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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 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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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.


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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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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!




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.


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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International Pet Travel Story: Max's Move to Australia

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

max the dog"Incredible Experiences: From Oakland, United States to Perth, Australia"

I chose PetRelocation because it was my first time ever to put Max on a plane and Australia has many strict rules pertaining to importation.

I did not want to mess anything up. I had to leave before Max, and PetRelocation helped with the quarantine process in my absence. It was great knowing that someone with the experience and knowledge to relocate pets was taking care of your pup and that he would soon be joining you...

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How to Move Your Dogs to Australia

Thursday, July 28, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions


I am currently assessing the options available to move my dogs to Sydney, Australia. They currently are in Guadalajara, Mexico.

I am aware that this would be a particularly difficult transportation process (that they would need to go via the United States and be there for the majority of vaccinations, etc).

I would like to know if your company has done a move from Mexico to the US, US to Australia before and of course the approximate cost.

Thank you,



Hi Nicola,

Thank you for your...

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Cat Travel Story: Sigurd & Egil's Move to Australia

Monday, July 25, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

sigurd and egil"Incredible Experiences: Two Cats Relocate to Sydney"

We had many reservations about moving our two cats from New York City to Sydney, Australia. It's a long flight, a 10-day quarantine, and Australian import customs are stringent.

Our Relocation Coordinator Nina Faber was there for us every step of the way, though, sometimes emailing me three or four times per day. We also spoke on the phone.

This woman is amazing! She followed up on everything. She was organized. She was personable, friendly, and...

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Pet Travel Story: Archie's Relocation to Australia

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

archie"Incredible Experiences: Archie's Journey From New York to Australia"

We had a great experience with PetRelocation moving our dog home to Australia. Linda and the team couldn't have been more helpful. They made the whole thing super easy and hassle-free. Our vet even commented that he'd never come across a pet travel agent who was so organized!

We really appreciated how much Linda cared about our little pup and took the time to check in with us and send photos of him in transit, as well as live...

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Moving With Your Pet? Start Here

Monday, July 11, 2016 by Pet Travel News

pets around the worldMoving soon?

Whether your company is transferring you to Singapore for two years or you're retiring to Mexico, we can help you find your way!

Our team of experts has experience moving pets all over the world, and we've put together guides, checklists and road maps to help you navigate every step of the way.

Take a look at our resource library to find out how to get started with planning your pet relocation -- no matter where you're going.

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Incredible Experiences: Jack's Relocation to Australia

Monday, June 20, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

jack at home"Jack's Move to Become an Aussie Cat"

We chose PetRelocation, as there were many details involved with bringing a pet from the USA to Australia. Australia has extremely strict customs restrictions, and my husband and I decided that a professional relocation company would be the best option.

When we first contacted Paul, he was extremely helpful and gave us a general overview of what would be involved and what it would cost.

Our plans were put on hold due to the fact we were waiting for my husband...

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How to Manage Dog Travel to Australia From China

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions


I am inquiring on behalf of my daughter, who is living with her dog in Singapore. She is going with her dog for two years to Ningbo, China, and from there she will go to Adelaide, Australia.

As I understand, the quarantine period in Australia is 180 days. Is there any way that this quarantine period can be shortened?





Hi Bernett,

This is a great question! The import requirements for pets going to Australia are certainly complicated (and even intimidating) and we're happy to shed...

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Pet Move of the Month: Quincy's Relocation to Australia

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

quincy on the beachWe're excited to announce this month's featured move, which shows the importance of detail-oriented planning and perseverance when it comes to planning a pet relocation.

Moving pets to Australia is a long and often stressful process on its own, and in this case our team had even more of a challenge to take on when it was discovered that Quincy, a Boston Terrier on the move, had a heart condition. 

His health issue made it more important than ever to carry out each step with care, and ultimately he...

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Pet Travel Checklist: Tips for Planning a Last Minute Move

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by Pet Travel News

RosieMoving in a Rush? Here's How to Plan Your Pet's Safe Relocation

Sometimes life throws a big surprise your way and you find yourself needing to relocate with very little warning. Moving is stressful enough as it is, and if you're short on time and have a pet to bring along too, this can be a particularly challenging life event to navigate. 

That doesn't mean it's impossible to carry out a smooth and safe relocation, though! Here are a few things you can do to make life easier during this rushed and...

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How to Ship a Cat From Australia to the United States

Friday, May 20, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can I send my cat alone on a plane from Australia to the USA and have a family member pick it up? Is there any quarantine in the USA when the cat arrives?

What are the the requirements for sending a cat from Australia to the USA? What are the estimated costs?




Hi Laurel,

Thanks for your questions! Yes, your cat can travel unaccompanied from Australia to the United States. They will go via cargo, preferably on a pet safe airline (we often use Qantas and United for our...

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How to Export Pets From Australia to the United States

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We'll be traveling from Australia to Los Angeles. Will my dog spend extended time in quarantine?




Hi Adam,

Thank you for your question! For pets traveling from Australia to the United States, there is no quarantine period required.

The United States has some of the easier pet import rules (as opposed to Australia's, which are quite strict, as you probably know). Not only do you not have to plan for quarantine, you simply need to secure a health certificate and proof of...

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