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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!
Briana

 

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?

Thanks,

Kandace

 

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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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Tim, Pet Relocation Consultant

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Core Values

tim and dogsThough the employees of PetRelocation come from a variety of backgrounds and handle a range of tasks during their days at the office, we all share one thing: a dedication to the core values that define the company. 

The subject of our latest employee profile is no exception to this rule. In his role as a multitasking, jack-of-all-trades Pet Relocation Consultant, Tim Phillippe lives the ideals of PetRelocation and has enjoyed an interesting journey of his own as he helps our clients complete...

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: Understanding the UK Arrival Process

Monday, September 21, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Spotlight Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of our Top Pet Travel Destinations: UK Spotlight series! Previously we shared a few frequently asked UK pet travel questions and today we're taking a look at the UK arrival process for pets.

Why focus on the arrival process? The entry process for the UK is a little different than what you'll find when traveling with pets to other countries, and we want you to be properly prepared to avoid wasting time and effort. Courtesy of our team of pet travel experts, here are the key...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: UK Pet Travel FAQs

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Pet Travel Spotlight Part One

Moving pets to the UK can be a challenging and stressful process, but with the help of up-to-date information, expert advice, and plenty of time and patience, this exciting journey can be carried out safely.

To help you start to plan a streamlined move, we've answered these frequently asked questions about pet travel across the pond.

Where do I start?

If traveling to the UK with a pet is in your future, you’ll want to start by doing a little research. The UK imposes different rules depending on...

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Pet Travel Between the United States and England

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I am planning to move with my dogs from England to Arizona in mid-September. My dogs have passports and they have recently been vaccinated against rabies. I am planning to have then tested for tapeworm before flying.

I would appreciate any advice you could give on any other medical preparation needed or any suggestions for the most animal-friendly airlines.

Warm Regards,
Natalie

 

Hi Natalie,

Thank you for your inquiry! Traveling with pets to the United States is a pretty...

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Planning Rabbit Travel to Spain

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
What are the requirements for taking two healthy vaccinated buns to Spain with us? They are my children and we simply will not move without them. Pets are family and family is forever. Is there quarantine in Spain?

They are my loves.
 
Thank you,
Kendall


Hi Kendall,
 
Thank you for your question! We typically suggest referring to the USDA or the European Commission website when seeking out particular pet import rules. Rabbits are classified as "other live animals" and as you can see...
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Incredible Experiences: Amy & Raven's Move to Hawaii

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Moving to Hawaii!"

We were referred to PetRelocation from a friend who used your services. It was our first time flying our cats by plane and it was a pretty big move. We wanted to ensure that our pets flew safely and were in great hands.

amy the cat

Anytime we called the airlines for any help, they didn't know their own policies and we kept getting different answers. We wanted people who were experts in relocating animals so that we were prepared if original plans didn't happen.

Both Linda and Whitney were...

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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.

Thanks,
Helena
 
 
Hi Helena,
 
Thank you for your...
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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.

Thanks,

Kirstie

 

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: "Flying Zebras!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

luna & lornaThe export of two zebra filly foals from California to England was dogged with issues, not least the lack of communication with the seller, so much so that the first attempt was aborted although I had paid in full for the foals.

I then waited another 13 months for two more to become available to try again. It was only when British Airways provided PetRelocation as a possible business to support me that things finally happened.

All the staff I dealt with made me feel that they were as engaged and...

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How to Prepare for Safe Summer Travel With Pets

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Pierre in the poolSummer is a busy time for pet travel, and whether you're planning a relocation or a vacation, it's important to show your pets the care and attention they need during what can be a hectic time filled with heat-related hazards.

As temperatures rise and your move date draws near, here are a few important items that will help to make summer travel with pets a smooth and safe process.

Check for Airline Embargoes

If you're planning pet air travel and your pet is too large to fly in the cabin, you'll...

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Approved Routes for Pet Travel to Scotland

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I need help. I have no idea where to begin in getting my cat to my new home. I really just need specific advice on what airlines I can use that will fly straight to Aberdeen. On the airport website it says they accept animals but from everything else I've been reading the only one I can find is in Edinburgh.

I'm so confused! I want this to be as stress free as possible but it's not really working.

Amy

Hi Amy,

Thank you for your question -- most pet owners feel stressed out at the...

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Pet Transport Rules for the United States

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear Pet Relocation,
 
What is the process to relocate our cat with us from South Africa to Houston, TX, and is there a quarantine period for cats? What are all the requirements and risk factors? Is it very traumatic for the animal?

We are unsure what type of accommodation we are relocating to as of yet but want to figure out the pet travel details.
 
Thanks,
Sarah

 
Hi Sarah,
 
Thanks for your question! Pet travel to the United States is fortunately not as complicated as shipping pets to many...
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Comparing Pet Friendly Airlines

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am really concerned about the safety of flying my dog in the cargo hold. I'm looking at Lufthansa, because based upon what I am seeing on the internet it seems to be one of the best airlines to handle dogs.

Can you tell me anything about the conditions in the cargo hold, i.e. how often cabin pressure is lost, etc. My choices to get him to Spain are Lufthansa to Frankfurt or United or American to Madrid. Not sure how the airlines differ in their cargo hold live animal handling...

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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,
Adam

 

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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