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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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Pet Travel Spotlight: 5 Myths about Pet Travel to Singapore

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

singapore pet travel spotlight part four

If you've been following along with our Singapore Pet Travel Series, you've learned about Sembawang Animal Quarantine Station, Singapore FAQs, and how to travel smoothly during the busy summer or holiday season.

In our latest installment, we examine some of the most common misconceptions about this relocation process. There's quite a bit of misinformation out there, so let's clear up a few myths about pet travel to Singapore!

Myth #1: All pets must undergo a 30 day quarantine upon arrival in...

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Pet Travel Spotlight: Singapore Pet Quarantine Rules & Advice

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

singapore pet travel spotlight part two

In Part Two of PetRelocation's Singapore Spotlight Series, we take a close look at one of the most challenging aspects of moving pets here: Singapore pet quarantine.

Does your dog or cat need to go to quarantine upon arrival in Singapore? If so, for how long? What are the conditions like? Read on for our top Singapore animal quarantine tips, and if you're ready to get started building your pet's move plan, contact us to set up a consultation.

Singapore Pet Quarantine Requirements

As we discussed in...

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Pet Travel Q&A: All About Australia Dog Quarantine

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions


Can you please help me find the most efficient and expedient route to move my sensitive little Shiba from New York City to Sydney?

Is there any way to expedite the 190 day process? How do celebrities fly their dogs in and out of Australia so easily?

Also, do you know of any quarantine facilities in Sydney (anywhere around Bondi) that allow a lot of contact with the owners during the 10 day quarantine?

I really want to be able to visit with him as much as possible to ease his stress. Any...

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"Can my bird travel to Australia?"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I wanted to take my bird with me to Australia, and I have no idea how to do it. I don't even know where to start when it comes to doing stuff like getting permission for importing my bird to Australia.

Can you please give me a good answer?

Thank you,


Hi Jeevi,

Thank you for your question! Unfortunately birds cannot be brought into Australia from Thailand at this time due to the country's strict biosecurity rules. (You may have heard about the trouble Amber Heard and Johnny...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Relocating With a Cat From Australia to Ireland

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm looking at moving to Ireland in a years time and want to know how I go about taking my cat with me. The thought of leaving him behind breaks my heart. Is it hard to take a fixed mature cat into the country?




Hi Mandy,

Thank you for your question! International travel with a cat certainly requires quite a bit of planning, but it's possible to carry out safely and smoothly (so don't feel that leaving your cat behind is the only option)!

We've helped many pets move to...

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Incredible Experiences: Paloma & Clementine's Move to the United Kingdom

Monday, March 14, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Paloma and Clementine's Relocation to London"

Thank you to the team at PetRelocation for all your help in getting our girls safely to London from Austin, Texas! 

paloma & clementine

First swim in the Thames

The scariest part of our relocation was thinking about the girls' safety and comfort during travels. After I called PetRelocation to ask about services I was invited to come by the office with the girls to ask questions, measure for crates, etc. I felt so much better about the whole situation after meeting the...

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Pet Move of the Month: Dashy's Journey From India to Australia

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

DashyWhen we were first contacted by Dashy the Dachshund's owners about helping with his move to Australia, they had already done quite a bit of research and even had experience moving their dog internationally before.

Going from India to Australia is an especially tricky process, however, so this time they knew they needed some assistance. We were happy to accept the challenge!

Over the next few months we arranged all the details and Dashy had quite an adventure -- he spent time in California, made a...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Australia Pet Shipping Options

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
Which airline will allow my pets to ride in the cabin regardless of class of travel? What else should I know about moving my dogs to Australia?

Hi Ron,
Thank you for your questions!
Australia is very strict about importing pets, and one of their rules states that pets must enter the country via manifest cargo in order to allow for traceability. According to the official website, only assistance dogs may arrive in cabin. (Please find more information here.)
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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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