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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: Coco & Butter's Move to the United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Around the World"

So my dogs started in China, then went to the USA, and with PetRelocation went to the UK.

We had such a hard time going to the USA by ourselves, but getting into the UK was easy. A few hours after calling PetRelocation we were well on our way with having most of the paperwork done, vet appointments scheduled, and well -- on our way, so to speak.

coco & butter


My situation was unique. My wife and I live and work in China, and were in the USA only for the wedding. We brought our dogs and had to...

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Buying a Reinforced Travel Crate for Pet Air Travel

Monday, June 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
I need to fly my dog to Maine but I can't afford to spend $600 or more on the "IATA #82" reinforced crate plus the flight cost. Is there a place I can rent the crate for this one way flight?

I bought a plastic flight crate and have been told by United airlines that I need a reinforced pet crate for the flight. I do not have the funds to buy the crate and the flight ticket. I need some suggestions.
 
He is not an aggressive dog.
 
Thanks,
Crystal
 
 
Hi Crystal,
 
Thank you for your...
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Link Round-Up: All the Latest Pet Travel News

Friday, June 26, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day!

What should you feel when a pet move is over? The right answer is "pure joy and relief."

Don't forget these top summer pet travel tips.

Good news: more cities are banning the sale of puppy mill pets.

Lots of retirees are facing the same question: "should I get a pet?"

 

daisy

Have a good weekend, pet lovers!

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Incredible Experiences: Three Westies Move to Malaysia

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

sanford, milton & elsie"Sanford, Milton and Elsie make the move to Malaysia!"

We found PetRelocation when I was searching for the regulations about moving our three furry friends with us to Malaysia where my husband was assigned.

We'd already lived in Malaysia in 2008 and had taken two of our Westies to live there. That time I did all their relocation work myself and it was very stressful for me -- the paperwork as well as the worry and traveling with them (managing their flight and my own).

What a difference it was to...

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Traveling With Dogs to the United States from Ecuador

Monday, June 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am planning buy a dog while I am on vacation in my home country of Ecuador. However, I do not know of the requirements that I need to complete in order for my dog to relocate here to the United States.

I understand there are a few vaccinations that the dog is supposed to have and there is a set limit of days that the dog has to be vaccinated within. If you could please tell me who I can speak to about this in New York City or if you could help me out that would be great.

Thank...

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5 Myths About Pet Quarantine

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Sembawang QuarantineWe field lots of questions from pet owners who are starting to plan their international pet travel adventures, and more often than not concerned pet parents wonder about quarantine. Is it necessary? Is it terrible? How can it be avoided, or at least handled safely?

Read on to see a few common misconceptions about pet quarantine along with our tips and advice for carrying out quarantine with as little stress as possible.

Most people feel better once they've faced these myths and facts head on (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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Cat Travel vs. Dog Travel

Monday, June 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Any advice you can give me regarding my move? I moved a dog from Guatemala to the USA and it was not that difficult, but cats are a different ball game so any advice you have is welcomed.

Thanks,

Maria

 

Hi Maria,

Thank you for your question! Cats and dogs can often have very different personalities, and it's important to prepare each for travel in their own way in order to alleviate stress levels (both for pets and their people).

Crate training is hugely important when it comes to planning a safe and...

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Incredible Experiences: Frites' Move From Memphis to Luxembourg

Monday, June 15, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Frites"Keeping the Family Together"

When my wife and I and our two-year old son learned we were moving from Memphis, Tennessee, to Luxembourg City (on the other side of the pond), we immediately began exploring our options of taking our beloved Frites, a 60-pound rescue dog we had adopted three years before. We soon learned it was not only difficult to transport a dog, it also wasn't cheap. At one point, we even considered leaving our dog with family.

But we loved our dog too much, and we decided we...

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Pet News Round-Up: Making Travel Safer for Pets

Friday, June 12, 2015 by Pet Travel News

5 Myths about traveling with pets.

Did you read about our Pet Move of the Month?

Pet friendly car company Subaru will fund a pet carrier safety study.

Check out these dog friendly apps.

Long read: The First Domesticated Dogs.

Cats and dogs traveling the world!

 

Mylo

Have a lovely weekend!

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Traveling With a Lhasa Apso to the United States

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm planning to move with my 5-year-old Lhasa Apso to Boston around the second week of August. From whatever information I could gather on the internet so far, KLM and Lufthansa seem to be the most recommended options.

However, most airlines state that snub-nosed dogs are not allowed to travel due to possible respiratory problems. Can you share how safe/risky it is to travel with them on a flight as long as about 26 hours (including the 7-8 hour layover)?

I will also appreciate...

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Dog Travel to Mexico from the United States

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
We are traveling through the US and into Latin America with our pet dog and hoping to fly to Mexico from Miami around November. Will this be possible?
 
We are looking for the easiest and most efficient and way to transport our pet to the above location.
 
Thanks,
Michael
 
 
 
Hi Michael,
 
Thank you for submitting a question to us! First, please review the pet import requirements for Mexico for an idea of what to expect regarding health documents, etc. Your dog will need a microchip if...
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Incredible Experiences: Chein's Big Move from Russia to New Zealand

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

cheinHere's a post move update from Chein's owner about their recent relocation from Russia to New Zealand. So glad we could help with this journey!

We couldn’t even think of leaving our beloved cat in Russia when we decided to move to New Zealand.

There are strict rules of import for cats and dogs to New Zealand from countries like Russia. A pet should first spend at least 6 months in a third country where rabies is well controlled. Although there were many options with “pet hotels” in England...

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Incredible Experiences: Marka & Vlast Move from Russia to Singapore

Monday, June 8, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

marka & vlast"Do Not Try to Do It Yourself"

Hey guys!

So I had to move from Moscow to Singapore in May 2015 and relocate my two pets -- a dog and a cat. They had to fly halfway around the world, go through a 30 day quarantine period (mandatory for all pets coming to Singapore), but they were finally delivered to me two days ago.

Having gone through the exercise, I am very glad I did not try to do it all myself and would strongly advise anyone against relocating their pets on their own.

Relocation is a...

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Pet Move of the Month: Lilly, Ashes & Cinders' Trip to Alaska

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

LillyOur June Pet Move of the Month features a repeat client returning to the United States after some time spent in Indonesia. Melissa and her pets (Lilly, Ashes and Cinders) learned a lot while overseas, and after this trip they can definitely call themselves experienced globetrotters.

Read on for some excellent pet travel advice and details about their great international adventure!

What brought about your move?

We moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2010 due to a job relocation. We expected to be...

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Traveling With Cats to New Zealand

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi,

I want to move to New Zealand from Romania and take my three cats with me. Can you please tell me more information about the costs and everything that should be done before entering the country? Or, where do I go to get all the necessary information?

Best regards,
Alexandra

 

Hi Alexandra,

Thank you for reaching out with your question about traveling with pets to New Zealand, we'd be happy to help with some information. First, it's always a good idea to look to the official government source if...

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Incredible Experiences: Zen's Journey from Mexico to Spain

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

ZenName: Lydia
Pet's Name: Zen
From: Mexico City
To: Ibiza

"Wonderful Experience"

In the beginning it was very difficult to find a company to help us with our big move from Mexico City to Ibiza, but as soon as I found PetRelocation everything started to fall into place.

I have an American Staffy, and PetRelocation has done the most amazing job with her move. I found the team (Anna and Maegan) to be very professional and kind-hearted people and felt very comfortable putting my dog Zen in their hands.

The...

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Traveling With Pets to the UK from the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
 
What is the best way to get my pets to the UK from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic? If all the blood work, rabies and inoculations are up to date, do they need to go into quarantine, and if so, how long for?
 
Lily is not the friendliest cat around, and Jessie will literally go with anyone who calls her or feeds her.
 
Thanks for your help,
Julie
 

Hi Julie,
 
Thanks for your question. First, it's important to know that the Dominican Republic is classified as an "unlisted country"...
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Incredible Experiences: Smokey's Move to China from the United States

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Here are some great tips about pet travel to China from a recent client of ours. Here's wishing Smokey and Al all the best in their new home!

I moved to China for work. I found PetRelocation online searching for pet relocation services. The whole experience was pretty stress free. Everyone knew what was needed and took care of everything quickly, from vet visits to paperwork.

I got door-to-door service, which is impressive since the small town in China I'm living in now doesn't have addresses on...

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