Help Me Move My Pet

Pet Shipping Within the United States

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We aren't moving, but rather just need to get our dog, Harvey, home to Virginia for our wedding and the holidays.

Can you help?




Hi Anne,

Thank you for your question. We're happy to offer some tips for your upcoming trip -- congratulations on your marriage, by the way!

When traveling domestically with your dog, you'll need to attend to a few things:

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Pet Travel Advice: Moving a Dog to Australia From the United States

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have never moved internationally before, and I'm looking at going to school in Australia in a little over a year. I want to make sure I am fully prepared when I do and I also want the best care for my dog, so I am looking for help.

How do I go about arranging my dog's move to Australia? I look forward to hearing back from you.




Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your question -- moving pets to Australia is definitely an endeavor that takes time and careful planning.

To start,...

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Pet Friendly Airlines for Pet Travel to Spain

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can you recommend an airline to move my dog to Spain? How can I find the best price?

Thank you,



Hi Robert,

Thank you for your question! It's certainly important to choose a pet friendly airline when planning international pet travel -- specifically, airlines that have established pet policies in place.

For our clients' flights, we often use British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and United. These airlines keep pets in temperature controlled vehicles and have staff trained to handle...

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Rabies Vaccines for Cat Travel to the United States

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Our domestic cat will be traveling in the plane cabin with us from Hawai'i to Phoenix, AZ. He is 12 years old and has always lived indoors in a rabies free country/zone. I do not want to vaccinate him at this age for rabies. Does he require a rabies vaccination to enter Arizona from Hawai'i?

This is a purebred Abyssinian who was born in England and moved to Hawai'i without ever being quarantined or required to be vaccinated for rabies. Will he be held at the airport when we...

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Pet Travel to Singapore & Dog Breed Restrictions

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Are there any restrictions for moving and owning a dog in Singapore?





Hi Michelle,

Thank you for submitting a question to us. Singapore is somewhat strict when it comes to importing pets and keeping certain breeds of dogs. That doesn't mean it'll be impossible to move your German Shepherd there, but you'll need to be aware of a few things.

First, please look over the pet import rules for Singapore. Note there is a 10-day minimum quarantine upon arrival and the...

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Navigating Pet Travel to Kenya

Friday, November 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Have you helped move an animal from the US to Kenya? What is involved? Is there a quarantine upon arrival? Would there be any problems transiting through the EU?




Hi Kandace,

Thank you for your question! Yes, we have helped several pets move to Kenya safely and would be happy to advise and/or assist you.

First, please review the pet import requirements for Kenya here. In our experience there is no quarantine for pets arriving into the country, however you will need an...

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Pet Travel & Avoiding the Holiday Rush

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm looking into relocating and I need to bring my dog. I don't think she can go in the cabin since she has a height of 15 inches and a length of 21 inches, so I am looking for the safest way possible.

I know winter isn't a good time to move, but I was aiming for January/February. I'm looking for options to explore -- can you offer any suggestions?




Hi Katie,

Thank you for reaching out, we'd be happy to offer a few suggestions. First, it's possible to fly safely with...

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Moving Pets to Singapore From Italy

Monday, November 2, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Is a quarantine mandatory for a cat moving from Italy to Singapore?




Hi Fifre,

Thank you for your question! Singapore is rabies free and is stricter than many other countries when it comes to importing pets, so yes, pets entering Singapore from Italy will need to undergo quarantine upon arrival. Depending on your cat's status in terms of vaccinations fulfilled and requirements met, this quarantine period will be between 10 and 30 days.

For more details about this...

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Pet Travel From India to the United States

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My best friend is moving to Mountain View, California in December. We have an adopted rescued dog together, an Indian Pariah named Cotton -- she's two years old now, we got her at around 9 months of age.

We're hoping to be able to relocate Cotton along with my friend, but given the short window of time, are looking for options, to perhaps move Cotton to Mountain View after a few months.

Would really appreciate some help and advice on the complete process, what we should be doing...

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Pet Travel to Australia Via Canada

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Next year, my dog will fly from Thailand to Canada, and my friend will pick him up, and the dog will be sent Australia. My questions are:

1. How long does it take to complete the process when he arrives Canada before flying on to Australia?

2. Are there any requirements for the period that he has to stay in Canada before he goes to Australia?




Hi Kanthida,

Thanks for your question -- and perfect timing! We have recently been discussing Australia pet travel on our...

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Planning Pet Travel to Australia

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I'm looking at moving to Canada next year, and I'd love to take my 2-year-old Pug with me. Been trying to get all the information but it's a bit overwhelming! Essentially, I'd be looking at something like the following:

-Fly over in April
-Organise for my dog to come over a couple of months later

Where it gets a bit confusing, is if I wanted to come back within two years, what would the process be then? Can I get him vaccinated against Rabies before he leaves AU? Anything I could do to...

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UK Pet Travel: When Should a Dog's Microchip Be Implanted?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My boxer is current on rabies but may need other shots to meet requirements, I'm not sure. Is there a link of current requirements to transport a dog from the USA to UK?

I read they need to be microchipped before the rabies shot? Does that mean I need to get her chipped and then she has to have another rabies shot? Just trying to figure out exactly what is needed so we can start the process as we plan to move in about 6-8 months back to UK. My boxer is from the USA.





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Is Pet Travel Tax Deductible?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have a question regarding pet moving tax write-offs.

Someone told me that you can write-off the pet travel expenses and I wanted to confirm that with you guys.

I recently bought an apartment a little less than two years ago here in New York City, and I have two dogs currently in the Philippines (both are 10 months old) living with my wife. My wife will be flying here at the end of this year along with the two dogs and I'm planning on using a pet travel service.

It's so...

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Traveling to and From Australia with Pets

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Could you advise me of the requirements for bringing my dog on my holiday to Colombia and then back to Australia?? My dog is 3 years old.




Hi Henry,

Thank you for submitting a question to us. Because Australia has particularly strict pet import rules, it is probably not advisable that you take your dog out of the country just for a holiday.

Australia is rabies free, and all pets must fulfill a 10-day quarantine upon arrival (even if you started there originally)....

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Q&A: Understanding Australia Pet Quarantine

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I'm moving to Australia with my cat. I saw that there will be 180 days of quarantine that the cat can do in the country of origin, but does that mean I can have her at our house? Or does she have to be at a vet for 6 months?

Once in Australia, where does my cat spend the 10 days quarantine required?





Hi Silvia,

Thank you for your question, we can certainly offer some guidance. Here's the quick answer to your question: the only part of the quarantine that must be...

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Q&A: Pet Travel to New Zealand From Non-Approved Countries

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm planning to move to New Zealand in 2016 with my cat but I don't know New Zealand's rules about importing pets. Can you inform me of what I need to do?

Many Thanks,



Hi Asli,

Thank you for your inquiry. New Zealand is a rabies-free country, which means its rules for importing pets can be somewhat challenging to follow. That doesn't mean it can't be done, but you'll need to spend significant time and effort (and money, to be honest), to get your pets there.

Please refer to the...

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Choosing a Pet Safe Airline for International Cat Travel

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We purchased tickets on Singapore Airlines thinking that we could put our cats in approved carriers in the cargo hold during the duration of our flight. Unfortunately, we've just discovered that Singapore Airlines will not transport the cats for us.

What airlines will fly cats in the cargo hold from USA to France or Germany? We're having trouble finding the answers online and we don't want to make the mistake of booking another flight where the airline will not allow the...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Rules for EU Pet Travel

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi There,

I was wondering if there is a limit on how many animals we can bring into Germany. We have three small dogs and would like to bring all three. I'm assuming we would be able to bring all three but just want to make sure.




Hi Madison,

Thank you for your question! According to the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, up to five pets may be imported into Germany per person, so yes, you will be able to bring your three dogs with you.

We advise following the link above...

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Tips for Planning Pet Air Travel Within the United States

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi There!

This December we'll be (temporarily) flying from California to Georgia to visit my parents for the holidays. Are there any special requirements I should know about for flying into the state of Georgia with a pet dog? Thanks for your help!



Hi Wyatt,

Thanks for your questions! It's a great idea to start preparing for pet travel well in advance of your departure date.

For pet travel within the United States, your dog will need an up-to-date rabies vaccine and a vet health certificate...

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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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