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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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Sedation Questions & Pet Travel to Japan

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am moving to Japan from the U.S. and we have two cats. I was planning on sedating them, but after researching a little I realized it's harmful to sedate pets during air travel.

My female is extremely nervous and stressed going anywhere, so I'm not sure how I am going to get her through a 16 hour flight. Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Dana

 

Hi Dana,

Thank you for your question! It's true, sedation is not recommended for pets traveling by air, and actually airlines...

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Pet Travel Tips for International Dog Travel

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

My boss wants to travel out of the county with his dog and just wants to know what is needed for that to happen. What steps he should take to prepare if he's not sure where he wants to go yet?


Thanks So Much,
Christina

 

Hi Christina,

Thanks for your question -- this brings up some interesting topics of discussion about traveling internationally with pets.

First, your boss will want to acquaint himself with a few basic resources that will end up being helpful when he decides...

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Pet Travel Tips for Puerto Rico

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

What type of vaccinations are required for my dog to enter into Puerto Rico? Also, what is the cost for your services?

Thanks,

Christine

 

Hi Christine,

Thank you for your message! We would be happy to assist you with some guidance. For an idea of the rules and procedures, please review the pet import requirements for Puerto Rico. (The rules for pets entering Puerto Rico are the same as they would be for dogs traveling between various United States, so proof of an updated rabies...

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Pet Transport Rules for the United States

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear Pet Relocation,
 
What is the process to relocate our cat with us from South Africa to Houston, TX, and is there a quarantine period for cats? What are all the requirements and risk factors? Is it very traumatic for the animal?

We are unsure what type of accommodation we are relocating to as of yet but want to figure out the pet travel details.
 
Thanks,
Sarah

 
Hi Sarah,
 
Thanks for your question! Pet travel to the United States is fortunately not as complicated as shipping pets to many...
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Comparing Pet Friendly Airlines

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am really concerned about the safety of flying my dog in the cargo hold. I'm looking at Lufthansa, because based upon what I am seeing on the internet it seems to be one of the best airlines to handle dogs.

Can you tell me anything about the conditions in the cargo hold, i.e. how often cabin pressure is lost, etc. My choices to get him to Spain are Lufthansa to Frankfurt or United or American to Madrid. Not sure how the airlines differ in their cargo hold live animal handling...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Traveling Separately From a Pet in Cargo

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Alrea
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shih tzu
From: Manila
To: Virginia, USA

 

Dear PetRelocation,

I went to college in the Philippines but now it's time for me to move back to the states. I'll be staying with my mom there and I want to bring my dog with me. Is it advisable that I send him before after or during my own flight? I have family here that could care for Jack until his travel time.

Thanks,

Alrea

 

Hi Alrea,

Thanks for your question! Many people traveling internationally with pets...

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Understanding Summer Pet Travel Embargoes

Monday, March 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Brenda
From: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
To: Lima, Peru
Pet: A miniature/medium size poodle; 4 years old; around 7 kg

Hi PetRelocation,
 
I would like to know what the best month/season is to bring my poodle to Florida. Also, is there is any airline that will allow her to travel with me in the cabin? If not, what airlines treat pets well while they are not in cabin?

I wanted to bring her to the United States in 2012 and everything was set, but when we were checking in the guy that was attending...
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Wrap-Up: IPATA Latin American Regional Meeting

Monday, March 30, 2015 by Rachel Truair

People are sometimes surprised when they find out just how many pet relocation companies exist worldwide. In actuality, there are hundreds of companies that PetRelocation works with to provide incredible experiences for pets moving around the globe. The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association, or IPATA, is a trade association dedicated to helping pet relocation companies gather to improve their knowledge, build strong alliances, and achieve common goals. In addition to hosting...

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Bengal Cat Travel to Costa Rica

Friday, March 27, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Icelle
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Bengal
From: MA, USA
To: Costa Rica

 

Hi PetRelocation,

Does Costa Rica have any travel restrictions when it comes to domestic Bengal cats? My cat is an F-6 Bengal cat. She has some "wild blood" in her ancestry, but it's very far removed and she is a domesticated pet (like regular house cat).

I know, for example, in Hawaii Bengal cats are not allowed to enter the state at all. Also, is there a quarantine period?

Thanks!

Icelle

 

Hi Icelle,

Thanks for...

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ISO Compliant Microchips for Pet Travel to Sweden

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Sofia
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Havanese
From: USA
To: Sweden

Dear PetRelocation,

Our dog has just been microchipped with a HomeAgain chip that is 15 digits. Is this chip ISO compatible? Will customs in Sweden be able to scan his chip?

Best,

Sofia
 

Hi Sofia,

Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, HomeAgain chips are ISO compatible so you'll be in accordance with this requirement upon entry to Sweden.

For your information, here are the pet import requirements for Sweden as well as a...

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How to Plan International Rabbit Travel

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Susan
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Rabbit
Pet Breed: Lop Eared
From: London, UK
To: New Canaan, CT, USA

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm just wondering what I need to do documentation-wise to ensure Willie gets to move to the US from London as we corporate relocate back home. Also, I'm clueless about how to physically move him. Does he go under the seat, in a luggage/pet area or what?

Thanks! Look forward to talking with you. Have a good day!

Susan

 

Hi Susan,

Thanks for your question! Per the USDA, the United...

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Client Care Specialists Handle Pet Travel's Many Surprises

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Core Values

LindaAlong with essential questions like "How do I move my pet from Point A to Point B?" and "How much will this cost?", we're often asked something else: "Why would I need to hire help with my pet's move -- can't I do it myself?"

The number one answer to this question involves the possibility of surprise developments in a move plan. When unexpected situations arise (and they often do), it's better to have an expert in charge who can keep your pet safe and on track for a happy reunion even in the...

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