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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 a Dog from India to the US

Monday, October 10, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions


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,



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.


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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: 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!


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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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,




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Pet Move of the Month: Henry's Relocation to Mexico

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

henry's happy reunionThough every pet move is a little different, the emotions behind them are typically very similar. At first there is excitement at the prospect of traveling, then comes stress and possibly frustration when it becomes clear that moving internationally with pets is no easy task.

That's why PetRelocation is here to help! We're always glad to step in when situations like Henry's arise -- this Chow Chow's owner was having trouble figuring out how to transport him safely from Montana to Mexico, but with...

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Dog Travel Story: Luke and Leia's Relocation to Singapore

Monday, August 8, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

luke & leia on the beach"Incredible Experiences: Luke & Leia's Journey to Singapore From California"

Nina was absolutely the best. This has been the dogs' fourth international move and by far the least stressful one for all of us despite it also having been their longest distance move yet.

She knew everything and was on top of everything and was very calm and professional and reassuring.

I highly commend her and we will recommend your company to any of our friends and family who need to move their beloved pets.




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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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Incredible Experiences: Bailly & Dusty's Move to Belgium

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

We love receiving post-move updates from our clients! Here's a great one about Bailly and Dusty, who moved from the United States to Belgium.

Hi Sarah and Maegan,

Thank you both for your steadfast support throughout our entire relocation process. As you can imagine, we’ve had dozens of relocation service providers assisting us with every aspect of our international move, but none have been as thorough, responsive, personal, and dedicated as PetRelocation.

Bailly & Dusty's Move

When we first found out about the...

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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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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Singapore Pet Travel FAQs

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

singapore pet travel spotlight part one

Moving to Singapore with a pet can seem overwhelming at first (especially because you're probably busy planning all the details of your own relocation), but with the right preparation and assistance it can be a smooth transition. 

In the first installment of our Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight, we take a look at a few of the most frequently asked questions about the Singapore pet import process and share advice gathered from our pet relocation experts. Read on to get started in the right...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Singapore Spotlight

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight

Singapore is known for being a near utopia thanks to its modern amenities, impeccably clean landscape, tropical climate, and prospering financial scene. It's a melting pot of cultures and a popular place for expats, who often bring their pets when they relocate here for work or fun.

Is a pet relocation to Singapore in your future? If so, we're here to help! Our five part Singapore Spotlight Series includes information about preparing pets for travel, import rules, Singapore pet quarantine...

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Incredible Experiences: Bailey & Nellie's Move to Utah

Monday, March 28, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Bailey & Nellie"Excellent Care"

PetRelocation helped us arrange shipment of our two dogs during a complicated international move.

Our large Bernese, Bailey, was too big for any commercial crate on the market so they organized the construction of Bailey's own special crate.

Because the crate Bailey needed was too big for the cargo doors of any aircraft landing at our city's international airport, PetRelocation also lined up kenneling and road transport from Denver to Park City.

While probably complicated on their...

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"Can a Stray Dog be Imported to the United States From Romania?"

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
While volunteering in Romania, I fell in love with a young stray dog at an orphanage. She lives there and is occasionally fed scraps. Is there any way I can bring her back to the U.S.? I know someone who might help me get her vaccinated.

Challenges: Everything. It is an uphill battle because first they have to pick her up, get her vaccinated (I am now back in the United States in College), and then ship her here. I may be able to fly back to make sure they get the right dog,...
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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: Everything You Need to Know About Breed Restrictions

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

North America Pet Travel Spotlight Part Four

Along with the challenges we've previously covered in our North America Pet Travel Series, another big obstacle for many pet travelers involves breed restrictions.

Many of these rules are important because they're set with a pet's safety in mind (snub-nosed pets are simply more likely to experience complications when traveling, for example), but they can often be confusing and make pet travel even more stressful for conscientious pet owners trying to figure everything out.

The more you know, the...

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: How to Get Started

Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

North America Part One

Whether moving a pet from state to state or country to country, it's important to start with the basics. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed in the beginning stages of a pet move when you don't know what you don't know, but the more you start to learn about the process, the more empowered you'll be to make the right choices for your pet.

Based on advice from PetRelocation's domestic logistics team, our North America Pet Travel Spotlight will primarily focus on US domestic moves (moves from one...

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