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Are HomeAgain Microchips ISO Compatible for International Pet Air Travel?

Friday, October 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Are HomeAgain Microchips ISO Compatible for International Pet Travel?Are HomeAgain Microchips ISO Compatible? 

Microchips tend to be a confusing part of pet travel, so we like to revisit this issue every once in a while in order to help clarify some of the muddier details.

In particular, after publishing a post about whether AVID microchips are compatible for international pet travel, we've been receiving a lot of questions about HomeAgain microchips and whether or not they're ISO compatible. In short, yes they are, but keep reading to find out more.

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Air Travel With Rabbits -- How Does it Work?

Friday, October 14, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

rabbit travel tipsHi PetRelocation,

I would like to know about the requirements for relocating my pet rabbit from India to the USA.

What documents and vaccinations would he need? Can he travel as a carry-on in the cabin? Which international airline would permit this? Is there a quarantine for rabbits entering the United States?



Hi Keerthi,

Thanks for the questions! Information about traveling to the United States with a rabbit can be found on the USDA website. You'll probably be happy to see that...

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Employee Profile: Kelcey, International Relocation Coordinator

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Core Values


PetRelocation Employee Profile: Kelcey, International Relocation CoordinatorKelcey is one of our International Relocation Coordinators and her specialty is overseeing routes like India to Hong Kong and Philippines to Malaysia -- trips that can be a little more challenging than your average move. 

This means not only does she make a difference in people's lives by helping them through stressful moves to faraway countries, she's also gathered some great stories!

Read on to find out more about Kelcey and her adventures as a pet travel expert. 

Why did you apply to work at...

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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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Can Two Pets Travel in One Crate When Flying?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Can two pets fly together in one crate?Your pets are best friends. They go everywhere together: they shop at the pet store, comfort each other at the vet's office, and more often than not they even share a bed.

Many pet owners love seeing their pets share this bond, and when it comes time to travel, take comfort in knowing that their pets will be making the big trip together.

But how close is too close when it comes to comfort and safety? This question comes to us from our Facebook page (have you liked us on Facebook? Take a look if...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pet Friendly Travel Tricks

Friday, September 23, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Here's a great guide to airport pet relief areas in North America.

Everything you need to know about glamping with your pets.

Pet travel to Hong Kong looks like this.

The future of emotional support animals on planes.

Read the latest globetrotting pet stories from our world traveling clients!


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Pet Travel From Hong Kong to the United States

Thursday, September 22, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Shakespeare's pet relocation to Hong KongIncredible Experiences: Shakespeare's Relocation from Hong Kong to the United States

My husband and I have been living in Hong Kong with our dog Shakespeare. Just recently we have repatriated back to the United States.

We used PetRelocation for the move over two years ago, and were very impressed with their service. Naturally we wanted to use them again for Shakespeare's return home. 

Our specialist, Nina Faber, was incredible. From the moment we were introduced online, she was in there for us...

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Cat Travel to Hong Kong: Buddy's Move

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

buddy the catIncredible Experiences: Buddy's Relocation from Georgia to Hong Kong

In brief, I was horrified at the idea of what my cat was going to have to go through during this relocation, but Evelyn and Nina were extremely sensitive, thorough, professional -- any good word that I can think of! 

Your company can be proud of its employees and proud of its capacity to have provided us with exactly what we needed, and personally I found that when I needed them most for reassurance or for details that were...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Hong Kong Pet Shipping Stories

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Hong Kong Pet Travel Spotlight Part Three

So far in our Hong Kong Spotlight we've discussed frequently asked Hong Kong pet travel questions and common obstacles to watch out for.

What's next? Well, it's natural to feel nervous about moving your pet internationally, and in our experience it helps a lot to hear stories and advice from other pet travelers who have been through the experience already.

For pet travelers heading to Hong Kong soon, here's a look at what to expect -- thanks to our previous clients for sharing their stories with...

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Moving Pets to Malaysia: Importing Pets to Sabah and Sarawak

Monday, September 12, 2016 by Pet Travel News

mapSabah and Sarawak are two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Brunei and Indonesia are also located on Borneo, and since these states have different import requirements from the rest of Malaysia, pet travel here can be a confusing issue to sort out.

PetRelocation recently moved some clients here, so we learned all about the do's and don'ts of importing pets to Sabah and Sarawak. Here is what we found.

First of all, be aware that Malaysia is not particularly pet-friendly, and local...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pet Shipping Origins and Emergency Pet Tips

Friday, September 9, 2016 by Pet Travel News

PetRelocation was featured on CNBC this week -- watch the video!

Picking the best car to travel with your pet.

How to transport pets to Hong Kong.

Tips from the USDA: would you and your pets be ready in an emergency?

Catch all the latest globetrotting pet stories from our world traveling clients.


buddy at home

Have a lovely weekend, pet lovers!


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Pet News Round-Up: New Dog Laws & Pet Travel Stories

Friday, September 2, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Cool pet product: Petcube is all about connecting with your furry family members.

Read up on Montreal's new "dangerous dog" law.

Virgin Australia is aiming to be the country's most pet friendly airline.

Are you a future Hong Kong expat? Read these tips for bringing your pets to Hong Kong safely.

Here are our latest domestic and international pet travel stories.


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Have a fun weekend, pet lovers!

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Pet Travel Spotlight: 5 Hong Kong Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

hong kong pet travel spotlight part two

After answering a few frequently asked questions about pet travel to Hong Kong in Part One of our Hong Kong Spotlight, we now turn our attention to another hot topic: Common obstacles that arise when tackling your dog or cat's relocation to Hong Kong.

Pet travel can be overwhelming no matter how prepared you are, so to help ease your family's transition to Hong Kong here are a few roadblocks to watch out for.

Import Permit

All pets will need an import permit in order to gain entry into Hong Kong...

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Pet Travel Story: Bailah's Move to China

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

bailah"Incredible Experiences: Bailah's Trip Across the World"

Putting my dog in a crate underneath the plane and sending her to the other side of the world definitely produced a great amount of anxiety and fear. 

I right away began to feel more calm when working with Sarah, though. She provided different options for routes from the USA to China and gave clear details about the trip. 

My experience continued to be positive working with Tobi. I was a bit worried when we had to jump the hurdle of the...

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Pet Travel Question: The (Dirty) Details of International Travel

Friday, August 19, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

How to Avoid a Messy Travel Crate

Hi PetRelocation,

Since it is a very long flight, can I put a small litter box in the kennel? What do people normally do to deal with pets' bathroom needs?



Hi Irene,

That's a great question! When shipping pets internationally it might seem like a good idea to provide a litter box of some sort for your cat, but in reality this might cause more of a mess than it's worth (and it's not allowed by the airlines).

It is common practice, however, to place a...

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Pet News Round-Up: A Pet Friendly Airport Update & More

Friday, August 19, 2016 by Pet Travel News

How to move your pet to Hong Kong.

Read the stories of world traveling pets.

Cats and dogs at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Chicago's Midway Airport has opened an indoor pet relief area.

Kombucha, but for helping dogs find homes.



Happy Friday!

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Hong Kong FAQs

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

hong kong pet travel faqs

Hong Kong continues to be a popular destination for pet owners moving for work and adventure, and we are happy to make pet travel to Hong Kong as smooth as possible in spite of the somewhat complicated requirements.

Here are a few questions we frequently answer about traveling with pets to Hong Kong -- read on to find out more and let us know if you need help arranging your pet's move!

What are the requirements for moving pets to Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is a rabies free country, which means its pet...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Hong Kong Spotlight

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

hong kong spotlight

Are you planning a relocation to Hong Kong? Need to bring your pet along with you? Though this can be an overwhelming transition to undertake, with guidance and smart planning your family's trip can run smoothly.

To help, we've created a Hong Kong Pet Travel Series to shed some light on the import rules you'll be facing and to offer a few tips from our team of pet travel experts. Follow along to learn more and happy traveling, pet lovers!

Part One: Hong Kong Pet Travel FAQs

It's normal to feel a...

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China Pet Travel Story: Bailah's Move to Shanghai

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

bailah in china"Incredible Experiences: Brazilian Dog in Shanghai"

I loved working with PetRelocation. From the initial contact with Sarah to seeing the whole process through with Tobi, it was nothing short of a positive experience!

The staff were very knowledgeable and professional. I was so glad that they were able to get Bailah to Shanghai with avoiding a 7 day quarantine.

Bailah is enjoying being a city dog again after a year "vacation" as a country dog. There are so many new smells to get used to and she is...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pet Friendly Airports and Monkey Business

Friday, August 12, 2016 by Pet Travel News

This man decided to skip protocol and smuggle his monkey on board a Frontier flight to Las Vegas.

Check out the pet relief area at PHL.

Henry's relocation to Mexico is our featured Pet Move of the Month!

Meet Evelyn, PetRelocation's Hong Kong and China pet travel specialist.

Tips for keeping pets healthy and happy during travel.



dog on the beach

Have a happy weekend!


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