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Who Would Win The Pet Travel Olympics (If They Existed)?

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by PetRelocation Team

catOne of the reasons it's fun to watch the Olympics is they allow us the chance to get to know other countries a little better.

In Sochi it's been fascinating to see how hockey, curling and skiing (things we don't see much of here in Austin, TX) unite and excite people from around the world, and we couldn't help but apply our own experiences as pet shippers to the idea of international competition.

If there was such a thing as the Pet Travel Olympics, who would the winners be? Based on our...

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How to Arrange an Australia Pet Move

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Juli-anne
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dog, Cat
Pet Breed: Friese Stabijhoun and American Shorthair Cat
From: The Netherands
To: Sydney, Australia

We are US Citizens living in the Netherlands and are likely moving to Sydney, Australia. I have done my research and know that import to Australia can be complex, but you can avoid the six month quarantine and cut it to one month if you follow the right steps.

It appears you only work with US clients, do you know of any pet relocation specialists that...

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Pet Travel Question: Cat Travel to Dubai

Monday, August 12, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Derya
Number of Pets: Two cats
Pet Type: Cat
From: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
To: Dubai, UAE


We need assistance in figuring out the procedures to move our cats from KSA to the UAE. Our one cat is male, four years old , neutralized, originally from Turkey and has a microchip from Turkey. The second cat is a female, one year old, neutralized and from Saudi with no microchip. The vaccinations are done on a regular basis. Please let us know what kind of documents are needed and what tests should be...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Pets to Australia

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Romy
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: German Pointer
From: Malta, Europe
To: Adelaide, Australia

We will be relocating to Adelaide Australia in a few months and will bring our dog with us. I guess what I need to know is a step by step procedure of what I need to do to ensue a smooth import for our dog. Or if you can advise any pet relocation services in Malta that take care of all that, would be helpful.




Hi Romy,

Thank you for the question. Going to Australia with a dog...

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Dear Pet Travelers, Don't Be Like Justin Bieber

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by PetRelocation Team

You may have heard by now that pop star Justin Bieber ran into some trouble a few days ago when he decided to bring his pet monkey on tour with him to Europe.

When Bieber landed in Munich in his private plane last Thursday, it was revealed that he did not have the correct paperwork for his baby capuchin monkey, Mally.

The monkey was taken into quarantine and has been there ever since (apparently Bieber has not yet made attempts to reclaim Mally). The teen star now faces a fine of up to $17,000,...

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Pet Move Customer Story: A Dog Relocation to the UK

Monday, February 25, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: Freddie's Journey Overseas

I had looked into bringing my dog Freddie over from the US to the UK for months ever since I made the move myself.

I researched both handling everything myself and a variety of companies that would handle the arrangements. After researching for over 10 months, PetRelocation was actually the last company I looked at and so I was quite surprised when I emailed them and they requested that I call. Every other company had just sent me an email, some...

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After Work, We Play Games (About Work): PetRelocation Trivia Night

Friday, January 25, 2013 by PetRelocation Team


Booking flights, navigating country requirements, and talking to agents and clients around the world are activities all in a day's work for our dedicated Pet Relocation Specialists, and by now their heads are filled with so much knowledge that last week they decided to stage a friendly competition to see who in fact knows the most.

The first ever PetRelocation Trivia Extravaganza was organized by Specialists Tyler and Rebecca, and after a couple hours of heated pet transportation-themed...

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Pet Travel Story: Rascal & May's Move to Tajikistan

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PetRelocation.com Customer

dogIncredible Experiences: Two Pets Travel to Tajikistan

My biggest worry when I received a job in Dushanbe, Tajikistan was how to get my pets, Rascal, a large Shetland Sheepdog, and May, an opinionated cat, to my new home. I had raised both of them from early puppy/kittenhood and they were my family, so there was no way I could have left them behind. 
I knew I wouldn't be able to fly with them since I had to travel via meetings on the other side of the globe, so I turned to PetRelocation for help....
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Pet Move Customer Story: Daisy, Abby & Ginger's Move to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Friday, September 21, 2012 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Vos Family
Pets' Names: Daisy, Abby and Ginger
From: Las Vegas
To: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Our three dogs went all the way from Las Vegas to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Long journey, but due to the extreme good work from PetRelocation.com (Scotty and Matt), they arrived safely and in a perfect shape to our new home in Jeddah. We strongly recommend using PetRelocation.com.

We heard from quite a few people that they were not successful in getting their dogs in Jeddah by using different pet shippers....

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Pet Travel News Links: Popular Dog Breeds, Pet-Friendly Destinations and Behind The Scenes of Pet Shipping

Friday, March 2, 2012 by PetRelocation Team


Enjoy one last pet travel update before the weekend begins. Have a good one, pet lovers!


Here's a step-by-step account of a pet move to Papua New Guinea.

DogVacay.com, which just launched in San Francisco and Los Angeles, matches private pet sitters with discerning pet owners on the go.

But if you're going to Vail, CO, consider bringing your dog along -- looks like it's a very pet-friendly place to be!

Did you watch the Oscars last week? How about the Golden Collar Awards? Director Martin...

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Continuing Our Pet Travel Education: Lessons from the 2011 IPATA Conference

Sunday, January 8, 2012 by Core Values

The 2011 IPATA Conference offered a great chance for Cara and Matt, two of our senior PetRelocation employees, to meet other pet shipping pros, brush up on the latest industry trends, and get some hands on experience, as well (check out Kika's Hong Kong/China border crossing story).

They even got to host a pet party at Pet World for some of our past and present clients, and overall found Hong Kong to be a welcoming and enriching place.

Here's a little more about the conference itself, as recounted...

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Pet Travel Question: The effects of leaving pets behind (for a few weeks)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Olivia
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Yorkie and Morkie
From: Canada
To: Florida

I am moving to Florida for four months and can't bring my pets with me! Having said that I am leaving them with a family member who both dogs love and spend a lot of time with. Even though I know they are in good hands, though, I am worried about the effect it will have on them of me being away so long. Will they forget me? Or not want to come back home to me when I return? I have been struggling with...Read More

APHIS 7001: Entry Requirements for Pets from the US

Thursday, May 19, 2011 by PetRelocation Team

Pet travel isn't easy, and  -- on top of everything else you have to do -- obtaining all the right documents with all the right endorsements can seem like quite the endeavor. Specifically, we commonly receive questions regarding the APHIS 7001, a Veterinary Health Certificate that comes into play for many international pet moves.

You can learn more about and also download the APHIS Form 7001 on our site. As you can see from the comments on this post, many people have questions about it, so we...Read More

Puppies and the holidays: Avoiding puppy scams and thinking twice about pets as gifts

Friday, December 10, 2010 by PetRelocation Team

Puppy shipping holidayIn some ways it sounds like the perfect holiday scenario: a floppy-eared puppy with a big red bow tied around his collar scampers into the arms of the kids, shrieks of delight fill the room, and everyone lives blissfully ever after.

In reality, there is (and should be) more to it than that. First of all, getting a puppy is a big deal, and the decision to add one to the family - especially during the hectic holiday season - shouldn't be a surprise event. Pets can bring happiness and fun to our...Read More

Rabbit travel to the United Arab Emirates from India

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Keerthi
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Rabbit
From: India

Hi, I am planning to move from India to Abu Dhabi shortly and would like to take my pet bunny with me. I am told that he would require myxomatosis & VHD vaccines to be able to apply for an import permit. Sadly, these vaccines are unavailable in India as per some of the leading veterinary surgeons I have spoken to here. Are these vaccines a must for rabbits entering the UAE? I get different information from different shippers....Read More

Five Pet Shipping Lessons Learned from the 2010 IPATA Conference

Friday, October 22, 2010 by PetRelocation Team

2010 IPATA ConferenceA conference for pet shipping experts?  Yes, while it sounds quirky, the pet shipping industry is a tight-knit yet global industry full of people who genuinely care (and, admittedly, get a little bit geeky) about the safe transportation of peoples' furry loved ones.

The Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) was established in 1979 by a group of pet transportation professionals looking to increase awareness of pet transportation, implement safety standards and share...Read More

Delta Airlines Pet Policy

Thursday, February 4, 2010 by PetRelocation Team

Government Regulations

Some states may require a health certificate for your pet travel. Your veterinarian, the U.S. Department of Agriculture at 800-545-8732, or the Department of Agriculture of the state you are traveling to may provide you with more information.

Pets As Carry On

Your pet can travel with you in the cabin for a one-way fee of 100 USD/CAD/EUR* (to be collected at check-in). Pets permitted in the cabin include dogs, cats, and household birds. Monkeys, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs,...

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The Evolution of Pet Travel Crates

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by PetRelocation Team

The question that the Continental rep had is very common within the show community too because nobody trusts the plastic folding dog crates due to their terrible design, but there is a massive difference between ours and the plastic dog crate folding style.

Way back in the 1960s when the folding style was developed and patented, they used the same style of latches that we and others still use today. Oddly enough, they were actually designed for use specifically within the aircraft industry - they...

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Post-terrorism, pet travel becomes tricky

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 by PetRelocation Team

Pet travel after terrorism can be difficult as one bird owner found out.An article in the New York Times this week features a feathery situation in the airport security line.  Joe Sharkey, a Times reporter, was faced with pet flying his two parrots, Rosie (an African Grey) and Petey (a blue-and-gold Macaw) from Newark to Phoenix.  A difficult task under the best of circumstances, Sharkey found himself receiving a long, hard look from the TSA before boarding with Rosie, who would be flying with him in-cabin.  Then the time came for Rosie to be inspected by the TSA,...

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Russell Brand and the Pet Passport: Even celebrities need pet travel help!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by PetRelocation Team

Last week, OK! Magazine reported that Russell Brand, a British movie star (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) wouldn't live with his girlfriend, American rockstar Katy Perry, in the US because "someone has got to feed" his cat.  OK! went on to quote Brand as saying, "I am getting him a pet passport which means he can travel around as much as he likes."  He also quipped a bit about the funny thought of pets having passports, sounding much like the pet shippers around here.  "Unfortunately, they don't do...

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