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Incredible Experiences: Chloe's Relocation to Australia

Monday, February 1, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

chloe the cat"Chloe's Second Big Move"

I had used PetRelocation once before and was happy with their service, so when my husband took a job in Australia and I had to make arrangements for Chloe, I called them.

They stepped right in and got Chloe ready for her second big move. They did a door-to-door service and even contacted my vets in Maine and the UK to make sure that Chloe had all documents needed to get her in to Australia safely and in a timely manner.

They provided tracking service so I could follow her...

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Incredible Experiences: Moseley and Tammy's Relocation to Australia

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Our German Shepherds' Relocation from Johannesburg to Brisbane"

Our movers recommended PetRelocation, and from the word 'go' they were amazing.

They communicated with us on a continual basis, letting us know what step in the procedure we were at and what the next step was. Nothing was too much for them (or should I say Linda and Heather, who dealt with us directly) if and when we had queries.

Moseley & Tammy in Australia

We knew where our pets were when we were on the other side of the world and what was happening with them....

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Pet News Round-Up: Pampered Pet Travelers & Relocation Advice

Friday, January 15, 2016 by Pet Travel News

More and more hotels are welcoming four-legged guests.

Tricky pet travel topics: how to plan a pet relocation to Australia from a non-approved country like Colombia.

Pet owners share their stories about relocating to Canada and the United States with pets.

Even more about luxury hotels and how they treat pets.

Wondering what it's like to work at PetRelocation? Read this interview with Kristian, our Senior Accounting Specialist.


sammy the dog in paris

Have an adventurous weekend!


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Planning Pet Travel to Australia From Colombia

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Is it possible to move my dogs from Colombia to Australia? I understand it cannot be done directly, but can I take them to the United States and spend some time there and then travel to Australia?




Hi Lina,

Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, it is possible to eventually bring your dogs to Australia after spending time in an approved country.

For more details about how this would work, take a look at this overview of pet travel to Australia from a non-approved country --...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Exporting Pets From Australia

Monday, January 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Is it possible to ship a dog from Australia to the Philippines? I know that Australia does not permit dogs from the Philippines... is it the same thing when it is the other way around (Australia to Philippines)?




Hi Jas,

Thanks for your question. The good news is that the Philippines is not rabies free (Australia is a rabies free county, which is why its import rules are so strict). Your dog can travel from Australia to the Philippines, and generally speaking, it will...

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Year In Review: 6 Top Pet Travel Stories of 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by Pet Travel News

pack of cute dogsThe pet travel industry is an exciting place to be because it's in a constant state of change -- mostly for the better. Here's a look at 2015's biggest events and signals of evolution in air travel, country import rules and cultural attitudes.

1. Australia quarantine was big news this year -- because we move so many pets here, we compiled all you need to know about the new quarantine facility and the future of pet imports to the country.

2. Singapore is an increasingly popular destination for...

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2015 in Review: Incredible Experiences (Part Two)

Monday, December 28, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

It was another year filled with happy reunions around the world -- thank you to all the pet owners who trusted us to assist them with relocating their most precious cargo!

Here's Part Two of our Year in Review -- take a look back at some of the pet move highlights of 2015, and join us in wishing everyone a safe and happy 2016.



July: Chester's Move to Australia

This might qualify as one of our most dramatic moves ever. Read all about the twists and turns of Chester's ultimately successful trip...

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2015 In Review: Incredible Experiences (Part One)

Monday, December 28, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

It was another busy year at PetRelocation, and as 2015 draws to a close, we're taking a look back at some of the memorable pet moves (a.k.a Incredible Experiences) we were lucky enough to be a part of.

Here's a look at the PetRelocation Pet Moves of the Month from the first half of the year (stay tuned for Part Two).




January: Lucy's Move to Hong Kong

It's always exciting to help pets move to Hong Kong (and we love seeing the great pictures of pets settling in here). Case in point: Lucy looks...

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Pet Move of the Month: Pierre's Journey From Brazil to Australia

Friday, December 4, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

PierreMoving pets to Australia requires lots of time and planning no matter where you're starting your journey, and as we've discussed on our blog before, starting in a "non-approved" country means even more paperwork, legwork, and just plain work.

But as we like to say, that doesn't mean it's impossible. Pierre is a French Bulldog who started his relocation in Brazil (a non-approved country for import to Australia), and though the process took several months, he ultimately completed a safe trip...

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Incredible Experiences: Chloe's Move to the Beaches of Australia

Monday, November 30, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"PetRelocation is an absolute must for peace of mind!"

Moving to a country like Australia, with its strict quarantine regulations, is a daunting process. I spent many hours researching companies before deciding upon PetRelocation.

chloe at the beach

Their reputation seemed more outstanding than the rest, and along the 6 month journey the staff proved incredible in their customer service and relationship with our Vet. As the time came for Chloe to begin the flight, transport and 10 day quarantine, PetRelocation kept...

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Pet Travel Advice: Moving a Dog to Australia From the United States

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have never moved internationally before, and I'm looking at going to school in Australia in a little over a year. I want to make sure I am fully prepared when I do and I also want the best care for my dog, so I am looking for help.

How do I go about arranging my dog's move to Australia? I look forward to hearing back from you.




Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your question -- moving pets to Australia is definitely an endeavor that takes time and careful planning.

To start,...

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Pet News Round-Up: Happy Friday, Pet Lovers!

Friday, November 13, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Master

We hosted a happy reunion at our office this week -- here's Martin going crazy to see his owner for the first time in four days!

Speaking of reunions, here are the latest pet travel stories from our blog.

Find out more about The Ark at JFK.

Australia pet travelers share their stories.

Video: this skateboarding Bulldog broke a world record.

Moving a dog to Singapore? This new rule may affect you.



Have a good weekend!

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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Pet Travelers Share Their Stories

Monday, November 9, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

australia part five

Now that our Australia Pet Travel Spotlight series has covered the challenges of pet travel to Australia -- most recently with why you might want to hire professionals to handle your pet's move -- it's time to move on to the fun part. Thousands of pets safely move to Australia each year, and we've been lucky enough to meet many of them while handling the details of their globetrotting adventures.

Read on to hear from some of our favorite Australia pet travelers who have taken the time to share...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pets Around the World

Friday, November 6, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Meet Buster and Lulu, our Pet Move of the Month.

Five reasons you might need professional pet shipping help for pet travel to Australia.

Airport Snapshots: De-stressing dogs at DIA.

Setting rules for dogs at work.

How much does it cost to own pets in cities around the world?



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Australia Pet Travel Update: Mickleham Pet Quarantine Facility Now Open

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by Pet Travel News

We've been keeping a close eye on the changing pet quarantine options in Australia, and we're happy to report that the new Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) facility in Mickleham, Victoria is now open.

PEQ dog pen

A PEQ Dog Kennel Area

This brand new facility is equipped to streamline the pet import process and features modern dog and cat kennels and space for future growth. Check out a few pictures below and read more about the new Mickleham facility here.

For more information about the pet quarantine process and...

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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: 5 Reasons To Hire Pet Shipping Assistance

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

australia pet travel spotlight

So far, our Australia Pet Travel Spotlight series has addressed the various challenges of planning a smooth pet move to Australia. The truth is that this is a time consuming and detail-oriented process, and once they've learned what this endeavor will entail, many pet owners decide to hire professional assistance in one form or another.

Specifically, here's why hiring a pet travel professional to help with your pet's move to Australia will save you time, stress and even money.

1. Timing

The process...

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Pet News Round-Up: Happy Halloween, Pet Lovers!

Friday, October 30, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Five top dog friendly travel destinations.

Pictures from the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.

Australia pet travel from "non-approved" countries.

More Australia pet travel: how to get around once you're there.

How to prepare your dogs for holiday guests.

Understanding the rabies titer test (sometimes) needed for international pet travel.


wonder kitty

Have a safe and fun Halloween!


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How to Obtain a Rabies Titer Test for Pet Transport

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Among other things, preparing for international pet travel means understanding the pet import rules for your destination country, securing an airline approved pet travel crate, and booking a flight on a pet friendly airline.

It also means making sure pets are up to date on their rabies vaccine, and in some cases -- when going to Australia, Singapore, and other rabies free countries -- a rabies titer test is also needed.

The titer test is administered 1 to 30 days after the rabies vaccine and is...

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Pet Travel to Australia Via Canada

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Next year, my dog will fly from Thailand to Canada, and my friend will pick him up, and the dog will be sent Australia. My questions are:

1. How long does it take to complete the process when he arrives Canada before flying on to Australia?

2. Are there any requirements for the period that he has to stay in Canada before he goes to Australia?




Hi Kanthida,

Thanks for your question -- and perfect timing! We have recently been discussing Australia pet travel on our...

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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Traveling From a 'Non-Approved' Country

Monday, October 26, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

australia spotlight part three

So far in our Australia Pet Travel Spotlight series we've discussed a couple of the big challenges associated with moving pets here -- Australia pet quarantine and why it can be expensive to move pets to Australia.

Depending on where you're starting, you may have another big hurdle to overcome. Direct travel to Australia is not possible from countries categorized as "non-approved," so if you're starting in a place not considered rabies free or low rabies, you'll have to take additional steps...

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