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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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Moving Pets to Australia From Guam

Monday, October 26, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
We are returning to Australia after two years living in Guam and would appreciate any help in organizing flights and paperwork for our dogs as I'm finding it very difficult to get any help. Is this something you can help me with?

As there are no direct flights from Guam to Melbourne, I am finding it difficult to know which flights would be the best and to also minimize quarantine time.

Hi Christine,
Thank you for submitting a question to us! The good news...
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Pet News Round-Up: Halloween Pet Prep & Travel Updates

Friday, October 23, 2015 by Pet Travel News

O'Hare opens an indoor pet relief area.

Inside the world of emotional support dogs.

Are these the cutest Halloween costumes?

Say hi to a few globetrotting pets.

Why does pet travel to Australia tend to be so expensive?



Enjoy the weekend!

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Planning Pet Travel to Australia

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I'm looking at moving to Canada next year, and I'd love to take my 2-year-old Pug with me. Been trying to get all the information but it's a bit overwhelming! Essentially, I'd be looking at something like the following:

-Fly over in April
-Organise for my dog to come over a couple of months later

Where it gets a bit confusing, is if I wanted to come back within two years, what would the process be then? Can I get him vaccinated against Rabies before he leaves AU? Anything I could do to...

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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Why Does It Cost so Much to Move Pets to Australia?

Monday, October 19, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Australia pet travel spotlight part two

After starting our Australia Pet Travel Spotlight with a look at the Australia quarantine process, we now turn to another key issue: costs. Australia tends to be more expensive than many other countries when it comes to importing pets, but the more you know up front, the more you can prepare and manage some of those expenses.

Read on to find out why Australia pet travel isn't cheap and learn a few of our tips for keeping costs lower. Want to discuss these issues in more depth with one of our...

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Traveling to and From Australia with Pets

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Could you advise me of the requirements for bringing my dog on my holiday to Colombia and then back to Australia?? My dog is 3 years old.




Hi Henry,

Thank you for submitting a question to us. Because Australia has particularly strict pet import rules, it is probably not advisable that you take your dog out of the country just for a holiday.

Australia is rabies free, and all pets must fulfill a 10-day quarantine upon arrival (even if you started there originally)....

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Pet News Round-Up: Smart Globetrotting Pet Tips

Friday, October 9, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Catch up with the latest installment of our UK Pet Travel Spotlight.

Going to Australia? Here's what you need to know about Australia pet quarantine.

Penny the Goldendoodle moved to Hawaii and she's featured as our Pet Move of the Month!

Chicago's expanded "pets on trains" program begins this weekend.

Five important tips for safe holiday pet travel.

Halloween tips for dogs.



Have a relaxing weekend, pet lovers!

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Q&A: Understanding Australia Pet Quarantine

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I'm moving to Australia with my cat. I saw that there will be 180 days of quarantine that the cat can do in the country of origin, but does that mean I can have her at our house? Or does she have to be at a vet for 6 months?

Once in Australia, where does my cat spend the 10 days quarantine required?





Hi Silvia,

Thank you for your question, we can certainly offer some guidance. Here's the quick answer to your question: the only part of the quarantine that must be...

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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Australia Quarantine Update

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

australia pet travel: quarantine spotligh

In addition to requiring a long flight to get there, Australia is also a challenging place to move a pet because of its strict import rules. That's why we're taking the time to spotlight this popular relocation destination and will be drawing on the advice of experienced pet relocation specialists to offer our guidance in an Australia Pet Travel Spotlight series.

Since Australia is a rabies free nation, one of the requirements for pets arriving into the country is a mandatory 10-day quarantine....

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Australia Spotlight

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Top Pet Travel Destinations: Australia Spotlight

Planning a pet relocation to Australia is not one of the easiest things you'll ever do, but if you know where to look for help and start organizing your pet's details well before you plan to move, you can accomplish the impressive globetrotting feat of bringing the whole family safely to your new home Down Under.

To help, we're taking a look at the top Australia pet travel topics and offering some expert pet travel advice. If a pet move to Australia is something you're considering or have already...

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Can Pit Bulls Travel to Australia?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello PetRelocation,

I am originally from the Gold Coast and currently live in New York. We are looking into moving back to Australia but I now have two adopted pups, both Pit Bull mixes (one is mixed with what we think is a Weimaraner and the other a Lab). Online it looks like they will need to undergo a temperament test. I am wondering where I can find out more information and whether we can do this in New York?

Our dogs are very well behaved and we have never had any aggression problems but I...

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