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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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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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