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Pooches, Planes, and Problems: How to Make International Pet Travel Easier

Monday, April 11, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Riley in London"Why is it so hard to take a pooch on a plane?" That's the excellent (and frustrating) question explored in a recent NPR story.

In this nail-biting travel tale, author Donatella Lorch describes the complicated process of bringing her Rhodesian Ridgeback Biko safely from Kenya to Nepal to Turkey, and her worries about safety and basic logistical details will sound familiar to anyone who has every contemplated international pet travel.

Traveling with a pet internationally means following a...

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Pet Travel & Rabies Vaccine Requirements

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What are the requirements for traveling with our dog regarding a Rabies Certificate? We know about the Health Certificate already.

She has always had 3 year Rabies shots and her last one was nearly 2 years ago, but it is still good for one year. One information source indicated she must be vaccinated within the last 12 months, which makes no sense. So what is the true requirement for the Rabies Certificate?

Thanks!!

Scott

 

Hi Scott,

Thanks for submitting a question to us -- this is...

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Fast Facts About Pet Travel to Puerto Rico

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Puerto Rico Beach DogSometimes figuring out the pet import rules for a place like Puerto Rico can be confusing -- is this the same as moving domestically (within the United States) or do other restrictions apply?

Because Puerto Rico is a US commonwealth, moving pets here qualifies as a domestic relocation if you're coming from a US state. Here's a quick but thorough look at what you need to know about moving pets to Puerto Rico.

Dog & Cat Travel

  • Pets must have a Vet Health Certificate issued within 10 days...

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: Everything You Need to Know About Breed Restrictions

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

North America Pet Travel Spotlight Part Four

Along with the challenges we've previously covered in our North America Pet Travel Series, another big obstacle for many pet travelers involves breed restrictions.

Many of these rules are important because they're set with a pet's safety in mind (snub-nosed pets are simply more likely to experience complications when traveling, for example), but they can often be confusing and make pet travel even more stressful for conscientious pet owners trying to figure everything out.

The more you know, the...

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: The Facts About Cargo Pet Travel

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

north america pet travel spotlight part two

Let's face it: pet travel can be confusing and stressful, so in part one of our North America Pet Travel Spotlight series we discussed the basic elements of planning a safe pet move. Now that you've mastered these essentials, it's time to dive deeper into those areas of pet travel that tend to bring up even more questions.

For example, many North America pet travelers have concerns about how their pet will be traveling if they are too big to fly in the cabin, and they're often initially opposed...

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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?

Thanks,

Paula

 

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

Hi,

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.

Ariel

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

Hello,

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

Hi,

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

Thank you.

Regards,

Sonia
 

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.

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

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello,

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?

Thanks,
Kyle

 

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.

Generally...

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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!

 

Mylo

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?
 

Thanks,

Karoline

 

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.

Thanks,

Debbie

 

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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