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Dog Travel Q&A: Traveling to Canada From Spain

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
How do we make our travels work best for the dog?

Challenges: We leave Spain go into Gibraltar and fly to London, UK, spend two nights, then fly to Vancouver, Canada. Will the UK let us take the dog out of the airport to our cousin's home for the two night stay? Please let us know what we should be thinking about and organizing as we have never done this before. We really want to adopt this dog in Spain but live in Canada.
 
Thanks,
Patti

 
 
Hi Patti,
 
Thank you for your question!
 
If...
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Pet Shipping Tips: How to Travel Internationally With Cats

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

 
I would like to head back to Taiwan from Boston for a few months. I would like to know how much will it cost to fly Mao, my cat, back to Taiwan with me and how long will it take? Anything I should consider before flying him?

It will be his first time traveling on a plane. He's nice but he has never traveled longer than a 5 hour drive.
 
Thanks,
Zadia
 
 
Hi Zadia,
 
Thanks for your inquiry -- these are all great questions.
 
Here are a few resources that will help you get started...
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"Can a Stray Dog be Imported to the United States From Romania?"

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
While volunteering in Romania, I fell in love with a young stray dog at an orphanage. She lives there and is occasionally fed scraps. Is there any way I can bring her back to the U.S.? I know someone who might help me get her vaccinated.

Challenges: Everything. It is an uphill battle because first they have to pick her up, get her vaccinated (I am now back in the United States in College), and then ship her here. I may be able to fly back to make sure they get the right dog,...
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Pet Travel Q&A: Fish Travel Logistics

Monday, January 11, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
Is it worth it to travel across the country with fish or does it make more sense to leave them behind?
 
Thanks,
Carmen
 
 
Hi Carmen,
 
Thank you for your question -- fish travel is certainly a challenging topic and one that many people have struggled with.
 
To start, please take a look at this overview of how to travel with fish for an idea of the factors at play. It will help to think about the time and effort involved with obtaining the correct travel containers, arranging safe...
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Traveling With Big Dogs to Hawaii

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

 
What airlines can accommodate our Great Dane? The "approved" airline crates don't seem to be large enough for him and we're having trouble finding an airline that will allow our dog and crate.
 
Thanks,
Susan
 
 
Hi Susan,
 
Thank you for your inquiry! Bringing pets to Hawaii can be a little bit complicated sometimes, and we'd be happy to help you with some information.
 
First, it sounds like you may need a custom crate for your large dog -- here's more information about custom pet...
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Moving Pets to Australia From Guam

Monday, October 26, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
We are returning to Australia after two years living in Guam and would appreciate any help in organizing flights and paperwork for our dogs as I'm finding it very difficult to get any help. Is this something you can help me with?

As there are no direct flights from Guam to Melbourne, I am finding it difficult to know which flights would be the best and to also minimize quarantine time.

Thanks,
Christine
 
 
Hi Christine,
 
Thank you for submitting a question to us! The good news...
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Pet Air Travel: Can Pets Travel in the Cabin to the UK?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Matt
Estimated Move Date: 15th November 2015
Reason: Personal
From: Mexico City, Mexico
To: London Heathrow, UK
Pet: Ishmael, Tabby cat, 6 years, 13lbs

Hi PetRelocation,
 
What is currently the cheapest way to transport a cat to the UK from Mexico City? British Airways cargo partner IAG quoted me US $2,200!! Do any airlines allow cats in the cabin or as baggage into the UK? My cat is too awesome to leave behind.
 
Thank you,
Matt
 
 
Hi Matt,
 
Thanks for your question! We definitely understand not...
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Q&A: Traveling to Australia With Pets

Monday, September 14, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
How much does it cost to bring my cat Perlita from Quito to Sydney and what to I need to do to do this? Also, how long would she stay in quarantine?

We are planning for a visit to study in Australia.
 
Thanks,
Carmen
 
 
 
Hi Carmen,
 
Thank you for your inquiry. First, please review the official instructions for pet imports into Australia via the official government website. Unfortunately, as you'll find out it is not possible to bring a pet directly from Ecuador to Australia. You will...
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Traveling With a Pug to California

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
I would like to know if any airlines transport pugs in the cargo compartment around Sept. 30. I know that traveling with this breed of pet can be a challenge and I've seen conflicting info in the web.

Any additional information that you can provide is greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks,
Michael
 

 

Hi Michael,

Thanks for submitting a question to us. You're correct that pugs can encounter restrictions when it comes to traveling, and we'd be happy to offer some ideas and guidance.

First, we...

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Traveling With Birds to the UK

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
I want to relocate to the United Kingdom but am struggling to understand the requirements for birds and would appreciate clarification on the others. Is it just a microchip, passport and rabies vaccine for the dog and cats?

My challenges include understanding what exactly I need to do!! I like to be organized and I'm trying to estimate costs for relocating.
 
Thanks,
Beth
 
 
Hi Beth,
 
Thank you for your question -- getting organized a few months before a pet move is definitely a...
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Pet Travel from South Africa to the United States

Monday, August 10, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: E.
From: Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
To: Orlando, Florida, USA
Pets: Bandit (Cat, 5 years,10kg); Calypso (African Grey, 1 kg)
 
 
Hello PetRelocation,
 
Please could you give me the approximate costs and what would be required? I cannot do the relocation as I am in a wheelchair. We love them very much.
 
Thanks,
E.
 
 
Hi E.,
 
Thank you for your question, we'd be happy to help with some information. First, please review the pet import requirements for the United States, and for your African...
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Planning Rabbit Travel to Spain

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
What are the requirements for taking two healthy vaccinated buns to Spain with us? They are my children and we simply will not move without them. Pets are family and family is forever. Is there quarantine in Spain?

They are my loves.
 
Thank you,
Kendall


Hi Kendall,
 
Thank you for your question! We typically suggest referring to the USDA or the European Commission website when seeking out particular pet import rules. Rabbits are classified as "other live animals" and as you can see...
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Pet Travel From Lebanon to the United States

Monday, August 3, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
We are moving permanently from Beirut, Lebanon to Columbia, MO and we need to take our dog with us. I need to know if it is feasible and how much it will cost us.

Thanks,
Lilian
 
 
Hi Lilian,
 
Thank you for your question, we'd be happy to help! First you'll want to take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States. This is one of the easier countries to bring pets -- essentially you just need proof of an updated rabies vaccine and an international health certificate.
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Preparing for Dog and Cat Travel to the UK

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
I am relocating from Philadelphia to the UK and would like to know what I will need to do to get my animals home safely. I brought them both out here in 2010 and I would like to get them back as smoothly as possible.

Sid is a pug, which seems to be a breed not accepted by most airlines. I do not want to put them in any kind of quarantine. I would like the most direct route for them and to cause them the least amount of stress.

Thanks,
Helena
 
 
Hi Helena,
 
Thank you for your...
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Dog Air Travel to Canada from South Africa

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
What are the necessary requirements and estimated costs to relocate my Pekingese (Chewy) to Canada from South Africa?
 
Thank you,
Gail
 
 
Hi Gail,
 
Thank you for your inquiry! It's best to start by taking a look at the pet import requirements for Canada via the official Canada government website. Here you'll find out about the paperwork and vaccines required for Chewy (primarily you'll need a rabies vaccination certificate). 
 
You can also prepare for your trip by looking over...
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Pet Travel Q&A: "Can My Dog Fly in the Cabin?"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
I must have my dog Wesley traveling with me in the cabin, not in the hold. I need him to be with me, as I get panic attacks when flying and he helps enormously to calm me down. He is a very well behaved, non-aggressive dog, loved by everyone who knows him.
 
Thanks,
Silver
 
 
Hi Silver,
 
Thank you for your inquiry! Whether or not your dog flies in the cabin or cargo completely depends on the rules of the airline you fly with. Generally speaking, pets usually need to go in the cargo...
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Buying a Reinforced Travel Crate for Pet Air Travel

Monday, June 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
 
I need to fly my dog to Maine but I can't afford to spend $600 or more on the "IATA #82" reinforced crate plus the flight cost. Is there a place I can rent the crate for this one way flight?

I bought a plastic flight crate and have been told by United airlines that I need a reinforced pet crate for the flight. I do not have the funds to buy the crate and the flight ticket. I need some suggestions.
 
He is not an aggressive dog.
 
Thanks,
Crystal
 
 
Hi Crystal,
 
Thank you for your...
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The Tricky Business of Pet Travel to Australia

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

 
I will be leaving Lebanon permanently for Australia in November, but I know that moving pets between these two countries is difficult. Given Australia's pet quarantine laws, what is the most streamlined way to move my cats? Is there a way to prevent them from having to stay in quarantine for months?

Thanks,
Rasha
 
Hi Rasha,
 
Thank you for your question! You'll need to follow the guidelines as outlined by the official Australia government website concerning pet travel to Australia...
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Cat Travel to Hawaii

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
 
What is the cost of transporting my cat from Washington D.C. to Hawaii? Does Hawaii have particular rules to adhere to? We will be in transitional housing for 3 months in different locations. My friend will keep my cat until we get to our permanent home in Hawaii.

Thanks,
Patricia
 
 
Hi Patricia,
 
Thanks for your question!
 
The costs will depend on a few factors, but if you decide to hire expert help you can expect to spend at least $1200 and possibly a bit more. (It would...
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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.
 
Thanks,
Michael
 
 
 
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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