vs. Dog Travel

Monday, June 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Any advice you can give me regarding my move? I moved a dog from Guatemala to the USA and it was not that difficult, but cats are a different ball game so any advice you have is welcomed.




Hi Maria,

Thank you for your question! Cats and dogs can often have very different personalities, and it's important to prepare each for travel in their own way in order to alleviate stress levels (both for pets and their people).

Crate training is hugely important when it comes to planning a safe and...

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Traveling With a Lhasa Apso to the United States

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm planning to move with my 5-year-old Lhasa Apso to Boston around the second week of August. From whatever information I could gather on the internet so far, KLM and Lufthansa seem to be the most recommended options.

However, most airlines state that snub-nosed dogs are not allowed to travel due to possible respiratory problems. Can you share how safe/risky it is to travel with them on a flight as long as about 26 hours (including the 7-8 hour layover)?

I will also appreciate...

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Traveling With Cats to New Zealand

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I want to move to New Zealand from Romania and take my three cats with me. Can you please tell me more information about the costs and everything that should be done before entering the country? Or, where do I go to get all the necessary information?

Best regards,


Hi Alexandra,

Thank you for reaching out with your question about traveling with pets to New Zealand, we'd be happy to help with some information. First, it's always a good idea to look to the official government source if...

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Traveling with Pets from the United States to France

Monday, June 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


Can you tell me at what age a puppy can come to France from the USA? What documents do we need do take care of to do this?

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,


Hi Caroline,

Thank you for your inquiry! According to the official France pet import requirements via the European Commission, France does not make special allowances for young pets entering the country. Essentially, they must meet all rabies and vaccine requirements, so must therefore be old enough to receive all shots, etc. 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,



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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Dog Travel to Australia From India

Friday, May 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

As per the latest Australia pet import policies, are dogs from India allowed to relocate there? What is the quarantine period and where can I quarantine my St. Bernard?




Hi Garima,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately pets cannot travel directly to Australia from India. India is classified as a 'non-approved country' which means that you'll need to transit through a third country and complete all the required vaccines, etc. before your dog will be accepted...

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Why Choose a Pet Transport Service?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What does your service do exactly? How does it work? What is the price? Is it better to use a service or to just take my dog with me on the flight from Israel to the United States?




two pupsHi Sophie,

Great questions. Choosing whether or not to hire help with a pet move is a big decision that will depend on several factors, including how much time you have to spend, what your budget is and where you're traveling with your pet.

First, gauge the situation by getting to know the p...

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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.)




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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Cat Travel to Vietnam

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I want to ask about the required papers needed to import my cats to Vietnam. My cats already have microchips and all kind of vaccines.

It will be really great to see your reply soon.

Thank You,



Hi Tai,

Thank you for your question, we're happy to share some information about cat travel to Vietnam. First, please take a look at the pet import requirements for Vietnam for an overview of the vaccines needed, etc.

It sounds like you're on the right track already, since cats do need...

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Rabbit Travel to New Zealand (Is It Possible?)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm going to be moving to New Zealand in a year to complete my studies and I want to bring my pet rabbit with me. Is there a way and (if there is) what do I have to do?




Hi Zara,

Thanks for your question -- unfortunately we don't have very promising news to share with you.

As of this posting, rabbits can only be imported to New Zealand from Australia, and in fact few other pets besides cats and dogs are allowed to enter the country (only chinchillas from Great Britain...

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