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Incredible Experiences: Beeler's Move from Chicago to Switzerland

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Beeler"Chicago Stray Turned World Traveler"

I initially contacted PetRelocation as a skeptic, aware of the many scams in today's social media world. It was a year before our move to Switzerland, but I honestly didn't know the first step to moving my 2-year-old Lab mix, Beeler, across seas.

I always heard the horror stories of quarantine and I couldn't bear to listen, but after contacting PetRelocation I was immediately introduced to Maegan and Tobi, two highly professional pet relocation experts.


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Dog Travel to Mexico from the United States

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
We are traveling through the US and into Latin America with our pet dog and hoping to fly to Mexico from Miami around November. Will this be possible?
We are looking for the easiest and most efficient and way to transport our pet to the above location.
Hi Michael,
Thank you for submitting a question to us! First, please review the pet import requirements for Mexico for an idea of what to expect regarding health documents, etc. Your dog will need a microchip if...
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5 Tips for Traveling Safely with Snub-Nosed Breeds

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by Pet Travel News

pugPugs, English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Persian cats and other snub-nosed (or brachycephalic) pets require special care when it comes to air travel.

These breeds are more susceptible to heat stroke and breathing problems when exposed to stress or high temperatures because of their facial structure and hereditary respiratory issues, so travel is more risky for them.

This doesn't mean short-nosed pets can't fly safely, but planning a smooth trip requires a little extra preparation and attention....

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Incredible Experiences: Marka & Vlast Move from Russia to Singapore

Monday, June 8, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

marka & vlast"Do Not Try to Do It Yourself"

Hey guys!

So I had to move from Moscow to Singapore in May 2015 and relocate my two pets -- a dog and a cat. They had to fly halfway around the world, go through a 30 day quarantine period (mandatory for all pets coming to Singapore), but they were finally delivered to me two days ago.

Having gone through the exercise, I am very glad I did not try to do it all myself and would strongly advise anyone against relocating their pets on their own.

Relocation is a...

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Pet News Round-Up: Gearing up for Summer Vacation With Pets

Friday, June 5, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Summer vacation with your pet -- tips for keeping your cool (via Lisa Meador Schoppa on LinkedIn).

Summer looks from Bodhi "The Menswear Dog" (via the New York Times).

Another example of a fancy person not following pet import rules: Ariana Grande's mom (via Kent Online).

Nine travel tips for tech-savvy dogs (via PopSugar).

Pet travel stories from around the world (via PetRelocation).



Happy Friday, pet lovers!

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Pet Move of the Month: Lilly, Ashes & Cinders' Trip to Alaska

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

LillyOur June Pet Move of the Month features a repeat client returning to the United States after some time spent in Indonesia. Melissa and her pets (Lilly, Ashes and Cinders) learned a lot while overseas, and after this trip they can definitely call themselves experienced globetrotters.

Read on for some excellent pet travel advice and details about their great international adventure!

What brought about your move?

We moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2010 due to a job relocation. We expected to be...

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Traveling With Cats to New Zealand

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I want to move to New Zealand from Romania and take my three cats with me. Can you please tell me more information about the costs and everything that should be done before entering the country? Or, where do I go to get all the necessary information?

Best regards,


Hi Alexandra,

Thank you for reaching out with your question about traveling with pets to New Zealand, we'd be happy to help with some information. First, it's always a good idea to look to the official government source if...

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Traveling With Pets to the UK from the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
What is the best way to get my pets to the UK from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic? If all the blood work, rabies and inoculations are up to date, do they need to go into quarantine, and if so, how long for?
Lily is not the friendliest cat around, and Jessie will literally go with anyone who calls her or feeds her.
Thanks for your help,

Hi Julie,
Thanks for your question. First, it's important to know that the Dominican Republic is classified as an "unlisted country"...
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Incredible Experiences: T-Bone's Relocation from New York to California

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

T-BoneName: Jeanie
Pet's Name: T-Bone
From: New York City, NY, USA
To: Los Angeles, CA, USA

"Amazing Experience"

PetRelocation was amazing throughout T-Bone's travel from New York City to Los Angeles.

The representatives were so easy to work with and on-time for everything, from picking up my dog to bringing him to my place in L.A.

I highly recommend this company to anyone who needs to plan a trip for their pet!

Have questions about traveling with pets? Please contact us for a pet travel consultation.

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Traveling with Pets from the United States to France

Monday, June 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


Can you tell me at what age a puppy can come to France from the USA? What documents do we need do take care of to do this?

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,


Hi Caroline,

Thank you for your inquiry! According to the official France pet import requirements via the European Commission, France does not make special allowances for young pets entering the country. Essentially, they must meet all rabies and vaccine requirements, so must therefore be old enough to receive all shots, etc. and...

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Pet News Links: Summer Pet Travel Stories & Tips

Friday, May 29, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Summer is almost here and the pet travel stories are pouring in.

Some pet owners are rudely surprised by the price of staying in dog friendly hotels.

How to prepare for safe summer travel with pets.

The story behind Pinups for Pitbulls.

New York's dog friendly patio law.

What happens when you take a cat on vacation.



Happy Friday!

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Incredible Experiences: Three Cats Travel From New Jersey to California

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

snoopy, sweetpea & satchmoName: Gary
Pets' Names: Snoopy, Sweetpea & Satchmo
From: Newport, NJ
To: Apple Valley, CA


"Everything is Awesome!"

Amy and crew were incredible. My three kitties made it from Newport, NJ to LAX without a hitch!

Such a relief to have the experience handled by PetRelocation. As a cat rescuer/friend I did a TON of research and there was no better service available.

Worth every penny :-)


Planning to relocate with your pets? Feel free to contact us for a pet travel consultation.

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Incredible Experiences: Smokey's Move to China from the United States

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Here are some great tips about pet travel to China from a recent client of ours. Here's wishing Smokey and Al all the best in their new home!

I moved to China for work. I found PetRelocation online searching for pet relocation services. The whole experience was pretty stress free. Everyone knew what was needed and took care of everything quickly, from vet visits to paperwork.

I got door-to-door service, which is impressive since the small town in China I'm living in now doesn't have addresses on...

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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,



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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Dog Travel to Australia From India

Friday, May 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

As per the latest Australia pet import policies, are dogs from India allowed to relocate there? What is the quarantine period and where can I quarantine my St. Bernard?




Hi Garima,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately pets cannot travel directly to Australia from India. India is classified as a 'non-approved country' which means that you'll need to transit through a third country and complete all the required vaccines, etc. before your dog will be accepted...

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Incredible Experiences: Penny's Move From the Netherlands to Chicago

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Here's a note from Penny the Boston Terrier's mom about her trip from the Netherlands to Chicago. Glad to hear they had a happy reunion!



Thank you so much for helping us with Penny’s big move!  As you know, flying a Boston can be tricky business but both you and Maegan made the whole thing a lot less stressful leading up to the move.


On the day of her move I couldn’t be happier with the way things went. The pictures that were sent throughout the day really helped to make me feel so much...

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How to Prepare for Safe Summer Travel With Pets

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Pierre in the poolSummer is a busy time for pet travel, and whether you're planning a relocation or a vacation, it's important to show your pets the care and attention they need during what can be a hectic time filled with heat-related hazards.

As temperatures rise and your move date draws near, here are a few important items that will help to make summer travel with pets a smooth and safe process.

Check for Airline Embargoes

If you're planning pet air travel and your pet is too large to fly in the cabin, you'll...

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Why Choose a Pet Transport Service?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What does your service do exactly? How does it work? What is the price? Is it better to use a service or to just take my dog with me on the flight from Israel to the United States?




two pupsHi Sophie,

Great questions. Choosing whether or not to hire help with a pet move is a big decision that will depend on several factors, including how much time you have to spend, what your budget is and where you're traveling with your pet.

First, gauge the situation by getting to know the p...

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Incredible Experiences: Two Senior Dachshunds on the Move to Fiji

Monday, May 18, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

wallace and wendolene (dachshunds)The PetRelocation team has been awesome, easy to talk and deal with, and very professional from the very first contact for a price estimate.

They stayed in close touch throughout setting up a contract and payments, scheduled the mandatory vet visits, oversaw the veterinarian's paperwork and other paperwork and permits requested for moving a pet out of the country, and arranged pick-up, shipping and handling, which included a not easy task: having our doggies needs arranged here in Fiji.


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Pet News Round-Up: Cats, Dogs & Travel Stories

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Even Johnny Depp has to follow Australia pet import rules (his dogs have safely left the country, don't worry).

A travel guide for cat fans.

Dog friendly shopping: 19 stores where you can shop with your pet.

How and when are emotional support animals protected by the law?

Cats are Uber, but for love.

Finding dog friendly accommodations this summer.

Pet move spotlight: all the latest Incredible Experiences.



Have a great weekend, pet lovers!

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