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Pet Move Customer Story: Sydney's Big Adventure

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Laura and Ben
Pet's Name: Sydney Valentine
From: Sydney Australia
To: Austin, Texas via Houston, Texas

Well, our Australia Chapter has come to a close and we needed to find the best route for Sydney Girl to travel to her new home -- TEXAS. We asked around, and PetRelocation kept coming up in conversations. Three of our friends used this service to get their pets to Australia so I thought, "if they are good coming this way then they must be good going back!"

I looked them up on Facebook and...

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Pet Travel Question: Should I Sedate My Cat for Travel?

Monday, August 19, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Anke
Number of Pets: Three
Pet Type: Dogs, Cat
Pet Breed: Mastiff, Bloodhound, Siamese mix
From: Austin, TX
To: Denver, CO

Hello,

I'm taking my cat on the plane but am super concerned about having to take him out at security. He can be aggressive when anxious. My vet prescribed 10mg Acepromazine for my 15.5Ibs cat but I feel reluctant giving it. What are your suggestions? Sedative or not?

Thanks,

Anke

 

Hi Anke,

This is an important question. Owners sometimes wrongly assume that their pet's travel...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Ferret to the United States

Friday, August 16, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Sandra
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Ferret
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
To: Portland, Oregon

Hi,

I'm having a hard time trying to find what all needs to be done in order for me to bring my little guy back to the States with me, please help with any advice or tips you may have! For example, do I need to have him chipped?

Thanks a million!!!

Sandra

 

Hi Sandra,

You're right to notice that there doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there about moving ferrets (but plenty about cats and dogs)....

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Pet Travel Question: Shipping a Dog to the Philippines

Friday, August 16, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kathy
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Maltese
From: Virginia, USA
To: Philippines

Hello,

What are the requirements for moving our dog overseas?

Thanks,

Kathy

 

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for your question. Check out the pet import requirements for the Philippines to get an idea of what documentation is necessary in order to bring a dog into the Philippines. You'll notice that it's a relatively short list, and that all your dog will need is a microchip, a rabies vaccination with certificate, and a...

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Pet Move of the Month: Milo and Joe Dirt's Move to Dublin

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

When it comes to planning a safe and successful pet move, nothing is better than working with a client who helpfully communicates with us throughout the process and even shares details about the pet-friendliness of their new city. We recently helped two great rescue cats, Joe Dirt and Milo, move with their family from California to Dublin, and their owner Charlene was kind enough to share plenty of excellent tips and observations with us about the process and about living in Dublin with cats. If...

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Pet Travel Question: Should I Take My Cats With Me to the UK?

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Megan
Number of Pets: 5
Pet Type: Cats
Pet Breed: Mixed Breed/ American Shorthair and European Shorthair
From: Chicago, USA
To: London, UK

Hi,

I am moving for an initial period of six months to London and want to bring my cats with me. I have found housing for us all (my boyfriend too) but have been confronted by many people telling me about how expensive everything is and how moving is very bad for the cats. These cats have been with us since they were young and I believe they would do better...

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Pet Travel Question: Flying a Boxer Across the US

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lauren
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Boxer
From: Boston
To: Los Angeles

Hi,

I have a 6-year-old Boxer and we are looking to fly him across country but will be returning in three months. Last time we did this we drove, but really are hoping not to! Do you have an airline you recommend using? Would you be concerned about a Boxer flying between November and February?

Thank you!

Lauren

 

Hi Lauren,

Pet air travel can seem daunting, but when properly planned, flying can actually prove simpler...

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Pet Travel Question: Importing Pets to the US from Rabies-Free Countries

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: John-Morten
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Border Terrier
From: Norway
To: Houston, Texas

Hello,

Norway is a rabies-free country. The dog has a passport. What else do we need to import him to Texas? We plan to fly with KLM through Amsterdam.

Thanks,

John-Morten

 

Hi John-Morten,

Thanks for your question. Luckily, moving pets to the United states is a relatively simple process. Take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States. You'll notice that in most cases, the US...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Bulldog Puppy to the US

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Carole
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: English Bulldog
From: Ukraine
To: New York City, US

Hi,

I am traveling to the Ukraine in September 2013 and want to bring home a puppy that I am buying there. What exactly are the requirements for going through US Customs with him when I arrive in NYC? What documents do I need to provide to customs from the breeder I buy him from? Also does the puppy have to be quarantined for any period of time or will I be able to bring him straight home?

Thank...

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Pet Travel Question: Bringing a Dog to Canada

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Hayley
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
From: UK
To: Canada

Hello,

We are looking to move out to Canada next month permanently and want to take our dog but have not got a clue where to start. I have asked vets and they can't even help. Does he need any injections, does he need a passport? Please help.

Many thanks,

Hayley

 

Hi Hayley,

Traveling with pets can be confusing, but it becomes a lot easier once you know what's required. Check out the pet import requirements for...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Cat from Russia to South Korea

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Anastasia
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Tabby
From: Khabarovsk, Russia
To: Seoul, South Korea

Hello,

I want to move my cat from Khabarovsk, Russia to Seoul, South Korea. I would like to know what documents do I have to have? I have just moved my cat from the United States to Russia, so I already have some paper work. I just want to know the exact paper work I have to prepare before I go.

Thank You,

Anastasia

 

Hi Anastasia,

Check out the pet import requirements for South Korea. There...

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Pet Travel News: British Airways Summer Embargo Update

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

Though it's still pretty hot in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere (we're scorched here in Austin, TX), summer's end is in sight. That means that airlines will soon begin to lift their summer embargoes affecting pet travel, and as usual we will work to keep you updated.

We've just heard that British Airways has announced the dates for when it will lift its embargoes in a few US cities, but remember that all locations along the route must be experiencing temperatures less than 85 degrees in...

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Pet Travel Question: This Sounds Like a Puppy Scam!

Monday, August 5, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Sandy
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorkie
From: Utah
To: North East, MD

I met a woman over the internet who has a female Yorkie I want. She lives in Utah and said she would send me the dog via PetRelocation. Please forgive me, but how do I know she is on the up and up? I have heard of scams like these. How can I find out that on her part she is going to do this and not just take my money?

Thanks,

Sandy

 

Hi Sandy,

Based on what you've told us, this indeed sounds like a puppy scam. Often...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog to the UAE

Monday, August 5, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Christine
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Dachshund
From: Switzerland
To: UAE

Hello,

Would my dog, (assuming all the papers and vaccines were in order) have to be quarantined in the UAE when I arrive with him? If so, for how long? Is there an age limit in terms of how young the dog can be?

Thank you,

Christine

 

Hi Christine,

Thanks for your questions. Take a look at the import requirements for the United Arab Emirates. You'll notice that there is no quarantine required for pets entering...

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Qantas Reverses Its Travel Ban Affecting American Staffordshire Terriers

Friday, August 2, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

Today revealed some good news for pet travelers of a certain breed. According to the Daily Telegraph, Australia's Qantas Airlines has announced it will lift its ban on flying American Staffordshire terriers, a policy many in the pet community have called discriminatory and loudly protested since its inception last year.

In response to the controversial policy, Staffie lovers used Facebook to voice their outrage, threatened to boycott the airline, and over 6,000 people signed a petition protestin...

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Pet Travel Question: Are there Quarantine Requirements for South Africa or the UK?

Friday, August 2, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Marisa
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Small Dog
From: New Zealand
To: South Africa or UK

Hi,

I want to get a small dog, but am considering moving to either South Africa or the UK within the next two years. Before I make the commitment of getting a dog, I need to find out how my future plans would impact on my pet. Do all pets need to go into quarantine? Are there exceptions? Not certain I would like to leave a pet in quarantine for extended period if I move.

Thanks for any advice,

Marisa

 

Hi Marisa,

The...

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Pet Travel Question: Cat Travel to the US

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lauren
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
From: Zurich, Switzerland
To: Washington DC Metro Area

Hello,

I handle our corporate relocations and we have someone moving from Zurich to the DC Metro area who wishes to bring her cat.

I was reading through your very helpful site and noticed that people relocating pets from Europe to the US don't need to have them quarantined at this time. I just want to confirm that this is correct as I wasn't sure if anything changed.

Can you tell me what, if anything...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats from Canada to the UK

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Pamala
Number of Pets: 3
Pet Type: Cats
From: Canada
To: UK

Hi,

What forms do I need and where can I get them and print them to take to the vet? And what does each cat need to have by law?

Thank you,

Pamala

 

Hi Pamala,

Thanks for your questions. Here are the pet import requirements for the United Kingdom. As you'll see there, in addition to microchips and Rabies vaccines, you'll need several health certificates for each cat which your vet should be able to give you. Additionally, you will need an...

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Pet Travel Question: How do You Move a Dog to Alaska?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kristin
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Dapple Dachshund
From: North Carolina
To: Alaska

Hello,

What are the recommended shots that my dog will need to get before moving to Alaska?

Thanks,

Kristin

 

Hi Kristin,

Luckily, pet transport within the United States is relatively simple. Check out the requirements for traveling with a pet within the United States. You'll notice that the only required vaccination is for Rabies, and that your dog will need to get that shot at least 30 days...

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Pet Travel Question: Can I Bring More Than One Dog to the US?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Apisama
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorkie
From: Thailand
To: USA

Hello,

Am I allowed to bring both of my small Yorkie dogs to the USA with me or am I only allowed to bring just one?

Thank you,

Apisama

 

Hi Apisama,

Thanks for your question. You are allowed to bring both of your dogs with you to the United States. That being said, both your dogs might not be able to fly in the cabin of the plane, as many airlines allow only one in-cabin pet per passenger or have limits on how many...

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