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Pet Travel Question: Layovers and Pet Flights to Asia

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Pet Friendly Airlines for Pet Travel to Asia

 

Hi PetRelocation,

Do you recommend booking a long (21 hrs) direct flight for a nervous dog or is it better to book a layover?

Do you have an airline you recommend that flies US to Asia?

-Risha


Great question, Risha! It might surprise some people, but we do generally recommend booking a layover in order to give pets a chance to stretch their legs and spend some time outside the travel crate. Though it will make the overall trip a bit longer, we believe...

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Tips for Safe Air Travel With a Pug

Monday, November 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Goonie the PugHi PetRelocation!

I'm considering the possibility of relocating to San Francisco, CA next year, but one of my main concerns right now is that I have a Pug and I would never leave him behind.

From my previous research I found out that it can be really problematic to take dogs with flat noses in airplanes, specially on such a long journey.

Have you guys ever done such a thing? Is it possible to do it with no risk? How can it be done?

Thank you very much!

Felipe

 

Hi Felipe,

Thanks for your questions!...

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Pet Travel Question: Exporting a Dog From Vietnam

Sunday, November 6, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello, how are you? I bought a pet while I was on vacation and I wanted to transport him to the United States.

Can you tell me what steps I need to take to do this?

Thanks,
Justin



Hi Justin,

We're doing well, thanks for asking! To move a pet to the United States, you'll need to meet a few basic requirements that include acquiring a health certificate and making sure your dog has been vaccinated against rabies.

Check out the United States pet import rules, and we also recommend that you start...

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Pet Shipping Story: Lucy and Ethel's Move to Oregon

Monday, October 24, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: Lucy and Ethel's Journey Across the United States

Hi PetRelocation,

I am extremely satisfied with your services. Penney was very helpful. I had explained to her that I was in hospital throughout the whole process, and prior to the pickup date I had friends who went to my house every day to care for Lucy and Ethel.  

Lucy in Oregon

Lucy

My daughter arrived in Florida just in time to load the cats into the new airline-approved carriers. Your person took care of the vet health certificates and...

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Tips and Advice for Air Travel With Older Dogs

Saturday, October 15, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

phoebe, belgian malinoisWe recently posted a picture of one of our customers, a 14-year-old Belgian Malinois named Phoebe, on the PetRelocation Facebook (that's her pictured to the right). This distinguished beauty attracted lots of attention from our fans, and she also inspired a few people to ask about moving older dogs.

Moving a young, healthy pet can be daunting enough, so it's no surprise that the thought of flying an older pet can cause loving owners to feel a little nervous. 

In honor of Phoebe's successful (and...

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Air Travel With Rabbits -- How Does it Work?

Friday, October 14, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

rabbit travel tipsHi PetRelocation,

I would like to know about the requirements for relocating my pet rabbit from India to the USA.

What documents and vaccinations would he need? Can he travel as a carry-on in the cabin? Which international airline would permit this? Is there a quarantine for rabbits entering the United States?

Thanks,

Keerthi



Hi Keerthi,


Thanks for the questions! Information about traveling to the United States with a rabbit can be found on the USDA website. You'll probably be happy to see that...

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Five Common Misconceptions About Pet Travel

Thursday, October 13, 2016 by Pet Travel News

lucy the bulldogTraveling with pets, whether you're handling the details yourself or hiring experts to help you, can be an overwhelming experience for many reasons.

The fact is, though, there are many misconceptions about pet travel, and clearing them up will make life much easier. Read about a few common misapprehensions below, take a moment to adjust your point of view accordingly, and travel well, everyone!

 
1. Pets should travel the way humans do

Example: many air travelers have trouble with the idea...

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What Size Crate Does My Cat Need for Travel?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation.

I have question about the size of carrier required for my pet. Is it okay if the carrier has just enough space for her to lay down?

Thank you!

Ramlah

 

Hi Ramlah,

Thanks for your question. Having the right size crate is extremely important, as it ensures that your cat will be safe and comfortable on her long flight to Malaysia. If your cat can just barely fit in the crate lying down, it probably isn't big enough and you'll want to get a larger size. Because of the nature of pet air...

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Can Two Pets Travel in One Crate When Flying?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Can two pets fly together in one crate?Your pets are best friends. They go everywhere together: they shop at the pet store, comfort each other at the vet's office, and more often than not they even share a bed.

Many pet owners love seeing their pets share this bond, and when it comes time to travel, take comfort in knowing that their pets will be making the big trip together.

But how close is too close when it comes to comfort and safety? This question comes to us from our Facebook page (have you liked us on Facebook? Take a look if...

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Cat Travel Story: Louie and Tilly's Move to the United Kingdom

Monday, October 3, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: A Successful Move to London!

My husband and I moved from Chicago to London and we brought our two cats with us. PetRelocation was recommended to us from a coworker.

They were highly recommended and they didn't disappoint! They gave us a clear timeline of when we needed to have our carriers, when to take our two cats to the vet, and when and where we would drop them off at the airport.

Our relocation coordinator made sure that we had all of the necessary paperwork in order...

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Pet Travel Spotlight: 5 Hong Kong Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

hong kong pet travel spotlight part two

After answering a few frequently asked questions about pet travel to Hong Kong in Part One of our Hong Kong Spotlight, we now turn our attention to another hot topic: Common obstacles that arise when tackling your dog or cat's relocation to Hong Kong.

Pet travel can be overwhelming no matter how prepared you are, so to help ease your family's transition to Hong Kong here are a few roadblocks to watch out for.

Import Permit

All pets will need an import permit in order to gain entry into Hong Kong...

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How Much Does It Cost to Move My Pet?

Friday, August 12, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Estimating the costs of pet travel How Much Does Pet Travel Cost?

When researching pet transport options, it's natural that one of the first questions most people have is, "how much does it cost to move my pet?"

Unfortunately it's difficult to answer this question right away due to the complex nature of pet travel. Every move is different, and depending on where you're going, who you're bringing, and when your move is, prices range significantly.

Specifically, here are a few factors that affect the price of a pet move:

  • Pet size...

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How to Help Pets Stay Calm During a Flight

Monday, July 18, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

When flying, what's the best way to keep my dog comfortable? She hates her carrier, and I'm not sure how to best sedate her for the flight. She's 11 lbs and 10 months old.

Thanks,

Spencer

 

Hi Spencer,

Thanks for your question! First of all, we do not recommend sedation. Instead, we have a few tips that can help a dog cope with a flight with as little drama and stress as possible.

  • Work on crate training. If your dog is used to spending time in the crate and even likes it, this will...

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How to Transport a Dog From Scotland to the United States

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My mother's health is waning and I'm preparing for the event that she can no longer care for her small dog. I'd like to bring the dog to live with me in California eventually.

What is involved in making this happen?

Thanks,

Liz

 

Hi Liz,

Thank you for your question and sorry to hear about your mother -- we would be happy to help you navigate this challenging situation.

First, take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States. Luckily these rules are some of the more...

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"Which Airline Should I Choose When Flying My Pet?"

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Which airline should I use to fly my dogs across the country?

Thanks,

Patty

 

Hi Patty,

Thank you for your question! The airline you choose for your pet's trip is definitely an important consideration, as not all carriers offer the same level of service when it comes to pets.

PetRelocation helps hundreds of pets travel safely each year and we have a handful of airlines that we prefer -- these include United for domestic flights and KLM, Lufthansa and British Airways for international...

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Incredible Experiences: Jack's Relocation to Australia

Monday, June 20, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

jack at home"Jack's Move to Become an Aussie Cat"

We chose PetRelocation, as there were many details involved with bringing a pet from the USA to Australia. Australia has extremely strict customs restrictions, and my husband and I decided that a professional relocation company would be the best option.

When we first contacted Paul, he was extremely helpful and gave us a general overview of what would be involved and what it would cost.

Our plans were put on hold due to the fact we were waiting for my husband...

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Pet Air Travel Investigation: Is Cargo Travel Safe?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by Pet Travel News

henry with his travel crateCargo or cabin? Ground transportation or excess baggage? One of the most common and emotionally charged questions we receive is about how pets travel.

Many people are surprised to find out that PetRelocation recommends cargo travel for pets, but in our experience the more you learn about how air cargo transportation works, the clearer it becomes that this really is the best option for your most precious passengers.

As you research the safest pet travel options, here's a look at the facts about pet...

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Pet Relocation Spotlight: Holiday & Summer Singapore Pet Travel

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

singapore pet travel spotlight part three

Congratulations on your upcoming move to Singapore! To help clear up any questions about the relocation process, thus far in our Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight series we've discussed the frequently asked questions of pet travelers and took a close look at the details of Singapore's pet quarantine requirements.

As we continue on, we'll now review some of the factors that can make importing pets to Singapore surprisingly tricky -- namely planning a pet relocation when high volume or office closures...

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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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Flying Internationally with Restricted Dog Breeds

Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Pit Bull dogHi PetRelocation,

I've been researching individual airline guidelines for transporting dogs, and have found that the restricted breeds are often subtitled "brachycephalic or snub-nosed breeds," which I thought referred to dogs such as Pugs and English Bulldogs.

However, pure bred or any mixed breeds of Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers are listed in the restricted breeds, as well. Is this because they are considered brachycephalic/snub-nosed, or is it an additional/unrelated...

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