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Can Pit Bulls Travel to Australia?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello PetRelocation,

I am originally from the Gold Coast and currently live in New York. We are looking into moving back to Australia but I now have two adopted pups, both Pit Bull mixes (one is mixed with what we think is a Weimaraner and the other a Lab). Online it looks like they will need to undergo a temperament test. I am wondering where I can find out more information and whether we can do this in New York?

Our dogs are very well behaved and we have never had any aggression problems but I...

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Pet Travel From South Africa to England

Thursday, September 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Good Day,

Would you be able to give me a rough indication of what it would cost to take our dogs with us to England? What are the requirements and is there a quarantine period?




Hi Marco,

Thank you for your inquiry, we'd be happy to help!

As we note in our recent UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series, one of the first things you'll want to do is get acquainted with the pet import requirements for pets coming from South Africa. According to the official UK government website, South Africa is an...

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Q&A: Pet Travel with English Staffies

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I am moving to Fiji in a few months and want to take my dog, a 13-year-old desexed female English Staffy. I have heard they are considered a Pit Bull breed in Fiji and are therefore restricted although I am having trouble finding reliable information. Are you able to help with this query?

Thank you.


Hi Maia,

Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately Fiji does prohibit a few breeds from entering the country, including Pit Bull Terriers.

Since English Staffordshire Terriers are in the Pit...

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Pet Travel to Sarawak, Malaysia (It's Tricky)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

Hey there! I'm thinking of buying a Pembroke Welsh Corgi from a friend but am quite confused with the shipment details. Is it possible to ship a pet to Sarawak? What are the requirements? And which air carrier should we use?




Hi Paula,

Thank you for your question! We specialize in handling complicated pet moves and would be happy to offer some advice.

A few years ago we safely moved a family's pets to Sarawak and would like to share this overview of the pet import...

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Are Natural Sedatives Okay for Pet Air Travel?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation team,

We will be relocating from New York to Hong Kong in about a month with our year old Mini Australian Shepherd. He's rather calm in normal situations, but gets a little anxious when he is away from us and in new environments.

Apart from getting him used to his crate before the move, do you recommend any natural calmers that would help keep him relaxed? I know they don't recommend sedating with any actual drugs, but we are looking into Rescue Remedy or something similar.


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Traveling With a Dog From Kenya to the United States

Monday, August 31, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I am travelling with my pet for the first time. My husband and I are headed back to America after living in Kenya for some time, we will be bringing back our miniature maltpom (cross between a miniature maltase and Pomeranian )

I have never travelled with a pet before, let alone on such a long journey. A flight from Kenya to California is long for a human, and I can only imagine it for such a small dog.

My questions are as follows...
Does he fly in the cabin with us or with the luggage...

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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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"When Should I Start Planning for My Pet's Move?"

Monday, August 24, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

How much time in advance should I contact you guys and start working with you? Also, how much is it to move my 2-year-old, 11 lb dog from the USA to Australia?

I am planning on moving in March 2017.




Hi Alexandra,

Thanks, these are great questions.

Generally speaking, we advise starting to plan a pet move at least 30 days ahead of time, but since you're going to Australia we'd say to contact us at least 6 months before you're planning to move.

Australia pet import...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Flying Pets Unaccompanied Via Cargo

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi Dear Expert,

I have two Yorkies that I am planning to move to Taiwan to my sister. I have done every inspection and requirements, but I am having a hard time finding an airline that would ship them.

They all require the owner to fly with them, but I cannot fly with them. My sister will be picking them up in Taiwan. I am wondering if is there any way that I can ship them to Taiwan without me going with them?




Hi Min,

Thank you for your question. Choosing the right airline for your pet...

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Dog Travel to New Zealand From Fiji

Monday, August 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm interested in the price and biosecurity requirements involved with taking my dog from Fiji to New Zealand for 6 months and then return her to Fiji.




Hi Alison,

Thank you for your question! Traveling with a pet to New Zealand from Fiji is relatively easier than it would be to travel there from the United States or the EU, for example, but you'll still need to take a few steps to ensure a smooth move.

To start, please review the pet import requirements for New...

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Traveling With Pets to the United Kingdom

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I would like to get more information about assistance in moving our dogs abroad with us.

My wife and I may be relocating to London, UK sometime in the mid-spring of 2016 for her work and so I can attend law school. We will me moving with two dogs, a corgi and a German shepherd. I have been trying to read the import requirements for pets and quite honestly have become overwhelmed with what to do as far as taking the pups with us!

I want to make sure they arrive safe and sound and have...

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Flea Prevention During Pet Travel

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Our cat has fleas and we cannot get rid of the them even though we've tried everything. We are moving in August or September from Italy to the United States and he will be flying into SFO.

Will the airline deny our cat due to his fleas if he still has them when we travel, or will SFO hold him with his fleas? He will be flying back as cargo through a pet shipper.




Hi Allison,

Thank you for your question! The United States pet import rules are relatively straightforward...

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Pit Bull Travel to the United States from Dubai

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I would like to know what are the regulations for importing pets (specifically Pit Bulls) into the state of Nevada.

Thank you.



Hi Sonia,

Thank you for your question! As far as United States and Nevada import rules, there are no regulations against importing Pit Bulls. In fact, Nevada is one of a few states that has banned breed-specific legislation and in general the country is growing more Bully-friendly all the time.

However, you will need to check with the airline you're...

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Tips for Cat Travel to The United States from Australia

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My vet suggested I contact an agency to help with relocation and vaccination advice as he was unsure of said requirements for cats traveling from Australia to the United States. Do you have any contacts or can you help me?




Hi Jacinta,

Thanks for reaching out -- you've come to the right place!

When starting to plan a pet move, it's important to first understand the import requirements so that you can start to put together a timeline that works for you. We also...

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Cat Travel from France to the United States

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I just came to Paris last month and brought my cat with me. I did all the proper paperwork to get him here legally. I'm looking to go back to the US at the beginning of September. What do I need?

I still have all of his paperwork from bringing him over. Should I treat it as if he was never originally from the US? Thank you for your help.



Hi Danielle,

Thank you for your question! It won't make much of a difference that your cat started in the United States -- you'll...

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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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