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Pet Transport Advice on Transiting and Layovers

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello There,

I will be traveling with my dog from Chicago to Israel and will stop in Austria for two hours.

Should my dog be vaccinated for Tapeworm? Is this a requirement by the Austrian authorities? He recently got his three-year rabies shot (in April).

Thank you for your help!




Hi Yoav,

Thank you for your question!

We often field inquiries about layovers and vaccine requirements, and essentially the answer is this: unless you are switching airlines or leaving the airport, you do not...

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Pet Travel to New Zealand: Penelope's Exciting Journey

Monday, September 26, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Dog Travel to New Zealand: Penelope's MoveIncredible Experiences: Penelope's Adventure to New Zealand

My pet relocation consultant was Linda Smith. I honestly can't say enough great things about her and the amazing service that she provided to me and my fur baby.

When I made the decision to relocate to Auckland, New Zealand with my little Yorkshire Terrier, Penelope, she had never flown on a plane before so I was very worried about how she would fare on a 15+ hour flight. Would she be scared?

I was worried about the quarantine process and...

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Pet Travel From Hong Kong to the United States

Thursday, September 22, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Shakespeare's pet relocation to Hong KongIncredible Experiences: Shakespeare's Relocation from Hong Kong to the United States

My husband and I have been living in Hong Kong with our dog Shakespeare. Just recently we have repatriated back to the United States.

We used PetRelocation for the move over two years ago, and were very impressed with their service. Naturally we wanted to use them again for Shakespeare's return home. 

Our specialist, Nina Faber, was incredible. From the moment we were introduced online, she was in there for us...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Hong Kong Pet Shipping Stories

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Hong Kong Pet Travel Spotlight Part Three

So far in our Hong Kong Spotlight we've discussed frequently asked Hong Kong pet travel questions and common obstacles to watch out for.

What's next? Well, it's natural to feel nervous about moving your pet internationally, and in our experience it helps a lot to hear stories and advice from other pet travelers who have been through the experience already.

For pet travelers heading to Hong Kong soon, here's a look at what to expect -- thanks to our previous clients for sharing their stories with...

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Dog Transport to Germany: Jack's Relocation from Texas

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Jack in GermanyIncredible Experiences: Jack's Journey from the Texas Hill Country to the Hills of Germany

We were thrilled to be moving to Europe, and the only hesitation was how to get Jack moved with as little anxiety as possible.

Historically he was super anxious just riding in a car, so the thought of putting him on a plane had me stressed. And then we found PetRelocation! From the very first communication I began to feel better, and once I had the chance to talk through the process with Catie I knew it...

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How to Arrange Cat Transport to New Zealand

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

How much would it cost to move my cat to New Zealand? I also have a horse I am interested in moving from Phoenix, AZ to Auckland, New Zealand. Could you give me a quote for both?

My dates are very flexible. Probably anywhere in the next 6 months.

Thank you!



Hi Hillary,

Thank you for your question -- we're happy to share some information.

First of all, unfortunately horses cannot be imported to New Zealand from the United States at this time. New Zealand is quite strict when...

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Dog Travel to New Zealand: Kichi's Move with PetRelocation

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Kichi in New ZealandIncredible Experiences: Coming Home to New Zealand

I had a great experience with PetRelocation. I mostly interacted with Linda, but some other staff members were involved in the process as well.

I moved with my dog Kichi back to New Zealand, and all went very smoothly. PetRelocation took care of most of the details and all paperwork, with very little hassle for me.

It is a very complex process to import an animal into New Zealand as their regulations are so strict. PetRelocation's professional team...

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An Update From Glenn Close and Sir Pip in the United Kingdom

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Pet Travel to the United Kingdom: Sir Pip's Journey Across the Pond

Last week PetRelocation helped a very special client travel to meet his owner in the United Kingdom -- his name is Sir Pip and he belongs to Glenn Close!

The acclaimed actress is working on a new project in England and (understandably) decided to bring her sweet Havanese along to keep her company while she works.

Thanks to Ms. Close for sharing this journey with us! It looks like Pip is enjoying his time across the pond already.



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Pet Travel Story: Two Dogs Fly to the United Kingdom

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

two dogs in the United Kingdom"Incredible Experiences: Ralph & Riley Living in the United Kingdom!"

The boys couldn't be happier. I think they know this is their home now.

Thanks SO MUCH for getting them here safely. We will be in touch in a couple years when we make our way back to the States.

I'm loving Bath already. It is so beautiful.




Pet Travel Details:

Name: Jan
Pets' Names: Ralph and Riley
From: Texas, USA
To: Bath, United Kingdom


Need to relocate and bring your pets along with you? We can help! Contact us to set up a...

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Pet Travel Story: Transporting Cats Across the United States

Monday, September 12, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Incredible Experiences: Two Feisty Cats Move to North Carolina"

The Team treated our family, and especially our two fabulously feisty cats, with full support and appreciation for the craziness involved with a cross-country move. 


They truly handled every detail and we simply needed to ready when it was time for travel. 

Our move was very smooth, and the cats arrived no worse for wear!!  Well, maybe they weren't extremely happy with us, but they got over it ;-). 


Thank you!!



Pet Travel...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pet Shipping Origins and Emergency Pet Tips

Friday, September 9, 2016 by Pet Travel News

PetRelocation was featured on CNBC this week -- watch the video!

Picking the best car to travel with your pet.

How to transport pets to Hong Kong.

Tips from the USDA: would you and your pets be ready in an emergency?

Catch all the latest globetrotting pet stories from our world traveling clients.


buddy at home

Have a lovely weekend, pet lovers!


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5 Essential Pet Travel Resources

Friday, September 9, 2016 by Pet Travel News

How to Plan a Safe Pet Relocation

We know that arranging safe pet transportation internationally or even domestically can be confusing, stressful and overwhelming. If you can relate, here's a quick run-down of the top pet travel resources we recommend for pet owners who are just starting to plan their relocations.

Happy traveling!


pet transport road map

#1: Your Pet Travel Road Map

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part, so we created this Essential Pet Travel Guide that will help to point you in the right...

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Pet Move of the Month: Transporting a Horse Across the United States

Thursday, September 8, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

mattieThis month's featured move shines the spotlight on Mattie, a beautiful Knabstrupper/Warmblood horse who we helped relocate from Texas to South Carolina.

Usually we move our clients' pets by air, but in this case we opted for ground transportation (this is simply a more reasonable option for a 1200 lb., 16.2 hand horse who is traveling domestically).

Find out more about horse travel, horse transport tips, and Mattie's move with her family!

What brought Mattie’s move about?

My husband accepted a new...

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Pet Travel Story: Four Pets' Journey to France!

Monday, September 5, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

five pets travel to France"Incredible Experiences: Two Guinea Pigs, a Dog and a Cat"

Moving from the United States to France in August with a large dog, a cat, and two guinea pigs seemed like an impossible situation. 

I was extremely concerned about the heat and transport of the animals that couldn't ride in cabin.

The level of service and professional care we received was amazing. Sarah and Whitney were super and we will certainly be calling on you again in a few years when we return to the United States.

Thank you,




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Pet Travel Story: Lulu's Move to Australia

Friday, August 26, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Incredible Experiences: Fantastic Service!"

Having a complicated pet move from the USA to Australia was very nerve-wracking, as Australia has very strict and complicated animal importing laws.


Linda (who specializes in Australian imports) was a godsend with this whole process. She was readily available all hours of the day and night and she kept in constant contact, updating me every step of the way of Lulu's move.

Lulu arrived into Australia very well and everything went smoothly with her release...

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Pet Travel Story: Belle's Journey to England

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

belle"Incredible Experiences: Belle is Home!"

Belle was recently moved to London from Texas.

I had to leave her behind because she was too young to travel, so I ended up using PetRelocation to help me.

They really took care of her and also kept me up to date with everything. The best part of it all was knowing that she is safe and seeing her after three weeks.

Very good service. Very good staff. Love it.


Name: Stephanie
Pet's Name: Belle
From: Houston, Texas
To: London, England

Wondering how to...

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Pet Travel Story: Izzy's Journey to Florida

Monday, August 22, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Izzy the Cat, Massachusetts to Florida"Incredible Experiences: Izzy's Move Day!"

This is my second time around using PetRelocation.

Izzy first started out in San Francisco and was transported by PetRelocation four years ago to the Boston area. It was a great move and I decided to trust them again when I relocated down to Tampa recently. 

Once again, it went very well. Garrett Breaux took time out of his Friday night to text me with updates of when Izzy made her initial flight, her connecting flight, and when she was picked up by the...

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Pet Relocation Story: Roberta's Move to London

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Roberta!Incredible Experiences: "Excellent Service"

I recently relocated from New York to London and felt totally overwhelmed by all of the requirements necessary to take my dog Roberta, a large Labrador Retriever, out of the country.

After speaking with representatives at several companies specialized in transporting animals, I came across PetRelocation and they were by far the friendliest and most knowledgeable company I found.

From the time I contracted their services to Roberta's arrival at my front...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Hong Kong FAQs

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

hong kong pet travel faqs

Hong Kong continues to be a popular destination for pet owners moving for work and adventure, and we are happy to make pet travel to Hong Kong as smooth as possible in spite of the somewhat complicated requirements.

Here are a few questions we frequently answer about traveling with pets to Hong Kong -- read on to find out more and let us know if you need help arranging your pet's move!

What are the requirements for moving pets to Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is a rabies free country, which means its pet...

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Pet Move of the Month: Henry's Relocation to Mexico

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

henry's happy reunionThough every pet move is a little different, the emotions behind them are typically very similar. At first there is excitement at the prospect of traveling, then comes stress and possibly frustration when it becomes clear that moving internationally with pets is no easy task.

That's why PetRelocation is here to help! We're always glad to step in when situations like Henry's arise -- this Chow Chow's owner was having trouble figuring out how to transport him safely from Montana to Mexico, but with...

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