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...Read More
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Rabbit
Pet Breed: Lop Eared
From: London, UK
To: New Canaan, CT, USA
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!
Thanks for your question! Per the USDA, the United...Read More
My family has had our dog for 5 years and we will be moving to Puerto Rico soon. Can we take her with us?
Thank you 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 crossbreeding with dogs of other breeds are prohibited to be introduced or imported to Puerto...Read More
Someone Asked You to Pay Through Western Union for a Puppy -- Now What?
We'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...
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...Read More
Pet's Name: Benny (formerly known as Ghost)
From: Greater Kansas City
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...Read More
From: Murrieta, CA
To: San Rafael, CA
Pet: Cali (cat, calico, 7 years old, probably 6 or 7 lbs.)
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Puppy
Pet Breed: Scottish Terrier
From: Kansas, The United States
To: Perth, Australia
Roughly how much does it cost to ship a puppy (>8kgs) from Kansas to Perth, Australia? What specific vaccinations does the puppy need to have?
Thank you for your question. To be honest, Australia can be one of the more expensive places to transport a pet due to freight costs, pre-export vaccines, and quarantine costs (among other things). The...Read More
More news about pets on Amtrak trains.
According to Department of Transportation data, pet air travel was safer in 2014 than in previous years.
Does your company want to relocate you abroad? Consider bringing your pet along for better chances of success.
It's Friday, so catch up with these cute pet travel stories.
Meet Tobi, one of our talented Client Care Specialists.
According to recent government data, pet air travel is growing safer.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has released its February 2015 Air Travel Consumer Report, which presents the DOT's overview of air travel data from last year and leads to an encouraging conclusion: of the approximately 2 million animals who traveled by air in 2014, there were 17 deaths and 26 injuries -- numbers that reflect a decrease from previous years.
As we've discussed in the past, though tragic pet travel...Read More
Pet's Name: Coco
From: Austin, TX
To: London, England
"PetRelocation made moving the cat overseas simple."
We were faced with a dizzying number of decisions as we prepared our move from Austin to London. We felt fortunate that moving the cat -- something we vastly underestimated in its complexity -- was taken care of by PetRelocation.
They took care of all the paperwork, the sequencing of the vet visits, and then on the day of the move, we were thoroughly prepared for our cat to fly to...Read More
My fiancé and I are getting married and we'll be moving her and her cat to San Diego. I'm checking out the options and whether or not it would be easier to use a pet transport service or just fly back with her cat. How does your business handle the pet being transported?
Excellent question! Most of the time it's technically possible for pet owners to move pets on their own, but since the process can require a considerable amount of effort (and...Read More
Name: Mrs. Hutson
From: Koh Samui, Thailand
To: London Heathrow
Pet: Bobbi (7-month-old mix breed)
We rescued a street pup in Koh Samui, Thailand and put him with
a lovely local sanctuary. Now we want to bring him home to England.
Where do we start?
We are willing to accompany Bobbi from Bangkok. We just need help on how to start as we don't expect the sanctuary to run around for us (they are a busy place).
Thanks for contacting us! To start, please take a...Read More
From: LAX, California, USA
To: Seattle, Washington, USA
Pets: Congo African Grey, 23 years old; Yellow Nape Amazon, 24 years old
I'm out of my mind finding out the best airlines to fly my parrots to a sanctuary in Washington. Alaskan airlines needed a health certificate and was double the price of United. I do not care about price, I just want them to be okay in their travels. United had some very bad reviews -- they requested no health certificate and the cost was...Read More
Employee Profile: Sarah Smith, Senior Pet Relocation Consultant
by Kelley Barnes, Director of HR
Sarah Smith will be celebrating her four year anniversary with PetRelocation this March. In 2014, she helped more than 200 clients by creating customized move plans to safely transport their family pets and guiding them through the selection process to determine the perfect solution to meet their specific needs.
The intricacies of international requirements for the import and export of live animals is...Read More
To: St. Louis, MO
Pet: Alaskan Malamute puppy, around 25 pounds
I am thinking of buying a puppy that is in Denmark. I have no clue how much shipping will cost. Just a ball park figure is fine. I'm not even where in Denmark the pup is located... I just wanted to know about total cost before I even get serious and bothered the breeder. She'll be an 8 or 9-week-old puppy.
Thanks for your question. It typically costs a few...Read More
From: United Kingdom
Pets: Chihuahua Mixes (5)
How much would it cost to transport my five dogs to Tunisia? They typically sleep together in one crate -- would they be able to travel this way?
Thanks for submitting your pet travel question to us! When preparing to relocate with pets internationally, it's a good idea to check with the Ministry of Agriculture of the country to which you'll be moving to find out about the most up-to-date...Read More
"Three Pets Travel to Belgium"
We moved to Brussels, Belgium from Southern California in October of 2014. The most difficult aspect of the entire process was figuring out how to get our three animals safely transported. None of the animals were used to traveling, nor were they used to being in crates, but PetRelocation took all the craziness out of our hands.
They aided us in figuring out what papers to have ready and what medical tests to have done. They made sure that our three "babies" were...Read More
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Monkey
Pet Breed: Capuchin
From: MN, USA
To: GA, USA
I am taking to someone about getting a monkey, and all she wants is a shipping fee that she says is $280. She said she would be using your services. I am just wanting to make sure this isn't a scam.
That is definitely a scam. Anytime someone you don't know is offering to give you a pet (especially a high-demand breed or exotic species) and only wants to charge you transportation...Read More
Pet's Name: Jax and Opie
From: Lincoln, NE
To: Poughkeepsie, NY
The experience we had with PetRelocation was pleasant throughout the entire process. Everyone we interacted with, including the email correspondents and the people who handled the transportation, were very professional and caring.
We even ran into a unique situation due to weather -- my wife and I flew out the day before so we could get settled a little before introducing the cats to our new home. The next day...Read More