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Incredible Experiences: Three Pets Travel Around the World

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Three Brave Pets Around the World!!!"

Hi,
My name is Natasha and I was a GP in Brazil. I decided to move to Australia with my husband and my three lovely pets: two female shih tzu (Mel and Sophie) and one male cat (Pretinho).

pretinho

Leaving them behind was never an option, so I decided that if I was really going to do this, I should do it properly. Migrating with pets from Brazil to Australia is definitely a difficult process to say the least (6-7 months in 3 different countries: Brazil for 5 months,...

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Tips for Cat Travel to The United States from Australia

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My vet suggested I contact an agency to help with relocation and vaccination advice as he was unsure of said requirements for cats traveling from Australia to the United States. Do you have any contacts or can you help me?

Thanks,

Jacinta

 

Hi Jacinta,

Thanks for reaching out -- you've come to the right place!

When starting to plan a pet move, it's important to first understand the import requirements so that you can start to put together a timeline that works for you. We also...

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Incredible Experiences: Calvin's Move to Switzerland

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

calvin"Calvin's First and Last Flight"

So I've had Calvin for eight years now, and I had to leave him behind already for one international move when we went to Australia for five years. It was heartbreaking saying goodbye to my little furry baby, and even more heartbreaking when we went home to visit every year.

He would go through his sassy stage and pretend like he forgot about me, then he'd start warming up to me, and a couple days later he wouldn't stop following me around the house and wouldn't...

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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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Video: Chester's Grand Adventure to Australia

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

We chose Chester as our July Pet Move of the Month not just because he's cute and handled his trip to Australia like a pro (though both those things are true), but also because his family members happen to be exceptional storytellers!

Be sure to read about Chester's exciting journey if you've yet to do so, and also take a look at this wonderfully dramatized video (password: chester) created by his talented owners to fully appreciate this pet travel experience.

Way to go, Chester!

"OPERATION CHESTER...

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Pet Move of the Month: Chester's Move to Australia

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

ChesterAnyone who has ever considered moving to Australia with a pet knows that this is a daunting challenge to undertake.

Even wealthy celebrities can't skip over any of the rules, which involve pets needing a microchip, a series of vaccines, undergoing waiting periods and ultimately fulfilling a minimum 10-day quarantine upon arrival.

The process isn't impossible, though, and often it makes for a great story! For example, because Chester the Havanese's family faced the complicated Australia pet travel...

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The Tricky Business of Pet Travel to Australia

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

 
I will be leaving Lebanon permanently for Australia in November, but I know that moving pets between these two countries is difficult. Given Australia's pet quarantine laws, what is the most streamlined way to move my cats? Is there a way to prevent them from having to stay in quarantine for months?

Thanks,
Rasha
 
Hi Rasha,
 
Thank you for your question! You'll need to follow the guidelines as outlined by the official Australia government website concerning pet travel to Australia...
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5 Myths About Pet Quarantine

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Sembawang QuarantineWe field lots of questions from pet owners who are starting to plan their international pet travel adventures, and more often than not concerned pet parents wonder about quarantine. Is it necessary? Is it terrible? How can it be avoided, or at least handled safely?

Read on to see a few common misconceptions about pet quarantine along with our tips and advice for carrying out quarantine with as little stress as possible.

Most people feel better once they've faced these myths and facts head on (and...

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Dog Travel to Australia From India

Friday, May 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

As per the latest Australia pet import policies, are dogs from India allowed to relocate there? What is the quarantine period and where can I quarantine my St. Bernard?

Thanks,

Garima

 

Hi Garima,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately pets cannot travel directly to Australia from India. India is classified as a 'non-approved country' which means that you'll need to transit through a third country and complete all the required vaccines, etc. before your dog will be accepted...

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Pet News Round-Up: Cats, Dogs & Travel Stories

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Even Johnny Depp has to follow Australia pet import rules (his dogs have safely left the country, don't worry).

A travel guide for cat fans.

Dog friendly shopping: 19 stores where you can shop with your pet.

How and when are emotional support animals protected by the law?

Cats are Uber, but for love.

Finding dog friendly accommodations this summer.

Pet move spotlight: all the latest Incredible Experiences.

 

felix

Have a great weekend, pet lovers!

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Rabbit Travel to New Zealand (Is It Possible?)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm going to be moving to New Zealand in a year to complete my studies and I want to bring my pet rabbit with me. Is there a way and (if there is) what do I have to do?

Thanks,

Zara

 

Hi Zara,

Thanks for your question -- unfortunately we don't have very promising news to share with you.

As of this posting, rabbits can only be imported to New Zealand from Australia, and in fact few other pets besides cats and dogs are allowed to enter the country (only chinchillas from Great Britain...

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Quarantine Requirements for Pet Travel to Taiwan

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am traveling to Taipei, Taiwan with my dog. Will she be required to enter quarantine?

Thank You,

Kate

 

Hi Kate,

Thank you for your inquiry, we're happy to provide some information. First, since you're coming from a rabies-affected country the short answer to your question is "yes."

For more details, please take a look at the pet import requirements for Taiwan -- the information in this link is tailored to pets coming from rabies-affected countries. Many pet owners facing pet air...

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Minimizing the Costs of International Pet Travel

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
 
We are wanting to take our ragdoll cat from Melbourne to Macau, and we're finding pet relocation costs ridiculous. Can we do this ourselves without it costing a fortune? We also need to make sure we have the right paperwork for bringing our cat from Melbourne, Australia to Macau.
 
Thanks,
Dyan
 
 
Hi Dyan,
 
Thank you for the question! This does sound like a tricky route and pet travel in and out of Australia and China tends to be on the expensive side, however we're happy to offer...
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Pet Travel to Australia: Bedding & Pet Crate Questions

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I've just learned that you can't have kitty litter inside the cat's travel crate during transportation. This concerns me greatly, as my cat has historically suffered from a urinary tract problem.

Are there exceptions? Are there absorbent fabrics that can be used as an alternative? Any suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Emma
 

Hi Emma,

Thanks for your question! Concerns about this particular aspect of travel are common (we all want our pets to be as...

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Leaving and Returning to Australia with a Pet

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I adopted my dog in Australia. Can I go to France and then easily come back to Australia with him?

Thanks,

Manon

 

Hi Manon,

Thank you for your question. According to the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, once a pet leaves Australia they immediately lose their Australian health status. This doesn't mean your dog is banned from coming back, but it will require a bit of work on your part to meet all the health requirements to do so smoothly.

Please take a look a this...

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Pet Travel: Are Pit Bulls Allowed to Relocate to Australia?

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Stephen
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
From: United States
To: Australia

 

Dear PetRelocation,

Is this breed allowed to move to Australia from America? Which breeds are not allowed to move there?

Thanks a bunch :-D

-Stephen

 

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your question. According to information found on the official Australia government website, American Pit Bull Terriers are not eligible for import (neither are Dogo Argentinos, Fila Brasileiros, Japanese Tosa, Perro de...

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Relocating Pets to Perth, Australia

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lauren
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Short Hair
From: South Africa
To: Perth, Australia

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I understand that there isn't a quarantine base in Perth. What happens if my cats need to relocate to Perth? What is the process? How much will this cost?

Thanks,

Lauren

 

Hi Lauren,

Great question. Relocating your cats to Perth will require fulfilling all the stated import requirements in South Africa (which will probably take at least 180 days), then your cats will fly to...

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Pet Move of the Month: Kuro's Journey to Australia

Monday, April 13, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

kuroMoving a dog to Australia requires a significant amount of planning and legwork because it's a rabies free country, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to move pets there safely. We've helped many furry family members make their way, including Kuro, our latest featured Pet Move of the Month!

Kuro recently traveled from British Colombia to Perth, and when his owner decided she'd like some assistance arranging all the necessary paperwork, vet visits and quarantine details, we were happy to step...

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Pet News Round-Up: Travel Improvements on the Horizon

Friday, April 3, 2015 by Caitlin Moore

Advice for cat owners whose kitties hate going to the vet.

This is how we say goodbye to valued PetRelocation employees who are moving on to new adventures. (We'll miss you, Matt!)

Here's our wrap-up of the IPATA Latin American Regional Meeting.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is participating in a trial aimed at making UK pet cargo travel a better experience.

10 cool United States dog parks.

Nice April Fool's prank, Virgin Australia.

 

lambeau

Stay cool, pet lovers!

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Pet News Round-Up: Travel Tips & Vacation Options for Dogs

Friday, March 27, 2015 by Caitlin Moore

This is vital information for pet owners moving to Australia.

Advocates speak out against fake service dogs.

These are all our latest pet move snapshots.

5 dog friendly vacation spots.

Animal groups are calling on the government to enact better pet travel rules and regulations in Taiwan.

Here's why you might want to hire help with your pet move.

 

Zen

Have a great weekend, pet lovers!

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