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Pug Travel Questions

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Vagner
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pug
From: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
To: Stockholm, Sweden

Dear PetRelocation,

Hi! I got so happy to know that there is a company like this to help pet owners... I would like to know if it would be possible to safely transport my 4-year-old pug to Sweden.

All the documentation is fine, but I am so scared about the 11 hour flight from Brazil to Europe. (Especially when I think that there will be one connecting flight in Europe.) Please, I need to know...

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Weighing Cat Travel Options

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Amber
Number of Pets: 4
Pet Type: Cats
From: Montreal, QC
To: Red Deer, AB

Dear PetRelocation,

I'm trying to figure out the cheapest but safest way to transport my cats.Their ages range from 3-8 years. I'm worried that transporting them by plane will be too stressful and dangerous for them and I was told to maybe sedate them (but I read that's very dangerous).

I thought of maybe doing it by train, but how do I incorporate a litter box for them? Do you have any suggestions?




Hi Amber,


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Questions About Cat Transport to Canada

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Perle
Number of Pets: 2 or 3
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Ukrenian Levkoy
From: Russia
To: Montreal, Canada

Dear PetRelocation,

How much would it cost to bring my cats from Russia to Canada, and how do your services work? Can you pick my cats up from my Russia address and get them to the airport in Montreal?



Hi Perle,

Thank you for your question, we'd be happy to discuss your options. First, look over the pet import requirements for Canada for an idea of what to expect regarding the...

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Planning International Cat Travel

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Marianne
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: House Cat
From: Denmark
To: California, USA


Dear PetRelocation,

I would just like to know about the requirements for entering the USA. Will my cat need to be in quarantine? If so, for how long?

Thank You,



Hi Marianne,

The United States does not impose a quarantine for pets entering the country (except if you're going to Hawaii), however you do need to show that your cat has an up-to-date rabies vaccine and an international health...

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Preparing for a Pet Move to South Africa

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Erika
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Yorkshire Terriers
From: Geoje-Si, South Korea
To: Vryburg, South Africa

Dear PetRelocation,

We would like to inquire about the process of moving our pets to South Africa. Please kindly advise.

Thank you,



Hi Erika,

Thanks for your question. We've helped many pets move to South Africa from various places around the world and would be happy to provide some information. To begin, please take a look at the import requirements for South Africa for...

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"How do I move my pets to Zambia?"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Roland
Number of Pets: 5
Pet Type: three dogs and two cats
Pet Breed: Boerboel, Jack Russel, Pit bull
From: George, South Africa
To: Ndola, Zambia

How do I go about transporting my animals to our new home in Zambia?




Hi Roland,

Moving your pets to Zambia will mean taking a look at the import requirements and also attending to basic logistics (you'll probably be flying?). Here are the pet import requirements for Zambia -- it looks like you'll need vet health certificates, import...

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Moving to Pet Friendly Scotland with a Dog

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Julie
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shepherd Mix
From: California
To: Scotland

My boyfriend and I are getting engaged, and he lives in Scotland. I will be bringing my dog out there from California with me to stay. She is 55 pounds and fully vaccinated with the proper paperwork and receipts. I adopted her as a 10 month old puppy, and she is currently 2 and 1/2 years old.

Please provide an idea of cost and any helpful details on how to relocate her.



Hi Julie,


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Signs of a Puppy Scam

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Leticia
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: English Bulldog
From: Ohio
To: California

I received an email stating that my puppy was being transported by airplane from Ohio to California. I was never told that I needed to purchase puppy insurance, and I was told that in order for my puppy to make it to me that I had to pay a refundable insurance payment of $875. Do you think I've been scammed, or is there really pet insurance that needs to be paid?

Thank you for your help,




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Will the US Government Shutdown Affect Pet Travel?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

The government shutdown underway in the United States since early Tuesday morning affects about 800,000 federal employees. As many government agencies are being forced to cease operations, you may be wondering if your upcoming pet flight will be canceled or delayed.

Based on what we've learned, most agencies dealing with freight transportation will not be impacted. In terms of travel in general, most employees of the Department of Homeland Security will report for regular duty and TSA cargo...

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Guinea Pig Travel to the United States

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jeff
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Guinea Pig
Pet Breed: Guinea Pig
From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
To: Rancho Santa Margarita, California


Dear PetRelocation,

We purchased our guinea pig in Canada. Is there any special paperwork required to bring her into the United States?




Hi Jeff,

The United States has pretty straightforward import rules when it comes to pets; in fact, for guinea pigs, the USDA does not impose any animal health requirements (please see here).

That being said, it would...

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"What are the Pet Import Requirements for the Dominican Republic?"

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Juliann
Number of Pets: 4
Pet Type: 2 cats 2 dogs
Pet Breed: mix breeds
From: Tomball, TX
To: Dominican Republic

What is the process for moving my pets from Texas to the Dominican Republic? I have found the info on microchipping and documentation, but will they need to be quarantined? How will they be transported?




Hi Juliann,

Thanks for your question. Every country is different when it comes to pet import rules, so it's smart to start researching well in advance of your trip to find...

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Figuring Out Air Travel With Birds

Monday, September 16, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Laureen
From: Beijing, PRC China
To: Unknown at this time
Pets: Fester -- a little green male parakeet, approximately 2 years old
Dear PetRelocation,
My husband and I are anticipating being transferred to a new assignment from our current one in Beijing, China. It can possibly be most anywhere in the world including returning to our home in Denver, Colorado. Two years ago I purchased a parakeet and of course we have grown quite fond of him. What proper documentation do I need to acquire so...
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Pet News Round-Up: How to be a Better Pet Owner

Friday, September 6, 2013 by Caitlin Moore


Ten dog parenting hacks from DogVacay.

Dogs traveling from Liverpool to Belfast now have a very comfortable option.

These hotels and restaurants make a pet friendly weekend getaway possible.

Info about summer airline embargoes for pet travelers taking off over the next few weeks.

It does exist: pet friendly public transportation.

Follow us on Pinterest and Instagram for lots of cute pet pictures (like Gus, the cutie below)!



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"How Should I Prepare my Dog for our Move to Louisiana?"

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Julie
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: English Cocker Spaniel
From: Newfoundland, Canada
To: Mandeville Area, Louisiana

Hi - wondered if you can help.

I have a 6-year-old male English Cocker Spaniel. He is a family pet. He moved with us from the UK to Ontario, Canada in August 2011, and then across to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in April 2012.

He has a valid Rabies vaccination given on 27th April 2011, which is valid until 26th April 2014. Blood tests were carried out a month...

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"How Do I Move My Dogs from Thailand to Spain?"

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Sandra
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Cross Breeds
From: Thailand
To: Spain


What forms do I need to complete to move my dogs to Spain?




Hi Sandra,

Thanks for your question. Take a look at the pet import requirements for Spain. There you will find the health requirements as well as the corresponding documentation your dogs will need in order to travel to Spain. Your accredited veterinarian should be able to provide all of these documents. Documentation may also be...

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How to Move a Dog from Australia to Korea (and Back)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Troy
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: British Bulldog
From: Gold Coast, Australia
To: Ulsan, South Korea


I am an Australian who works in South Korea and have decided to move my dog over with me. At the moment my dog is still in Australia. I will be in Australia in a few days and wish to bring her back with me to South Korea on Tuesday the 10th of September, 2013. That is exactly 15 days from now. What do I have to do to bring her over with me? Is that enough time to make it happen?...

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"How do I Bring my Pet Boxers Overseas?"

Monday, August 26, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Romel
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Boxer
From: New York, USA, North America
To: Ecuador, South America


How can I transport my pet Boxers overseas?




Hi Romel,

Check out the pet import requirements for Ecuador. You'll see there that your dogs will need microchips, full vaccinations, and International Health Certificates, all issued by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. The microchip implantation record, vaccine certificates, and International Health Certificate will...

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"Can Big Dogs Travel by Air?"

Friday, August 23, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kevin
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Chow Chow
From: El Salvador
To: USA, Washington, D.C.


Would I be able to fly my dog from El Salvador to the USA even if it's a bit big? If so, how??

Thank you,



Hi Kevin,

Thanks for your questions. You can indeed fly your dog to the USA, as long as you meet the United States pet import requirements. In addition to the required International Health Certificate and proof of current Rabies vaccination, we recommend that all pets be...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog from South Korea to Indonesia

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Amelia
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Miniature Poodle
From: Incheon, South Korea
To: Jakarta, Indonesia


We're moving from South Korea to Jakarta, Indonesia in a few months time. We understand the regulations differ depending whether your pet is coming from a rabies free country or not. We can't find information on what the specific requirements will be in our case? Is South Korea now considered a rabies free country? What will be the requirements for our pet?

Thank you for...

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PetRelocation Included on 2013 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

For the fifth year in a row, PetRelocation has made the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. With this achievement, we join companies like Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit and Zappos.com, who have all been included over the years. We're pretty excited that, as we continue to learn and work hard every day, our growth can be measured alongside such successful businesses.

This year PetRelocation ranked #2509 overall, #73 in the Logistics and Transportation...

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