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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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Pet Travel Q&A: "Can My Dog Fly in the Cabin?"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
I must have my dog Wesley traveling with me in the cabin, not in the hold. I need him to be with me, as I get panic attacks when flying and he helps enormously to calm me down. He is a very well behaved, non-aggressive dog, loved by everyone who knows him.
Hi Silver,
Thank you for your inquiry! Whether or not your dog flies in the cabin or cargo completely depends on the rules of the airline you fly with. Generally speaking, pets usually need to go in the cargo...
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Dog Travel to the UK from Iraq

Monday, July 13, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I was wondering if you could help us. My dad is currently working in Iraq (not military) and has bonded with a stray puppy.

What would we need to do to try and bring this pup back to the UK? This puppy is not part of a pack, is friendly and spends most of its time in the offices where my dad works. We know it has been done before but we are unsure who to ask. We would be able to get a vet check in Iraq (there is one that works with their guard dogs) but we don't know where to...

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Pet News Links: Topics for Savvy Pet Owners

Friday, July 10, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Meet Chester, our latest Pet Move of the Month! (Bonus: there's a video documenting his exciting journey, too.)

Discussing ferrets on trains in the UK.

How to tell if it's too hot to walk your dog.

Be prepared: how to properly evacuate with your pet.

Wag! is like Uber for dog walking.


oliver & schubert

Enjoy the weekend!


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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.




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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Microchip & Rabies Rules for UK Pet Travel

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I was reading the requirements for traveling to the UK, and it says the pet has to have been microchipped before the rabies vaccine. My cat is fully vaccinated but not microchipped.

I would get the microchip before the move, but would it make a difference that I got the chip after the rabies vaccine?




Hi Danielle,

Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this rule must be adhered to -- you must have the microchip implanted before you have the rabies vaccine administered...

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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,

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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