Help Me Move My Pet

North America Pet Travel Spotlight: How to Get Started

Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

North America Part One

Whether moving a pet from state to state or country to country, it's important to start with the basics. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed in the beginning stages of a pet move when you don't know what you don't know, but the more you start to learn about the process, the more empowered you'll be to make the right choices for your pet.

Based on advice from PetRelocation's domestic logistics team, our North America Pet Travel Spotlight will primarily focus on US domestic moves (moves from one...

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Choosing a Pet Safe Airline for International Cat Travel

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We purchased tickets on Singapore Airlines thinking that we could put our cats in approved carriers in the cargo hold during the duration of our flight. Unfortunately, we've just discovered that Singapore Airlines will not transport the cats for us.

What airlines will fly cats in the cargo hold from USA to France or Germany? We're having trouble finding the answers online and we don't want to make the mistake of booking another flight where the airline will not allow the...

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: Pet Travel to the UK From Unlisted Countries

Monday, September 28, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Pet Travel Spotlight

In the hopes of making pet travel to the UK a little more manageable, thus far in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series we've explored UK Pet Travel FAQs and the finer points of the UK Pet Arrival Process.

There's still more to cover, of course, and in Part Three of our UK Pet Travel Spotlight we'll be taking a look at one of the more confusing aspects of UK pet travel: understanding the rules that apply to various points of departure. The import rules for the UK are different depending on where...

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Pet Travel to Sarawak, Malaysia (It's Tricky)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

Hey there! I'm thinking of buying a Pembroke Welsh Corgi from a friend but am quite confused with the shipment details. Is it possible to ship a pet to Sarawak? What are the requirements? And which air carrier should we use?




Hi Paula,

Thank you for your question! We specialize in handling complicated pet moves and would be happy to offer some advice.

A few years ago we safely moved a family's pets to Sarawak and would like to share this overview of the pet import...

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Traveling With a Dog From Kenya to the United States

Monday, August 31, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I am travelling with my pet for the first time. My husband and I are headed back to America after living in Kenya for some time, we will be bringing back our miniature maltpom (cross between a miniature maltase and Pomeranian )

I have never travelled with a pet before, let alone on such a long journey. A flight from Kenya to California is long for a human, and I can only imagine it for such a small dog.

My questions are as follows...
Does he fly in the cabin with us or with the luggage...

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Incredible Experiences: Ariel's Journey From Dublin to Seattle

Monday, August 31, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Ariel's Relocation to the United States"

Relocating your pet is highly emotional; it is quite difficult to imagine it unless you go through this experience.

When we started planning our trip to the US from Ireland, we envisaged travelling with our Maine Coon cat, Ariel, on the same plane, in the cabin. I could not accept the thought of a different way of doing it. Like an overprotective mother, I had to have my eyes on our baby the entire trip.


As many may know, the Maine Coon isn't a small kitty,...

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Traveling With Pets to the United Kingdom

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I would like to get more information about assistance in moving our dogs abroad with us.

My wife and I may be relocating to London, UK sometime in the mid-spring of 2016 for her work and so I can attend law school. We will me moving with two dogs, a corgi and a German shepherd. I have been trying to read the import requirements for pets and quite honestly have become overwhelmed with what to do as far as taking the pups with us!

I want to make sure they arrive safe and sound and have...

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Pit Bull Travel to the United States from Dubai

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I would like to know what are the regulations for importing pets (specifically Pit Bulls) into the state of Nevada.

Thank you.



Hi Sonia,

Thank you for your question! As far as United States and Nevada import rules, there are no regulations against importing Pit Bulls. In fact, Nevada is one of a few states that has banned breed-specific legislation and in general the country is growing more Bully-friendly all the time.

However, you will need to check with the airline you're...

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Preparing for Dog and Cat Travel to the UK

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
I am relocating from Philadelphia to the UK and would like to know what I will need to do to get my animals home safely. I brought them both out here in 2010 and I would like to get them back as smoothly as possible.

Sid is a pug, which seems to be a breed not accepted by most airlines. I do not want to put them in any kind of quarantine. I would like the most direct route for them and to cause them the least amount of stress.

Hi Helena,
Thank you for your...
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Finding Pet Safe Flights to Australia

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


We are currently in the process of getting our dog ready to travel to Australia, but we are having trouble finding an airline that accepts French Bulldogs. Do you have a list of preferred airlines you recommend and who are also willing to accept our Frenchie?



Hi Kyle,

Thank you for your inquiry! Choosing a pet safe airline is a big part of planning a smooth and streamlined pet move, and we'd be happy to help with some advice about traveling with your French Bulldog.


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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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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!



Have a lovely weekend!

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Questions About Dog Travel to Italy

Monday, May 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Do you know what I need to do to get my dog to Italy? We are moving for a year for school and would really like to bring her with us.

What do I need to do to prepare my dog for this trip?




Hi Karoline,

Thanks for your inquiry, we're happy to help with some information and tips about international pet travel to Italy.

To start, please take a look at the pet import requirements for Italy for a rundown of the vaccines and paperwork needed, etc. Note that, depending...

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Planning Safe Pet Travel to South Africa

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I have a healthy 2-year-old puppy. This is the first time we are traveling a long distance with a pet and I have found out all the requirements to move to South Africa.

My question is whether I will be risking his life with air travel. I have to decide whether it's going to be too traumatic for him versus finding him a new home. He is a Japanese Chin/Shih Tzu.




Hi Debbie,

Thanks for your question! It's understandable that you're feeling nervous about pet air travel...

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Comparing Pet Friendly Airlines

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am really concerned about the safety of flying my dog in the cargo hold. I'm looking at Lufthansa, because based upon what I am seeing on the internet it seems to be one of the best airlines to handle dogs.

Can you tell me anything about the conditions in the cargo hold, i.e. how often cabin pressure is lost, etc. My choices to get him to Spain are Lufthansa to Frankfurt or United or American to Madrid. Not sure how the airlines differ in their cargo hold live animal handling...

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Pet Travel to England from China

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
How much would it be to move cats from China to the UK, and what are the requirements? Do you have any recommended airlines with good records in pet travel?

Hi Katie,
Thanks, that's a great question. First, we definitely recommend looking over the pet import information for the UK via the official government website. These frequently asked pet travel questions (and answers) also provide a good starting point for planning an international pet journey.
As far as...
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United Kingdom Import Rules for Exotic Pets

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

How do I get my sugar gliders to the UK? What is the process? I heard they would die on the plane so I would like to ship them but I don't know anything about this.

Many thanks,


Hi Bo,

Thanks for submitting a question to us. Before you research various airline requirements to find out which carriers would allow sugar glider travel, please know that the United Kingdom imposes specific requirements for non-native species coming into the country.

As you'll see on the GOV.UK websi...

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Cat Travel to the United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kate
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: N/A
From: Cambodia
To: UK


Hi PetRelocation,

I would like to find out how I can take my cats home when I move back to the UK - no date set yet but just finding out information now for the future. What are the requirements before leaving Cambodia and upon arrival in the UK?

Also, I've seen that some airlines allow pets in the cabin as long as their carriers can fit under the seat. How does that work in terms of them going to the toilet, on a 10+ hour...

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Pet-Friendly Airlines & Dog Travel to Italy

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Tom
From: Boston, MA USA
To: Florence, Italy
Pet: Spaniel (41 pounds, 5 years old)

Dear PetRelocation,
Is there a recommended airline or airlines for taking my dog from Boston, MA USA to Florence, Italy (one better than another)?

Hi Tom,
Great question! We do have a few select airlines that we choose to work with when moving our clients' pets -- some carriers simply devote more energy towards making sure pets have safe and uneventful moves.
Generally speaking, airlines we consider...
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Incredible Experiences: Dudley's Move to Germany

Thursday, February 26, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Katrina
Pet's Name: Dudley
From: Texas
To: Germany
Social Media: https://instagram.com/life_of_dudley/

"Reliable & Trustworthy"

My husband and I moved to Germany, last minute, for his job. That being said, we had to leave many things behind because we didn't have the proper time to plan and pack!

Dudley, our loving St. Bernard, was one of those precious items we left back in Texas. After discussing our situation with PetRelocation, they were able to help us get Dudley to Germany as easy and...

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