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Pet Travel Q&A: Traveling to New Zealand With Pets From Non-Approved Countries

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am living in Thailand and want to take my cat to the United Kingdom, stay there for six months, and then take him to New Zealand. I know the requirements for the UK and that he has to stay there for 180 days before being allowed into New Zealand.

My question though, is after the 180 days with all documents, the passport, and all up-to-date vaccines, would he then be allowed a stopover in Thailand before traveling to New Zealand for a couple of months or would that make the 180...

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Preparing for Pet Travel to the European Union

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

dudleyMoving pets to Europe from the United States (or elsewhere) can be a challenging undertaking, but with the help of expert advice, current information, and adequate planning time, traveling to Germany, France, or another EU country with a pet can be managed smoothly.

(Note: the UK has its own process that you can learn more about here.)

To help you start to plan a safe and streamlined move, here's a look at what to expect as you prepare for your pet's move to Europe.

Getting Started

If traveling to...

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Incredible Experiences: Snickers and Boo Move to London

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

snickers & boo"Happy Cats!"

I looked at three different pet relocation companies and chose PetRelocation because they offered me two options (dropping off at the airport or getting picked up) as a way to save money and they clearly knew all of the United Kingdom pet travel rules.

Katy was very helpful and booked the vet appointment for me and connected with my brother since he was in charge of the cats after I left New Orleans.

Further, Katy was very communicative while the cats were traveling and even woke up...

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Dog Travel Q&A: Traveling to Canada From Spain

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
How do we make our travels work best for the dog?

Challenges: We leave Spain go into Gibraltar and fly to London, UK, spend two nights, then fly to Vancouver, Canada. Will the UK let us take the dog out of the airport to our cousin's home for the two night stay? Please let us know what we should be thinking about and organizing as we have never done this before. We really want to adopt this dog in Spain but live in Canada.

Hi Patti,
Thank you for your question!
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Incredible Experiences: Chloe's Relocation to Australia

Monday, February 1, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

chloe the cat"Chloe's Second Big Move"

I had used PetRelocation once before and was happy with their service, so when my husband took a job in Australia and I had to make arrangements for Chloe, I called them.

They stepped right in and got Chloe ready for her second big move. They did a door-to-door service and even contacted my vets in Maine and the UK to make sure that Chloe had all documents needed to get her in to Australia safely and in a timely manner.

They provided tracking service so I could follow her...

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Incredible Experiences: Pontes' Move to the United Kingdom

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Pontes"Pontes' Journey From New York to London"

When I first learned about my transfer from New York to London, my first concern was how we were going to take our Sheltie, Pontes, with our family -- especially considering that the UK has very strict rules about pet 'importations.'

Gladly, PetRelocation was able to make his transfer very smooth (even easier than mine, to be honest).

Firstly, I would like to thank Evelyn for all the initial support. I submitted a budget request by email and quickly...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Cat Travel Within the EU

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What documentation and travel will I need to get my cat from the UK to Germany? Will she need to be quarantined as well?

Thank you in advance,



Hi Storm,

Thanks for reaching out! We'd be happy to help with some information.

First, traveling within the EU is a pretty straightforward process and there is no quarantine to worry about provided you meet all the requirements. Here's a look at the rules via the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture website.

Note that it's easier to...

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Incredible Experiences: Peanut's Move to the UK

Monday, January 25, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

We're glad to see that Peanut is feeling at home after traveling to London from the United States!

Here's proof that even nervous pets tend to handle the travel process pretty well as long as they're given plenty of love and attention upon arrival.

Read more about Peanut's relocation:


Can't thank you enough for your help! Peanut is a very nervous kitty but regardless of her anxiousness you guys did a...

Posted by Rosario Gonzalez on Monday, January 18, 2016


Looking for help with your pet's move to...

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Incredible Experiences: Niko The Bearded Dragon is Home!

Thursday, January 7, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Niko is a bearded dragon who we we helped move to the UK and back again. It's great to hear he's settling in well after his latest trip!

Hi Maegan and Linda,

We wanted to send you a note to thank you for all of your help during both of Niko's moves this year.


Words can't express how grateful we are to have found your company and used your services to (albeit unexpectedly) fly him back and forth across the pond. Working with you both made the process less stressful for us, as we knew that our scaly...

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Incredible Experiences: Roscoe's Move From the US to the UK

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

RoscoeWe love post move updates from our clients! Here's a note Roscoe's owners sent us after their pet move to the UK:

Wanted to share a quick update on Roscoe...

After almost one month in London, Roscoe's transition from the US to UK has been seamless.

From the pickup to collection from animal reception, Roscoe was in good hands, which has made it easy for him to adjust to his new life in London.

He's now enjoying lots of long walks and adventures with the family. He loves it here and we are thankful...

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Year In Review: 6 Top Pet Travel Stories of 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by Pet Travel News

pack of cute dogsThe pet travel industry is an exciting place to be because it's in a constant state of change -- mostly for the better. Here's a look at 2015's biggest events and signals of evolution in air travel, country import rules and cultural attitudes.

1. Australia quarantine was big news this year -- because we move so many pets here, we compiled all you need to know about the new quarantine facility and the future of pet imports to the country.

2. Singapore is an increasingly popular destination for...

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Incredible Experiences: Duchess is Home!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Here's an update from a recent client. We're so glad to hear Duchess is home for Christmas and doing well!

Hi Sarah!

I just wanted to let you know that we've arrived in England and picked up Duchess. She is doing really well and seems to really enjoy the fresh air here!


She's been adjusting well and getting very cozy in the giant bed her grandparents have bought her!

Thank you again for all your help in relocating her to the UK! You made the process so easy!


With thanks,

Charity and Rob


Looking for...

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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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