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PetRelocation Profile: Sandhya, International Relocation Coordinator

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Core Values

Sandhya, Pet Relocation CoordinatorIn our latest PetRelocation Employee spotlight, we introduce you to Sandhya, one of our pet-adoring, detail oriented International Relocation Coordinators.

As part of the dedicated EU team, Sandhya primarily oversees moves to Continental Europe and has worked to help pets like Jack and Lilly and Ruby move safely with their families. 


Why did you apply to work at PetRelocation?

My background sets me up pretty well for a job like this, as I have a mix of project management (in both my skill set...

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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?


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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Dog Travel Spotlight: An American Staffie's Move to Ireland

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: Dog's Happy Reunion

I was impressed with PetRelocation's ability to think outside of the box and ensure that we were able to get "Dog" home safely and with minimum fuss. 

Dog Travel to Ireland

Due to "Dog"'s breed, American Staffordshire Terrier, he was not able to accompany us to England when we moved there 6 years ago. He stayed home with my son in Texas for the first couple of years. 

Due to medical reasons, it was necessary for my son to join me in England 3 years ago and "Dog" was taken to a...

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Dog Travel to Spain: Lilly & Ruby's Move to Valencia

Monday, October 10, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: "Our Big Move to our New Home"

Once we knew we were moving, we searched for someone to help us move Lilly and Ruby. It was going to be stressful enough moving ourselves without worrying about having the right crate, the right paperwork, and organizing their flights.


Dog Travel Story: Lilly and Ruby's Move to the United Kingdom

So I reached out to PetRelocation, and from the initial contact with Catie, she answered my inquiry promptly and sent me lots of clear and concise information and then followed up with a phone call to go over...

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Are AVID Microchips ISO Compatible for International Pet Air Travel?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Avid Microchips and International Air Travel Avid Microchips and International Pet Air Travel 

We have been receiving a lot of questions recently about microchips, specifically AVID brand chips and whether or not they are ISO compatible.

We'd love to address these very important questions, but first, let's review what a microchip is and why it's typically required for any animal traveling internationally.

What is a Microchip and Why Does My Pet Need One?

The microchip is a tiny computer chip which has an identification number programmed into...

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Cat Travel Story: Louie and Tilly's Move to the United Kingdom

Monday, October 3, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: A Successful Move to London!

My husband and I moved from Chicago to London and we brought our two cats with us. PetRelocation was recommended to us from a coworker.

They were highly recommended and they didn't disappoint! They gave us a clear timeline of when we needed to have our carriers, when to take our two cats to the vet, and when and where we would drop them off at the airport.

Our relocation coordinator made sure that we had all of the necessary paperwork in order...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pets and Millennials

Friday, September 16, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Millennials are picking pets over people.

We're still starstruck after helping Glenn Close's dog Pip travel to England with her!

Pets, people, and staying safe while driving.

Trusted Housesitters lets pet lovers travel more frugally.

And here are a few more globetrotting pet stories for your enjoyment.


Catch up with the top pet news of the week!

Have a happy weekend!

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An Update From Glenn Close and Sir Pip in the United Kingdom

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Pet Travel to the United Kingdom: Sir Pip's Journey Across the Pond

Last week PetRelocation helped a very special client travel to meet his owner in the United Kingdom -- his name is Sir Pip and he belongs to Glenn Close!

The acclaimed actress is working on a new project in England and (understandably) decided to bring her sweet Havanese along to keep her company while she works.

Thanks to Ms. Close for sharing this journey with us! It looks like Pip is enjoying his time across the pond already.



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Pet Travel Story: Bo and Marley's Move to the United Kingdom

Thursday, September 1, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Incredible Experiences: Bo and Marley Hit England"

Relocating to a new country is hard enough for us humans, but when pets are involved it brings the stress levels to a whole new meaning.

We were extremely fortunate to have found PetRelocation. Katy and the team were amazing from start to finish, every 'I' dotted and every 'T' crossed. We had nothing to worry about, even our vets in New England were very impressed with the organisation.

bo and marley's arrival

The move was very smooth. Terry picked up Bo and Marley from...

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Pet Travel Story: Belle's Journey to England

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

belle"Incredible Experiences: Belle is Home!"

Belle was recently moved to London from Texas.

I had to leave her behind because she was too young to travel, so I ended up using PetRelocation to help me.

They really took care of her and also kept me up to date with everything. The best part of it all was knowing that she is safe and seeing her after three weeks.

Very good service. Very good staff. Love it.


Name: Stephanie
Pet's Name: Belle
From: Houston, Texas
To: London, England

Wondering how to...

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Pet Relocation Story: Roberta's Move to London

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Roberta!Incredible Experiences: "Excellent Service"

I recently relocated from New York to London and felt totally overwhelmed by all of the requirements necessary to take my dog Roberta, a large Labrador Retriever, out of the country.

After speaking with representatives at several companies specialized in transporting animals, I came across PetRelocation and they were by far the friendliest and most knowledgeable company I found.

From the time I contracted their services to Roberta's arrival at my front...

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Pet Travel Story: Three Cats Travel to the United Kingdom

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

rory, flynn and greer"Incredible Experiences: Rory, Flynn and Greer Start a New Life in England"

Rory (in front, a boy, orange) and his sister Greer (in back, black) and their brother Flynn (orange and white) are now safely in England.

They're just over a year old and awaiting my arrival August 1, 2016.  I'm getting married to my UK fiancé and it will be "happily ever after" for this family.

Thank you again, 



Pet Travel Details:

Name: Patricia
Pets' Names: Rory, Flynn and Greer
From: Houston, TX, United States
To: E...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Great Dane

Friday, July 1, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I may be assigned overseas and wanted to see how to go about getting my Great Dane overseas with me. He is a year old and weighs 150 lbs.


Hi David,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. First, here is some general information about moving large dogs. You'll probably need to acquire a custom crate for your Great Dane, and it's important to check with your airline ahead of time to make sure the crate will be able to fit onto the airplane.

Here are the pet...

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How to Move Pet Birds to England

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Nanday ConureDear PetRelocation,

I have a Nanday conure and I am planning on returning to England from the United States. What are the requirements to take my pet bird with me? 




Hi Lynne,

Moving pet birds can be a challenge, especially given avian influenza concerns, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. You can take your pet bird from the United States to England with the right pre-move paperwork and documentation.

First, you will want to determine if your bird is a CITES species parrot. CITES...

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Incredible Experiences: Cody & Dusty's Move to England

Monday, April 11, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

cat"Our Relo Across the Pond."

We relocated with my husband's company, who also selected the pet relocaters, too. We wanted our cats, Cody and Dusty, to be relocated to England from America. Both are senior cats with dietary needs and health concerns.

From the moment that Jon got in touch with us, I felt a sense of comfort. After setting up the initial paperwork, I was then passed to Sarah who took us through the entire process. Everything was coordinated and I was kept informed throughout the...

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Incredible Experiences: Mobi & Dora's Return to Texas

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Going Back Home"

Mobi and Dora originally moved from Houston to London, so when it was time to come home it was a natural choice to use PetRelocation again.


They were great and really took care of Mobi and Dora both in Heathrow and Intercontinental.


For our pets, there is only one choice and Mobi and Dora feel the same.




Pet Travel Details:

Name: Hani
Pets' Names: Mobi and Dora
From: London, England, United Kingdom
To: Houston, Texas, United States

Looking for assistance with your upcoming...

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Incredible Experiences: Stirling's Move From London to San Francisco

Monday, March 7, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Stirling"From London to San Francisco with our Calikitty"

After accepting a job in San Francisco, we began upheaving our lives for the impending move to America from the United Kingdom.

Our cat, Stirling, is very much part of our family so we knew there was no chance at all that that she could be left behind.

PetRelocation were instructed to take care of Stirling for us and have been there through every step of the way. Having them on board alleviated a lot of stress from the process. (I couldn't help but...

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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Amy, Senior Departmental Assistant

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Core Values

amyEvery workplace is different, but we like to think that PetRelocation is truly one of a kind. Not only is the work we do -- safely moving pets around the world -- unique and challenging, the people here are hard working, come from a variety of backgrounds, and are equally dedicated to pets and their owners.

In our latest employee spotlight, meet Amy. Amy (who is originally from England, by the way) has worn a few different hats here at the company and has made many important contributions...

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Dog Transport to the UK: Is There a Quarantine?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

dogHi PetRelocation,

Can my rescue dog come straight from the airport to my home or does he need to go into quarantine?




Hi Lisa,

According to the pet import requirements for the UK, your dog will not need to fulfill a quarantine as long as you follow the correct procedures carefully. The UK does have a very specific entry process for pets, but this usually only takes a few hours upon arrival and then pets are free to go home. 

Romania is a "non-approved" country, so you'll need to follow...

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Incredible Experiences: Duchess is Home!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Here's an update from a recent client. We're so glad to hear Duchess is home for Christmas and doing well!

Hi Sarah!

I just wanted to let you know that we've arrived in England and picked up Duchess. She is doing really well and seems to really enjoy the fresh air here!


She's been adjusting well and getting very cozy in the giant bed her grandparents have bought her!

Thank you again for all your help in relocating her to the UK! You made the process so easy!


With thanks,

Charity and Rob


Looking for...

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