Help Me Move My Pet

Pet Travel Q&A: Exporting Pets From Australia

Monday, January 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Is it possible to ship a dog from Australia to the Philippines? I know that Australia does not permit dogs from the Philippines... is it the same thing when it is the other way around (Australia to Philippines)?




Hi Jas,

Thanks for your question. The good news is that the Philippines is not rabies free (Australia is a rabies free county, which is why its import rules are so strict). Your dog can travel from Australia to the Philippines, and generally speaking, it will...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Traveling With Cats to New Zealand

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I'm having real trouble finding a company that will help us move our cats from Denmark. Only a company called TrustForwarding appears to do flights, and they won't help with any other details like paperwork and vet visits etc. Do you know where I can get help without moving to another country for 6 months!?




Hi Jeremy,

Thank you for your question! As you probably know, Moving pets to New Zealand is quite an endeavor due to the fact that New Zealand is a rabies free nation....

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"Should I Drive or Fly My Pet Across The Country?"

Monday, December 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi there,

Do you provide ground transportation travel for animals moving within the United States? We do not want to fly our dog.

Thanks so much!


Hi Briana,

Thanks, great question! We do not provide ground transportation ourselves, but we do have recommendations for you.

1. You can search online for ground transport options (we recommend IPATA.org as a source for finding reputable agents).

2. You can reconsider. Many pet owners are naturally averse to the idea of air cargo travel for their...

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Pet Travel Q&A: New Zealand Pet Quarantine Locations

Monday, December 14, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

How long and in what location is quarantine necessary for our dog's move to New Zealand? Is a physical location required? If so, for how long? We wish to move from California, USA to Auckland with our small dog.





Hi Stuart,

Thank you for your inquiry! Moving pets to New Zealand requires that you follow a specific set of steps, and there will be a mandatory minimum 10-day quarantine upon arrival that must be carried out at a designated government facility. As you...

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How to Arrange Safe Dog Travel to Sweden

Thursday, December 10, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I'm moving from Aspen, Colorado in February and I need to bring my dog home to Sweden.

I am aware of what needs to be done with vaccinations and chips and all that stuff, however I've only heard horror stories of shipping a large dog since he can't sit with me on the plane.

Which service is best? Can I ship him separately without me on the same plane? I can give my dog some type of sedative? We know that benadryl works but he might just sleep for around four hours, so will he be traumatized or...

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Hiring Domestic Ground Transportation for Dogs

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm interested in pricing for transporting my dogs by car, as I'd like to avoid flying the dogs. Is this a service you offer?




Hi Ashley,

Thanks for reaching out to us with your pet travel question! We currently do not offer ground transportation, however we can refer you to IPATA.org. This website lists various local pet travel agents including reputable ground transport agents.

As we recently discussed in our North America Pet Travel Spotlight, many pet travelers...

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Pet Travel to Romania With a Navy Family

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My husband is a former Navy member who is currently working with the Navy. He ships out to Romania, and I will join him in April.

I can only stay three months at a time, so I will spend three months there, three months here. If I want to move the cats to Romania to be with him full time will they need to be quarantined?? I know Romania isn't the safest for animals so I want to avoid my pets being out of our care.

Also, do you think traveling back and fourth every three...

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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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