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Incredible Experiences: Chloe's Move to the Beaches of Australia

Monday, November 30, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"PetRelocation is an absolute must for peace of mind!"

Moving to a country like Australia, with its strict quarantine regulations, is a daunting process. I spent many hours researching companies before deciding upon PetRelocation.

chloe at the beach

Their reputation seemed more outstanding than the rest, and along the 6 month journey the staff proved incredible in their customer service and relationship with our Vet. As the time came for Chloe to begin the flight, transport and 10 day quarantine, PetRelocation kept...

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: How to Get Started

Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

North America Part One

Whether moving a pet from state to state or country to country, it's important to start with the basics. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed in the beginning stages of a pet move when you don't know what you don't know, but the more you start to learn about the process, the more empowered you'll be to make the right choices for your pet.

Based on advice from PetRelocation's domestic logistics team, our North America Pet Travel Spotlight will primarily focus on US domestic moves (moves from one...

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Incredible Experiences: Rosie's Move to the UK

Monday, November 16, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Rosie's UK Homecoming"

Rosie has been absolutely great since she arrived with my friend Vicki. I have photos of her playing and lots of her sleeping! I cannot wait to see her again on Wednesday. 


The driver who delivered Rosie to Vicki said that Rosie was as quiet as could be in the van until he drove into our village. Then she jumped up and tried to look outside. How wonderful is that? I guess that even after a year away she could smell that she was home. 

Thank you and Meagan for your very...

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Incredible Experiences: Zoey's Relocation to California

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

zoey"Zoey's Move From Texas to California"

To say Zoey is my baby would be a huge understatement. She is my heart and soul. I got her as a tiny, tiny puppy and we've both grown up and been through a LOT of life together.

When I FINALLLLY finished school and received a job offer across the country, I needed to find a safe way to transport my beautiful mutt to our new destination. Cue PetRelocation. Their wonderful staff was kind, caring, and SO helpful.

Catie and Katy were wonderful. Not only did they...

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How to Obtain a Rabies Titer Test for Pet Transport

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Among other things, preparing for international pet travel means understanding the pet import rules for your destination country, securing an airline approved pet travel crate, and booking a flight on a pet friendly airline.

It also means making sure pets are up to date on their rabies vaccine, and in some cases -- when going to Australia, Singapore, and other rabies free countries -- a rabies titer test is also needed.

The titer test is administered 1 to 30 days after the rabies vaccine and is...

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Pet Air Travel: Can Pets Travel in the Cabin to the UK?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Matt
Estimated Move Date: 15th November 2015
Reason: Personal
From: Mexico City, Mexico
To: London Heathrow, UK
Pet: Ishmael, Tabby cat, 6 years, 13lbs

Hi PetRelocation,
What is currently the cheapest way to transport a cat to the UK from Mexico City? British Airways cargo partner IAG quoted me US $2,200!! Do any airlines allow cats in the cabin or as baggage into the UK? My cat is too awesome to leave behind.
Thank you,
Hi Matt,
Thanks for your question! We definitely understand not...
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UK Pet Travel: When Should a Dog's Microchip Be Implanted?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My boxer is current on rabies but may need other shots to meet requirements, I'm not sure. Is there a link of current requirements to transport a dog from the USA to UK?

I read they need to be microchipped before the rabies shot? Does that mean I need to get her chipped and then she has to have another rabies shot? Just trying to figure out exactly what is needed so we can start the process as we plan to move in about 6-8 months back to UK. My boxer is from the USA.





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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Why Does It Cost so Much to Move Pets to Australia?

Monday, October 19, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Australia pet travel spotlight part two

After starting our Australia Pet Travel Spotlight with a look at the Australia quarantine process, we now turn to another key issue: costs. Australia tends to be more expensive than many other countries when it comes to importing pets, but the more you know up front, the more you can prepare and manage some of those expenses.

Read on to find out why Australia pet travel isn't cheap and learn a few of our tips for keeping costs lower. Want to discuss these issues in more depth with one of our...

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Incredible Experiences: Jack & Kelly's Move to Alaska

Monday, October 12, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Jack and Kelly"Jack and Kelly's Incredible Journey"

When my husband accepted a job in Anchorage, Alaska, we began the process of preparing to move 4,500 miles from our home in Pennsylvania.

Originally, we thought we would just take our Beagle (Jack) and Calico cat (Kelly) with us on our road trip. But soon the thought of two weeks in a pickup truck, hauling a U-haul trailer, with two pets, seemed unappealing and impractical!

That’s when we contacted PetRelocation, and are we ever glad we did! They made the...

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Q&A: Understanding Australia Pet Quarantine

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I'm moving to Australia with my cat. I saw that there will be 180 days of quarantine that the cat can do in the country of origin, but does that mean I can have her at our house? Or does she have to be at a vet for 6 months?

Once in Australia, where does my cat spend the 10 days quarantine required?





Hi Silvia,

Thank you for your question, we can certainly offer some guidance. Here's the quick answer to your question: the only part of the quarantine that must be...

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Incredible Experiences: Four Dogs, One Big Journey to California

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Liza, Logan, Flora, Raine"Moving our FOUR Dogs Cross Country!"

We recently moved from Westchester, NY to the East Bay area of San Francisco for my husband's job.

I was originally thinking about driving the dogs across the country myself because I was worried about the dogs riding in the belly of an airplane. My husband explained that the dogs would be just as stressed or maybe more riding in our mini-van across the country, and instead of being stressed for 6 hours on the plane they would be stressed for at least 5 days...

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Incredible Experiences: Buster & Lulu's Move to Ireland

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

buster & luluHere's an update from a recent client. We were happy to help arrange Buster and Lulu's reunion with their family!

When my wife and I returned from a trip to Europe visiting her family, we knew what had to be done: We needed to be closer to family. There were just two problems, one big and one little.

Our beloved Boston Terrier Buster could fit underneath the seat if need be. The bigger problem was our Pit Bull, Lulu. She wouldn’t just be difficult to transport -- she was impossible to bring...

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Choosing a Pet Safe Airline for International Cat Travel

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We purchased tickets on Singapore Airlines thinking that we could put our cats in approved carriers in the cargo hold during the duration of our flight. Unfortunately, we've just discovered that Singapore Airlines will not transport the cats for us.

What airlines will fly cats in the cargo hold from USA to France or Germany? We're having trouble finding the answers online and we don't want to make the mistake of booking another flight where the airline will not allow the...

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Tips for Planning Pet Air Travel Within the United States

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi There!

This December we'll be (temporarily) flying from California to Georgia to visit my parents for the holidays. Are there any special requirements I should know about for flying into the state of Georgia with a pet dog? Thanks for your help!



Hi Wyatt,

Thanks for your questions! It's a great idea to start preparing for pet travel well in advance of your departure date.

For pet travel within the United States, your dog will need an up-to-date rabies vaccine and a vet health certificate...

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Incredible Experiences: Jackson's Relocation Across the United States

Monday, September 14, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Jackson"Jackson's Journey"

Once I accepted my current job offer, I became burdened with the task of moving halfway across the country.

Fortunately, the company that hired me supported pet transportation and used PetRelocation to do it.

I was skeptical at first since I had never used a service such as this before and because Jackson tends to be scared of so many different things, but after speaking with a representative from PetRelocation and doing a bit of my own research on the process, I felt...

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Incredible Experiences: Stella the World Traveling Rat Terrier

Friday, September 4, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Why We Trust in PetRelocation"

Our rat terrier, Stella Joe, has quite a full passport. She has traveled from Seattle->Hong Kong->Shanghai->CT->MN->Switzerland and finally back to Minnesota.

PetRelocation has arranged her transport each time and we'd only trust her in their care. From the first move to our most recent, Jon, Penney and crew have been professional, friendly and have shown genuine care towards our girl.

stella joe

They have provided peace of mind in knowing that she'd reach us safely in each...

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Incredible Experiences: Wyatt's Move From Ireland to California

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Cork Dog Wyatt Comes Home To California"

I was not thrilled at the thought of having to send my Labrador, Wyatt, on an international journey by himself, but with the timing, this was the only way possible.


Straight away PetRelocation replied to my initial inquiry – a few competitors still haven’t return my call or email. My first contact with Whitney Ballou, the Pet Relocation Consultant, was perfect. Whitney scheduled a call, she gave me a detailed list of what to expect, she said that she would...

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PetRelocation Announces August 2015 Office Move

Monday, August 17, 2015 by Core Values

AUSTIN, Texas, August 17, 2015 -- PetRelocation, an international pet travel and pet transportation service provider, has announced that it will be moving its downtown Austin office to a new location effective August 31, 2015.

The address of the new office is 1121 E. 7th St., Austin, TX, 78702. All other contact information, including telephone numbers, will remain the same.

The new location, situated less than a mile east of the previous building, will allow PetRelocation a larger space within...

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Traveling With a Pug to California

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
I would like to know if any airlines transport pugs in the cargo compartment around Sept. 30. I know that traveling with this breed of pet can be a challenge and I've seen conflicting info in the web.

Any additional information that you can provide is greatly appreciated.


Hi Michael,

Thanks for submitting a question to us. You're correct that pugs can encounter restrictions when it comes to traveling, and we'd be happy to offer some ideas and guidance.

First, we...

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Tips for Cat Travel to The United States from Australia

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My vet suggested I contact an agency to help with relocation and vaccination advice as he was unsure of said requirements for cats traveling from Australia to the United States. Do you have any contacts or can you help me?




Hi Jacinta,

Thanks for reaching out -- you've come to the right place!

When starting to plan a pet move, it's important to first understand the import requirements so that you can start to put together a timeline that works for you. We also...

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