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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 Caitlin Moore

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 Caitlin Moore

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
To: UAE

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 Rachel Truair

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

"How much to ship a puppy?" Puppy scams cost pet lovers thousands.

Friday, May 7, 2010 by Rachel Farris

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...

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Delta Airlines Pet Policy

Thursday, February 4, 2010 by Rachel Farris

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 Rachel Farris

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 Rachel Farris

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 Rachel Farris

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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Puppy scam victims finding help through websites, social networking

Saturday, October 3, 2009 by Rachel Farris

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...

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Confusion When Moving Pets to the EU

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 by Rachel Farris

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...

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Should I tranquilize my pet prior to their move?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Rachel Farris

We here at PetRelocation.com (www.petrelocation.com) come across a lot of different questions and comments that surround the pet relocation process. It is these questions, or what we like to call Myths, that has prompted me to post of few of our answers to these common Pet Moving Myths!

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...

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Traveling With Pets! - NY Times Article

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Rachel Farris

Well, we are getting closer and closer to the press reporting correctly about the pet travel industry. To date, this is the best article as it does include our 'pet hero' Cesar Milan...but even good ole Cesar Milan is misinformed on the basics of traveling with your pets via pet friendly airlines. Maybe Cesar needs to listen to the whispering dogs a bit closer, as many would tell him just how good it is to travel these days!

In short, the articleby Michelle Higgins of the NY Times reads as...Read More

Pet Relocation in the EU - European Union and Pets

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Rachel Farris

Pet Relocation to European Union

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

Bonsai!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Rachel Farris

On my desk here at work I have a small bonsai tree that an associate gave me as a birthday present. I sometimes glance over at it, in the rush of a busy day at work, to check on it's status. Are the leaves still perky and green or do they droop because of lack of water? Is the base of the tree strong and straight, or has it started to lean due to a weak foundation.

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

Traveling Birds! - Moving with your Bird?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Rachel Farris

At Petrelocation.com, we move birds often. In fact, it is one of the most popular species we pet transport. Domestically, the relocation of birds is rather simple and many times all that is required is the proper travel crate and a simple Health Certificate showing that the bird is fit for travel. Some airlines, do not even require a Health Certificate! It is amazing how simple the domestic relocation of birds is.

Internationally, it is one of the hardest.

With the scare of bird flu and the...Read More

Importance of Domestic Health Certificates!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Rachel Farris

I recently received a phone call from a customer who was moving domestically (within the United States) and had asked us why she needed Health Documentation for her pet move. Her main issue was that her cat has never been vaccinated by a Veterinarian, since she believes in Homeopathic Remedies and does all of her vaccinations herself.

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

How much does it cost to move my pet?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Rachel Farris

As a service based business, we are constantly getting phone calls and emails (obviously) about how much our services costs! Since we are a third party service provider, we do not own our own planes and because of this have to book on various pet friendly airlines who can accomplish our world wide delivery methods! Many are shocked to hear that we are more expensive than the airlines themselves. I wanted to outline the basics in "How much does it cost to move my pet?":

Every pet relocation...Read More

Relocating Pets: A Spot at the Family Table!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Rachel Farris

Our very own Rachel Farris has a published article in our industry magazine; MOBILITY talking about how important the family pet is to the entire moving and relocation process!

 

 

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...

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