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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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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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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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Pet Friendly Airlines for Pet Travel to Spain

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can you recommend an airline to move my dog to Spain? How can I find the best price?

Thank you,



Hi Robert,

Thank you for your question! It's certainly important to choose a pet friendly airline when planning international pet travel -- specifically, airlines that have established pet policies in place.

For our clients' flights, we often use British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and United. These airlines keep pets in temperature controlled vehicles and have staff trained to handle...

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Rabies Vaccines for Cat Travel to the United States

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Our domestic cat will be traveling in the plane cabin with us from Hawai'i to Phoenix, AZ. He is 12 years old and has always lived indoors in a rabies free country/zone. I do not want to vaccinate him at this age for rabies. Does he require a rabies vaccination to enter Arizona from Hawai'i?

This is a purebred Abyssinian who was born in England and moved to Hawai'i without ever being quarantined or required to be vaccinated for rabies. Will he be held at the airport when we...

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: UK Pet Travelers Share Their Stories

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

uk pet travel spotlight

Now that we've discussed the most important parts of pet travel to the UK in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series, hopefully the process seems a little less daunting and a lot more manageable.

To wrap up the series we'd like to share a few stories from pet owners who have already tackled the UK pet import process (and who have shown it can be done safely and without too much stress). It always helps to hear from someone who has done it before, so take some time to soak in this advice on various...

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Pet Travel From South Africa to England

Thursday, September 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Good Day,

Would you be able to give me a rough indication of what it would cost to take our dogs with us to England? What are the requirements and is there a quarantine period?




Hi Marco,

Thank you for your inquiry, we'd be happy to help!

As we note in our recent UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series, one of the first things you'll want to do is get acquainted with the pet import requirements for pets coming from South Africa. According to the official UK government website, South Africa is an...

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Incredible Experiences: Two Dachshunds Move to England

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"PetRelocation takes the worry out of pet travel!"

I was, like most folks, a bit worried about taking our pets on a long haul flight. They had flown before, but were much younger (they were coming up to their 9th birthday when we flew).

We were in Austin for the winter, so they had already traveled over, but my husband and I still get a bit stressed before we travel with them. The folks at PetRelocation could not have done more to put us at ease.

We first brought Sam and Dave to meet the staff at...

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