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Pet News Round-Up: Wiener Dogs and Crowdfunding Pet Products

Friday, May 1, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Pet products on Indiegogo: check out the first all-in-one smart dog collar.

For safety's sake, rabies vaccinations should be more available around the world.

Next week is National Pet Week -- are you ready?

Cute dog pictures: the Buda Wiener Dog Races are kind of incredible.

This woman was not prepared for pet air travel and things didn't go so well.

We gave Dogtime a few tips for safe international pet travel.


Callie - cute dog

Happy Friday, pet lovers!

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Employee Profile: Rebecca, PetRelocation Training Specialist

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Core Values

rebecca & strykerBy Kelley Barnes, Director of HR

Having a good first day/first week/first month at a new company is key to an employee’s long-term success and happiness. So, it’s critically important that the right person is there to welcome your new hires and make sure they start off with the best possible impression. The person who fills that role at PetRelocation is our three and a half year veteran, Rebecca Klenk.

Rebecca relishes new experiences. On the last weekend of March, she could be found on Town Lake...

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Pet Move of the Month: Fred & Wilma's Trip to Japan

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

fred & wilmaThis month's featured pet move shines the spotlight on two very cool cats: Fred and Wilma. This charming duo has moved with us before (their mom is a busy world traveler), so they're becoming pros when it comes to relocating internationally.

Their latest trip took them from Germany to Japan, and now that they're settling in we thought we'd catch up and find out how things are going. Read on to find out more about Fred and Wilma!

What brought about your move?

Due to my job, I move every 2 to 3...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pizza Cats and Sheep Dogs

Friday, August 29, 2014 by Caitlin Moore

Okay, then: this fake Pizza Hut is run by cats (in Japan).

You're on holiday. Can you/should you rescue that stray cat?

The mystery of how dogs herd sheep.

Crazy products you can buy to spoil your pet.

How to relocate your pets to a new country. How to relocate yourself to a new country.

Meet Mac and Bubba, two frequent pet travelers with lots of great tips to share.




Have a good weekend!

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Learn More About The New Detroit Airport Pet Relief Station

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by Caitlin Moore

As the pet industry continues to grow, it can be pretty tough to keep up with all the latest products and services aimed at making life with pets easier and more fun.

For example, last month we discussed Amtrak's pilot pet travel program and various pet projects on Kickstarter, and this week have learned of a few more new developments that will affect pet travelers in particular.

Thanks to the completion of a $75,000 expansion project that includes a new indoor pet relief area, travelers with...

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Link Round-Up: Pets + Science + Fun + News

Friday, April 25, 2014 by Caitlin Moore

Meet these amazing animals with bionic limbs.

Neurochemically speaking, do dogs and cats really love you?

Lucey is Iowa's Most Beautiful Bulldog.

LAX's dog greeter program has been keeping fliers calm for a year.

Want to protest the proposed Australia quarantine fee increase? Sign this petition!

Pet products successfully funded via Kickstarter.

Have two minutes to spare? Please take our summer pet travel survey!



Happy Friday!

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2013 in Review: 7 Highlights from a Busy Year in Pet Travel

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

The world of pets and pet travel is never a dull place. As people continue to make cats, dogs, and other animal friends a more important part of life, industries like airlines, hotels, and relocation providers are realizing that they must evolve if they want to stay relevant.

In 2013 we kept an eye on various trends as we did our best to provide top notch services to our traveling clients. We learned a lot, and will use our pet moving experiences to continue to offer pet owners the attention and...

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Petmate Advisory Forum Recap

Friday, October 18, 2013 by Rachel Truair

Pop quiz: What has four sides, flies, and is more well-traveled than many of the most experienced jet-setters out there?

I'm guessing that unless you travel with pets every day, your first thought wasn't a pet travel crate! Thousands of pets are driven and flown every day around the world in a variety of travel crates. The air travel crate PetRelocation trusts for its furry fliers is the Petmate SkyKennel, one of the safest, durable, and spacious pet travel crates on the market.

What's even...

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Pet Travel News: United Announces Opening of New O'Hare PetSafe Kennel Facility

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

The new kennel facility at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) that we've been hearing about is now open for business, offering a new level of care for pets flying through ORD as part of United's PetSafe program.

The kennel is located inside United's ORD Cargo Facility and includes 28 individual enclosures so that animals of different species can be housed in separate ventilated, temperature-controlled areas. This is the third facility of its kind, resembling amenities already in place at...

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Pet Travel Update: French Bulldog Restrictions on United Airlines

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

Before making pet travel plans, it's important to research your airline options and any restrictions that may exist in order to avoid getting into an inconvenient situation on your day of departure. Do you have the right travel crate? Do you have the correct paperwork from your vet? Wait, is your breed of pet even accepted by this airline?

These are all questions certainly worth looking into well in advance, and most can be answered by perusing the airline's website or giving them a call. Here at...

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United Announces PetSafe Product Enhancements [Pet Travel News]

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

In addition to United's recent announcement that they will be adding new PetSafe routes to Latin America, Canada, and within the United States, they are also rolling out several new product enhancements.

-United was recently approved to add three new PetSafe vans to its existing fleet. These new additions will operate in Chicago and Washington Dulles, supporting two of the busiest hubs just in time for summer travel season.

-Fifty new agents have also been added to the PetSafe desk, which means...

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Get and Give Yappy During SXSW

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by Rachel Truair

Headed to Downtown Austin for SXSW? Get your tail moving -- you're invited to a paw-ty!

PetRelocation is partnering with Petmate to host our first yappy hour on Friday, March 8th for all pet lovers! Pick up a pet toy to take home to your favorite feline or precious pup, check out super-new pet products from Petmate, learn about PetRelocation's pet travel services, and help a good cause all in one tail-waggingly-fun happy hour!

Here's the scoop:



- Check-in at PetRelocation's offices on Yelp!,...

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Pet Travel Question: Calming Pet Anxiety During Travel

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Charles
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Chow Chow
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
To: Guyana, South America


What would be good to put in a carrier to calm small dogs? They are going as carry on. A carrier I purchased in the past had a chemical in a piece of felt, but I don't think the carrier manufacturer sells it anymore.




Hi Chuck,


Thanks for your question. Many pet owners do look for natural anxiety remedies for their pets, and some people find that things like Chamomile...

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Preparing for the Holidays: Gifts for Pets on Pinterest

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by Caitlin Moore


Just as the economy hasn't slowed the pet travel industry or the amount of money we spend on pet Halloween costumes, the winter holidays are set to be a generous season of pet-oriented gift buying and giving.

A recent British survey found that 75% of people plan to buy their pet a gift and over half will spend more money on their pets than their significant other, and the American Pet Products Association reports that Americans typically spend more than $200 million per year on pet gifts....

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Pet Travel News Links: Pet Wellness, Hotel Amenities for Pet Lovers, China Pet Tips

Friday, October 5, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

What happened in the world of  pet news this week? Glad you asked.


Neat-o animal tourism in Japan.

Goldfish companions as hotel amenities?

Researchers find that looking at cute animal pictures improves productivity. (We like this study.)

Tips from our experts: all about shipping pets to China.

Are you tuning in to DogTime's Pet Blog Awards?

October is National Pet Wellness month.

Here in Austin we have a Dogtoberfest that includes a DogTrot-- do you have something similar in your town?

Taming exoti...

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Interview: How Vet Offices Play An Important Role In The Pet Relocation Process

Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Caitlin Moore


There are many moving parts when it comes to organizing a pet move, with one key area being veterinarian offices. Often multiple vet visits are needed to prepare for a move, so it's important for doctors and staff to have a good understanding of travel procedures as well as pre-travel and post-travel health advice.

We work with many vet offices around the world, and one of our favorites is Katy Trail Animal Hospital in Dallas, TX. Since they're always so helpful and friendly when we're working...

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Pet Move of the Month: Napoe's Relocation to Hong Kong

Thursday, June 7, 2012 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Though every pet move is different, most share a few familiar elements. This month's Pet Move of the Month illustrates a perfect example of what the typical pet owner experiences each step of the way: initial nervousness followed by a growing confidence that everything will be fine, and finally the happiness that comes with seeing your pet delivered safely to you.

Mandy is as dedicated a pet owner as can be, and her dog Napoleon (Napoe) is one lucky pup. Their recent move from the United States...

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Pet Travel Update: First Oral Bordetella Vaccine Approved For Dogs

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by Caitlin Moore


Countries vary when it comes to pet import requirements and vaccines, but many do require vaccinations against Bordetella, or kennel cough.

This is interesting news, then: there's a new product on the market that allows the vaccine to be administered orally. Bronchi-Shield ORAL has recently been approved by the USDA and is the first vaccine of its kind.

Check out their website for more information, and if this is an issue that interests you then be sure to ask your vet about Bronchi-Shield ORAL...

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Friday Pet News Links: Cat Videos, Cutting-Edge Pet Products and New Pet Travel Rules

Friday, February 17, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

It's Friday, once again! Before you unplug and unwind, enjoy these pet news links...


Cutting-Edge Pet Products via @CNBC (we especially like Slide 11!).

United has a new pet travel rule that's not making military members very happy.

A new survey of dog travelers reveals that yes, this is an important market niche.

Forget the Oscars. Dog News Daily held the first ever Golden Collar Awards in LA this week.

Is this the oldest cat video of all time?

For our compatriots: Pet-Friendly Places in Texas.


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Friday Pet News Round-Up: Beagle Freedom Project, Hong Kong Pet Travel and More

Friday, December 2, 2011 by Caitlin Moore

-Two of our senior employees recently visited Hong Kong for the 2011 IPATA Conference. Read about their adventures moving a dog to mainland China and about the fun pet party they had at Pet World.

-A stolen dog is found and returned to his family after five years.

-Pet obesity: stats and information.

-Hometown pride! Austin Pets Alive! won the ASPCA $100K Challenge, so they'll be able to help many more pets find homes.

-Here are a few fun pet products from Dogster that'll come in handy for...Read More