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Pet Shipping Rules for Dog Travel to the United States

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello,

I'm from the Philippines and I plan to go to the U.S. with my pet. My port of entry is O'Hare in Chicago. I would like to know the requirements needed when I enter the U.S., specific to Illinois.

Do they require a rabies titer test? Please let me know.

Thanks!!

Carla

 

Hi Carla,

Thanks for your inquiry! No, a titer test is not necessary for pets entering the United States from the Philippines. Compared to many other countries, the United States is pretty simple and straightforward when it comes...

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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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Rabies Requirements for Cats Traveling to the United States

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Helen
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Brindle Tortoiseshell
From: Manchester, England
To: Millburn, New Jersey, USA

 

Hi There,

We are relocating and taking our cat with us on a flight from Manchester, UK to the US. We arrive at JFK airport but we shall be passing through to Millburn, New Jersey where we will be living. New Jersey State does not require the cat to have a rabies vaccination, but it looks like New York State does require one.

Seeing as we are landing in New York State, do...

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Pet Travel: Are Pit Bulls Allowed to Relocate to Australia?

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Stephen
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
From: United States
To: Australia

 

Dear PetRelocation,

Is this breed allowed to move to Australia from America? Which breeds are not allowed to move there?

Thanks a bunch :-D

-Stephen

 

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your question. According to information found on the official Australia government website, American Pit Bull Terriers are not eligible for import (neither are Dogo Argentinos, Fila Brasileiros, Japanese Tosa, Perro de...

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Rules & Requirements: Moving Pets to Spain

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Emily
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Brittany Spaniels
From: Atlanta, GA, USA
To: Madrid, Spain

 

Hi PetRelocation,

How do I get my pets to Spain? I'm wondering about all the vaccinations, paperwork, microchips, timing of vaccinations and health certificates. I have read so many different things.

Thank you for any help or advice,
Emily

 

Hi Emily,

Thanks for your question. Researching pet travel can definitely feel overwhelming, as the information you find online isn't always clear or...

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Relocating Pets to Perth, Australia

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lauren
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Short Hair
From: South Africa
To: Perth, Australia

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I understand that there isn't a quarantine base in Perth. What happens if my cats need to relocate to Perth? What is the process? How much will this cost?

Thanks,

Lauren

 

Hi Lauren,

Great question. Relocating your cats to Perth will require fulfilling all the stated import requirements in South Africa (which will probably take at least 180 days), then your cats will fly to...

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Pet Shipping to the United States

Monday, April 13, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jerry
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: French Bulldog
From: Spain
To: United States

 

Dear PetRelocation,

I'm buying a dog from Spain and she will be entering the USA through Canada. The dog has been microchipped and had her rabies shot administered, but now the person in Spain is telling me the dog can't be shipped until a second rabies is administered. Is this correct?

Thanks,

Jerry

 

Hi Jerry,

Thanks for your question. First, please review the pet import requirements for the United States....

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Moving Pets to Germany and Back

Friday, April 10, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jenna
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Chihuahua
From: Germany
To: USA

 

Dear PetRelocation,

I brought my 12-year-old neutered, male dog to Germany with all the necessary paperwork. We arrived December 7th and now plan to return to the US in a couple weeks. This is about 4 1/2 months apart.

Is it necessary to use a vet here in Germany to administer the rabies and/or all other vaccinations once again? I would rather not if I can avoid it. As my dog is senior, I want to reduce as...

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Traveling Separately From a Pet in Cargo

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Alrea
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shih tzu
From: Manila
To: Virginia, USA

 

Dear PetRelocation,

I went to college in the Philippines but now it's time for me to move back to the states. I'll be staying with my mom there and I want to bring my dog with me. Is it advisable that I send him before after or during my own flight? I have family here that could care for Jack until his travel time.

Thanks,

Alrea

 

Hi Alrea,

Thanks for your question! Many people traveling internationally with pets...

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USDA Requirements for Pet Travel to Chile

Thursday, April 2, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lou
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Rottweiler/Lab mix
From: Virginia
To: Chile, South America

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm moving to Chile, South America. Is the USDA certification needed in addition to the APHIS 7001? What exactly do I need to do to move my dog to Chile?

Thanks,

Lou

 

Hi Lou,

Thanks for your question! We'd like to start by pointing you to two resources: the pet import requirements for Chile and these frequently asked pet travel questions and answers. It takes at least a few...

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Breed Restrictions for Dog Travel to New Zealand

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lori
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Hanover Hound
From: Bend, Oregon
To: Kaiwaka, New Zealand

 

Dear PetRelocation,

If I have a dog that is a mixed breed can I bring her into New Zealand? She's a Lab and German Shepherd mix. Can she be quarantined in my home for the 170 days before flying to New Zealand and then quarantined there for 10 days?

Thank you,
Lori

 

Hi Lori,

Thanks for reaching out with your question. According to the official pet import requirements for New Zealand, yes, your...

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Bengal Cat Travel to Costa Rica

Friday, March 27, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Icelle
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Bengal
From: MA, USA
To: Costa Rica

 

Hi PetRelocation,

Does Costa Rica have any travel restrictions when it comes to domestic Bengal cats? My cat is an F-6 Bengal cat. She has some "wild blood" in her ancestry, but it's very far removed and she is a domesticated pet (like regular house cat).

I know, for example, in Hawaii Bengal cats are not allowed to enter the state at all. Also, is there a quarantine period?

Thanks!

Icelle

 

Hi Icelle,

Thanks for...

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Australia Pet Travel: Important Sydney Quarantine Update for 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

If you're planning to relocate to Australia with a pet in the coming months, be aware that a few big changes involving available quarantine facilities could affect your plans. After Oct. 16, 2015, the Australia Government Department of Agriculture will no longer take pet quarantine bookings at the Eastern Creek Facility in Sydney.

To protect its status as a rabies-free nation, Australia imposes a minimum 10 day quarantine for all pets arriving into the country. Currently two quarantine...

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ISO Compliant Microchips for Pet Travel to Sweden

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Sofia
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Havanese
From: USA
To: Sweden

Dear PetRelocation,

Our dog has just been microchipped with a HomeAgain chip that is 15 digits. Is this chip ISO compatible? Will customs in Sweden be able to scan his chip?

Best,

Sofia
 

Hi Sofia,

Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, HomeAgain chips are ISO compatible so you'll be in accordance with this requirement upon entry to Sweden.

For your information, here are the pet import requirements for Sweden as well as a...

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How to Plan International Rabbit Travel

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Susan
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Rabbit
Pet Breed: Lop Eared
From: London, UK
To: New Canaan, CT, USA

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm just wondering what I need to do documentation-wise to ensure Willie gets to move to the US from London as we corporate relocate back home. Also, I'm clueless about how to physically move him. Does he go under the seat, in a luggage/pet area or what?

Thanks! Look forward to talking with you. Have a good day!

Susan

 

Hi Susan,

Thanks for your question! Per the USDA, the United...

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Cat Travel Question: Australia's 10 Day Quarantine

Monday, March 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Elleni
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Maine Coon & Siamese
From: Thailand
To: Australia

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have heard the law has changed when bringing house pets from Thailand to Australia, where it used to be that you had to send the pets to Singapore for 6 months including one month quarantine. Now I hear that the quarantine period for a dog or cat is 190 days, where 180 of these days can be completed in the county of origin then there will be 10 days of quarantine in Australia.

Wher...

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Cat Travel to the United States from Brunei

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Cathy
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
From: Brunei
To: USA

Hi,

I've seen quite a few examples of moving pets from the U.S. to international locations, but I was wondering if you assist with shipping from outside the U.S. back into the country?

We won't be moving for a few years, but I've been hearing nightmares about shipping pets -- most people end up giving them to new families!

Thanks,

Cathy
 

Hi Cathy,

Thanks for reaching out! We're definitely interested in helping people figure out their move...

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Pet Travel Barriers: Puerto Rico's Pit Bull Ban

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Erika
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pit Bull
From: Texas
To: Puerto Rico

 

Hi PetReloction,

My family has had our dog for 5 years and we will be moving to Puerto Rico soon. Can we take her with us?

Thanks,

Erika

 

Hi Erika,

Thanks for your inquiry -- unfortunately Pit Bulls are not allowed to be imported into Puerto Rico at this time.

Per the USDA website:

All breeds of Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, American Pit Bull terrier, and hybrids produced by...

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Cat Travel to the United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kate
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: N/A
From: Cambodia
To: UK

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I would like to find out how I can take my cats home when I move back to the UK - no date set yet but just finding out information now for the future. What are the requirements before leaving Cambodia and upon arrival in the UK?

Also, I've seen that some airlines allow pets in the cabin as long as their carriers can fit under the seat. How does that work in terms of them going to the toilet, on a 10+ hour...

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Cat Travel from Mexico to the United States

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Merri
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
From: Mexico
To: Washington State, USA

 

Hi PetRelocation,

We are moving from Mexico to Washington State, USA. We want to bring our cat, but have never traveled with a pet. We are not sure about veterinarian documentation and if we can carry the cat inside the plane with us.

Thanks,

Merri

 

Hi Merri,

Thanks for reaching out! We'd be happy to offer a few pieces of advice.

First, please take a look at these frequently asked pet travel questions. When traveling with...

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