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Pet Travel Question: Layovers and Pet Flights to Asia

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Pet Friendly Airlines for Pet Travel to Asia

 

Hi PetRelocation,

Do you recommend booking a long (21 hrs) direct flight for a nervous dog or is it better to book a layover?

Do you have an airline you recommend that flies US to Asia?

-Risha


Great question, Risha! It might surprise some people, but we do generally recommend booking a layover in order to give pets a chance to stretch their legs and spend some time outside the travel crate. Though it will make the overall trip a bit longer, we believe...

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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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Safety Tips for Flying Internationally with a Pug

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

PugPug Air Travel Advice

Dear PetRelocation,

My husband is hoping to get a job teaching at an international school next year. However, before he thinks about looking for a job, we want to know if it will be possible to relocate our 24 lb Pug abroad?

His height, length and weight exceed all maximums for traveling in the airplane cabin, but we have heard horror stories about sending a Pug in cargo. He is extremely sensitive to heat and can easily become stressed.

Is there any way that I will be able to...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Pets from Brazil to the US

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Planning Pet Travel to the United States From Brazil

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I would like to know what companies can move my pets for me, and what is the documentation required to bring them to the United States. Thanks a lot!

-Ana Cristina



Hi Ana Cristina!

Thanks for your question. For your information, here are the pet import requirements for the United States. This country has some of the easier rules for importing pets, so primarily you'll need to focus on acquiring the International Health...

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Dog Travel Advice: How to Move Pets to South Africa

Monday, October 17, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have a few questions :)

1. We were toying with the idea of renting a car and driving to NYC where we could catch a direct flight to Johannesburg to avoid multiple flights for the pets, but worry that three days on road trip and THEN a flight may be just as terrifying for them. What do you think? Which is easier on a pets psyche?

2. If we went with you as our movers, would we be on the same flights as our pets? If so, do we get to see them during layovers?

3. Do the dogs get a...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Birds to India

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I bought one green parrot here in Dubai and want to take this parrot to my home in India. What documents are required and which airlines can I choose from?
 
Someone told me that I need to prepare a document like a passport for my parrot, so please advise me about all the details so I can take my parrot home.

Thanks,
Flavy



Hello Flavy,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. Unfortunately, birds cannot be imported to India at this time due to the threat of Avian Flu. Sorry to...
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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog from India to the US

Monday, October 10, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello,

I have a list of documents required for my dog's move from India to the United States. I have a kennel club registered dog. Does my dog need to be neutered? What if I do not wish to neuter? We have all the records of his rabies vaccination and other vaccinations and can obtain the required certificates from his vet. What are the quarantine laws in the United States?

Thank you,

Neha

 

Hi Neha,

Thanks for your questions. Pet transport to the United States is relatively simple, and you can see the...

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6 Tips for Safe and Easy Fall Pet Travel

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by Pet Travel News

5 Tips for Safe and Easy Fall Pet TravelSmart Tips for 6 Fall Pet Travel Scenarios

Being a dedicated pet owner means being ready for anything.

No matter what the next few months hold for you, take a minute to look over our favorite travel tips for fall to help make sure your whole family stays safe and happy throughout this busy season.

International Pet Travel

As we've discussed in the past, November through January can be tricky times to arrange pet shipping due to high traveler volume and government office closures during the holidays.

I...

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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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Behind the Scenes at the Air France-KLM Animal Hotel

Monday, October 3, 2016 by Pet Friendly Airlines

KLM Cargo Animal HotelAir France KLM Animal Hotel in Amsterdam

PetRelocation has a few preferred airlines when it comes to planning safe moves for our clients' pets, and one of them is KLM -- read on to see why.

Imagine a place at the airport where you could retreat to your private, air-conditioned room, take a nice walk in a grassy park, and grab a bite to eat while you relax and wait for your next flight to take off.  

No more loud terminals, uncomfortable waiting area chairs, or worrying about final boarding calls --...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Shipping a Dog to Puerto Rico

Saturday, October 1, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What pet requirements are needed to send my puppy to Puerto Rico and how much will it cost?

Thanks,

Rafelina

 

Hi Rafelina,

Thanks for the question! To start, take a look at the pet import requirements for Puerto Rico.

As you can see, because Puerto Rico is a US commonwealth, pet shipping from the continental United States is not considered international and you will only need domestic health certificates and proof of current vaccinations.

Be aware that we recommend waiting until a dog...

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Malaysia Pet Travel: Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station

Friday, September 30, 2016 by Pet Travel News

dog visitation at kuala lumpur quarantine stationPet Travel to Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur Quarantine Station

We've helped many clients with the relocation of their family pet to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and are often asked about the Quarantine Station and the conditions of stay for their pets. To shed some light on the experience, here are a few frequently asked questions about the Kuala Lumpur Quarantine Station.

If you're just starting out and need information about the import requirements, take a look at our Malaysia country profile page to...

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Pet Travel Question: What is the EU 998?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My vet tells me that all I need to get my dog into Germany is the International Health Certificate, European Microchip, and proof of vaccinations. However I'm reading on the internet that I also need the EU Form 998, which my vet says they know nothing about. Do I really need this 998 form??? Please help!

Todd


Hi Todd,
 

Thanks for contacting us with your question! Long story short: the EU 998 is no longer needed for pet travel to Europe.

Here are the Pet Import Requirements for...

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Pet Travel From Hong Kong to the United States

Thursday, September 22, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Shakespeare's pet relocation to Hong KongIncredible Experiences: Shakespeare's Relocation from Hong Kong to the United States

My husband and I have been living in Hong Kong with our dog Shakespeare. Just recently we have repatriated back to the United States.

We used PetRelocation for the move over two years ago, and were very impressed with their service. Naturally we wanted to use them again for Shakespeare's return home. 

Our specialist, Nina Faber, was incredible. From the moment we were introduced online, she was in there for us...

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Take a Closer Look at Lufthansa's Animal Cargo Program

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Pet Friendly Airlines

Lufthansa logoExploring Lufthansa's Pet Cargo Options

Lufthansa's animal cargo program is a top choice for many pet travelers, and to see why, all you need to do is take a closer look at how their operations work.

Thinking of using Lufthansa to transport your dog or cat for an upcoming international pet move? Here's a video that offers a look behind the scenes, and read on to find out more about your options from Martin Riecken, the Head of Corporate Communications for Lufthansa.

Riecken was kind enough to...

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Pet Travel Decisions: Questions About Flying Pets in Cargo

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Pets and Cargo Travel: How it Works

It's easy to feel stressed when planning the logistics of an international pet relocation, and every day we talk to pet owners who are worried about how their pets will handle the experience of flying.

Depending on the airline you choose, where you're going, and the size of your furry family member, you may end up discovering that, to make it from Point A to Point B, your pet will need to be placed in the cargo area of the plane. For many pet owners, the thought...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Hong Kong Pet Shipping Stories

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Hong Kong Pet Travel Spotlight Part Three

So far in our Hong Kong Spotlight we've discussed frequently asked Hong Kong pet travel questions and common obstacles to watch out for.

What's next? Well, it's natural to feel nervous about moving your pet internationally, and in our experience it helps a lot to hear stories and advice from other pet travelers who have been through the experience already.

For pet travelers heading to Hong Kong soon, here's a look at what to expect -- thanks to our previous clients for sharing their stories with...

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Pet Travel Story: Four Pets' Journey to France!

Monday, September 5, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

five pets travel to France"Incredible Experiences: Two Guinea Pigs, a Dog and a Cat"

Moving from the United States to France in August with a large dog, a cat, and two guinea pigs seemed like an impossible situation. 

I was extremely concerned about the heat and transport of the animals that couldn't ride in cabin.

The level of service and professional care we received was amazing. Sarah and Whitney were super and we will certainly be calling on you again in a few years when we return to the United States.

Thank you,

Erina

 

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What is the Rabies Titer Test for Pet Travel?

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

If you are planning on transporting pets to the United Kingdom, Australia or any other rabies free country, you'll need to get a rabies titer test prior to pet travel.  The steps below explain how someone who is planning on a pet move can obtain these test results from their veterinarian and issuing laboratory.


What is the Rabies Antibody Titer?

The Rabies Antibody Titer or FAVN-OIE Tests (FAVN stands for Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization) is to ensure that the rabies vaccinations have...

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Behind the Scenes: The United Airlines PetSafe Program

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Pet Friendly Airports

You've heard about "pet friendly" airlines, and if you've spent much time on our website, you know it's possible to transport a pet from one side of the world to the other, but what does the pet air travel process actually entail? Back in 2010 CNN took a closer look at Continental's PetSafe Program to show high-flying pet lovers how it all works.

While Continental has since merged with United Airlines, the video below still contains valuable information about cargo pet travel because United has...

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