Help Me Move My Pet

Singapore Pet Travel Question: Breed Bans and Import Rules

Monday, May 2, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear Sir or Madam,

Next year we'll probably move from Belgium to Singapore, but my research indicated that some breeds are forbidden. Since two of my dogs are strays, they can't be categorized under a certain breed (they are from Serbia and Greece but are completely checked, microchipped, etc. Everything is correct).

Do you think this might be a problem?

Kind Regards,


Hi Valerie,

Thanks for your questions! Singapore is very particular about pet import rules, but with the right preparations...

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"Is a Rabies Titer Test Required for United States Pet Travel?"

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm moving from Angola to Texas with my dog. Is the titer test required?





Hi Yohanny,

Thanks, great question! The titer test is generally required for countries that are very strict about staying rabies-free or low-rabies, and though pets are required to be vaccinated against rabies, the titer test is not required for United States pet imports.

The United States is actually one of the easiest countries to move a pet -- take a look at the rules and requirements here....

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Pet Travel Advice: How to Ship Pets to China

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We are a Danish family, expatriated to Manila, going to Beijing in the near future. Our dog has a microchip and the required rabies vaccination for traveling to Denmark, Europe.

Will it be possible for us to bring her to China? Without any quarantine?




Hi Kristina,

Thank you for your question! We have helped many pet travelers navigate the tricky process of shipping their dogs to China safely and would be happy to help you, too.

First, take a look at the China pet...

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Pet Travel Q&A: All About Australia Dog Quarantine

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions


Can you please help me find the most efficient and expedient route to move my sensitive little Shiba from New York City to Sydney?

Is there any way to expedite the 190 day process? How do celebrities fly their dogs in and out of Australia so easily?

Also, do you know of any quarantine facilities in Sydney (anywhere around Bondi) that allow a lot of contact with the owners during the 10 day quarantine?

I really want to be able to visit with him as much as possible to ease his stress. Any...

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"Can my bird travel to Australia?"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I wanted to take my bird with me to Australia, and I have no idea how to do it. I don't even know where to start when it comes to doing stuff like getting permission for importing my bird to Australia.

Can you please give me a good answer?

Thank you,


Hi Jeevi,

Thank you for your question! Unfortunately birds cannot be brought into Australia from Thailand at this time due to the country's strict biosecurity rules. (You may have heard about the trouble Amber Heard and Johnny...

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How to Ship a Dog Safely From Kenya to the United States

Friday, April 15, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

To Whom It May Concern,

I will be relocating from Nairobi, Kenya to the US next month and want to bring my dog (2 year old miniature poodle). She is 11 kg and thus is not able to go in the cabin, unfortunately. I am very stressed about her safety as she has never traveled before and it is a long trip. The only flight available is KLM (Nairobi to Amsterdam), a three hour layover, and then Delta (Amsterdam to US).

I am concerned about the Delta leg of the flight, as the reviews online are not very...

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Cat Travel to the United States From Canada

Monday, April 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi There,

I'm planning a move to the United States for work and I'm really worried about the requirements to move my cat over with me. Are you aware of any other requirements other than a health certificate and a rabies shot that my cat would have to get done?

Thank you so much.



Hi Chiara,

Thank you for your question! The United States is one of the easiest countries to bring a cat --  here is a look at the requirements, but essentially you just need a health certificate and proof of...

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Tips for Arranging a Low-Stress Pet Relocation in the United States

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I want to relocate with my dogs but obviously can't be in two places at once, so my question is, do you kennel them for a few days while we move ourselves and household?




Hi Fred,

Thank you, great question! Moving with pets can be complicated for many reasons, and arranging a timeline is often one of the trickiest things to manage.

Typically we do work with our clients to arrange boarding on one side or another. It's often easier for pet owners to move first, take care...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Relocating With a Cat From Australia to Ireland

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm looking at moving to Ireland in a years time and want to know how I go about taking my cat with me. The thought of leaving him behind breaks my heart. Is it hard to take a fixed mature cat into the country?




Hi Mandy,

Thank you for your question! International travel with a cat certainly requires quite a bit of planning, but it's possible to carry out safely and smoothly (so don't feel that leaving your cat behind is the only option)!

We've helped many pets move to...

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Vacationing to Hawaii With Dogs -- Is It Worth It?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We are building a vacation home in Kauai, Hawaii to winter at for 4-6 months a year. We would like to travel with our dogs back and forth from Boise, Idaho to Kauai. We will not be "relocating" but rather sharing time between locations.

Any advice?




Hi Kelly,

Thank you for your question! It's certainly possible to travel back and forth between the mainland United States and Hawaii (provided your pets are healthy and fit to fly), but we recommend reviewing all factors as...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Cat Travel Within the EU

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What documentation and travel will I need to get my cat from the UK to Germany? Will she need to be quarantined as well?

Thank you in advance,



Hi Storm,

Thanks for reaching out! We'd be happy to help with some information.

First, traveling within the EU is a pretty straightforward process and there is no quarantine to worry about provided you meet all the requirements. Here's a look at the rules via the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture website.

Note that it's easier to...

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Pet Travel & Rabies Vaccine Requirements

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What are the requirements for traveling with our dog regarding a Rabies Certificate? We know about the Health Certificate already.

She has always had 3 year Rabies shots and her last one was nearly 2 years ago, but it is still good for one year. One information source indicated she must be vaccinated within the last 12 months, which makes no sense. So what is the true requirement for the Rabies Certificate?




Hi Scott,

Thanks for submitting a question to us -- this is...

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Planning Pet Travel to Australia From Colombia

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Is it possible to move my dogs from Colombia to Australia? I understand it cannot be done directly, but can I take them to the United States and spend some time there and then travel to Australia?




Hi Lina,

Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, it is possible to eventually bring your dogs to Australia after spending time in an approved country.

For more details about how this would work, take a look at this overview of pet travel to Australia from a non-approved country --...

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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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