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Safety Tips for Flying Internationally with a Pug

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

PugPug Air Travel Advice

Dear PetRelocation,

My husband is hoping to get a job teaching at an international school next year. However, before he thinks about looking for a job, we want to know if it will be possible to relocate our 24 lb Pug abroad?

His height, length and weight exceed all maximums for traveling in the airplane cabin, but we have heard horror stories about sending a Pug in cargo. He is extremely sensitive to heat and can easily become stressed.

Is there any way that I will be able to...

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Pug Travel Story: Aggie's Relocation to Japan

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Aggie the pugIncredible Experiences: The Challenges of Dog Shipping to Japan

We just moved to Okinawa, Japan and had to leave our Pug, Aggie behind due to flight restrictions and quarantine. 

It was so hard to leave her, she is part of our family and it's not complete when she's not with us. I looked at the process of importing her to Japan when we first found out we were coming here. I just stared at the requirements and cried because there was so much to do. It scared me.

I thought that I would mess it up and...

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Shipping Birds: Feathers, Beaks and a Whole Lotta Paperwork

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Cockatiel No one ever said pet shipping was easy, and when it comes to shipping birds, things can definitely get pretty tricky. The amount of paperwork involved in flying a feathered friend overseas is usually quite extensive. 

We recently moved Pipi, a very cute cockatiel, from New York City to Nagoya, Japan. His owners were thrilled to see him, and sent us this note shortly after he arrived:

Pipi has arrived 10 minutes ago. Now he is eating food and looks so happy. My son is so excited to see him. Of...

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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?

Thanks,

Keerthi



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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Rabbit Travel Story: Amber's Relocation to the United States

Thursday, October 13, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Rabbit Travel from Japan to the United StatesIncredible Experiences: Amber's Big Move

After about six years of teaching English in Japan, I took a giant career leap by deciding to become a reiki practitioner (a profession that is actually more popular in the U.S. than in Japan), so after receiving my licenses, I prepared to make the big move.

However, this meant moving Amber, my long-eared and nose-twitching tiny roommate, across the ocean—a potentially difficult and frightening process.

I know I could never have done this smoothly without...

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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Ashley, Strategic Accounts Manager

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by Core Values

Ashley, PetRelocation ConsultantAshley Myers is a senior member of the PetRelocation team and has experience planning pet moves all over the world, in particular for our corporate clients.

Though she started with us here in Austin, currently Ashley works remotely from her home in Colorado and keeps in touch with the team through daily phone calls and emails.

A dedicated dog owner herself, Ashley is known for being upbeat, detail-oriented and wholly committed to providing excellent service to her clients during the stressful time...

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What's the Best Pet Shipping Route to Japan from Boston?

Friday, September 23, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

For a potential move from Boston to Japan, how would you choose the best flight options for the least amount of stress and anxiety?

Would a nonstop flight still be preferred, even though it is 13-14 hours long? If there were a layover instead, would the dog be allowed out in between flights?

Thank you so much!

-Patrice

 

Hi Patrice,

Thank you for your question, it's a great one. Routing is one of the key parts of planning a smooth and safe pet move, and our team of experts takes...

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Can My Large Dog Fly In-Cabin?

Sunday, August 21, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm desperately trying to find a way my dog can ride in the cabin of a plane to relocate to Japan.

She is 40 pounds, so "too large" by all standards I can find, but I'm hoping someone can give me an alternative (service dog, therapy dog, specific airline?). We are too scared for her to fly under the plane in cargo.

Thanks,

Jennifer

 

Hi Jennifer,


This is a common question about pet shipping, as many pet owners are not aware of the conditions within airplane cargo holds and are afraid...

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Shipping Pets to the Philippines: Quarantine Information

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

If I travel with my dog to the Philippines, are they going to quarantine him once he arrives in the country? If so, for how long? Does my dog get delivered right away to the appropriate address? Please advise.

- Juvy

 

Hi Juvy,

Thank you for your question! We're happy to help with some guidance.

The most common question people have when they begin to look into moving their pets internationally is "Will there be quarantine?" No one likes the idea of quarantine, and for some countries,...

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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.

Thanks,
David



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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2015 In Review: Incredible Experiences (Part One)

Monday, December 28, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

It was another busy year at PetRelocation, and as 2015 draws to a close, we're taking a look back at some of the memorable pet moves (a.k.a Incredible Experiences) we were lucky enough to be a part of.

Here's a look at the PetRelocation Pet Moves of the Month from the first half of the year (stay tuned for Part Two).

Enjoy!

 

lucy

January: Lucy's Move to Hong Kong

It's always exciting to help pets move to Hong Kong (and we love seeing the great pictures of pets settling in here). Case in point: Lucy looks...

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Incredible Experiences: Wrigley Moves to Tokyo

Monday, August 17, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

wrigley"Wrigley's Relocation to Japan"

My husband and I recently moved to Tokyo for his job. We were very excited about the new adventure, but less excited about all the work associated with moving and very nervous about figuring out how to get our dog, Wrigley, over to Japan.

I had looked into the dog import procedures for Japan ahead of time, so I knew how complicated it was going to be (the whole process takes about 6 months). I didn't want to have to worry about making mistakes on paperwork, and it...

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Answering Questions About International Ferret Travel

Monday, May 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My partner and I are looking at getting two ferrets, but we are very conscious that we are hoping to move to Japan for a year or so in the next few years.

Could you tell me if it is possible to take ferrets with you to Japan from the UK and vice versa? And also what kinds of costs are involved if this is possible?

Many thanks,

Jess

 

Hi Jess,

Thank you for your question. When researching international pet travel, it's usually a good idea to start the process by checking in with the...

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Incredible Experiences: "Fischer's Retirement to Florida"

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Linda
Pet's Name: Fischer
From: Texas, USA
To: Florida, USA

We are preparing to move to Tokyo and have 3 dogs. Since Japan is a rabies free country, we did not want to risk the quarantine procedures, so we researched pet relocation services.

Fischer with suitcase

After seeing all the great reviews for PetRelocationand the quick reply from Paul about the service and cost, we chose them to handle our move. Fischer has been the first dog to be relocated fully and the process went really well. (Fischer is 13 and he...

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Quarantine Requirements for Pet Travel to Taiwan

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am traveling to Taipei, Taiwan with my dog. Will she be required to enter quarantine?

Thank You,

Kate

 

Hi Kate,

Thank you for your inquiry, we're happy to provide some information. First, since you're coming from a rabies-affected country the short answer to your question is "yes."

For more details, please take a look at the pet import requirements for Taiwan -- the information in this link is tailored to pets coming from rabies-affected countries. Many pet owners facing pet air...

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Sedation Questions & Pet Travel to Japan

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am moving to Japan from the U.S. and we have two cats. I was planning on sedating them, but after researching a little I realized it's harmful to sedate pets during air travel.

My female is extremely nervous and stressed going anywhere, so I'm not sure how I am going to get her through a 16 hour flight. Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Dana

 

Hi Dana,

Thank you for your question! It's true, sedation is not recommended for pets traveling by air, and actually airlines...

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Incredible Experiences: Winston's Journey to Japan

Monday, March 2, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Erica
Pet's Name: Winston
From: Washington, D.C.
To: Okinawa, Japan

A few months ago my husband was offered a position in Okinawa, Japan and we were very excited. We love to travel and adopted Winston when we lived in South Korea a few years ago. We were looking forward to another exciting adventure, but quickly realized that Japan has a strict and lengthy process for bringing in pets. We were unprepared and in a panic. After researching our options, I found PetRelocation and I am incredibly...

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Update: New Pet Import Rules for the United Arab Emirates

Friday, February 27, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water recently announced a few changes to the UAE pet import requirements. Specifically, the list of countries exempt from requiring the rabies blood test (or titer test) has changed -- some countries have been added to the list, and some (the United States and Canada, for example) have been removed.

Pets traveling from the United States and other non-exempt countries must now secure a Rabies Blood Test Certificate from an accredited lab. The...

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News Round-Up: Encouraging Pet Travel Updates

Friday, February 27, 2015 by Caitlin Moore

More news about pets on Amtrak trains.

Japan's 'Animal Islands.'

According to Department of Transportation data, pet air travel was safer in 2014 than in previous years.

Does your company want to relocate you abroad? Consider bringing your pet along for better chances of success.

It's Friday, so catch up with these cute pet travel stories.

Meet Tobi, one of our talented Client Care Specialists.

 

beauty

Happy Friday!

 

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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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