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Bailey's Pet Move Story: 'Xie Xie PetRelocation'

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Patrick
Pet's Name: Bailey
From: Shanghai, China
To: Connecticut, USA

We spent three years in China, where we adopted a black lab puppy. When returning to the US, our company put us in contact with PetRelocation. Any move across the world is stressful, but we were particularly concerned about the health and safety of our little girl, Bailey.

PetRelocation walked us through the entire process and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable about Bailey getting the proper care...

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How to Help the Stray Dogs of Sochi

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

You've probably heard the sad stories coming out of Russia regarding the existence and treatment of stray dogs near the Olympic Village in Sochi.

After learning that dogs were being rounded up and killed by local authorities, many kind-hearted souls (some very wealthy) and rescue organizations have sprung into action. If you're wondering how you can help, here are a few options.

Donate to the Cause

Sometimes, due to distance and your own life situation, the best and most realistic thing to do is...

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Dog Travel from Italy to the United States

Monday, February 10, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Carole
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Cane Corso (110 lb.)
From: Sicily, Italy
To: Atlanta, GA


Dear PetRelocation,

I need cost estimate, where to buy a large pet kennel for the flight, any special paperwork that's required, etc. I already know about getting the Health Certificate from an authorized Italian vet, and the CDC said they don't require any special papers, but I don't know things like, if it's better to fly the pet via Delta, Alitalia, etc. or are there special pet...

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Moving Pets to Australia from "Non-Approved" Countries

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Natasha
Number of Pets: 3
Pet Type: 2 Dogs and1 Cat
Pet Breed: 2 Shih Tzu and an unknown breed cat
From: Salvador, Brazil
To: Sydney, Australia


Dear PetRelocation,

I live in Brazil and I'm going to Australia, but first, according to Australia's law, my pets have to do quarantine in another country for 5-6 months. I've chosen Miami, FL for the place to do this quarantine.

Who can help me with all the paperwork, exams, flights, vet visits, etc. during the quarantine period? How much would...

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Flying with a Cat: What Paperwork is Necessary?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jim
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed:
From: Puerto Rico
To: South Carolina

I want to be sure to have all the necessary requirements for transporting my cat to South Carolina. I will be flying Jet Blue and will be taking the cat as a carry on.

I'm not sure if Puerto Rico is rabies free or if I need to get a rabies vaccine. It is my understanding that I will need a health certificate from the vet within 10 days of the flight.

Please advise as to what, if anything I am missing. Thank you.



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Pet News Round-Up: Pet Travel Questions, Answers & Trends

Friday, January 17, 2014 by Caitlin Moore

We address your safety questions about airlines and pets traveling in cargo.

Good news for ferry-riding pets in the UK.

A pet evacuation law (that would allow pets on public transportation during an emergency in New Jersey) is a little closer to passing.

Air Canada apologizes to a soldier and her service dog.

Tips for being a good dog traveler.

Zap and Guida are featured as our Pet Move of the Month!

Speaking of Zap and Guida, here is their happy reunion video.


Have a wonderful weekend!

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Pet Move of the Month: Zap and Guida's Journey to the US

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by PetRelocation.com Customer

As soon as we saw that Zap and Guida, two adorable Pomeranians moving from Brazil to San Diego, had their own Facebook page, we knew they were a couple of special and truly well-loved pups. We were happy to help them relocate with their family and even had the chance to capture the moment they were reunited with their loving owners -- here is the cute reunion video.

Read on to find out more about Zap and Guida's move, and be sure to contact PetRelocation with any questions you have about moving...

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How to Plan Cat Travel to Singapore

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Ashley
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Shorthair
From: USA
To: Singapore


I have been doing research on the requirements as far as exporting a cat from the US to SIngapore, but I am trying to get more details on how the flights would work for my cat.

Would I want to book her as cargo in a larger crate so that she could use the restroom and fly comfortably, or should I carry her on? How would she use the restroom during travel and in between flights? Are you able to...

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Pet Travel Facts: Addressing Air Travel Safety Concerns

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Though we have arranged thousands of safe pet moves over the years, we here at PetRelocation still understand that the process of relocating a pet can be very stressful. Trusting others to take good care of your pets isn't easy, and we often receive questions about airlines in particular.

One concerned pet owner recently wrote us an email that we thought was worth discussing. In essence, she worried about recent news stories telling of pet deaths on airlines, and she wondered how she could ever...

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Bringing a Cat Home from Brazil

Monday, December 16, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Arthur Toso
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Siamese
From: Curitiba, Brazil
To: Sacramento, CA, USA


Dear PetRelocation,

I’m seeking information about bringing our family pet to the U.S. My family is from Brazil and recently we moved to Sacramento, California and due to airlines issues we couldn’t bring our pet with us.

We are willing now to get the family reunited again so I’d like to know if you provide a way to transport Animals from Brazil to U.S. and all issues associated with...

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Puppy Travel to the United States

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Audrey
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pomeranian Puppy
From: Taipei, Taiwan
To: California, USA


Dear PetRelocation,

I want to bring a three-month-old Pomeranian puppy from Taiwan to California. Will my puppy need to be in quarantine for 30 days in the USA? I do not want to bring my puppy to the US if he has to be in quarantine for 30 days.

Please let me know the procedures.




Hi Audrey,

Good news, the US does not impose a quarantine when pets meet the proper import...

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Figuring Out Australia's Pet Quarantine Rules

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jeff
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Black Lab Purebred
From: Seattle, WA
To: Sydney, Australia


Dear PetRelocation,

I have read the instructions on your site regarding moving a dog to Australia, and I understand all of the shots and doctors visits, etc.

However, I don't understand the "quarantine" whereby 150 days of the 180 days total are "under quarantine." Does that mean that my black lab can't be with me for 180 days? Can you further explain what the entire quarantine process is...

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Hiring Assistance for Dog Travel to the United States

Monday, December 9, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Stephanie
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Rottweiler
From: Costa Rica
To: Orlando, FL

Dear PetRelocation,

I am living in Orlando, FL, and I am interested in getting my dog shipped from Costa Rica to Orlando, FL. Do you provide services where my dog can be picked up and shipped to Orlando, or would I have to arrange transport to your location? Please let me know what my options are.

Thank you!



Hi Stephanie,

Yes, we typically provide door-to-door pet transport services, meaning...

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Feeling Nervous about International Cat Air Travel

Thursday, December 5, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Sarah
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cats
Pet Breed: European Tabby
From: Barcelona, Spain
To: Charlotte, NC, USA

Dear PetRelocation,

I will be moving back to the States soon (I'm an American living in Spain) and need to transport my cats to the States. They were born in Spain and have never been to the US. Most airlines only allow one pet per passenger in the cabin on international flights and I need to transport both of them.

If I transport them in the cargo area, will they die? I've been reading...

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Dog Travel to South Africa

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Silvia
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dog.
Pet Breed: Saluki Mix
From: Abu Dhabi
To: Cape Town, South Africa


Dear PetRelocation,

Please give me info on all requirement needed to move my dogs without having them in quarantine. I want to be able to pick them up as soon as they land in South Africa.

What are all the requirements and documents I need to ensure a smooth transport?

Thank you,



Hi Silvia,

Please take a look at the pet import requirements for South Africa. As long as you follow these...

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Pet Move of the Month: 12 Pets from Thailand to the United States!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

We're used to working with pet lovers, of course, but sometimes a client comes along whose dedication and kind-heartedness is simply unparalleled. Recently we were contacted about moving 12 pets -- 10 dogs and two cats -- from Thailand to California, and the more we got to know the pet owner Margot, the more we were in awe of her loving spirit.

Of course we knew this would be a great move to spotlight for our Pet Move of the Month. Read on to learn more about this menagerie of special pets... As...

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Flying with a Dog within the United States

Monday, November 11, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Megan
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Maltese
From: New York
To: California


Dear PetRelocation,

How much would it cost for my dog to move from New York to California? How long will it take and what are some of the requirements I need for him?




Hi Megan,

Thank you for your message, we'd be happy to help. Transporting pets domestically is pretty straightforward; essentially you need your dog to be up to date on his rabies vaccine and also have a vet health certificate stating...

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Cat Travel to The Netherlands

Monday, November 11, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Vladimir
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: British
From: Russia
To: The Netherlands


Dear PetRelocation,

My wife and I are going to relocate for long term work from Russia to the Netherlands in December. We have a cat, British breed, who is two years old and we would like to take him with us for non-commercial trade.

We did a vaccination against rabies and installed a microchip on the 1st of September 2013. Also we have an international PET passport. Before leaving, we will get a...

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Arranging a Dog Move to the United States

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Colin
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mixed Breed (Half chow)
From: Pretoria, South Africa
To: Newral, Delaware

Dear PetRelocation,

Please advise about the regulations to bring our dog to the US. We leave in December 2013 and would like to first settle in and then transport the dog over a month later. The dog will be with friends during January.

Thank you,


Hi Colin,

Thanks for your message, we'd be happy to assist. Start by taking a look at the pet import requirements for the...

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Jamaica's Strict Pet Import Rules

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Claudette
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Hamster
Pet Breed: Female Fancy Hamster
From: Seattle, Washington , USA
To: Montego Bay , Saint James , Jamaica

Dear PetRelocation,

Can I bring my hamster with me to Jamaica?




Hi Claudette,

Jamaica has very strict rules regarding importing pets. Dogs and cats may only enter from rabies-free countries and birds are not allowed at all. To find out the latest rules regarding hamsters, please contact the Jamaica Ministry of Agriculture (you can...

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