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Bringing Cats to Australia: Bandit's Move Story

Monday, November 28, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Bandit the cat in AustraliaIncredible Experiences: Bandit's Move to Australia

I did a decent amount of research before moving forward with PetRelocation.

I asked friends which companies they had used, and also posted on online forums used by Australians in the US to seek advice. In the end, it came down to both affordability and my feelings towards the people I was dealing with.

I warmed to Meagan at the beginning, and when I had some concerns she had me jump on the phone with Linda Smith to iron out any...

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Pet Quarantine Stations in Australia

Sunday, November 20, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

Where can I find a quarantine location in Brisbane? I am looking all over and all I find is the Department of Agriculture site. Is that the quarantine facility?

Thanks,

Rick

 

Hi Rick,

Thank you for your question. The Department of Agriculture site is a great place to start -- there you'll see that when moving pets to Australia, there is now one single quarantine facility for arriving dogs and cats and it's located in Melbourne.

The Post Entry Quarantine Facility in...

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Pet Travel Questions: Can Snakes be Imported to Australia?

Monday, November 7, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am moving to Australia... Can I take my pet snake with me?

-Kelly


Hi Kelly,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, it looks like you won't be able to move your Oketee Corn Snake to Australia with you.

Importing pets into Australia -- even dogs and cats -- is a complex process due to Australia's rabies-free status, and according to the governing body for moving pets (AQIS), snakes and other exotic pets are not accepted.

Sorry to be the bearer of this news! As a company we...

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Can I Bring My Bunny to Australia?

Monday, November 7, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Rabbit Travel to Australia

Dear PetRelocation,

What are the requirements that must be met to take my bunny with us to spend six months or more in Australia?

Thanks,

Sandra

 

Hi Sandra,

According to the official Australia Department of Agriculture website, rabbits can only be imported to Australia from New Zealand.

Australia is a strict country when it comes to importing animals due to its rabies-free status, and unfortunately it looks like you won't be able to bring your dwarf bunny with you at this...

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Service Dog Travel to Australia

Friday, November 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Emotional Support Dogs and Service Dogs Traveling to Australia 

Hi PetRelocation,

Can I travel with my emotional support animal (in cabin) to Australia? Which airline would you suggest?

Thanks,
Ingrid

 

Hi Ingrid,

Thank you for your question. We typically use Qantas Airlines for our Australia pet moves, and they have explicit rules about pet travel. Service animals are sometimes allowed to travel in cabin, but certain requirements must be met and this is only applicable to particular routes. Also,...

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Is it Safe to Fly With a Boxer Across the United States?

Sunday, October 23, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Boxers and Air TravelHi PetRelocation,

I have a 6-year-old Boxer and we are looking to fly him across country but will be returning in three months. Last time we did this we drove, but really are hoping not to!

Do you have an airline you recommend using? Would you be concerned about a Boxer flying between November and February?

Thank you!

Lauren

 

Hi Lauren,

Pet air travel can seem daunting, but when properly planned, flying pets can actually be simpler and easier than a cross-country road trip. For domestic United States...

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Planning Air Travel with a Persian Cat

Saturday, October 22, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am planning to move to the United States in a couple of months. I am thinking of taking my cat with me.

What are the necessary steps to take? I understand that an International Health Certificate is needed, along with Vaccination Certificate.

Also, I am a bit worried about my cat flying such a long way. Is it safe and comfortable? I would appreciate your feedback soon. Thank you.

Regards,
Jennifer

 

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for your inquiry! Moving pets to the United States requires...

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Dog Travel Story: Two Rescue Boxers Move to Australia

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: Bella and Thorne's Move to Sydney

I moved from Toronto, Ontario in Canada to Sydney, Australia last month with my two boxers, Bella and Thorne to join my partner here in Sydney. This would not have been possible if it weren't for the professionalism, courtesy, knowledge and help from Australia/New Zealand expert Linda S. at PetRelocation. 

 

Bella and Thorne in Australia

 

Our two boxers both were adopted from Boxer Rescue Ontario, and each came with their own set of sad circumstances and baggage. Bella...

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Dog Travel to Australia From India: Tricky But Not Impossible

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,


Please advise: How do we fulfill the quarantine formalities required for Australia for our dog, as India is not an AQIS approved country. Our pet has been given all the timely vaccinations required and is in good health.

Regards,

Mrs. S.
 

 

Dear Mrs. S,

Since India is not an AQIS(Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) approved country, you will not be able to move your pet directly to Australia. That doesn't mean you'll never be able to relocate your Lab, but you will have...

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Dog Travel Story: Benji's Move to Australia From Brazil

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Benji's Move to AustraliaIncredible Experiences: Benji's Move to Australia

I would like to describe my great experience with PetRelocation. 

All started last year when we have decided to move from Brazil to Australia. After months of research, we realized that taking Benji to Australia would not be easy, as Brazil is not an approved country to import dogs and cats there.

The whole process took six months from the day Benji had his first rabies test to the day he arrived to our home in Perth, Australia.

I am so glad I found...

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What Kinds of Pets Are Allowed into Australia?

Monday, October 3, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Can Hedgehogs Travel to Australia? 

Dear PetRelocation,

Which pets can be brought into Australia? Is there a way to import my hedgehog here?

Thanks,

Alia

 

Hi Alia,

Thanks for the question, we're happy to help with some information.

Unfortunately, according to the official pet import rules for Australia (via the government website), it looks like hedgehogs are not permitted to enter the country at this time. Find the list of approved and non-approved pets here.

Sorry to be the bearer of this news, Alia....

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Pet Travel Story: Abbott's Adventure to Australia

Monday, September 19, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Abbott in AustraliaIncredible Experiences: Abbott's Relocation From Oklahoma to Australia

When I decided to make the move from Oklahoma to Australia, the most important and difficult decision for us was what we were going to do with Abbott.

With how much joy he brings us, we knew we had to move him here as well.

We looked into different options for moving him and found PetRelocation. I was quickly referred to Linda and began learning the process and steps that needed to be taken for Abbott to come to Australia.

Conside...

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Dog Travel Story: Max's Move From Norway to Texas

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

max in norwayIncredible Experiences: Max's Trip to Texas

The move of our dog Max, was his third move, and final leg as we moved around the globe (Houston to Australia in 2011, to Norway in 2013, and back to Houston in 2016). 

This move was extremely easy and Sandhya was always available via email to ask any and all of my (many, many) questions. 

I reached out to PetRelocation based on both your online reputation as well as experience with you from a fellow expat. 

Thank you so much for delivering our most...

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Moving Pets to Malaysia: Importing Pets to Sabah and Sarawak

Monday, September 12, 2016 by Pet Travel News

mapSabah and Sarawak are two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Brunei and Indonesia are also located on Borneo, and since these states have different import requirements from the rest of Malaysia, pet travel here can be a confusing issue to sort out.

PetRelocation recently moved some clients here, so we learned all about the do's and don'ts of importing pets to Sabah and Sarawak. Here is what we found.

First of all, be aware that Malaysia is not particularly pet-friendly, and local...

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Pet News Round-Up: New Dog Laws & Pet Travel Stories

Friday, September 2, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Cool pet product: Petcube is all about connecting with your furry family members.

Read up on Montreal's new "dangerous dog" law.

Virgin Australia is aiming to be the country's most pet friendly airline.

Are you a future Hong Kong expat? Read these tips for bringing your pets to Hong Kong safely.

Here are our latest domestic and international pet travel stories.

 

wheaton terriers

Have a fun weekend, pet lovers!

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Pet Travel Advice About a Cat Relocation to New Zealand

Thursday, September 1, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I saw the following information here on your site:

"On condition that the following criteria have been fulfilled, the quarantine period for a dog or cat entering New Zealand is 180 days. 170 of these days can be completed in the country of origin."

I'm confused about the 170 days in the country of origin bit... what does this entail?

Thank You!

-Rebecca

 

 

Hi Rebecca,

Thank you for your question! We're happy to discuss this issue, as it's initially pretty confusing.

The "quarantine"...

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Cat Travel to Australia: Crispin's Big Move

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Crispin the cat"Incredible Experiences: From the Deep South to the Even Deeper South"

Crispin's journey from Atlanta, GA to Canberra in Australia was a huge journey for a little cat.

The PetRelocation folks were incredibly helpful through the process. Australian quarantine regulations require months of preparation, and I couldn't have gone through it all without help.

They were also right there during the relocation process, with live updates and quick responses to emails and phone calls. Their support was really...

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A Facebook Update From Benji the Boxer

Monday, August 29, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Benji is home! It was an honor to help this sweet Boxer tackle a relocation to Australia (one of the more tricky countries when it comes to importing pets). Thanks to Benji's mom for posting this update -- it's great to see him looking happy in his new place!

Be sure to follow PetRelocation on Facebook for more pet travel updates, and if you're looking for help with planning an international pet move of your own, contact us for a consultation.

 

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Pet Travel Story: Lulu's Move to Australia

Friday, August 26, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Incredible Experiences: Fantastic Service!"

Having a complicated pet move from the USA to Australia was very nerve-wracking, as Australia has very strict and complicated animal importing laws.

lulu

Linda (who specializes in Australian imports) was a godsend with this whole process. She was readily available all hours of the day and night and she kept in constant contact, updating me every step of the way of Lulu's move.

Lulu arrived into Australia very well and everything went smoothly with her release...

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What is the Rabies Titer Test for Pet Travel?

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

If you are planning on transporting pets to the United Kingdom, Australia or any other rabies free country, you'll need to get a rabies titer test prior to pet travel.  The steps below explain how someone who is planning on a pet move can obtain these test results from their veterinarian and issuing laboratory.


What is the Rabies Antibody Titer?

The Rabies Antibody Titer or FAVN-OIE Tests (FAVN stands for Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization) is to ensure that the rabies vaccinations have...

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