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Pet Move of the Month: Buster & Lulu's Journey to Ireland

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

buster & luluWhen Buster and Lulu's owners decided to move back to Europe to be closer to their family, they didn't realize how challenging it would be to bring their dogs where they'd like to go.

Lulu, a Pit Bull, isn't allowed to travel to the UK or France (places on their initial list of possibilities), so they had to change their entire plan in order to keep the family together.

They ended up deciding on Ireland as their destination, and we were happy to help arrange the logistics so they could enjoy...

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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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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: UK Pet Travelers Share Their Stories

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

uk pet travel spotlight

Now that we've discussed the most important parts of pet travel to the UK in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series, hopefully the process seems a little less daunting and a lot more manageable.

To wrap up the series we'd like to share a few stories from pet owners who have already tackled the UK pet import process (and who have shown it can be done safely and without too much stress). It always helps to hear from someone who has done it before, so take some time to soak in this advice on various...

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Pet News Round-Up: Smart Globetrotting Pet Tips

Friday, October 9, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Catch up with the latest installment of our UK Pet Travel Spotlight.

Going to Australia? Here's what you need to know about Australia pet quarantine.

Penny the Goldendoodle moved to Hawaii and she's featured as our Pet Move of the Month!

Chicago's expanded "pets on trains" program begins this weekend.

Five important tips for safe holiday pet travel.

Halloween tips for dogs.



Have a relaxing weekend, pet lovers!

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Incredible Experiences: Buster & Lulu's Move to Ireland

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

buster & luluHere's an update from a recent client. We were happy to help arrange Buster and Lulu's reunion with their family!

When my wife and I returned from a trip to Europe visiting her family, we knew what had to be done: We needed to be closer to family. There were just two problems, one big and one little.

Our beloved Boston Terrier Buster could fit underneath the seat if need be. The bigger problem was our Pit Bull, Lulu. She wouldn’t just be difficult to transport -- she was impossible to bring...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pet Travel Trends in the UK and Beyond

Friday, September 18, 2015 by Pet Travel News

An Air Canada pilot proved how pet friendly the airline is (in a good way).

Pet health: 5 foods to never feed your dog.

Should you take cats on vacation or leave them at home?

This week we kicked of a five part UK Pet Travel Series.

Speaking of the pet friendly UK, here's a new dog friendly hotel option in London.

Here are the latest globetrotting pet stories to come our way.


Evangeline the hamster

Have a happy weekend!

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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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Traveling With Birds to the UK

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
I want to relocate to the United Kingdom but am struggling to understand the requirements for birds and would appreciate clarification on the others. Is it just a microchip, passport and rabies vaccine for the dog and cats?

My challenges include understanding what exactly I need to do!! I like to be organized and I'm trying to estimate costs for relocating.
Hi Beth,
Thank you for your question -- getting organized a few months before a pet move is definitely a...
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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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Preparing for Dog and Cat Travel to the UK

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
I am relocating from Philadelphia to the UK and would like to know what I will need to do to get my animals home safely. I brought them both out here in 2010 and I would like to get them back as smoothly as possible.

Sid is a pug, which seems to be a breed not accepted by most airlines. I do not want to put them in any kind of quarantine. I would like the most direct route for them and to cause them the least amount of stress.

Hi Helena,
Thank you for your...
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Pet Travel Q&A: "Can My Dog Fly in the Cabin?"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
I must have my dog Wesley traveling with me in the cabin, not in the hold. I need him to be with me, as I get panic attacks when flying and he helps enormously to calm me down. He is a very well behaved, non-aggressive dog, loved by everyone who knows him.
Hi Silver,
Thank you for your inquiry! Whether or not your dog flies in the cabin or cargo completely depends on the rules of the airline you fly with. Generally speaking, pets usually need to go in the cargo...
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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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International Pet Travel with a Service Dog

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

How does pet relocating work for a registered service/therapy dog? I'll be moving from the United States to the United Kingdom.




Hi Kirstie,

Thank you for your question! Each airline has its own rules regarding international pet travel and service animal transportation. We recommend checking the website of the airline(s) you're considering or giving them a call to find out the details.

For example, we often use British Airways when going from the US to the UK and...

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Incredible Experiences: Coco & Butter's Move to the United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Around the World"

So my dogs started in China, then went to the USA, and with PetRelocation went to the UK.

We had such a hard time going to the USA by ourselves, but getting into the UK was easy. A few hours after calling PetRelocation we were well on our way with having most of the paperwork done, vet appointments scheduled, and well -- on our way, so to speak.

coco & butter

My situation was unique. My wife and I live and work in China, and were in the USA only for the wedding. We brought our dogs and had to...

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Traveling With Pets to the UK from the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
What is the best way to get my pets to the UK from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic? If all the blood work, rabies and inoculations are up to date, do they need to go into quarantine, and if so, how long for?
Lily is not the friendliest cat around, and Jessie will literally go with anyone who calls her or feeds her.
Thanks for your help,

Hi Julie,
Thanks for your question. First, it's important to know that the Dominican Republic is classified as an "unlisted country"...
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Answering Questions About International Ferret Travel

Monday, May 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My partner and I are looking at getting two ferrets, but we are very conscious that we are hoping to move to Japan for a year or so in the next few years.

Could you tell me if it is possible to take ferrets with you to Japan from the UK and vice versa? And also what kinds of costs are involved if this is possible?

Many thanks,



Hi Jess,

Thank you for your question. When researching international pet travel, it's usually a good idea to start the process by checking in with the...

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Moving a Large Dog to the United Kingdom

Friday, May 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can you please give me an approximate quote to get our dog to UK? My son moved there and now wants his dog with him. The dog is tall but not husky. Nothing has been done to prepare the dog for this journey.

Thank you,



Hi Mona,

Thanks for your question -- international pet travel certainly requires quite a bit of careful planning and we're happy to help start you in the right direction. First, take a look at the pet import requirements for the United Kingdomto find out about...

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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,


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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Incredible Experiences: Moving Corby to London

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

corbyPetRelocation is now the only way I will ever allow my dog to travel! Moving from Chicago, IL to London was quite a process for my husband and I, let alone our dog who had no clue what was going on.

We contacted PetRelocation to help us with this process and could not have been happier with their service. They assisted us in the paperwork process, which was very lengthy and difficult in itself.

They not only helped us with the paperwork but were very reassuring -- they provided us with updates...

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Pet News Round-Up: Travel Improvements on the Horizon

Friday, April 3, 2015 by Caitlin Moore

Advice for cat owners whose kitties hate going to the vet.

This is how we say goodbye to valued PetRelocation employees who are moving on to new adventures. (We'll miss you, Matt!)

Here's our wrap-up of the IPATA Latin American Regional Meeting.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is participating in a trial aimed at making UK pet cargo travel a better experience.

10 cool United States dog parks.

Nice April Fool's prank, Virgin Australia.



Stay cool, pet lovers!

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