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Pet Move of the Month: Fred & Wilma's Trip to Japan

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

fred & wilmaThis month's featured pet move shines the spotlight on two very cool cats: Fred and Wilma. This charming duo has moved with us before (their mom is a busy world traveler), so they're becoming pros when it comes to relocating internationally.

Their latest trip took them from Germany to Japan, and now that they're settling in we thought we'd catch up and find out how things are going. Read on to find out more about Fred and Wilma!

What brought about your move?

Due to my job, I move every 2 to 3...

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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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Incredible Experiences: Hazel's Move to Germany

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

hazelThinking about traveling with a pet? Hopefully the resources you find here on the PetRelocation site are helpful, but we know nothing beats receiving tips, advice and anecdotes from a fellow pet lover who has been through the process already.

That's why we'd like to point you to the blog called Rob, Meg, and Hazel Abroad. We recently helped Hazel the German Shepherd move to Germany and were excited to see that her pet parents took the time to write about the entire process.

We highly suggest...

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Pet News Links: Travel Stories and Important Puppy Bowl Info

Friday, January 30, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Master

Meet the referee of the Puppy Bowl.

Fun data: a pet travel infographic.

Gizelle's bucket list.

One of our clients has an awesome blog! Check out a recent entry: "Moving Adorable Fuzzbutts to Germany."

What fictional pet would you most like to own?

Want more pet travel stories? Here are a few of the latest.

And of course, here's everything you need to know about this Sunday's Puppy Bowl.



Have a good weekend!

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Choosing the Right Dog Travel Kennel

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

From: Damon
Estimated Move Date: 02-11-2015
Reason: Military Move
From: Baltimore/Washington
To: Raimstein, Germany
Pets: Kiara is a female German Shepard, she is two and half years old and her weight is usually about 70 lbs. Louie is a male Japanese Akita and he is two and half years old as well, and his weight is about 75 lbs.

Dear PetRelocation,
I'm trying to find accurate information about what kennel buy for my dogs and how they can travel with me. Basically I've been reading different things...
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The Multiple Solutions for Pet Travel

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Shani
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Miniature Pinscher Mix
From: United States
To: UAE - Dubai or Abu Dhabi


Dear PetRelocation,

We may be moving our dog from the US to the UAE - either Abu Dhabi or Dubai. I have read that the only way dogs can enter the UAE is by cargo. I am REALLY nervous about transporting our little guy this way all the way from the US.

Is it possible to fly to Germany or some other mid-point with him in cabin and then do the last leg of the flight as cargo?...

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Incredible Experiences: Maya's Trip to Germany

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Kirsten
Pet's Name: Maya
From: Washington, D.C.
To: Germany

When my family and I found out we were going to be moving to Germany, we had to decide how we were going to get our dog Maya there.

I first had tried another company, but that would have been a multi-stop trip, which would have given her over 24 hours in her kennel. We didn't want that for her, so I had talked to a friend about how she got her dogs shipped and she told me about PetRelocation.

From the first call I had I was put at ease...

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Is There a Quarantine for Dogs Traveling to Germany?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Connie
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Small dog
Pet Breed: Yorkie
From: Atlanta, GA, USA
To: Germany


Dear PetRelocation,

Is there a quarantine period for dogs traveling from the USA to Germany?




Hi Connie,

Thanks for the question! The short answer is "no," there is no quarantine for dogs going from the United States to Germany. Please take a look at the overview of pet import requirements for Germany for an idea of what to expect.

Essentially you'll need to have your dog microchipped...

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Is Bird Travel to Australia a Possibility?

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Stefan
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Parrot
Pet Breed: Rose-Breasted Cockatoo
From: Germany
To: Papua New Guinea / Australia

Is it possible to take my pet cockatoo with me to Papua New Guinea? It has CITES papers and came with me from Australia three years ago to Germany. This was all done legally, but I believe I cannot legally bring her back to Australia.

Or, if you know a way to ship my bird to Australia that would be the best option (otherwise the closest to the Australian border that I could...

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Microchip Questions for EU Pet Travel

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kerstin
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Toy Poodle
From: Alabama
To: Netherlands


Dear PetRelocation,

I am traveling in August, first to the Netherlands and then to Germany. I had my 5 1/2 month old dog microchipped last week and he had a rabies vaccination in May. There seems to be confusion online and I am not sure now if everything is in order -- does he need to be re-vaccinated for rabies or is the vaccination in May enough?

Some comments lead me to believe that he needs a new...

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Pet Air Travel to China

Monday, June 16, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Yi
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Mixed
From: Berlin, Germany
To: Shanghai, China

Hello There,

I have a pet cat (three years old) that I wish to bring to China from Germany and I have a few questions that I hope you can help me answer:

1. How easy is it to bring a pet to China and will there be a quarantine period? I've read conflicting documents that there's no quarantine for animals coming from the EU, to ones that say that there's a 30-day quarantine period.

2. How easy will it be...

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Pet Move of the Month: Holly & Geoff's Trip to the UK

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by PetRelocation.com Customer

You may recognize Holly and Geoff from our Facebook page... These globetrotters clearly have cuteness and charm to spare, and we wanted to introduce you as soon as we started working with them on their move from New Jersey to the UK (via Frankfurt, but more about that later).

Luckily the dogs' owners agreed to answer a few questions for us when we asked if they'd like to be featured as the Pet Move of the Month, so read on to find out more about the adorable snubbies you've already caught a...

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Travel Road Block: Banned Dog Breeds in Germany

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Samantha
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
From: UK
To: Germany


Dear PetRelocation,

Please can you tell me if and how I can take my Staffordshire Bull Terrier with me when I move to live in Germany? (Or can you advise me on who to contact to find out?) We will be moving to either Berlin or Wuppertal.

I can't find a definitive answer online.




Hi Samantha,

Germany has strict and particular rules when it comes to dogs, and over the years various...

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Beagle Travel to the United States

Monday, March 31, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Terri
From: Frankfurt, Germany
To: San Francisco, California
Pets: 3 beagles ages 4, 7, 11

Dear PetRelocation,
Last year I moved from California to Germany with my 3 beagles. I had all necessary documentation, microchips, etc. I am now returning to California. Since moving to Germany, I got a pet passports for my beagles. What do I need in order to take them back to California without any problems? They will travel in the cargo area of the airplane.
Hi Terri,
Thank you for your...
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Pet Client Story: Twiggie's First International Move

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Kelsie
Pet's Name: Twiggie
From: Chicago, IL, USA
To: Bangalore, India

Twiggie is now a world traveler, and PetRelocation made his trip possible with as little worry as possible.

Chicago to Bangalore is a 22-hour flight that includes a five-hour layover in Germany. We had to arrive in India first, then Twiggie arrived a few days later. PetRelocation has a cat boarder they use in these situations. The boarder was fantastic and very caring and they sent pictures and updates.


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Questions About Dog Travel to China

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jacqui
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
From: Cologne, Germany
To: Shanghai, Pudong, China


Dear PetRelocation,

We are leaving for China at the end of this year and I was wondering if my dog needed to be put in quarantine before entering China.

If so, would this be done in Germany or China?

Many Thanks,



Hi Jacqui,

Thanks for your question. You can take a look at an overview of the pet import requirements for China here. There is no definite answer to your question...

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A PCS Pet Move On The Horizon

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Nancy
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Jack Russell mix and Welsh Pembroke Corgi
From: Germany
To: Kansas City, Missouri


Dear PetRelocation,

My husband is on military orders here in Germany. We will probably be moving back to our home in Concordia, Missouri in June. We will have PCS orders for this travel.

If we use your services to get our dogs back home, do we take the dogs to the airport (in our case, Frankfurt Airport---FRA) and pick them up at MCI in Kansas City? Also, what is the...

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Unaccompanied Pet Travel to the United States

Monday, January 13, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jane
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mix
From: Germany


My dog must travel unaccompanied. :(

I am not in Germany to arrange the matter personally, nor will I be in the US to collect her upon arrival. What is the procedure when third parties are both sending her and collecting her at the beginning and end of her journey?

Thank you!


Hi Jane,

Thanks for the question. We help pets fly unaccompanied all the time (it's often much easier to do it this way, as it allows the pet...

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2014 Update: Pet Travel to Korea

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

The Korean government has updated the country's pet import requirements, effectively making it easier to move pets there from several places. In the past many pet travelers were tasked with completing a rabies antibody titer test before being allowed entry, but many nations no longer need to fulfill this requirement.

Find out more about moving pets to Korea, and note that, even if a rabies titer test isn't required, several other details need to be attended to in order to complete a smooth pet...

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2013 in Review: 7 Highlights from a Busy Year in Pet Travel

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

The world of pets and pet travel is never a dull place. As people continue to make cats, dogs, and other animal friends a more important part of life, industries like airlines, hotels, and relocation providers are realizing that they must evolve if they want to stay relevant.

In 2013 we kept an eye on various trends as we did our best to provide top notch services to our traveling clients. We learned a lot, and will use our pet moving experiences to continue to offer pet owners the attention and...

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