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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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Incredible Experiences: Maggy's Move to Paris

Monday, September 7, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Maggy in Paris"Bienvenue a Paris!"

I was presented with a great work opportunity to move from New England to Paris. Professionally it was a no brainer. Personally, it was a little riskier.

We have 3 kids under the age of 4, and Maggy, a 6-year-old Bernese who was our first baby and is now more of our third parent. :) However, the opportunity was one that we knew we had to jump on.

Of all of the logistics of our move, Maggy caused the biggest stress. She is older, never traveled particularly well and has...

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Pet Travel Between the United States and England

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I am planning to move with my dogs from England to Arizona in mid-September. My dogs have passports and they have recently been vaccinated against rabies. I am planning to have then tested for tapeworm before flying.

I would appreciate any advice you could give on any other medical preparation needed or any suggestions for the most animal-friendly airlines.

Warm Regards,


Hi Natalie,

Thank you for your inquiry! Traveling with pets to the United States is a pretty...

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Incredible Experiences: Daisy's Move from the US to the UK

Monday, August 24, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

daisy"Cheers to PetRelocation!"

When I found out I was moving to London, I immediately started looking into ways to get my sweet girl Daisy across the pond.

I researched several companies, but from the beginning, it was clear PetRelocation was different. I really appreciated the level of personal attention Daisy and I received from the day I made the first inquiry into the service. We dealt with the same person, which made me feel like nothing about Daisy's journey would fall through the cracks.

As the...

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Traveling With Pets to the United Kingdom

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I would like to get more information about assistance in moving our dogs abroad with us.

My wife and I may be relocating to London, UK sometime in the mid-spring of 2016 for her work and so I can attend law school. We will me moving with two dogs, a corgi and a German shepherd. I have been trying to read the import requirements for pets and quite honestly have become overwhelmed with what to do as far as taking the pups with us!

I want to make sure they arrive safe and sound and have...

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Incredible Experiences: "Flying Zebras!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

luna & lornaThe export of two zebra filly foals from California to England was dogged with issues, not least the lack of communication with the seller, so much so that the first attempt was aborted although I had paid in full for the foals.

I then waited another 13 months for two more to become available to try again. It was only when British Airways provided PetRelocation as a possible business to support me that things finally happened.

All the staff I dealt with made me feel that they were as engaged and...

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Pet Travel to Australia: Bedding & Pet Crate Questions

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I've just learned that you can't have kitty litter inside the cat's travel crate during transportation. This concerns me greatly, as my cat has historically suffered from a urinary tract problem.

Are there exceptions? Are there absorbent fabrics that can be used as an alternative? Any suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated.



Hi Emma,

Thanks for your question! Concerns about this particular aspect of travel are common (we all want our pets to be as...

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Pet Travel to England from China

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
How much would it be to move cats from China to the UK, and what are the requirements? Do you have any recommended airlines with good records in pet travel?

Hi Katie,
Thanks, that's a great question. First, we definitely recommend looking over the pet import information for the UK via the official government website. These frequently asked pet travel questions (and answers) also provide a good starting point for planning an international pet journey.
As far as...
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UK Pet Imports from 'Unlisted' Countries

Monday, April 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I wish to see how I can transport a small dog from Grenada to London around Sept. 19, 2015. The animal has all the paperwork/checks that must be completed in order to comply with travelling standards. My girlfriend and I will be flying back to the UK on the 19th with British Airways. Any information would be gratefully received.

Kind regards,


Hi Adam,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. It sounds like you're aware of the rules, but just to be thorough we'd like...

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Rabies Requirements for Cats Traveling to the United States

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Helen
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Brindle Tortoiseshell
From: Manchester, England
To: Millburn, New Jersey, USA


Hi There,

We are relocating and taking our cat with us on a flight from Manchester, UK to the US. We arrive at JFK airport but we shall be passing through to Millburn, New Jersey where we will be living. New Jersey State does not require the cat to have a rabies vaccination, but it looks like New York State does require one.

Seeing as we are landing in New York State, do...

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Retiring Abroad: How to Relocate Cats to the UK

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Shelley
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
To: Manchester, England
Pets: Gimli & Lima (Cats)
Hi PetRelocation,
How do I move my cats to England? I hope to retire there and just want to know what is involved in the relocation process.

Hi Shelley,
Thanks for your question! Moving cats to England will require obtaining a microchip, rabies vaccination and veterinary health certificate. Please refer to gov.uk for a complete rundown of the rules and requirements.
In the weeks before...
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Incredible Experiences: Moving Corby to London

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

corbyPetRelocation is now the only way I will ever allow my dog to travel! Moving from Chicago, IL to London was quite a process for my husband and I, let alone our dog who had no clue what was going on.

We contacted PetRelocation to help us with this process and could not have been happier with their service. They assisted us in the paperwork process, which was very lengthy and difficult in itself.

They not only helped us with the paperwork but were very reassuring -- they provided us with updates...

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Dog Travel From Texas to London

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Erin
From: Austin, TX
To: London, England, UK
Pets: Loxie is a heeler/terrier mix, 7 years old, about 40 lbs; Lincoln is a boxer/lab, mix, 7 years old 65lbs
Hi PetRelocation,
What steps would I have to go through to move our dogs with us to London? Is this a pet-friendly place (will we be able to find a place to live with our dogs)?
Hi Erin,

Moving your dogs to London from Texas is definitely attainable -- we've helped many pets make this relocation safely and smoothly. In fact,...
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Incredible Experiences: Coco's Move to England

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Ben
Pet's Name: Coco
From: Austin, TX
To: London, England

"PetRelocation made moving the cat overseas simple."

We were faced with a dizzying number of decisions as we prepared our move from Austin to London. We felt fortunate that moving the cat -- something we vastly underestimated in its complexity -- was taken care of by PetRelocation.

They took care of all the paperwork, the sequencing of the vet visits, and then on the day of the move, we were thoroughly prepared for our cat to fly to...

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Advice about EU Hamster Travel

Monday, February 16, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Jo
Reason: Military Move
From: England
To: Germany
Pet: 2-year-old Syrian hamster
Hi PetRelocation,
We are moving from England to Germany by car and I was wondering if we can take our hamster with us?

Hi Jo,
Thanks for submitting a question to us! When we checked the official Germany Ministry of Food and Agriculture website for information about importing pets from other EU countries, we found that it's possible to bring up to three hamsters (or rabbits or guinea pigs) without...
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UK Dog Travel from 'Unlisted' Countries

Monday, February 9, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Mrs. Hutson
From: Koh Samui, Thailand
To: London Heathrow
Pet: Bobbi (7-month-old mix breed)

Dear PetRelocation,

We rescued a street pup in Koh Samui, Thailand and put him with a lovely local sanctuary. Now we want to bring him home to England. Where do we start?

We are willing to accompany Bobbi from Bangkok. We just need help on how to start as we don't expect the sanctuary to run around for us (they are a busy place).


Mrs. Hutson



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