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Incredible Experiences: Rosie's Move to the UK

Monday, November 16, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Rosie's UK Homecoming"

Rosie has been absolutely great since she arrived with my friend Vicki. I have photos of her playing and lots of her sleeping! I cannot wait to see her again on Wednesday. 


The driver who delivered Rosie to Vicki said that Rosie was as quiet as could be in the van until he drove into our village. Then she jumped up and tried to look outside. How wonderful is that? I guess that even after a year away she could smell that she was home. 

Thank you and Meagan for your very...

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Pet Move of the Month: Buster & Lulu's Journey to Ireland

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

buster & luluWhen Buster and Lulu's owners decided to move back to Europe to be closer to their family, they didn't realize how challenging it would be to bring their dogs where they'd like to go.

Lulu, a Pit Bull, isn't allowed to travel to the UK or France (places on their initial list of possibilities), so they had to change their entire plan in order to keep the family together.

They ended up deciding on Ireland as their destination, and we were happy to help arrange the logistics so they could enjoy...

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Pet Air Travel: Can Pets Travel in the Cabin to the UK?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Matt
Estimated Move Date: 15th November 2015
Reason: Personal
From: Mexico City, Mexico
To: London Heathrow, UK
Pet: Ishmael, Tabby cat, 6 years, 13lbs

Hi PetRelocation,
What is currently the cheapest way to transport a cat to the UK from Mexico City? British Airways cargo partner IAG quoted me US $2,200!! Do any airlines allow cats in the cabin or as baggage into the UK? My cat is too awesome to leave behind.
Thank you,
Hi Matt,
Thanks for your question! We definitely understand not...
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UK Pet Travel: When Should a Dog's Microchip Be Implanted?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My boxer is current on rabies but may need other shots to meet requirements, I'm not sure. Is there a link of current requirements to transport a dog from the USA to UK?

I read they need to be microchipped before the rabies shot? Does that mean I need to get her chipped and then she has to have another rabies shot? Just trying to figure out exactly what is needed so we can start the process as we plan to move in about 6-8 months back to UK. My boxer is from the USA.





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Pet News Round-Up: Pet Train Travel and Holiday Preparation Tips

Friday, October 16, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Pet owners who have moved to the UK share their stories about international pet travel.

Amtrak pet travel is now possible on some East Coast routes.

ICYMI: 5 tips for safe, low-stress holiday pet travel.

Do you live in Austin? Join us for Dogtoberfest on Saturday!

Learn more about relocating pets by reading this interview with Sarah, one of our most experienced pet travel consultants.



Have a lovely weekend!

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: UK Pet Travelers Share Their Stories

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

uk pet travel spotlight

Now that we've discussed the most important parts of pet travel to the UK in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series, hopefully the process seems a little less daunting and a lot more manageable.

To wrap up the series we'd like to share a few stories from pet owners who have already tackled the UK pet import process (and who have shown it can be done safely and without too much stress). It always helps to hear from someone who has done it before, so take some time to soak in this advice on various...

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Pet News Round-Up: Smart Globetrotting Pet Tips

Friday, October 9, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Catch up with the latest installment of our UK Pet Travel Spotlight.

Going to Australia? Here's what you need to know about Australia pet quarantine.

Penny the Goldendoodle moved to Hawaii and she's featured as our Pet Move of the Month!

Chicago's expanded "pets on trains" program begins this weekend.

Five important tips for safe holiday pet travel.

Halloween tips for dogs.



Have a relaxing weekend, pet lovers!

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: 5 Common Misconceptions About Pet Travel to the UK

Monday, October 5, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

uk pet travel spotlight part four

Traveling to the UK with a pet can be a little tricky, which is why we're taking a close look at the process in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series. We've previously tackled topics like the UK Import Process From Unlisted Countries, and now we'll be taking a look at a few common misconceptions about pet travel to the UK.

Read on to set the record straight about what it takes to travel to the UK with pets.

Myth #1: Pets must go to quarantine upon arrival.

Many pet owners assume that if they're...

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Incredible Experiences: Buster & Lulu's Move to Ireland

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

buster & luluHere's an update from a recent client. We were happy to help arrange Buster and Lulu's reunion with their family!

When my wife and I returned from a trip to Europe visiting her family, we knew what had to be done: We needed to be closer to family. There were just two problems, one big and one little.

Our beloved Boston Terrier Buster could fit underneath the seat if need be. The bigger problem was our Pit Bull, Lulu. She wouldn’t just be difficult to transport -- she was impossible to bring...

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: Pet Travel to the UK From Unlisted Countries

Monday, September 28, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Pet Travel Spotlight

In the hopes of making pet travel to the UK a little more manageable, thus far in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series we've explored UK Pet Travel FAQs and the finer points of the UK Pet Arrival Process.

There's still more to cover, of course, and in Part Three of our UK Pet Travel Spotlight we'll be taking a look at one of the more confusing aspects of UK pet travel: understanding the rules that apply to various points of departure. The import rules for the UK are different depending on where...

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Pet News Links: Info for World Traveling Pet Owners

Friday, September 25, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Clean house tips for pet owners from Martha Stewart.

What's it like to work as a pet travel consultant?

A new study analyzes the best places to be an expat.

Moving to the United Kingdom? Here are a few tips for understanding the UK pet arrival process.

Meet a handful of lucky expat pets.



Have a fun weekend, pet lovers!

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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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Top Pet Travel Destinations: UK Spotlight

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Pet Travel Destination: UK

Congratulations on your upcoming move to the UK! Bringing your pet along with you will require careful planning, but we’re here to help. In our UK Pet Travel Spotlight series, our UK pet travel experts have answered the top questions and concerns that pet parents often have when taking on a pet move to the UK.   

Take a look at the UK pet travel resources we’ve put together to start your journey on the right foot. We look forward to helping to make sure your pet’s relocation to the UK is an...

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Incredible Experiences: Ariel's Journey From Dublin to Seattle

Monday, August 31, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Ariel's Relocation to the United States"

Relocating your pet is highly emotional; it is quite difficult to imagine it unless you go through this experience.

When we started planning our trip to the US from Ireland, we envisaged travelling with our Maine Coon cat, Ariel, on the same plane, in the cabin. I could not accept the thought of a different way of doing it. Like an overprotective mother, I had to have my eyes on our baby the entire trip.


As many may know, the Maine Coon isn't a small kitty,...

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Incredible Experiences: Daisy's Move from the US to the UK

Monday, August 24, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

daisy"Cheers to PetRelocation!"

When I found out I was moving to London, I immediately started looking into ways to get my sweet girl Daisy across the pond.

I researched several companies, but from the beginning, it was clear PetRelocation was different. I really appreciated the level of personal attention Daisy and I received from the day I made the first inquiry into the service. We dealt with the same person, which made me feel like nothing about Daisy's journey would fall through the cracks.

As the...

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Traveling With Birds to the UK

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
I want to relocate to the United Kingdom but am struggling to understand the requirements for birds and would appreciate clarification on the others. Is it just a microchip, passport and rabies vaccine for the dog and cats?

My challenges include understanding what exactly I need to do!! I like to be organized and I'm trying to estimate costs for relocating.
Hi Beth,
Thank you for your question -- getting organized a few months before a pet move is definitely a...
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Incredible Experiences: Chopper's Trip Across the Pond

Monday, August 10, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

We helped Chopper move to the UK several months ago and now she has returned to the United States! This time we arranged her flight to the East Coast and then her owners drove her to their ultimate destination of New Mexico because they had some vacationing to do.

It looks like quite a road trip! Here's what they had to say:


Good day ladies! 

Here are Chopper's final trip photos.  :)  


Watching the trip into Oklahoma

Thank you for all the help!!! So glad Chopper made it to New Mexico!

She was mad...

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Traveling With Pets to the United Kingdom

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I would like to get more information about assistance in moving our dogs abroad with us.

My wife and I may be relocating to London, UK sometime in the mid-spring of 2016 for her work and so I can attend law school. We will me moving with two dogs, a corgi and a German shepherd. I have been trying to read the import requirements for pets and quite honestly have become overwhelmed with what to do as far as taking the pups with us!

I want to make sure they arrive safe and sound and have...

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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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