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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,


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,

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.

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.




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.


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.

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,


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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Shipping a Dog from California to Washington

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Dana
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shiba Inu
From: California, USA
To: Richland, WA, USA


Dear PetRelocation,

My question isn't in regards to moving, but I've found a 4-year-old Shiba Inu in an animal shelter in California that I really want to adopt. The problem is that I can't get down there: is there any way I could have him shipped to me? Is this something that you guys do?

Please let me know how much this typically costs...



Hi Dana,

Thank you for your question! It is...

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Incredible Experiences: Jax & Opie's Journey to New York

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Dustin
Company: IBM
Pet's Name: Jax and Opie
From: Lincoln, NE
To: Poughkeepsie, NY

The experience we had with PetRelocation was pleasant throughout the entire process. Everyone we interacted with, including the email correspondents and the people who handled the transportation, were very professional and caring.

We even ran into a unique situation due to weather -- my wife and I flew out the day before so we could get settled a little before introducing the cats to our new home. The next day...

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Tips for Safe Pet Air Travel

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Janeth
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever
From: Tampa, FL
To: Los Angeles, CA

Hi PetRelocation,

I've been reading some horrible stories about animals dying when they fly, and it doesn't give me any peace of mind about flying anywhere with my pet. I have to fly to California because I'm moving there, but I want to find at least five top airlines that I can trust with my pet. She will be in the cargo area since she is 60 pounds.

What airlines are the best? What things...

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Incredible Experiences: Schneider's Suspenseful Move to Texas!

Monday, December 22, 2014 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Tim
Pet's Name: Schneider
From: Prague, Czech Republic
To: Dallas, Texas, USA

"Airline Strikes, Pregnant Wife, Snowy and Icy Roads… What else could go wrong?"

Two weeks ago (December 5th), PetRelocation delivered our furry boy, Schneider, back home to Texas from Prague, Czech Republic. We decided to make the move back to Texas in the early summer, so we explored our options and spoke with Matt at PetRelocation extensively. He can attest to the fact that we were full of questions about every...

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Nervous Owners, Nervous Pets: Addressing Common Pet Travel Concerns

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Nicole
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dog/Cat
Pet Breed: Shepherd/Boxer mix and Tortoiseshell Cat
From: Portland, OR
To: Buenos Aires, Argentina


Dear PetRelocation,

I am considering moving to Argentina or Brazil next year. I will not move without my pets. However, I have heard horror stories of the percentage of dogs that die on airplanes. Can you tell me a bit about your safety measures? Will someone travel with my dog in the cargo area? How are the dogs walked/allowed to go to the bathroom on...

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Not Your Average Pet Travel Question: International Hamster Travel

Monday, December 8, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Janice
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Hamster
Pet Breed: Syrian
From: Israel
To: UK

Hi PetRelocation,

Do I need any special paperwork to transport a little hamster from Israel to the UK? I am traveling on Wednesday and today is Monday. At the very last minute I would like to give my sister's hamster a new home, as she is struggling to take care of him properly and I would love to take him back to the UK with me.

I know that from the EU no special quarantine is required but what about Israel? Also...

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