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Veterinary Paperwork for Dog Transport to the UK

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Dog Travel to the UK: Can You Use More Than One Vet for the Paperwork?

Hi PetRelocation,

Are you allowed to start the pet transport process with one vet and finish with another? I live in Los Angeles and I would like to drop my dog off in Charleston, SC with my family so I can be with my husband sooner.

They would finish the process there. Is there a rule against that?

-Carrie


Hi Carrie,

Thanks for your inquiry! First, for reference take a look at the most up-to-date International Import Requirements...

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Incredible Experiences: Three Pets Move to the UK

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

daisy and dolly"PetRelocation made a stressful move so easy!"

When I found out I had the opportunity to move to London, UK to advance my career, I was excited but incredibly nervous. I knew I could never leave my two dogs and my cat behind in the United States (Atlanta, GA). My pets are a part of my family; they are my children and they mean the world to me! Moving without them was not an option.

Before I even accepted the job offer, I began researching options to move my pets abroad. To say that I was nervous...

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Is There Quarantine for Dogs Traveling to Scotland?

Thursday, October 13, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I need to get my dogs to Scotland from the United States and I'd like to know where to begin. I'm not sure what is required; is there a quarantine that needs to be done?


Thank You,
Sue


Hello Sue,

Thanks for contacting us! To start, here are the pet import import requirements for Scotland. We also have a guide to moving pets to the UK that should help you along your way in terms of figuring out vaccine and paperwork requirements as well as tips for booking pet friendly...

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Are AVID Microchips ISO Compatible for International Pet Air Travel?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Avid Microchips and International Air Travel Avid Microchips and International Pet Air Travel 

We have been receiving a lot of questions recently about microchips, specifically AVID brand chips and whether or not they are ISO compatible.

We'd love to address these very important questions, but first, let's review what a microchip is and why it's typically required for any animal traveling internationally.

What is a Microchip and Why Does My Pet Need One?

The microchip is a tiny computer chip which has an identification number programmed into...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Tortoise

Friday, July 22, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Tortoise Transport Options to the United States

Hello PetRelocation,

My daughter owns a tortoise -- she now lives in the United States and would like to have her tortoise there with her. She is visiting the UK in August... How would she be able to take it, if possible, or have it taken?

Thank you,

Kathleen

 

Hi Kathleen,

Thanks for your question. While US import requirements for dogs and cats are pretty straightforward, relocating exotic pets such as reptiles and birds can be tricky. We advise...

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Shipping Pets to the Philippines: Quarantine Information

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

If I travel with my dog to the Philippines, are they going to quarantine him once he arrives in the country? If so, for how long? Does my dog get delivered right away to the appropriate address? Please advise.

- Juvy

 

Hi Juvy,

Thank you for your question! We're happy to help with some guidance.

The most common question people have when they begin to look into moving their pets internationally is "Will there be quarantine?" No one likes the idea of quarantine, and for some countries,...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Great Dane

Friday, July 1, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I may be assigned overseas and wanted to see how to go about getting my Great Dane overseas with me. He is a year old and weighs 150 lbs.

Thanks,
David



Hi David,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. First, here is some general information about moving large dogs. You'll probably need to acquire a custom crate for your Great Dane, and it's important to check with your airline ahead of time to make sure the crate will be able to fit onto the airplane.

Here are the pet...

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Dog Travel Story: Two Beagles Move to the United Kingdom

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

ralph & riley"Ralph and Riley's International Relocation from Texas to Wales!"

My kids are Ralph (11 Years old) and Riley (9 years old) and here is the story of their move from Texas to Wales. I moved to the United States from Wales 20 years ago and made the decision to finally move back to my country to be with my family. The decision to move was the easy part; the decision that affected my kids was the hardest part. I knew this would mean them flying in cargo, and my dogs having to fly below me confined in...

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How to Transport a Dog From Scotland to the United States

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My mother's health is waning and I'm preparing for the event that she can no longer care for her small dog. I'd like to bring the dog to live with me in California eventually.

What is involved in making this happen?

Thanks,

Liz

 

Hi Liz,

Thank you for your question and sorry to hear about your mother -- we would be happy to help you navigate this challenging situation.

First, take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States. Luckily these rules are some of the more...

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Tips for Traveling With Dogs to the United Kingdom

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Could you provide me with details of the process of moving two dogs from the United States to the United Kingdom?

Thanks,

Simone

 

Hi Simone,

Thank you for contacting us, we're glad to help!

First, take a look at our guide to United Kingdom pet travel -- this five-part series covers all the most important details involved with planning a safe pet relocation to the UK, including information about import requirements, cargo pet travel and the arrival process at the Heathrow Animal...

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Dog Travel Q&A: Traveling to Canada From Spain

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
How do we make our travels work best for the dog?

Challenges: We leave Spain go into Gibraltar and fly to London, UK, spend two nights, then fly to Vancouver, Canada. Will the UK let us take the dog out of the airport to our cousin's home for the two night stay? Please let us know what we should be thinking about and organizing as we have never done this before. We really want to adopt this dog in Spain but live in Canada.
 
Thanks,
Patti

 
 
Hi Patti,
 
Thank you for your question!
 
If...
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Pet Travel Advice: Moving Dogs to Scotland

Saturday, January 16, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

dog in ScotlandHi PetRelocation,

I was hoping to get a detailed list of the export requirements from the USA and import requirements of Scotland. I'm considering using your services and I just want to know exactly what all of the requirements are.

Thank you,
Krystle
 

 

Hi Krystle,

Thanks for the question! We'd be happy to point you in the right direction. To start, the USDA is a good source of official information; take a look here for an overview of pet import requirements to the UK.

We've also put together an...

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Pet Travel Advice: Jamaica's Tough Import Policy

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Are Dogs Allowed to Travel to Jamaica? 

Hi PetRelocation,

How can I get my pet into Jamaica from the USA? I have seen that Jamaica only accepts pets from the UK and Ireland.

Also, I might have to visit South Africa for 6-8 months. What are the requirements to take my dog from the United States to South Africa and then return.

Is it easier to get a pet into Jamaica from South Africa?

Many thanks,

Wendy
 

Hi Wendy,

Thank you for your inquiry, we're happy to provide some guidance.

Unfortunately, Jamaica is...

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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.

Thanks,

Neil

 

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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.

 

tomsk

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?

Thanks,

Marco

 

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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