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Why Choose a Pet Transport Service?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What does your service do exactly? How does it work? What is the price? Is it better to use a service or to just take my dog with me on the flight from Israel to the United States?

Thanks,

Sophie

 

two pupsHi Sophie,

Great questions. Choosing whether or not to hire help with a pet move is a big decision that will depend on several factors, including how much time you have to spend, what your budget is and where you're traveling with your pet.

First, gauge the situation by getting to know the p...

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Transporting Cats, Dogs and Birds to Hawaii

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have been looking at your website and see no mention or photos of anything except dogs and cats. Do you relocate birds? Also, do you ensure no quarantine in Hawaii? (We have begun blood tests, rabies, etc. process.)

Thanks,

Julia

 

Hi Julia,

Thanks for your question! We definitely move pets other than cats and dogs -- meet Mr. Bubbles, a cockatoo moving to Mexico, and Bean, Sprout, Alfie and Flynn. You can also read about Kobe, a green-cheeked conure who moved from South Africa to...

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Questions About Dog Travel to Italy

Monday, May 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Do you know what I need to do to get my dog to Italy? We are moving for a year for school and would really like to bring her with us.

What do I need to do to prepare my dog for this trip?
 

Thanks,

Karoline

 

Hi Karoline,

Thanks for your inquiry, we're happy to help with some information and tips about international pet travel to Italy.

To start, please take a look at the pet import requirements for Italy for a rundown of the vaccines and paperwork needed, etc. Note that, depending...

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Minimizing the Costs of International Pet Travel

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
 
We are wanting to take our ragdoll cat from Melbourne to Macau, and we're finding pet relocation costs ridiculous. Can we do this ourselves without it costing a fortune? We also need to make sure we have the right paperwork for bringing our cat from Melbourne, Australia to Macau.
 
Thanks,
Dyan
 
 
Hi Dyan,
 
Thank you for the question! This does sound like a tricky route and pet travel in and out of Australia and China tends to be on the expensive side, however we're happy to offer...
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Pet Travel to Australia: Bedding & Pet Crate Questions

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I've just learned that you can't have kitty litter inside the cat's travel crate during transportation. This concerns me greatly, as my cat has historically suffered from a urinary tract problem.

Are there exceptions? Are there absorbent fabrics that can be used as an alternative? Any suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Emma
 

Hi Emma,

Thanks for your question! Concerns about this particular aspect of travel are common (we all want our pets to be as...

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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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Incredible Experiences: Winston & Remy to the United Kingdom

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Hi Linda and Maegan,

Jon and I (Remy and Winston, too) would like to thank you for the excellent experience we had transporting our fur babies to the UK. We appreciated your thoroughness, attention to detail, and fantastic communication throughout the entire process.

winston

We (I, really) was very nervous about the whole process. As I'm sure you have witnessed with other clients, our pets are our children. Since Remy is a breed with a "snubbed nose," I was even more nervous; scared that he may have...

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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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UK Pet Imports from 'Unlisted' Countries

Monday, April 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I wish to see how I can transport a small dog from Grenada to London around Sept. 19, 2015. The animal has all the paperwork/checks that must be completed in order to comply with travelling standards. My girlfriend and I will be flying back to the UK on the 19th with British Airways. Any information would be gratefully received.

Kind regards,
Adam

 

Hi Adam,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. It sounds like you're aware of the rules, but just to be thorough we'd like...

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Rabies Requirements for Cats Traveling to the United States

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Helen
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Brindle Tortoiseshell
From: Manchester, England
To: Millburn, New Jersey, USA

 

Hi There,

We are relocating and taking our cat with us on a flight from Manchester, UK to the US. We arrive at JFK airport but we shall be passing through to Millburn, New Jersey where we will be living. New Jersey State does not require the cat to have a rabies vaccination, but it looks like New York State does require one.

Seeing as we are landing in New York State, do...

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Incredible Experiences: Bella's Move to Canada

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Thanks to Bella's owner for this post-move update! Glad to hear things are going well after their relocation from New York to Canada.

I am an owner of a very beloved dog who I needed to transport from New York to Toronto. I myself have an anxiety disorder and my dog has tremendous fear of other dogs, car sickness, a hatred for travel/change and odd behavior in new environments and conditions.

To say I was tremendously stressed would be an understatement. It’s very difficult trusting a company I...

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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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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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Pet Travel Barriers: Puerto Rico's Pit Bull Ban

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Erika
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pit Bull
From: Texas
To: Puerto Rico

 

Hi PetReloction,

My family has had our dog for 5 years and we will be moving to Puerto Rico soon. Can we take her with us?

Thanks,

Erika

 

Hi Erika,

Thanks for your inquiry -- unfortunately Pit Bulls are not allowed to be imported into Puerto Rico at this time.

Per the USDA website:

All breeds of Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, American Pit Bull terrier, and hybrids produced by...

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Is This a Puppy Scam?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

puppyWe've discussed puppy scams and how to avoid falling for them many times on our blog, but since we've received phone calls about some new pet scam techniques in the past few days, we wanted to give our readers another heads up.

  • First of all, we highly discourage buying a pet from an unknown source, especially someone who is in a different state or country. If you can't go to their house, meet them, and see the pet for yourself, you're already taking a risk.

  • Read this. If any of these typical pet...

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Incredible Experiences: Retiring (with Five Cats)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Mark
Pet's Name: Garfield, Elle, Shorty, Mama, Lil Girl
From: Oceanside, CA
To: Pleasant View, TN
 

"Moving to Our Retirement Home"

We were fortunate in that we had quite a bit of lead time before making our move. From my first communication requesting a quote to our cats being delivered to our new house, this was the least stressful portion of the move.

We were in constant communication with Whitney and Ashley leading up to the day of travel. Both were very proactive in ensuring that we had...

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Incredible Experiences: 'Benny Comes to Philly'

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Erin
Pet's Name: Benny (formerly known as Ghost)
From: Greater Kansas City
To: Philadelphia
 

I found PetRelocation online when I was looking for a way to move a rescue pup that my sister had been fostering in Kansas City to Philadelphia. My last dog developed osteosarcoma just before Christmas and had to be put down (in the midst of some family illness as well) and my sister knew that I needed a new buddy.

She thought he was exceptionally intelligent and sweet, so recommended him to me. I...

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Options for Safe and Cost-Effective Cat Travel

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Cherie
From: Murrieta, CA
To: San Rafael, CA
Pet: Cali (cat, calico, 7 years old, probably 6 or 7 lbs.)

Dear PetRelocation,
 
What would be the approximate price for a cat her size to travel from Murrieta, CA to San Rafael, CA? I am going to be out of town for about a month and my daughter is in college up there. I am moving when I get back and I don't want her to be with strangers in a boarding kennel.
 
She's very sweet and lovable. She has to be right next to me all the time. She loves my...
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