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Buying a Reinforced Travel Crate for Pet Air Travel

Monday, June 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
I need to fly my dog to Maine but I can't afford to spend $600 or more on the "IATA #82" reinforced crate plus the flight cost. Is there a place I can rent the crate for this one way flight?

I bought a plastic flight crate and have been told by United airlines that I need a reinforced pet crate for the flight. I do not have the funds to buy the crate and the flight ticket. I need some suggestions.
 
He is not an aggressive dog.
 
Thanks,
Crystal
 
 
Hi Crystal,
 
Thank you for your...
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Link Round-Up: All the Latest Pet Travel News

Friday, June 26, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day!

What should you feel when a pet move is over? The right answer is "pure joy and relief."

Don't forget these top summer pet travel tips.

Good news: more cities are banning the sale of puppy mill pets.

Lots of retirees are facing the same question: "should I get a pet?"

 

daisy

Have a good weekend, pet lovers!

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The Tricky Business of Pet Travel to Australia

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

 
I will be leaving Lebanon permanently for Australia in November, but I know that moving pets between these two countries is difficult. Given Australia's pet quarantine laws, what is the most streamlined way to move my cats? Is there a way to prevent them from having to stay in quarantine for months?

Thanks,
Rasha
 
Hi Rasha,
 
Thank you for your question! You'll need to follow the guidelines as outlined by the official Australia government website concerning pet travel to Australia...
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Incredible Experiences: A Bird Move From Belgium to the United States

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Tiger Rose"Tiger Rose's Big Move"

I recently (May 2015) moved back to the States from Europe and I brought my one-year-old Senegal parrot, Tiger Rose, back with me.

I discovered PetRelocation while researching Tiger's move. Unfortunately, their service (which seemed superior to any other pet moving company out there) was out of my budget, so I imported Tiger into the US myself.

Quarantine was over on June 11, 2015. I was in Pace, FL, and with only a week to go before then, I realized that picking up...

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Microchip & Rabies Rules for UK Pet Travel

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I was reading the requirements for traveling to the UK, and it says the pet has to have been microchipped before the rabies vaccine. My cat is fully vaccinated but not microchipped.

I would get the microchip before the move, but would it make a difference that I got the chip after the rabies vaccine?

Thanks,

Danielle

 

Hi Danielle,

Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this rule must be adhered to -- you must have the microchip implanted before you have the rabies vaccine administered...

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Incredible Experiences: Three Westies Move to Malaysia

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

sanford, milton & elsie"Sanford, Milton and Elsie make the move to Malaysia!"

We found PetRelocation when I was searching for the regulations about moving our three furry friends with us to Malaysia where my husband was assigned.

We'd already lived in Malaysia in 2008 and had taken two of our Westies to live there. That time I did all their relocation work myself and it was very stressful for me -- the paperwork as well as the worry and traveling with them (managing their flight and my own).

What a difference it was to...

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Traveling With Dogs to the United States from Ecuador

Monday, June 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am planning buy a dog while I am on vacation in my home country of Ecuador. However, I do not know of the requirements that I need to complete in order for my dog to relocate here to the United States.

I understand there are a few vaccinations that the dog is supposed to have and there is a set limit of days that the dog has to be vaccinated within. If you could please tell me who I can speak to about this in New York City or if you could help me out that would be great.

Thank...

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Pet News Links: Travel Myths & Summer Pet Care

Friday, June 19, 2015 by Pet Travel News

For international pet travelers: five myths about pet quarantine.

Info about summer haircuts for dogs (to trim or not to trim).

Is "dog discrimination" happening in a few fancy New York apartments?

This week's pet travel stories include flying zebras (!) and more.

A new study says watching cat videos makes you happier and more energetic.

Should you feed your dog vegetables?

 

cat

Enjoy the weekend, pet lovers!

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Incredible Experiences: Alley & Samantha's Move to Oklahoma

Friday, June 19, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Just Awesome!!"

Everything was completely smooth.

PetRelocation picked my cats up that morning, transported them out the same morning, and arrived in Oklahoma on time. Even though we had a slight miscommunication about where to pick them up, everything worked out great.

 

samantha

Samantha

 

alley

Alley

 

Pet Move Details:

Name: Dave
Company:
Pets' Names: Alley and Samantha
From: California
To: Oklahoma
 

Need help moving your pets with you? Please contact us for a pet travel consultation.

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Cat Travel to Hawaii

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
 
What is the cost of transporting my cat from Washington D.C. to Hawaii? Does Hawaii have particular rules to adhere to? We will be in transitional housing for 3 months in different locations. My friend will keep my cat until we get to our permanent home in Hawaii.

Thanks,
Patricia
 
 
Hi Patricia,
 
Thanks for your question!
 
The costs will depend on a few factors, but if you decide to hire expert help you can expect to spend at least $1200 and possibly a bit more. (It would...
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5 Myths About Pet Quarantine

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Sembawang QuarantineWe field lots of questions from pet owners who are starting to plan their international pet travel adventures, and more often than not concerned pet parents wonder about quarantine. Is it necessary? Is it terrible? How can it be avoided, or at least handled safely?

Read on to see a few common misconceptions about pet quarantine along with our tips and advice for carrying out quarantine with as little stress as possible.

Most people feel better once they've faced these myths and facts head on (and...

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Incredible Experiences: "Flying Zebras!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

luna & lornaThe export of two zebra filly foals from California to England was dogged with issues, not least the lack of communication with the seller, so much so that the first attempt was aborted although I had paid in full for the foals.

I then waited another 13 months for two more to become available to try again. It was only when British Airways provided PetRelocation as a possible business to support me that things finally happened.

All the staff I dealt with made me feel that they were as engaged and...

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Cat Travel vs. Dog Travel

Monday, June 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Any advice you can give me regarding my move? I moved a dog from Guatemala to the USA and it was not that difficult, but cats are a different ball game so any advice you have is welcomed.

Thanks,

Maria

 

Hi Maria,

Thank you for your question! Cats and dogs can often have very different personalities, and it's important to prepare each for travel in their own way in order to alleviate stress levels (both for pets and their people).

Crate training is hugely important when it comes to planning a safe and...

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Incredible Experiences: Frites' Move From Memphis to Luxembourg

Monday, June 15, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Frites"Keeping the Family Together"

When my wife and I and our two-year old son learned we were moving from Memphis, Tennessee, to Luxembourg City (on the other side of the pond), we immediately began exploring our options of taking our beloved Frites, a 60-pound rescue dog we had adopted three years before. We soon learned it was not only difficult to transport a dog, it also wasn't cheap. At one point, we even considered leaving our dog with family.

But we loved our dog too much, and we decided we...

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Pet News Round-Up: Making Travel Safer for Pets

Friday, June 12, 2015 by Pet Travel News

5 Myths about traveling with pets.

Did you read about our Pet Move of the Month?

Pet friendly car company Subaru will fund a pet carrier safety study.

Check out these dog friendly apps.

Long read: The First Domesticated Dogs.

Cats and dogs traveling the world!

 

Mylo

Have a lovely weekend!

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Traveling With a Lhasa Apso to the United States

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm planning to move with my 5-year-old Lhasa Apso to Boston around the second week of August. From whatever information I could gather on the internet so far, KLM and Lufthansa seem to be the most recommended options.

However, most airlines state that snub-nosed dogs are not allowed to travel due to possible respiratory problems. Can you share how safe/risky it is to travel with them on a flight as long as about 26 hours (including the 7-8 hour layover)?

I will also appreciate...

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Incredible Experiences: Beeler's Move from Chicago to Switzerland

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Beeler"Chicago Stray Turned World Traveler"

I initially contacted PetRelocation as a skeptic, aware of the many scams in today's social media world. It was a year before our move to Switzerland, but I honestly didn't know the first step to moving my 2-year-old Lab mix, Beeler, across seas.

I always heard the horror stories of quarantine and I couldn't bear to listen, but after contacting PetRelocation I was immediately introduced to Maegan and Tobi, two highly professional pet relocation experts.

They...

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Dog Travel to Mexico from the United States

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
We are traveling through the US and into Latin America with our pet dog and hoping to fly to Mexico from Miami around November. Will this be possible?
 
We are looking for the easiest and most efficient and way to transport our pet to the above location.
 
Thanks,
Michael
 
 
 
Hi Michael,
 
Thank you for submitting a question to us! First, please review the pet import requirements for Mexico for an idea of what to expect regarding health documents, etc. Your dog will need a microchip if...
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5 Tips for Traveling Safely with Snub-Nosed Breeds

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by Pet Travel News

pugPugs, English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Persian cats and other snub-nosed (or brachycephalic) pets require special care when it comes to air travel.

These breeds are more susceptible to heat stroke and breathing problems when exposed to stress or high temperatures because of their facial structure and hereditary respiratory issues, so travel is more risky for them.

This doesn't mean short-nosed pets can't fly safely, but planning a smooth trip requires a little extra preparation and attention....

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Incredible Experiences: Marka & Vlast Move from Russia to Singapore

Monday, June 8, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

marka & vlast"Do Not Try to Do It Yourself"

Hey guys!

So I had to move from Moscow to Singapore in May 2015 and relocate my two pets -- a dog and a cat. They had to fly halfway around the world, go through a 30 day quarantine period (mandatory for all pets coming to Singapore), but they were finally delivered to me two days ago.

Having gone through the exercise, I am very glad I did not try to do it all myself and would strongly advise anyone against relocating their pets on their own.

Relocation is a...

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