Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Yorkie and Morkie
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
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
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
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Rabbit
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
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
You've gone online to search for a puppy and stumbled across a free Yorkie puppy named "Romeo." Or maybe an adorable English bull dog puppy with droopy eyes, or a free Pomerianian puppy named "Candy." It might even be a free Persian or Siberian kitten. The owners of the puppy aren't asking for any money -- except for the shipping costs.
Sometimes there's a sad story that goes along with the puppies. The puppy's owner will tell you that their daughter died, and it was her puppy, or that they...Read More
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.
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
Every day PetRelocation.com gets phone calls from people around the world wanting to know how much it costs to ship a puppy. Our first question is always "Do you know the person you're buying the puppy from?" Nine times out of ten, people are being scammed by individuals pretending to have some sort of adorable fuzzball that they "just want to give to a good home." Unfortunately these scammers prey on people's emotions to talk them into sending hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars to...Read More
My family and I will be moving to Poland with two cats. Will they need to have the FAVN test done? I've read so many conflicting requirements while pursuing an answer via the web that I'm at a total loss as where to begin. Thanks for your help! Carolina
Carolina, we hear you. If you're moving with pets to the EU, you can get so bogged down in bureaocracy that it can make your work permit application process look like a cake walk!
But I can't fully answer your question, because you don't say what...Read More
Myth #1: Pets should be tranquilized before shipping because it will be so traumatic.
Truth: Picture two children going to summer camp. The parents of one are happy and excited to see their child taking off on...Read More
In short, the articleby Michelle Higgins of the NY Times reads as...Read More
Traveling within the European Union is much easier according to the new system. People who own dogs and cats can easily move from one EU to another without much hassle with their domestic pets. It has relaxed the health requirements of the pet traveling with its owner or a caretaker. But the main factor is that the pet should not be relocated for selling purposes. Personal pet keepers will benefit more from such improved and reverted pet relocation schemes.
The EU...Read More
This is a great alternative to some, however for the USDA and the various State Laws, it is a requirement to obtain the proper health papers when leaving your...Read More
Every pet relocation...Read More
A friend of mine who serves in the United States Army shared an interesting anecdote with me a few weeks ago. He was telling me about...Read More
Internationally, it is one of the hardest.
With the scare of bird flu and the...Read More
A Spot at the Family Table: Relocating Pets
MOBILITY Magazine, May 2008
A pet is a member of the family, and should be treated as such during a relocation. Farris gives a comprehensive overview of the factors involved in bringing a beloved animal to a new destination, domestic or foreign.
By Rachel Farris
Most pet owners...Read More