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Arranging Safe Pet Air Travel to Spain

Monday, April 27, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Evelyn
From: Chicago, Illinois, United States
To: Madrid, Spain
Pet: Coco, Toy Poodle, male, 5 yrs old, 7 lbs.

Dear PetRelocation,
 
Hello, I would like to have my dog flown from Chicago, IL US to Madrid, Spain. I would like to know what steps I need to follow to have him safely flown (and with the least amount of fear). Which documents, shots, etc. do I need to get so that he can travel to Spain? I am in Spain right now and my dog is in the US with my friend.
 
He gets easily scared and I want...
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Incredible Experiences: Trip the French Bulldog Takes a Trip

Monday, April 27, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

TripName: Heidi
Pet's Name: Trip
From: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
To: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

"Trip's Long Trip From Europe to the United States"

We are an American expat family, and after 3 years in Moscow, Russia and 2.5 years in Luxembourg we are finally moving home this summer!

But... our little French Bulldog whom we got in Geel, Belgium in 2013 is not American nor had she ever flown. She is also a difficult breed to fly due to her snub nose and potential for overheating. A whole year in advance, I...

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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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Incredible Experiences: Three Dogs Move to Florida

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Tanner, Sammy and Dixie: Their Journey to a New Home"

Faced with a relocation to Florida, I was very concerned about how to get my three dogs to their new home. The drive to Florida from Albuquerque was right at 30 hours and I knew I could not take them with me on this long drive.

 

dogs

 

After a few searches for pet relocation options, I came across the wonderful people at PetRelocation. Whitney reached out to me quickly and calmed my fears. The process was quick and easy.
 

 

What I appreciated the...

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Leaving and Returning to Australia with a Pet

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I adopted my dog in Australia. Can I go to France and then easily come back to Australia with him?

Thanks,

Manon

 

Hi Manon,

Thank you for your question. According to the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, once a pet leaves Australia they immediately lose their Australian health status. This doesn't mean your dog is banned from coming back, but it will require a bit of work on your part to meet all the health requirements to do so smoothly.

Please take a look a this...

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Pet Shipping Rules for Dog Travel to the United States

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello,

I'm from the Philippines and I plan to go to the U.S. with my pet. My port of entry is O'Hare in Chicago. I would like to know the requirements needed when I enter the U.S., specific to Illinois.

Do they require a rabies titer test? Please let me know.

Thanks!!

Carla

 

Hi Carla,

Thanks for your inquiry! No, a titer test is not necessary for pets entering the United States from the Philippines. Compared to many other countries, the United States is pretty simple and straightforward when it comes...

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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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Incredible Experiences: Gyro's 'Round the World Journey

Monday, April 20, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

gyroWe moved our cat Gyro back from Singapore to New York City this winter. As with our last move with PetRelocation (which was absolutely excellent), the PetRelocation team did an amazing job making Gyro feel safe, comfortable, and well taken care of!

Every member of the team was again very responsive and patient with us in navigating a complex international move. When Gyro met us in New York City, he seemed like a pro, and that was because he was in such good hands all the way through his journey.

He...

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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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Pet Travel: Are Pit Bulls Allowed to Relocate to Australia?

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Stephen
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
From: United States
To: Australia

 

Dear PetRelocation,

Is this breed allowed to move to Australia from America? Which breeds are not allowed to move there?

Thanks a bunch :-D

-Stephen

 

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your question. According to information found on the official Australia government website, American Pit Bull Terriers are not eligible for import (neither are Dogo Argentinos, Fila Brasileiros, Japanese Tosa, Perro de...

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Rules & Requirements: Moving Pets to Spain

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Emily
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Brittany Spaniels
From: Atlanta, GA, USA
To: Madrid, Spain

 

Hi PetRelocation,

How do I get my pets to Spain? I'm wondering about all the vaccinations, paperwork, microchips, timing of vaccinations and health certificates. I have read so many different things.

Thank you for any help or advice,
Emily

 

Hi Emily,

Thanks for your question. Researching pet travel can definitely feel overwhelming, as the information you find online isn't always clear or...

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Incredible Experiences: Two Cats Travel Across America

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

two catsName: Sean
Company: Nespresso
Pets' Names: Artemis & Aliester
From: San Francisco, CA
To: Chicago, IL

"A Huge Relief"

Three weeks, a new job, two cats and 1800 miles. This was an extremely stressful process to pack my life up and move, but when I turned to PetRelocation I knew in the first minute that my boys were going to be cared for by professionals.

It was clear that the well being of my cats was the most important thing and all the details were taken care of. My boys had their air adventure and...

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Relocating Pets to Perth, Australia

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lauren
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Short Hair
From: South Africa
To: Perth, Australia

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I understand that there isn't a quarantine base in Perth. What happens if my cats need to relocate to Perth? What is the process? How much will this cost?

Thanks,

Lauren

 

Hi Lauren,

Great question. Relocating your cats to Perth will require fulfilling all the stated import requirements in South Africa (which will probably take at least 180 days), then your cats will fly to...

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Incredible Experiences: Nala & Baxter's Trip from Singapore to Cincinnati

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Angela
Pets' Names: Nala and Baxter
From: Singapore
To: Cincinnati, OH, USA
 

"Happy Dogs"

The dogs arrived relaxed after the long travel. Thank you for the good service!

-Angela




Nala


Baxter

 

Planning to relocate with your pet? Please contact us to speak to a Specialist about your move options.

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Pet Move of the Month: Kuro's Journey to Australia

Monday, April 13, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

kuroMoving a dog to Australia requires a significant amount of planning and legwork because it's a rabies free country, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to move pets there safely. We've helped many furry family members make their way, including Kuro, our latest featured Pet Move of the Month!

Kuro recently traveled from British Colombia to Perth, and when his owner decided she'd like some assistance arranging all the necessary paperwork, vet visits and quarantine details, we were happy to step...

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Moving Pets to Germany and Back

Friday, April 10, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jenna
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Chihuahua
From: Germany
To: USA

 

Dear PetRelocation,

I brought my 12-year-old neutered, male dog to Germany with all the necessary paperwork. We arrived December 7th and now plan to return to the US in a couple weeks. This is about 4 1/2 months apart.

Is it necessary to use a vet here in Germany to administer the rabies and/or all other vaccinations once again? I would rather not if I can avoid it. As my dog is senior, I want to reduce as...

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Incredible Experiences: Hopping the Pond!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Chad
Pet's Name: Fargo
From: San Francisco, CA, USA
To: Dublin, Ireland

In making the decision to move for a bit to Dublin, relocating Fargo was probably the biggest consideration. We knew we couldn't leave him behind, but knew very little about the process of relocating a dog to Europe... other than loosely understanding that Europe has or at least had quarantine requirements for pets.

We definitely didn't want to pursue the move if it wasn't going to work for Fargo. Early in the process we...

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Retiring Abroad: How to Relocate Cats to the UK

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Shelley
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
To: Manchester, England
Pets: Gimli & Lima (Cats)
 
 
Hi PetRelocation,
 
How do I move my cats to England? I hope to retire there and just want to know what is involved in the relocation process.

Thanks,
Shelley
 
 
Hi Shelley,
 
Thanks for your question! Moving cats to England will require obtaining a microchip, rabies vaccination and veterinary health certificate. Please refer to gov.uk for a complete rundown of the rules and requirements.
 
In the weeks before...
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