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Pet Travel Question: Shipping Dogs to the United States

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Martin
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: English Bulldog
From: Austria
To: New York

Hi There,

I will be moving to NY soon. What kind of vaccination/paperwork do I need to have ready for bringing my puppies to the US with me? My pups will not be older than 3 months.

Thanks for your help,
Martin
 

Hi Martin,

We're happy to offer some advice. These are the pet import requirements for the United States; along with reviewing these guidelines it's important to choose a pet-friendly airline....

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Pet Travel Question: Snub-Nosed Dog Air Travel

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Ashley
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Puggle
From: United States
To: Spain

It seems that many airlines do not allow pug nosed breeds to fly in the cargo holds. Which airlines do/would you use? It is possible to get a direct flight? Sophie will panic if I am not there and she's also prone to asthma attacks (like many pug-nosed breeds) if she's nervous.

Thanks,

Ashley

 

Hi Ashley,


Flying with snub-nosed pets certainly requires extra thought and planning. Different airlines operate with...

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Preparing for the Holidays: Gifts for Pets on Pinterest

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

 

Just as the economy hasn't slowed the pet travel industry or the amount of money we spend on pet Halloween costumes, the winter holidays are set to be a generous season of pet-oriented gift buying and giving.

A recent British survey found that 75% of people plan to buy their pet a gift and over half will spend more money on their pets than their significant other, and the American Pet Products Association reports that Americans typically spend more than $200 million per year on pet gifts....

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats to China

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions


Name: Yahui
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Cat
From: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
To: Beijing, China

What are the requirements for moving? What are the steps? Could I move my cat to China unaccompanied?

Thanks,

Yahui

 

Hi Yahui,

Thank you for contacting us with your question. These are the pet import requirements for China. As you can see you'll need to take care of a few things, including a rabies vaccination and a vet health certificate.  As far as the flight, you do not need to be on the same plane...

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Pet Travel Question: Pet Quarantine in Australia

Monday, December 3, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Megan
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Canaan
From: Seattle, WA
To: Melbourne, Australia

During the quarantine period, does my animal need to be housed in a facility, or can she stay at my home until she has reached 150 days post first blood draw and vaccines? Once my animal has cleared customs in Australia on the 151st day, can she be housed with me, or will she need to be housed at a facility?

Thanks,

Megan

 

Hi Megan,

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

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Pet News Links: Luxury Pet Travel, the Husky Cam and Holiday Pet Gifts

Friday, November 30, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

 

Happy Friday, pet lovers! Here are all the pet news headlines from the past few days, just in case you missed them.

 

A new Ohio law aims to crack down on puppy mills.

A Japanese company has developed a health monitor for dogs.

A pup was reunited with his family after a scary highway pileup in Texas.

Luxury pet travel.

The top 10 myths about cat behavior.

Using social media to help pets in need.

Strong sales are expected for holiday pet gifts this year.

Bo, the First Dog, is ready for Christmas.

L...

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Pet Move Customer Story: Allan's Cat Relocation to New York

Friday, November 30, 2012 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Kyla
Pet's Name: Allan
From: London, UK
To: New York, NY

 

PetRelocation.com was fantastic from the beginning to the end of the process. They are all obviously pet lovers and understand the concerns you have for your pet while traveling, and they take it all very seriously.

I would definitely use them again, as they put your mind at ease and it feels like they genuinely care.

 

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Dog-Friendly Pet Travel & More Postcards From Provence

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

What can a dog do while visiting the Provence region of France? As it turns out, lots of fun things. Chula the Sheltie went there recently and has been sharing snapshots from her trip with us via postcard.

You can find more updates on our blog and the latest ones ones below. Thanks again to Chula and (Chula's owner, pet book author Sheron Long) for sharing these wonderful pet travel tips and stories with us!

For more information about pet travel to France, please contact PetRelocation.

 

 

 

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats to Bangladesh

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: md.Tahmeed
Number of Pets: 3
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Short Hair
From: Heathrow Airport, London, UK
To: Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Dear Sir,

I want to send my three cats to Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am looking for a trustworthy pet travel agent who can help me with this and tell me the price for sending them. What is all the information I'll need for my cats to travel?

Thanks!

 

 

Hello,

We'd be happy to help with your pet move to Bangladesh. If you're interested in our services you can fill out our free...

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Pet Travel Question: Returning to the United States with a Cat

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Elizabeth
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: American Short Hair
From: South Korea
To: United States

There is a possibility that I might be returning to the States for work. Can you tell me what the procedure would be to return to the U.S. with my cat, how long will the process take, what documents I need, who I should contact, etc.?

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth

 

Hi Elizabeth,

Certainly, we'd be happy to advise you. These are the pet import requirements for the United States....

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Pet Move Customer Story: Rascal & May's Move to Tajikistan

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Siret
Pets' Names: Rascal and May
Moved From: Washington, DC
Moved To: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
 
My biggest worry when I received a job in Dushanbe, Tajikistan was how to get my pets, Rascal, a large Shetland Sheepdog, and May, an opinionated cat, to my new home. I had raised both of them from early puppy/kittenhood and they were my family, so there was no way I could have left them behind. 
 
I knew I wouldn't be able to fly with them since I had to travel via meetings on the other side of the...
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Pet Travel Question: Dog Travel to Brazil and Malaysia

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Anna
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Australian Silky Terrier
From: Malaysia
To: Brazil

I've lived in Malaysia for one year and I got my dog here five months ago. I'm planning to go to Brazil in December for 15 days and want to bring him with me. Are the rules for traveling the same since he is from Malaysia? Will I have problems entering back into Malaysia?

Thanks,

Anna

 

Hi Anna,

Thanks for the question. For this trip you will need to meet the pet import requirements for Brazil and...

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Pet Boarding Facility Spotlight: The Kennel Club LAX

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

 

Often timing issues or quarantine requirements make it necessary for pet owners to make special arrangements when they travel and find a place for them to stay outside the home. The idea of boarding a dog or cat for even a day makes many people nervous, but luckily there are several great facilities out there that make it easier to manage even the most complicated relocations.

In the past we featured a couple of stellar cat boarding facilities in Shanghai and San Francisco, and recently we had...

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Pet Travel Question: International Hamster Travel

Monday, November 26, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Sharon
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Hamster
Pet Breed: Siberian Hamster, Female
From: New Zealand
To: USA

Hi,

What will I need to do in order to bring my son's pet hamster into the United States (Minnesota, if it matters), from overseas in New Zealand? Can I just bring it on the plane with us?

Thanks,

Sharon

 

Hi Sharon,

While the pet import requirements for the United States are pretty straightforward themselves, this particular question will depend on the airline you use. It's best to check with the...

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Pet Travel Question: Relocating a Puppy to Canada

Monday, November 26, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Marcela
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mix
From: Montevideo, Uruguay
To: Toronto, Ontario Canada

I have a 1.5 month old puppy and I wanted a quote for pet relocation. I have not set a date yet because I want to ensure my puppy can travel before I book anything for her or myself.

Thanks,

Marcela

 

Hi Marcela,

Thanks for the question, we're glad to help. First, we do recommend waiting until a puppy is at least four months old before traveling. At this point the dog will be stronger and...

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Pet Travel Question: Arranging a Pet Move From Afar

Monday, November 26, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Pietro
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: dog
Pet Breed: Boston Terrier
From: Italy (Catania airport)
To: Western Australia (Perth)

I live in Perth (Australia) but my dog is in Italy with my parents. I want to move him here to Perth and I'm wondering if your company can help me with that.

Thanks,

Pietro

 

Hello Pietro,

Yes, we'd be happy to help. Since we arrange door-to-door pet moves all around the world, we often work with pet owners who have already relocated themselves. Our Pet Relocation Specialists...

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Pet Travel News Links: Post-Hurricane Pet Lessons & More

Friday, November 23, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

 

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend, pet lovers!

 

No matter what your plans are, here's how to keep pets happy during the Thanksgiving weekend.

A woman is accusing Air New Zealand of discrimination after they wouldn't allow her service dog to fly.

fidoFOTO is a fun way to take and share fun pics of your dog.

Tips to keep pets safe all through the holidays.

In the future, New Jersey may allow pets to board public transportation during evacuations.

Keeping (pet and human) stress under control...

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More Postcards From Chula in Pet-Friendly France (And Happy Thanksgiving!)

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

 

We've shared several postcards from Chula the world-traveling Sheltie, and she recently sent us a few more. Looks like she's still having a great time in pet-friendly France!

Please contact PetRelocation for more information about traveling with a pet, and find out more about Chula here.

Pooch Card from Provence

 

Eleventh Poochcard from Provence

 

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Dogs to Thailand

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Evette
Number of Pets: 3
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: German Shepherds
From: Vanuatu
To: Thailand, Phuket

We have three German Shepherds (all from the one litter). They are a little over a year old. Could you please kindly advise what is needed to move them as far as procedures, etc?

Warm regards,
Evette

 

Hi Evette,

Sure, thanks for the question. These are the pet import requirements for Thailand. Take a look at these, and as you start planning it's also important to help make sure that your dogs are...

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How To Take Good Care of Your Pets During The Holidays

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

 

The holidays are a fun but hectic time, and your pets' needs shouldn't be overlooked as you plan your parties, road trips and feasts. How will you keep your pets happy, healthy and safe during the hubbub of the holidays?

Here are a few different scenarios and how to succeed in each one.

 

Traveling With Your Pets...

-Gather all the supplies necessary for a road trip, including plenty of food, water, meds, extra leashes, and favorite toys, and take a look at these holiday pet travel tips.

-Make sure...

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