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Minimizing the Costs of International Pet Travel

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
 
We are wanting to take our ragdoll cat from Melbourne to Macau, and we're finding pet relocation costs ridiculous. Can we do this ourselves without it costing a fortune? We also need to make sure we have the right paperwork for bringing our cat from Melbourne, Australia to Macau.
 
Thanks,
Dyan
 
 
Hi Dyan,
 
Thank you for the question! This does sound like a tricky route and pet travel in and out of Australia and China tends to be on the expensive side, however we're happy to offer...
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Pet Transport Rules for the United States

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear Pet Relocation,
 
What is the process to relocate our cat with us from South Africa to Houston, TX, and is there a quarantine period for cats? What are all the requirements and risk factors? Is it very traumatic for the animal?

We are unsure what type of accommodation we are relocating to as of yet but want to figure out the pet travel details.
 
Thanks,
Sarah

 
Hi Sarah,
 
Thanks for your question! Pet travel to the United States is fortunately not as complicated as shipping pets to many...
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Arranging Safe Pet Air Travel to Spain

Monday, April 27, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Evelyn
From: Chicago, Illinois, United States
To: Madrid, Spain
Pet: Coco, Toy Poodle, male, 5 yrs old, 7 lbs.

Dear PetRelocation,
 
Hello, I would like to have my dog flown from Chicago, IL US to Madrid, Spain. I would like to know what steps I need to follow to have him safely flown (and with the least amount of fear). Which documents, shots, etc. do I need to get so that he can travel to Spain? I am in Spain right now and my dog is in the US with my friend.
 
He gets easily scared and I want...
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Pet Travel to England from China

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
 
How much would it be to move cats from China to the UK, and what are the requirements? Do you have any recommended airlines with good records in pet travel?
 
Thanks,
Katie

 
Hi Katie,
 
Thanks, that's a great question. First, we definitely recommend looking over the pet import information for the UK via the official government website. These frequently asked pet travel questions (and answers) also provide a good starting point for planning an international pet journey.
 
As far as...
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Retiring Abroad: How to Relocate Cats to the UK

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Shelley
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
To: Manchester, England
Pets: Gimli & Lima (Cats)
 
 
Hi PetRelocation,
 
How do I move my cats to England? I hope to retire there and just want to know what is involved in the relocation process.

Thanks,
Shelley
 
 
Hi Shelley,
 
Thanks for your question! Moving cats to England will require obtaining a microchip, rabies vaccination and veterinary health certificate. Please refer to gov.uk for a complete rundown of the rules and requirements.
 
In the weeks before...
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Arranging Safe Pet Travel to Canada

Monday, April 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Cori
From: Puyallup, WA
To: Vancouver, BC
Pets: Stoagie (Boxer); Bleu (Deaf Boxer); Doobie (Pit Bull); Remi (Chocolate Lab) Ellie (Exotic Shorthair); Zazzy (Exotic Shorthair) Merlot (Exotic Shorthair); Mac (Orange Tabby); Cheezie (Orange Tabby)

Hi PetRelocation,
 
Does Vancouver British Colombia have a quarantine period for cats and dogs when they are coming from Washington state? We are also worried about timing and locating a pet friendly home since we will have to rent for a while.
 
Additional...
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Dog Travel From Texas to London

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Erin
From: Austin, TX
To: London, England, UK
Pets: Loxie is a heeler/terrier mix, 7 years old, about 40 lbs; Lincoln is a boxer/lab, mix, 7 years old 65lbs
 
 
Hi PetRelocation,
What steps would I have to go through to move our dogs with us to London? Is this a pet-friendly place (will we be able to find a place to live with our dogs)?
 
Thanks,
Erin
 
 
Hi Erin,

Moving your dogs to London from Texas is definitely attainable -- we've helped many pets make this relocation safely and smoothly. In fact,...
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Understanding Summer Pet Travel Embargoes

Monday, March 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Brenda
From: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
To: Lima, Peru
Pet: A miniature/medium size poodle; 4 years old; around 7 kg

Hi PetRelocation,
 
I would like to know what the best month/season is to bring my poodle to Florida. Also, is there is any airline that will allow her to travel with me in the cabin? If not, what airlines treat pets well while they are not in cabin?

I wanted to bring her to the United States in 2012 and everything was set, but when we were checking in the guy that was attending...
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Cargo Pet Travel to Canada (With an Older Dog)

Friday, March 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Sheeba
From: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
To: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pet: Jenny (Fox Terrier and Lhasa Apso Cross breed, 9 yrs, 8 kg)

Hi PetRelocation,
 
Can my dog travel with me in cabin? If so, please do recommend an airline for me to travel along with my dog from Chennai, TN, India to Toronto, ON, Canada.
 
Also provide me with the list of requirements according to Canadian Food Inspection Agency. I haven't maintained the vaccination card though my dog has had regular vaccinations. Can...
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Flying With Pets: Cat Travel to France

Monday, March 16, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Karen
From: Bellingham, WA, USA
To: France
Pets: Pursia (Cat, American Shorthair, 16 yrs, 9 lbs); Kimba (Cat, American Shorthair, 3 yrs, 12 lbs); Zuri, (Cat, American Shorthair, 3 yrs, 13 lbs)
 
 
Hi PetRelocation,
 
We plan to move to the South of France (near Montpellier) this fall with our three cats. We'll probably fly out of Seattle or possibly San Francisco. Would it be better to fly direct to Paris, then drive to South, rather than taking two separate flights?
 
Pursia is getting old and a...
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Tips for Traveling Safely with Aggressive Dogs

Monday, March 9, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Judy
From: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
To: Sydney, Australia
Pet: Casper (Pekingese, male, 5 years old, 13kg)

Hi PetRelocation,
 
We have moved to Australia and are eager to now bring our pet Pekingese here. How safe will it be for him to travel in cargo for the entire flight of around 9 hours? Which airlines can we use, as Malaysian Airlines do not take snub-nosed dogs? Also, he is aggressive to strangers and other dogs -- will this be an issue?
 
We appreciate your kind assistance and thank you...
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Pet-Friendly Airlines & Dog Travel to Italy

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Tom
From: Boston, MA USA
To: Florence, Italy
Pet: Spaniel (41 pounds, 5 years old)

Dear PetRelocation,
 
Is there a recommended airline or airlines for taking my dog from Boston, MA USA to Florence, Italy (one better than another)?

Thanks,
Tom
 
 
Hi Tom,
 
Great question! We do have a few select airlines that we choose to work with when moving our clients' pets -- some carriers simply devote more energy towards making sure pets have safe and uneventful moves.
 
Generally speaking, airlines we consider...
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Options for Safe and Cost-Effective Cat Travel

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Cherie
From: Murrieta, CA
To: San Rafael, CA
Pet: Cali (cat, calico, 7 years old, probably 6 or 7 lbs.)

Dear PetRelocation,
 
What would be the approximate price for a cat her size to travel from Murrieta, CA to San Rafael, CA? I am going to be out of town for about a month and my daughter is in college up there. I am moving when I get back and I don't want her to be with strangers in a boarding kennel.
 
She's very sweet and lovable. She has to be right next to me all the time. She loves my...
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Dog Travel to Canada from the United Kingdom

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Ann
From: UK
To: Toronto, Canada
Pet: Mordecai: Pug/Shepherd mix (Approx, 37lbs, 3 1/2 years old)

Dear PetRelocation,
 
My daughter and her dog left Canada two years ago for Edinburgh, Scotland to go to the university there. Mordecai went through all the requirements for him to travel to the UK from Canada.
 
They now are moving back to Canada in June and I would like to know what the dog needs to come back into Canada. My daughter has a Canadian and a British passport. He is healthy.
 
Thanks,
Ann
 
H...
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International Rabbit Travel to Italy

Friday, February 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Laura
From: Honolulu, HI
To: Rome, Italy
Pet: PJ, Rabbit Holland Lop, 11 months, 4 lbs
 
 
Hi PetRelocation,
 
What are the regulations and required documentation to bring a domestic rabbit into Italy?
 
My husband is in the Air Force and we will be stationed at Aviano Air Base in Italy at the end of this summer. We have an 11-month-old rabbit, and I am trying to figure out what the exact regulations are for bringing a domestic rabbit into Italy. I have been searching numerous websites and I've...
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Advice about EU Hamster Travel

Monday, February 16, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Jo
Reason: Military Move
From: England
To: Germany
Pet: 2-year-old Syrian hamster
 
 
Hi PetRelocation,
 
We are moving from England to Germany by car and I was wondering if we can take our hamster with us?
 
Thanks,
Jo

Hi Jo,
 
Thanks for submitting a question to us! When we checked the official Germany Ministry of Food and Agriculture website for information about importing pets from other EU countries, we found that it's possible to bring up to three hamsters (or rabbits or guinea pigs) without...
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UK Dog Travel from 'Unlisted' Countries

Monday, February 9, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Mrs. Hutson
From: Koh Samui, Thailand
To: London Heathrow
Pet: Bobbi (7-month-old mix breed)

Dear PetRelocation,

We rescued a street pup in Koh Samui, Thailand and put him with a lovely local sanctuary. Now we want to bring him home to England. Where do we start?

We are willing to accompany Bobbi from Bangkok. We just need help on how to start as we don't expect the sanctuary to run around for us (they are a busy place).

Thanks,

Mrs. Hutson

 

Hello,

Thanks for contacting us! To start, please take a...

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Pet Travel to New Zealand from Non-Approved Countries

Monday, January 12, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Bahar
From: Teharn, Iran
To: Auckland, New Zealand
Pet: Nabat, Dog, Terrier, 2 years old, 6 kg
 
 
Dear PetRelocation,
 
As I have read, Iran is not among the "clean" countries (rabies free), and I don't know if I can move my dog to New Zealand. Could you please advise? I don't know what to do. What sort of documents and certificates are needed? Is quarantine needed on arrival?

Nabat is microchipped and has all her vaccines. She is very cute and friendly.
 
Thanks,
Bahar
 
 
Hi Bahar,
 
Thank you for...
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Traveling with a Nervous Dog to Canada

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Satya
From: Hyderabad, India
To: Vancouver, British Colombia
Pet: Chutki, Mixed Breed, 6 years old

Dear PetRelocation,
 
I would like to take my pet along with me in the cabin, is it possible to do this? She is 8 kg. Also, she is partially disabled (bent back leg) but overall healthy without any other allergies or disorders.

Basically I would like to know the pet-friendly flights from Hyderabad to Vancouver and also all the important documents required. She has never traveled anywhere and gets...
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Moving Pets to the Philippines

Friday, December 5, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Bernadette
From: Los Angeles, California
To: Ninoy Aquino, Phillippines
Pet: Sonico: 7-month-old Maltipoodle, 25 lbs
 
Hi PetRelocation,
 
What do I do for my puppy to take him with me from L.A. to the Philippines? Can he go with me in the plane? Does he need a passport?

Thanks,
Bernadette
 
 
Hi Bernadette,
 
Thanks for the question! To start, you'll want to take a look at the pet import requirements for the Philippines. Your dog does not need a passport per se, but there is some health paperwork...
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