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Pet Travel News Round-Up: Fall Tips and Flying Rules

Friday, October 14, 2016 by Pet Travel News

6 fall pet travel tips (whether you're driving, flying, or even staying home). 

Vague rules about emotional support animals make flying complicated for some.

Are pets the newest customer base for medical marijuana?  

Meet Kelcey, a hard working member of our International Pet Relocation team. 

Check out the latest and greatest pet travel stories



Enjoy the weekend!


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Can Two Pets Travel in One Crate When Flying?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Can two pets fly together in one crate?Your pets are best friends. They go everywhere together: they shop at the pet store, comfort each other at the vet's office, and more often than not they even share a bed.

Many pet owners love seeing their pets share this bond, and when it comes time to travel, take comfort in knowing that their pets will be making the big trip together.

But how close is too close when it comes to comfort and safety? This question comes to us from our Facebook page (have you liked us on Facebook? Take a look if...

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Pet News Round-Up: Globetrotting Pet Updates

Friday, September 30, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Montreal's controversial Pit Bull ban.

Meet a few (cute) globetrotting pets.

The LA Times discusses emotional support animals and flying.

Check out the pet relief area at JFK.

Meet Ashley, on of our senior pet travel experts, and the rest of the PetRelocation Team.


Pet Travel News Links

Happy weekend, pet lovers!

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Pet Travel Spotlight: 5 Hong Kong Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

hong kong pet travel spotlight part two

After answering a few frequently asked questions about pet travel to Hong Kong in Part One of our Hong Kong Spotlight, we now turn our attention to another hot topic: Common obstacles that arise when tackling your dog or cat's relocation to Hong Kong.

Pet travel can be overwhelming no matter how prepared you are, so to help ease your family's transition to Hong Kong here are a few roadblocks to watch out for.

Import Permit

All pets will need an import permit in order to gain entry into Hong Kong...

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Can Mixed Breed Dogs Travel to New Zealand?

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can I bring my dog to live with me in New Zealand? She is a boxer mix according to the animal shelter where I got her. We think she is a boxer bulldog mix, so would she be considered a hybrid species, which are not permitted?

I really want to move to New Zealand and would be devastated if I couldn't take her with me! She is microchipped and has all of her shots.




Hi Gigi,

Thanks for the question! Confusion can arise around the pet import requirements for New Zealand...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Hong Kong FAQs

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

hong kong pet travel faqs

Hong Kong continues to be a popular destination for pet owners moving for work and adventure, and we are happy to make pet travel to Hong Kong as smooth as possible in spite of the somewhat complicated requirements.

Here are a few questions we frequently answer about traveling with pets to Hong Kong -- read on to find out more and let us know if you need help arranging your pet's move!

What are the requirements for moving pets to Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is a rabies free country, which means its pet...

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8 Tips for Pet Wellness While Traveling [Guest Post]

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by Guest Post

guest postThis guest post comes from our friends at Canine Journal:

Travel can be a stressful endeavor, especially when you add pets into the mix. So don’t add more unnecessary anxiety by having a sick or bored pup or cat while on the go.

Follow these tips to ensure you’ll have a happy and healthy furry friend during your next adventure.

1. Stay Active

Humans tend to get more exercise while traveling but it’s important to make sure your travel companion does too, especially dogs! Sure, it is easy to leave him...

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Incredible Experiences: Two Beagles Move from Texas 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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Pet Air Travel Investigation: Is Cargo Travel Safe?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by Pet Travel News

henry with his travel crateCargo or cabin? Ground transportation or excess baggage? One of the most common and emotionally charged questions we receive is about how pets travel.

Many people are surprised to find out that PetRelocation recommends cargo travel for pets, but in our experience the more you learn about how air cargo transportation works, the clearer it becomes that this really is the best option for your most precious passengers.

As you research the safest pet travel options, here's a look at the facts about pet...

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Pet Travel Spotlight: 5 Myths about Pet Travel to Singapore

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

singapore pet travel spotlight part four

If you've been following along with our Singapore Pet Travel Series, you've learned about Sembawang Animal Quarantine Station, Singapore FAQs, and how to travel smoothly during the busy summer or holiday season.

In our latest installment, we examine some of the most common misconceptions about this relocation process. There's quite a bit of misinformation out there, so let's clear up a few myths about pet travel to Singapore!

Myth #1: All pets must undergo a 30 day quarantine upon arrival in...

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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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Pet News Round-Up: Pet Travel Updates & Dogs on TV

Friday, April 1, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Meet Catie, one of our savvy Pet Relocation Consultants.

United has teamed with a therapy dog program for #UnitedPaws.

Animal Planet is launching a new show called Life of Dogs.

Watch this rescue dog fly a plane.

Peruse the latest pet travel questions submitted to us.

Globetrotting pet stories are the best.



Have a wonderful weekend!

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Incredible Experiences: Ziva's Journey From Texas to Ireland

Thursday, March 24, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"A Dachshund From Texas Comes to Ireland"

I was extremely worried about Ziva travelling from Texas to Ireland - I have made the trip many times and it's a long flight.


PetRelocation was amazing. They let me know that she would have pit stops at the layover and I was able to track her journey. You get personal emails and you can tell they love animals.

We opted to have PetRelocation provide the crate and padding, which they sent along with advice on how to get her well used to it before her long...

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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Mandy, Senior Client Care Specialist

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by Core Values

MandyWith precision and empathy, the Client Care Specialists of PetRelocation carry out a long list of important tasks relating to our clients' relocations. From the early move phases to the happy reunion, our planning and logistics experts oversee the essential elements of a pet's move to ensure that all goes as smoothly as possible.

Mandy is one of our most experienced Client Care Specialists, and in her years at the company she has helped hundreds of pets complete their journeys to locations all...

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Pet Move of the Month: Peaches, Finley and Charlie's Move to Georgia

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

peachesOur featured pet move this month will introduce you to a true pet lover. Jen is the pet parent to Peaches (a Pit Bull, therapy dog, and cancer survivor), Finley (a three-legged Golden Retriever) and Charlie (a cool cat who recently lost a few pounds in order to be healthy enough to travel), and she has fostered over 200 animals.

Jen has also traveled with pets before this move from Arizona to Georgia and has learned a lot about what it takes to make the process easier, and she was kind enough to...

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: Pet Travelers Share Their Stories

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

north america spotlight

Thanks for following along with our North America Pet Travel Spotlight! Now that we've covered the finer points of North America and domestic United States pet travel by discussing cargo travel, breed restrictions, and more, it's time to take a look at some real life examples of success. 

Find out what these pet travelers had to say after they completed their moves -- their stories will hopefully illustrate that the hard work of planning a pet move is well worth it once your pet is home safe with...

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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 Move of the Month: Pierre's Journey From Brazil to Australia

Friday, December 4, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

PierreMoving pets to Australia requires lots of time and planning no matter where you're starting your journey, and as we've discussed on our blog before, starting in a "non-approved" country means even more paperwork, legwork, and just plain work.

But as we like to say, that doesn't mean it's impossible. Pierre is a French Bulldog who started his relocation in Brazil (a non-approved country for import to Australia), and though the process took several months, he ultimately completed a safe trip...

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: The Facts About Cargo Pet Travel

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

north america pet travel spotlight part two

Let's face it: pet travel can be confusing and stressful, so in part one of our North America Pet Travel Spotlight series we discussed the basic elements of planning a safe pet move. Now that you've mastered these essentials, it's time to dive deeper into those areas of pet travel that tend to bring up even more questions.

For example, many North America pet travelers have concerns about how their pet will be traveling if they are too big to fly in the cabin, and they're often initially opposed...

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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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