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Who Would Win The Pet Travel Olympics (If They Existed)?

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Caitlin Moore

One of the reasons it's fun to watch the Olympics is they allow us the chance to get to know other countries a little better. In Sochi it's been fascinating to see how hockey, curling and skiing (things we don't see much of here in Austin, TX) unite and excite people from around the world, and we couldn't help but apply our own experiences as pet shippers to the idea of international competition.

If there was such a thing as the Pet Travel Olympics, who would the winners be? Based on our...

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Pet Move Client Story: An Update from Lulu in Singapore

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Amber recently helped Lulu move to Singapore, and Lulu's owner checked in with an update. Here's what she had to say:

Hi Amber!

We just moved into our apartment two weeks ago and there is just so much to do!!! I'm so happy to hear there is another Vizsla moving to Singapore. So far I've seen only two (siblings, I think).

I've been meaning to send you some photos and also want to say thank you guys again for getting Lulu here safely and for making the whole process stress free for us!

Lulu and I are...

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How to Plan Cat Travel to Singapore

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Ashley
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Shorthair
From: USA
To: Singapore


I have been doing research on the requirements as far as exporting a cat from the US to SIngapore, but I am trying to get more details on how the flights would work for my cat.

Would I want to book her as cargo in a larger crate so that she could use the restroom and fly comfortably, or should I carry her on? How would she use the restroom during travel and in between flights? Are you able to...

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2014 Update: Pet Travel to Korea

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

The Korean government has updated the country's pet import requirements, effectively making it easier to move pets there from several places. In the past many pet travelers were tasked with completing a rabies antibody titer test before being allowed entry, but many nations no longer need to fulfill this requirement.

Find out more about moving pets to Korea, and note that, even if a rabies titer test isn't required, several other details need to be attended to in order to complete a smooth pet...

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Pet Quarantine in Malaysia

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Mrs. Lopez
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Basenji Mix
From: Vancouver, Canada
To: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dear PetRelocation,

There are seven quarantine days established for pets coming from the United States. Is there any similar restriction for pets coming from Canada?


Mrs. Lopez


Dear Mrs. Lopez,

Thanks, that's a great question. Malaysia imposes a quarantine on all countries not classified as "Scheduled Countries," which include the UK, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Japan,...

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Does Quarantine Change a Dog Forever?

Monday, December 2, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Wendy
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
From: Phoenix, AZ
To: Taichung, Taiwan

Dear PetRelocation,

If a dog must be quarantined and isn't used to doing that, will it change the pet's personality or behavior?




Hi Wendy,

Most pet owners feel worried about placing their pets in quarantine, but it's important to know that this is a normal part of pet travel that is very safe when handled correctly. We've assisted with many pets' quarantine stays and have talked to...

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"What's the deal with Singapore pet quarantine?"

Monday, November 4, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Rachael
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labradoodle
From: Sydney, Australia
To: Singapore

Dear PetRelocation,

Please advise if it's possible to relocate our dog with us to Singapore from Australia. How long does the process take, and is there a quarantine?




Hi Rachael,

Thanks for the question. Moving pets to Singapore requires following these requirements. More specifically, since Australia is a 'Category A' country you'll need to follow the rules as they are outlined here...

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Cat Travel to Singapore

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lucie
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cats
From: Shanghai, China
To: Singapore

Dear PetRelocation,

Is it possible to move with two cats to Singapore? What would the necessary procedures that I would need to complete? How long would the quarantine be if required?




Hi Lucie,

Yes, it's possible to move cats to Singapore -- we've safely moved many pets there. Take a look at this overview of pet import rules for Singapore to find out about the procedure.

Coming from China the rules will be a...

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Customer Story: "City Dog Moves to Singapore!"

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Erica
Pets Name: Bama
From: New York City
To: Singapore

Moving to the opposite timezone comes with its challenges, luckily one of those challenges was not the move of our 1-year-old miniature schnauzer Bama.

We truly couldn't have asked more of our PetRelocation rep Tyler. She was responsive and patient with us regardless of our stress levels. Not only did they literally provide door-to-door service from our NYC apartment to our new Singapore one, but Tyler also spoke with our vet before and...

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Pet Move Customer Story: Lucy's Move to Singapore

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Here's a note from one of our recent customers. Her dog Lucy just moved from New York to Singapore.


Dear Tyler,

I am happy to say that we found the local dog community and Lucy found a new best friend! I unfortunately dropped my camera and so couldn't get it to work for a while, but now I got it to take semi-focused pictures, so here goes!

Here is Lucy in her new park, wriggly as usual! There was a picture of her in better focus, but I thought this one caught the spirit of her day to day activity...

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Pet Move Customer Story: Jadee & Sadee's Move to Singapore

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Rowena & Lonnie

Pets: Jadee & Sadee

From: Mexico

To: Singapore


Dear Sarah, Amber, and the whole PetRelocation team,

Rowena and I would like to thank you all very much for helping us relocate our Boxers to Singapore. I realize this was a complicated move and required a great deal of coordination.

Jadee and Sadee arrived Friday night in Singapore. They were very excited to see all their stuff (theirs came via air, ours is still in a container) as well as their people.

You will definitely handle...

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Pet Travel Spotlight: Singapore Pet Quarantine

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Pet Travel News

dog hugs in singapore quarantineIt's usually one of the first questions we hear from future clients: "Will my pet need to go to quarantine?" Not every country requires that incoming pets fulfill a quarantine period, but for those who, do it's important to know that the facilities aren't the scary places many people imagine them to be.

Take Singapore, for example. We've helped several pets move to Singapore, and the photos and stories pet owners send us during and after their pets' stays reveal green grass, clean facilities,...

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Pet Travel Question: Singapore Dog Travel

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Dora
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pug
From: Sydney
To: Singapore

Hi There,

My husband, my kids and I are relocating to Singapore in the next couple of months and we are taking our beloved pug with us. I wanted to know what the procedure and the costs involved are. Do pets need to be in quarantine once in Singapore? If so, for how long?

Many thanks,



Hi Dora,

Thanks for the question -- we certainly understand that you'd like some advice for such a long-distance move. Here are the p...

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Pet Travel Question: Pet Shipping to Singapore

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Leah
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Border Collie Mix
From: Denver, USA
To: Singapore

How can I transport my dog from the US to Singapore in July?




Hi Leah,

The steps for moving your dog to Singapore from the United States are outlined here. You'll need to have your dog microchipped if not already, update the required vaccines (paying close attention to the rabies vaccine procedure in particular), and secure a vet health certificate within 10 days of departure. Since...

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Pet Move Customer Story: Gyro's Relocation to Singapore

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Sharon
Pet's Name: Gyro
From: NYC
To: Singapore

We moved our cat Gyro from New York City to Singapore. It was a pretty complicated process, but Lenneke was incredible about guiding us through each step.

She was extremely responsive, informative, and endlessly patient. We were traveling around the time that Gyro was being transported, and Lenneke arranged for boarding for a few days with Cristina. Cristina took incredible care of Gyro, got him to the airport on time, and sent us pictures of Gyro...

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Pet Travel Question: "Can we relocate our dog to Singapore after we move there?"

Monday, March 11, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: McCarthy
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mixed
From: Hong Kong
To: Singapore


Hi There,

We are relocating in May, and for various reasons, we prefer that our dog relocate two to three months after we arrive in Singapore. Is it possible for him to join us later?

Best regards,



Yes, this is possible. We often move pets after a family has already moved, and in fact we often recommend it. If your pet can stay with a friend or at a trusted boarding facility for a few...

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Pet News Links: Pet-Friendly Trends Around The World

Friday, March 1, 2013 by Caitlin Moore


Happy Friday, pet lovers! Have a wonderful day and a great weekend (and check out the top pet news of the month).

Pampered pets in Singapore.

Austin does it well. Nashville, not so much. How cities can improve kill-rates and help stray animals find homes.

Something just plain cool: the future of airport architecture.

Pet-friendly workplaces (one of our favorite topics).

Top 10: Pet Travel Gear.

A Chicago hospital allows visiting hours for pets.

A news update for pets moving to Perth.


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Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats to the United States

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Stacie
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Cat
From: Singapore


Can you tell me what vaccinations/check ups are required prior to relocation from Singapore to the US and in what time frame? Is quarantine required once back in the US if all necessary vaccinations and checks are done prior to relocation?


Hello Stacie,

Thanks for getting in touch with us! Please start by taking a look at the pet import requirements for the United States. The procedures are...

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Pet Move Customer Story: Buddy's Move to Singapore

Friday, February 15, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer


Name: Jay
Company: G.A.S. Global
Pet's Name: Buddy
From: Texas
To: Singapore

We decided to go with PetRelocation because we wanted the job to go smoothly and done right.

The entire staff was fantastic there. Amber Holub was a huge help specifically. We rescued our dog Buddy from a dumpster when he was five weeks old, and needless to say we are very attached to him. Amber assured us Buddy would be fine during the move. Sending  him off at the beginning of the trip was a very hard thing to do for us,...

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Pet Travel to Singapore Customer Story: "Singapore Kitty"

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Robbie
Pet's Name: Purrla
From: Clearwater, FL
To: Singapore

A year ago we found out that we might be moving to Singapore. I had been offered an opportunity with a teaching hospital, and although I was not seeking an overseas position at the time, it really looked like this was going to work out and be a great new adventure.

During the next few months a lot of decisions had to be made. Do we try to sell the house, what do we take and do we want to store some things? And the biggest question...

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