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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.
 
Thanks,
Beth
 
 
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.  :)  

chopper

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

Hello,

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.

Thanks,
Helena
 
 
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.
 
Thanks,
Silver
 
 
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.

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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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?

Thanks,

Danielle

 

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,
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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Answering Questions About International Ferret Travel

Monday, May 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My partner and I are looking at getting two ferrets, but we are very conscious that we are hoping to move to Japan for a year or so in the next few years.

Could you tell me if it is possible to take ferrets with you to Japan from the UK and vice versa? And also what kinds of costs are involved if this is possible?

Many thanks,

Jess

 

Hi Jess,

Thank you for your question. When researching international pet travel, it's usually a good idea to start the process by checking in with the...

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Approved Routes for Pet Travel to Scotland

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I need help. I have no idea where to begin in getting my cat to my new home. I really just need specific advice on what airlines I can use that will fly straight to Aberdeen. On the airport website it says they accept animals but from everything else I've been reading the only one I can find is in Edinburgh.

I'm so confused! I want this to be as stress free as possible but it's not really working.

Amy

Hi Amy,

Thank you for your question -- most pet owners feel stressed out at the...

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Pet Travel to Australia: Bedding & Pet Crate Questions

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I've just learned that you can't have kitty litter inside the cat's travel crate during transportation. This concerns me greatly, as my cat has historically suffered from a urinary tract problem.

Are there exceptions? Are there absorbent fabrics that can be used as an alternative? Any suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Emma
 

Hi Emma,

Thanks for your question! Concerns about this particular aspect of travel are common (we all want our pets to be as...

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Moving a Large Dog to the United Kingdom

Friday, May 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can you please give me an approximate quote to get our dog to UK? My son moved there and now wants his dog with him. The dog is tall but not husky. Nothing has been done to prepare the dog for this journey.


Thank you,

Mona

 

Hi Mona,

Thanks for your question -- international pet travel certainly requires quite a bit of careful planning and we're happy to help start you in the right direction. First, take a look at the pet import requirements for the United Kingdomto find out about...

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Pet Travel to England from China

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
 
How much would it be to move cats from China to the UK, and what are the requirements? Do you have any recommended airlines with good records in pet travel?
 
Thanks,
Katie

 
Hi Katie,
 
Thanks, that's a great question. First, we definitely recommend looking over the pet import information for the UK via the official government website. These frequently asked pet travel questions (and answers) also provide a good starting point for planning an international pet journey.
 
As far as...
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United Kingdom Import Rules for Exotic Pets

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

How do I get my sugar gliders to the UK? What is the process? I heard they would die on the plane so I would like to ship them but I don't know anything about this.

Many thanks,
Bo

 

Hi Bo,

Thanks for submitting a question to us. Before you research various airline requirements to find out which carriers would allow sugar glider travel, please know that the United Kingdom imposes specific requirements for non-native species coming into the country.

As you'll see on the GOV.UK websi...

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UK Pet Imports from 'Unlisted' Countries

Monday, April 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I wish to see how I can transport a small dog from Grenada to London around Sept. 19, 2015. The animal has all the paperwork/checks that must be completed in order to comply with travelling standards. My girlfriend and I will be flying back to the UK on the 19th with British Airways. Any information would be gratefully received.

Kind regards,
Adam

 

Hi Adam,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. It sounds like you're aware of the rules, but just to be thorough we'd like...

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Rabies Requirements for Cats Traveling to the United States

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Helen
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Brindle Tortoiseshell
From: Manchester, England
To: Millburn, New Jersey, USA

 

Hi There,

We are relocating and taking our cat with us on a flight from Manchester, UK to the US. We arrive at JFK airport but we shall be passing through to Millburn, New Jersey where we will be living. New Jersey State does not require the cat to have a rabies vaccination, but it looks like New York State does require one.

Seeing as we are landing in New York State, do...

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