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Postcards from Chula: Exploring Pet-Friendly France

Monday, November 12, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

Here are a few more updates from Chula, our Sheltie friend who has been enjoying all that dog-friendly France has to offer. Looks like she's been having a pretty great time so far -- frankly, we're a little jealous!

Catch up with the fun times below, and if you want to know more about pet travel in France, download Chula's free ebook, Sniffing Around Provence.

 

 

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Pet Travel Question: How to Fly with a Cat to the Czech Republic

Friday, November 9, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Tomas
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: American
From: USA
To: Czech Republic

Hello,

Can a cat be taken onboard an airplane for a transatlantic flight? What is needed as far as paperwork?

Thank you,

Tomas

 

Hi Tomas,

Yes, many airlines allow pets, including cats, to fly on board the plane either in the cabin or in the climate-controlled cargo area. To figure out what you need to do to arrange this cat move, take a look at the pet import requirements for the Czech Republic and do a...

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Friday Pet News Links: Poodle Rescues, White House Pets and Hero Dogs

Friday, November 9, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

 

These are the pet news highlights from the past few days... Catch up before you head off into a wonderful weekend, pet lovers!

 

Very specialized pet gift ideas.

November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month.

Hero dogs help rescue efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

What's it like to move two Bengal cats from Canada to California?

People continue to spend money on their pets.

A very special Poodle rescue.

A new book about the pets of the White House.

Pet travel news: which airlines can you use to fly into Ed...

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Pet Travel Question: Cat Travel to the United States

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Janelle
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
From: Jamaica
To: Florida, USA

I am moving to Florida in January and I want to take my cat with me but I'm petrified of the process. HELP!

Thanks,

Janelle

 

Hi Janelle,


First of all, don't worry! Pet travel can be a bit stressful, but we've helped thousands of pets move safely to destinations all over the world and would be happy to advise you. The more facts you discover, the more you realize that pet travel isn't so scary after all. to help put your mind at...

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Pet Move Customer Story: A Cat Move to Denmark

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Nancy
Pet's Name: Bandit
From: New York
To: Denmark
 

My pet cat, Bandit, has just arrived in Denmark, safe and sound! I'd like to share our story...

My fiance is Danish and lives in Denmark. After a couple of years of traveling back and forth, we decided that my cat Bandit and I would move to Denmark.

I was pretty overwhelmed when I started to look into ways to move pets abroad. The main obstacle was that Bandit simply weighed too much (17 lbs) to go in-cabin on the flight. The other...

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Pet Travel Question: Pet Shipping Requirements for India

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Sriram
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pomeranian
From: Muscat
To: Hyderabad

We brought our dog to Oman from India, and now we would like to take him back there with us. They are asking us to get the import certificate for India, but what else do we need to do?

Thanks,

Sriram

 

Hi Sriram,

To move your dog from Oman back to India, you'll need to meet these pet import requirements for India. We also recently discussed pet-friendly India on our blog.

Please take a look at this information...

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Pet Travel Question: Shipping Pets to Romania

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Enrico
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound
From: St.Vincent
To: Romania

I would like to move my pet (a dog) from St.Vincent and the Grenadines (in the Caribbean) to Romania. It's a long trip and I am hoping that you can help me with some information and tips on requirements etc. There is no direct flight, so my route I plan to take would be from St.Vincent and the Grenadines to Antigua to Germany then to Romania.

Thanks,

Enrico

 

Hi Enrico,

Thanks for the...

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Pet Travel Question: International Pet Shipping Decisions

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Noelle
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
From: Singapore
To: Alabama

Hello,

We are moving from Singapore to Alabama next year. We are Irish and will possibly return to Ireland for two months before moving to Alabama. Obviously we want to take our pet with us, so we're just wondering if we should send her from Singapore directly or bring her home to Ireland and then on to Alabama. Does it make a difference regarding quarantine?

Thanks,

Noelle

 

Hi Noelle,

Thanks...

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Pet Travel News: Approved Pet Flights to Edinburgh

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

It was previously announced that pets wishing to fly into Scotland will no longer have to be diverted to London or Manchester. A new facility at the Edinburgh airport accepts pets directly, making life much easier for Scotland-bound animals and their owners.

Travelers with specific questions about what routes are affected by this expansion now have an official document to reference. See below for the air routes approved by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) as of Oct....

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Pet Travel Question: Importing a Dog to the United States

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Oliver
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shar Pei
From: England
To: Miami, Florida

What do I need for my dog to move with me to Miami, Florida?

Thanks,

Oliver

 

Hello Oliver,

Thanks for contacting us. First, here are the pet import requirements for the United States. They're actually pretty straightforward compared to many other countries, but if you have any questions, you're welcome to get in touch with us. Right now you'll probably want to start planning your timeline and researching...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Pets to Canada

Monday, November 5, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Niki
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Small Dog
Pet Breed: Miniature Pinscher x Chihuahua
From: United Kingdom
To: Vancouver

I have heard that Canada does not require a pet to have a rabies vaccination or passport and understand Air Canada even allows small dogs to travel on the plane with you, but could you confirm exactly what the dog would require? Also, if the dog was to travel in cargo what would the conditions be?

Thanks,

Niki

 

Hi Niki,

Thanks for your question. Here are the pet import requirements...

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Pet Travel Question: Exporting a Dog from the UK to Spain

Friday, November 2, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Alex
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Old English Sheepdog
From: UK
To: Spain, Costa Blanca

Can you clarify the import requirements for bringing a dog to Spain?

Thanks,

Alex

 

Hi Alex,

Thank you for your question. On our site you will find the import requirements for Spain geared towards US exports, but much of the protocol is the same for UK exports. Here is more information about what is required for pet travel within the EU.

For more information about what Spain requires upon...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog to Oman

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Daniel
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mutt
From: Malaysia
To: Oman

Hi, my girlfriend is moving from Malaysia to Oman. I recently moved here, and while in Malaysia we got a six-week-old puppy (the puppy herself is now perhaps 12 weeks old). I would like to know the process of moving a pet dog from Malaysia to Oman, the complications, and if anyone knows an estimated cost.

Thanks,

Daniel

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for contacting us. The cost of your move will depend on a few factors (you can...

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Pet Travel Question: Transiting through Tokyo

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Sara
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed:
From: NE
To: Guam

My two dogs will be traveling in the cabin with me. We will have a five hour layover at Tokyo/Narita International Airport on our way to Guam. I know the requirements for Guam, but will Japan also require anything due to the layover? We are flying on the same airline for the entire trip.

Thanks,

Sara

 

Hi Sara,

Thanks for the question. When transiting through an airport on the way to your final destination, it's not necessary to...

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Pet Travel Question: Shipping Big Dogs

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jennifer
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Great Dane
From: Houston, TX
To: Scotland

Is there a weight limit when shipping a dog to Scotland? We are moving next year and have a full grown Dane.

Thanks,

Jennifer

 

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for your question! Shipping big dogs creates a few more challenges, but we've done it many times before and are happy to offer some tips. First, you'll probably need a custom travel crate, and you'll definitely need to check with the airline to find out about...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Pets to the United States

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Michele
Number of Pets: 3
Pet Type: Two dogs, one cat
Pet Breed: Huntaway,  Jack Russell/Foxy Cross, Very Cool Cat
From: Rotorua, New Zealand
To: Portland, Oregon

I know it's like pulling hen's teeth to bring pets over here, but what is it like to bring them to the states? I'm hoping there are considerably less hoops to jump through.

Thanks,

Michele



Hi Michele,

Good news, it is much easier to bring pets to the United States than New Zealand. Here are the pet import requirements for the US. Please...

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How to Help Pets Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

Many of us not directly in the path of Hurricane Sandy who have been glued to our computers, radios and TVs have a couple of important questions on our minds: "How can we help?" and "What about the pets?"

Here are a few ways to assist those affected by the Hurricane -- furry friends included.

-For general assistance, the easiest thing to do is text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross. You can also donate online at redcross.org. (Note that the Red Cross has been...

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Dog Travel In France: Even More Postcards From Chula

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

 

Our Sheltie friend Chula is still having fun exploring France, and she's sending out postcards to prove it. Catch up with where she's been so far, and check the latest updates from our favorite Provence-loving pup below.

 

 

Please contact PetRelocation if you have any questions about international pet travel.

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Pet Travel Question: Bringing Dogs to Namibia

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Samantha
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: American Bulldog
From: UK
To: Namibia

Hi,

I am hoping to move to Namibia in February and want to take my 2-year-old dog with me. What are the import rules for Namibia? He already has his passport and current rabies injection, but I want to know if he needs anything else and if he will have to go into quarantine?

Thanks,
Sam

 

Hi Sam,

Thanks for the question. Some countries' pet import rules are not as easy to find information about, so it's best...

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Hurricane Sandy Update: Pet Travel Restrictions Continue

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

As the East coast continues to deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which include massive power outages, flooding and public transportation closures, we're continuing to monitor airline activities in order to keep our customers up-to-date.

The gravity of the storm makes it no surprise that thousands of flights have been canceled, and we've received an update from United Cargo Operations showing the most recent information. Read on to find out which airports have implemented restrictions and...

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