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Friday Pet News Round-Up: Pampered Pets, Celebrity Pals and Green Pet Travel

Friday, November 18, 2011 by Caitlin Moore

It's been another busy week in the world of pet travel and pet shipping, so here are a few highlights in case you missed them!

-You're traveling with your pets this holiday season, but are you being environmentally conscious about it? Here's a green guide to pet travel.

-This pup has set a Guinness World Record for being the animal who has been photographed with the most celebrities (363!), having posed with the likes of Kristen Stewart, Bill Clinton and Kim Kardashian.

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Pet Move of the Month: Mittens & Fluffy's Move from Pakistan to the US

Friday, September 9, 2011 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Fluffy & MittensCongratulations to Fluffy and Mittens (and their owner Fariha) for being named our Pet Move of the Month! Exporting pets from Pakistan isn't the easiest thing to do, but after plenty of careful planning these Persian kitties made it safely to Seattle. Thanks to Fariha for sharing this great pet travel story with us.

Is this the first time you’ve ever moved your pets?

What were some of your concerns going into the move?
The distance between Pakistan and the USA. It's a journey that we dread...Read More

Pet News Round-Up: High-tech pet gadgets and a very daring dog rescue

Friday, September 2, 2011 by Caitlin Moore

Here are the top news stories from the past week, pet lovers. Enjoy your Friday, and then have a great labor day weekend!

-Do you have a favorite pet travel product that makes life easier? If you're still searching for those little things can make all the difference on the road, take a look at this list, which includes organic shampoo bars and a fiber optic safety collar. Cool stuff!

-When an Alaska woman walked outside to find her dachshund in the jaws of a black bear, she did what any...Read More

Pet News Round-Up: Science Stuff, Summer Tips and Kidpreneurs

Friday, August 5, 2011 by Caitlin Moore

Happy Friday, everyone! Before you head off into the weekend, catch up with the top pet news stories of the past week.

-A 7-year-old with epilepsy has written a book in order to raise money for a service dog that will help him manage his recurring seizures.

-A new study performed by the National Canine Research Council has found that banned breeds are no more aggressive than any other.

-This is hurricane season, y'all. What are your storm planning pet tips?

-Crazy photos of dogs shaking their... Read More

Pet Travel Question: Can Cats Move to Sri Lanka?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Vivien
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cats
Pet Breed: Siamese mix
From: UK
To: Sri Lanka

We are moving to Sri Lanka in two to three months (about July 2011) and want to take our two 14-year-old cats with us. I have been told that Sri Lanka is not accepting cats from BSE infected countries at the moment. Does anyone know when or if this will change? Or is there a way we can get around this? They are both house cats and will remain so and have been with us since birth as their mother was mine...Read More

Ten Ways to Be an Earth-Friendly Pet Owner

Thursday, April 21, 2011 by Caitlin Moore

Earth Day is not only an excuse to celebrate springtime, it's an opportunity to think about how we can do better. There's always room for improvement when it comes to recycling, reusing and reducing, and pet owners have specific ways they can lighten the load on Mother Earth.

This Earth Day, here are a few ways that pet owners can make a difference:

1. Spay and neuter your pets. This is the most important way you can avoid overpopulation and help preserve the earth's limited resources in the...Read More

What We're Reading: Five Fun Pet Blogs

Thursday, April 14, 2011 by Caitlin Moore

A few months ago we featured several great pet bloggers in honor of the BlogPaws Conference, and since we love keeping up with all the latest pet trends and travel news, we thought it was time to do a more current round up of a few top pet blogs! Some you'll recognize and some you won't, but each of these sites has something important -- and often fun -- to add to the conversation.

Dog Jauntfido friendly logo
Thanks to plenty of timely and topical pet travel information, this remains one of our favorite pet travel...Read More

Pets influence holiday travel plans, survey shows

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by Rachel Truair


Pets influence holiday travel plans, survey shows

International pet travel survey finds travelers pick holiday lodging, destination with pets in mind

AUSTIN, Texas - November 9, 2010:  PetRelocation.com released today the results of its first annual Holiday Pet Travel Survey of more than 7000 pet owners worldwide, finding that sixty-three percent of pet owners say they travel at least 50 mi. (80 km.) with their pets during the holidays.

Staying Stateside

Of pet owners who...

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Five Dog Books Worth Checking Out

Thursday, August 26, 2010 by Caitlin and Rachel on BlogPaws

The perfect antidote to the noise and chaos of daily life is making the time to dive headlong into a good book. For those of us with dogs in our lives (and especially those who might be moving with their dogs!) , these peaceful moments are perfect for learning more about what makes our pups tick; for as much as we love our dogs, they often tend to be confusing bundles of instincts, emotions, nerves and personality quirks.

Ranging from light-hearted to a little more serious, these dog-themed books...Read More

Cat travel restrictions from USA to Sri Lanka

Monday, August 9, 2010 by Pet Travel Questions

We have plans to move to Sri Lanka. We have a rude awakening to learn today that we can't take our 2 adorable domestic (house born bread 2 cats) to Sri Lanka as cats are prohibited from the USA. First the Director said "Ok will send the pre-approval letter" (last Friday 8/6) and today 8/9 Monday he says that he's not giving the approval..... USA is BSE? status, and not approved. Why can't he intelligently take case by case with approval of all vetrinarian documents from this end! Please...
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Getting Friendly with FIDO Friendly Magazine

Monday, June 28, 2010 by Rachel Farris

FIDO Friendly TravelIf you're anything like us, you can't get enough of reading about your favorite topic:  pets!  That's why we we're so excited to be featured in FIDO Friendly magazine, a pet magazine that features dog travel articles, tips on pet friendly hotels and destinations for your next big escape, and the latest and greatest pet products for your furry best friend.

You can get a sneak peek of the article below, or pick up the August edition of FIDO Friendly at your local newsstand or bookstore.  Also, as a...

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Cat Travel Lovers: Recall of Iams canned cat food in North America

Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Rachel Farris

Iams cat food recallThis post is for the cat travel fans of ours.  Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has issued a voluntary recall of specific lots of its Iams canned cat food in North America.

Diagnostic testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats. Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency.

Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food distributed in North...Read More

Top Five Pet Friendly Destinations to Travel to with Pets on KLM Cargo

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Rachel Farris

We move pets all the time using KLM and have outlined some pet friendly perks of the top destinations accessible on KLM Cargo flights. 

1.  Amsterdam, Netherlands

In addition to hosting the AF-KL Cargo Animal Hotel at its main airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the city of Amsterdam offers pet lovers plenty of pet friendly options.

The Ibis Amsterdam City Stopera hotel is ideally located in the city centre a few minutes from the Stopera Opera House Dam Square Rembrandtplein and Waterlooplein....

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Pet Travel In Cabin: Five Things to Remember

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Rachel Farris

If you've got a pint-sized dog or cat, chances are you'll want to travel with him at some point in the cabin of the plane.  While it may sound like fun, traveling with a pet can be a lot of work if you aren't prepared.  Here are some tips for in cabin pet travel with a pet.

1.  Practice perfect "Pettiquette. TM

If you're planning on traveling with a pet, you're not just representing yourself-but every pet loving person who wants to travel with their pet!  Looking for a rundown of rules of...

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Three Free Pet Friendly Resources from JetBlue

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Rachel Farris

JetBlue JetPaws Pet Travel GuideSince its inception, pet friendly airline JetBlue Airways has allowed pets to fly in the cabin with their owners.  However, in December of 2008, JetBlue began offering their JetPaws Pet Program, which offers pet owners not only a convenient way to travel with their pet as well as pet travel products and information.  Here are three free resources JetBlue offers travelers with pets:

1) The JetPaws Travel Guide

If you're looking for "the what's, where's, when's and how's" of "jetting" with your pet,...

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Expatriating with Pets

Friday, April 30, 2010 by Guest Post

Don't leave me behind

People are always surprised when we tell them our cats are Canadian.

“You brought three cats to Belgium, all the way from Canada,” they exclaim. Well, actually it was four cats and our Saint Bernard joined us three months later, but yes. Our pets are all from Canada.

It surprises me that they are surprised. We wouldn’t dream of moving without our pets. They are an important part of our family. When we adopted them it was for life.

I know that not all people have the same relationship with...

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PetRelocation Talks to ClubGEN Students at Career Week

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 by Rachel Farris

If you can remember being twelve years old, you'll remember what it felt like to look around you and wonder where on earth you belong (heck, many of us feel this way even as adults!).  As a native pet friendly Austinite who went from a pet-crazy kid to a professional horseback rider to overseeing the online strategies of one of the world's leading pet travel companies, Petrelocation.com, I feel extremely fortunate to have ended up where I am.

So when I was invited to speak by a local program...

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Twittering Goes to the Dogs - New Product Brings Twitter to Toto

Friday, February 5, 2010 by Rachel Farris

Here's a fun new pet friendly product - Puppy Tweets, a small device that goes on your dog's collar that allows him or her to dispatch tweets from the doghouse!

From the CNNMoney article:

Puppy Tweets is a plastic tag with a sound and motion sensor that you attach to your pet's dog collar and connect its USB receiver to your computer. Then you create a Twitter account for your dog and enjoy updates all day from Sparky or whatever its name is on your computer or smartphone.

The pre-programmed...

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Importing Pets into the Cayman Islands!

Friday, February 5, 2010 by Rachel Farris

This article gives you detailed information about importing pets into the Cayman Islands. It lists the current regulations and laws, and also suggests insider tips into making the pet transport process easier. Please note their list of restrictions on pet travel importing from various countries and restrictions on importing a few specific breeds of dog.

Pet travel regulations

The process for importing animals into Cayman is a lengthy one, but easy as long as you know the time scales. You need to...

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Pet Transportation to New Zealand!

Friday, February 5, 2010 by Rachel Farris

Transporting your pets to New Zealand is not the easiest process, but with advanced planning it is something that can be done with little effort - just a lot of visits to your veterinarian! As with all forms of pet travel, the most important part of preparing your pets' move is to plan ahead!

Many of those who contact us on a regular basis, simply wait till the last minute to get their pets relocation plans ready. It is amazing how many customers put off their pets plans until they are set to...

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