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International Travel with a Shih Tzu

Friday, April 11, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Lydia
From: Seattle, WA
To: Shanghai, China
Pet: Lucy
 
Dear PetRelocation,
 
My husband and I will be relocating to either Shanghai, China or Amsterdam, and I was wondering if I would be able to take my one-year-old Shih Tzu with me to fly overseas. Which airlines are most friendly to fly? Would they allow her to fly? She's healthy!
 
Thanks,
Lydia
 
 
Hi Lydia,
 
Thanks for submitting a question to us, we'd be happy to offer some advice.
 
Every country is different when it comes to import requirements for pets, so take a look at the specific rules for China and for the Netherlands. China may require a quarantine depending on your port of entry, and the Netherlands does not have a quarantine if you meet all the requirements.
 
As far as airlines, it's important to choose a pet friendly carrier (we often use United, KLM and Lufthansa, for example). It will also help to make sure that your dog is comfortable spending time in her travel crate, as this will make the trip less stressful for her (and for you).
 
If you have questions about any of this, please give our office a call or fill out our free quote form. We arrange door-to-door pet moves and would be happy to discuss costs and logistics if you're interested in hiring some assistance.
 
Either way, good luck with everything and travel safely!
 
 

Breaking Down (and Understanding) Pet Travel Costs

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Robin
From: Melbourne, Australia
To: Vancouver, Canada
Pet: My baby is called Leo, he is a Spoodle and will be 6 years old in October
 
 
Dear PetRelocation,
 
I am very nervous, as I am not sure how my dog will cope with such a long flight. I am also getting very expensive quotes from companies in Australia, however my friends are paying a lot less for transporting their Spoodle from London to Vancouver.
 
Could you please tell me if you could assist? What will be the costs involved? I am already in Canada. Lastly, is it safe for him to travel, and are there any requirements that I need to be aware of for Canada?
 
My main concerns are that pricing seems to be high and I'm worried about Leo's well-being in the hold. Also, once I go back to Australia, will it be easier for him to go back? He is a very healthy and a bubbly dog -- all he wants is attention.
 
Thanks,
Robin
 
Hi Robin,
 
Thanks for contacting us with your questions -- hope we can help!
 
First, take a look at the pet import requirements for Canada. There is no quarantine, but you'll need to make sure your dog's paperwork is in order. If you ever decide to bring him back to Australia, you'll need to meet a much stricter set of rules and there will be a 10-day quarantine (based on current requirements). You can find more information from Australia's official website.
 
Second, many people do feel nervous about flying their pet in the cargo area, but if you choose a pet friendly airline and learn about how things work, you'll hopefully become more comfortable with the idea. We fly pets in the cargo area of a few select airlines all the time. Again, with pet friendly airlines it's very safe (here's a more in-depth explanation of how it works).
 
It's also smart to talk to your vet about how diet and exercise are important to your pet travel preparations, and you'll need to work to help Leo get used to his travel crate (if he's not already). This cuts down on his overall stress level and will make the flight safer and smoother for him.
 
Choosing a door-to-door service provider to handle your move won't be cheap, but arranging all the moving parts does require quite a bit of time and expertise. If you'd like a quote from us to see how we compare to the other providers you've talked to, please fill out our free online quote form. Typically an international move for one small pet begins at around $2500 USD (but the actual cost will depend on a few more factors). Here's a post from our blog discussing the costs of pet travel
 
Hopefully this helps to get you started. If you have further questions just let us know, and either way, good luck with everything!
 
 

Beagle Travel to the United States

Monday, March 31, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Terri
From: Frankfurt, Germany
To: San Francisco, California
Pets: 3 beagles ages 4, 7, 11

Dear PetRelocation,
 
Last year I moved from California to Germany with my 3 beagles. I had all necessary documentation, microchips, etc. I am now returning to California. Since moving to Germany, I got a pet passports for my beagles. What do I need in order to take them back to California without any problems? They will travel in the cargo area of the airplane.
 
Thanks,
Terri
 
Hi Terri,
 
Thank you for your question. Importing dogs to the United States is relatively straightforward -- you'll need proof that they are up to date on the rabies vaccine and also a health certificate is required stating they are healthy and fit to fly. You can find an overview of the requirements here.
 
Since you've traveled before you're probably pretty informed, but please let us know if you have any questions about travel crates, airline procedures, or anything else.
 
Thanks again, and good luck with everything!
 
 

Dog Travel from Florida to California

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Sandra
From: West Palm Beach, FL
To: Los Angeles, CA
Pets: German Shepherd

Dear PetRelocation,
 
We have a very large puppy that we want to give to a family member. What is the safest way to transport him (he is 8 months old and 85 lbs)? We would like to send him unescorted, if possible.
 
Any information you can share would be helpful, thanks!
 
-Sandra
 
Hi Sandra,
 
Sure, we'd be happy to offer some advice. To move a pet domestically you need to show proof of an updated rabies vaccine and also have a vet health certificate (here are the pet import requirements for the United States). The most important tips we can offer are these:
 
  • Choose a pet friendly airline, such as United
  • Make sure your travel crate is large enough and airline approved (find more info here)
  • Work to help your dog feel comfortable in his travel crate in the weeks before your move
  • Look over these frequently asked pet travel questions for more information

 

Hopefully this helps to get you started. Please contact us if you have more questions or would like a free quote for our services. Thanks again for the note, and good luck!

How to Move a Cat to Hong Kong

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Fiona
From: Seattle
To: Hong Kong
Pet: Cat (Rollie)

Dear PetRelocation,
I want to send Rollie back from Seattle to Hong Kong. I read some airline pet info about cat travel to Hong Kong, and it says the cats can only travel in cargo. Does it mean we will not arrive on the same time? Can I go with my cat? Also, I am not sure if there is a direct flight for cargo, which airline is better for the cat, what it costs, etc. I have no idea on how to do all this :(

Thanks,
Fiona
 
Hi Fiona,
It's completely understandable that you feel overwhelmed right now. International pet travel is not something most people deal with every day, and learning how to handle it well takes lots of time and education.
 
First, you can take a look at the pet import requirements for Hong Kong to get an idea of the rules, and you can also read over this list from our blog of frequently asked pet travel questions. It may seem scary, but most of the pets we move do not fly on the same plane as their owners; this is actually the preferable option because it lets you plan your own trip without worrying.
 
When you've chosen a pet friendly airline, the cargo travel process is safe and preferable, as well. Again, many pets have traveled safely this way and it's just a matter of planning everything correctly and well in advance.
 
Because there are so many considerations, many pet owners choose to enlist the help of an expert for a move like this (here are the specific ways pet travel experts can help with a move). If you're interested in finding out more about our door-to-door services, please fill out our free quote form. You can also check IPATA.org for guidance if you'd like to handle parts of the move yourself and/or hire local agents on your own.
 
Hopefully this helps to get you started. Please contact us if you have any more questions, and good luck with everything!
 

Arranging Unaccompanied Cat Travel to the UK

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Hester
From: Moscow, Russia
To: London, UK
Pet: Siberian Forest Cat

Dear PetRelocation,

What is the process to fly a cat as cargo? Would I need to accompany him on the same flight? And would I need to pay someone to organise customs clearance at London Heathrow? (I would meet all the necessary UK import requirements.)

Thanks,

Hester

 

Hi Hester,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. We've helped many pets travel safely (most of the time unaccompanied) and would be happy to advise you.

For reference (although it sounds like you already know what you're dealing with), here are the pet import requirements for the UK. You do not need to be on the same flight as your cat -- we just recommend choosing a pet friendly airline and enlisting some help on either end to get your cat checked in and then cleared through customs.

If you're looking for an agent to assist just with that part, you can check IPATA.org for information. If you'd like to find out more about our door-to-door services, please fill out our free quote form here.

Please let us know if you have any more questions, and good luck!

"We're Moving Soon. Should We Wait to Get a Dog?"

Monday, February 24, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Nirupa
From: Hong Kong
To: Toronto Ontario
Pet: TBD
 
Dear PetRelocation,
 
I currently reside in Hong Kong. I am considering adopting a puppy around 6 months in age. My husband and I will relocate to Canada next year and I want to know the best way to relocate the dog without causing any trauma.
 
The flight is direct, 16hrs with Air Canada. I know the have a pet policy and most likely the dog will be bigger which will entail going in cargo. How do I prepare, and is the length of trip advisable for relocation? (If you think I should just hold off and wait to adopt until after we've relocated due to length of trip, I will.)

Thanks,
Nirupa
 
 
Hi Nirupa,
 
Great question; it's very smart to think ahead when it comes to being a responsible pet owner. (Also congratulations on your future dog!)
 
When the right choices are made, it's possible to move pets very safely, so this is mostly a matter of how much time and money you're willing to spend on a possible relocation. For your reference, here are a few basic pet travel questions and answers that may help you understand the process a little better.
 
Here are a few more things to know: the pet import requirements for Canada state that you need to secure specific vaccines and paperwork. You also need to buy a crate that is airline approved and the correct size, and you would need to help your dog feel comfortable spending time in the crate (this cuts down on his/her stress level immensely).
 
It's important to choose a pet-friendly airline and, if you're not traveling on the same plane as your dog (which is common when it comes to pet cargo travel), you'll need to arrange transportation to/from the airport and customs clearance assistance.
 
If you're interested in speaking to one of our specialists, please contact us via phone or by filling out our free quote form. The price for us to handle a relocation like this would begin at around $2,500 USD, but we can give you a more accurate quote once we have a few more details. If you're interested in keeping costs lower, we recommend locating local agents through IPATA.org.
 
Hopefully this helps to get you started! As you can see, it would take a considerable amount of time and money to arrange a dog move from Hong Kong to Canada, so it's up to you to decide if you're willing to do that or if you'd rather wait. Again, when handled correctly the move can be very safe, but it's best to enlist the help of experts and/or allow yourself plenty of planning time.
 
Please let us know if you have more questions, and good luck with your decision!

 

Cat Travel Across the United States

Monday, January 20, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Jane
From: Tampa FL
To: Seattle WA
Pet: Archie is an American shorthair cat; 4 years old; 9 lbs. He is spayed and healthy.

Dear PetRelocation,
 
My daughter drove to Washington, and we need to send her cat to her. What is the best way to send Archie by air? What are IATA requirements for a carrier etc.? My concerns are the cat's welfare and cost.

I can drive to various airports, including Tampa, Orlando or Sarasota/Bradenton. I want a non-stop flight, if possible.

My daughter lives in Bremerton, WA - a large US Navy town. Since you list "Military moves," is it possible to deliver the cat to the Bremerton area?
 
Thanks,
Jane
 
 
Hi Jane,
 
Thanks for your questions, we'd be happy to offer some advice. First, in order to fly your daughter's cat will need to show proof of an updated rabies vaccine and you'll also need to obtain a health certificate from the vet stating the cat is healthy and fit to fly (this is required by the airline). Here is more information about domestic pet travel rules.
 
The crate does need to be airline approved, and you can find more information about that here.
 
We recommend flying with United Airlines, as they have an established PetSafe program. You can read over a few popular pet travel topics if you have any general questions about how to plan a safe journey for your cat. If you decide to sign up for our services (you can receive a quote by filling out this form) we would arrange for an agent to deliver the cat to your daughter's house from the airport.
 
If you have any further questions you're welcome to contact us. Hope this information helps to get you started!

 
 

 

Pet Travel to India and Saudi Arabia

Friday, November 15, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Anoop
From: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
To: Saudi Arabia, Dammam
Pet: Labrador Retriever

Dear PetRelocation,
 
I need to relocate my pet from India to Saudi. Would your company assist with the required paperwork to get the dog into Saudi from India and back?

I have no idea if Saudi Arabia is okay with dogs or not and I need all the help I can get to move my dog. If I can't bring him, I will have to skip the assignment.

Thanks,
Anoop
 
 
Hi Anoop,
 
Sure, we'd be happy to discuss your move with you! Often situations that seem impossible can be handled smoothly after all. Saudi Arabia and India are both tricky countries when it comes to pet travel (we've moved pets to both of those countries), so you're doing the right thing by seeking a little assistance. Our services typically cover pick up and delivery on either end of the trip as well as help with vet paperwork, etc.
 
Right now you can take a look at the pet import requirements for Saudi Arabia and for India. The final cost will depend on a few details so we'll need to speak to you either by phone or email to find out more. Feel free to give our office a call at your convenience, or you can fill out our free quote form.
 
We look forward to speaking with you soon!

 

"Do My Dogs Have to go to Quarantine?"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Molly
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
To: Toronto, Ontario
Pets: Ripley, 3-year-old Golden Retriever; Banksy, 5-year-old Golden Retriever; Early, 4-year-old Golden Retriever/Black Lab

Dear PetRelocation,
 
I may be looking at a job in Toronto for two years but heard I may have to quarantine my dogs if I do. Is that true??

Thanks,
Molly
 
Hi Molly,
 
Thanks for your question. Many pet owners assume that traveling internationally automatically involves a quarantine, but most of the time this isn't the case. Going from the United States to Canada with pets means following these import requirements, and if carried out correctly, your dogs won't face a quarantine.
 
Microchips are recommended, and your dogs will definitely need to be up to date on their rabies vaccines and have the designated paperwork in order. If you have questions about any of this and would like to enlist some help with your move, please don't hesitate to contact us.
 
Feel free to browse through our blog for more information about traveling with pets, and good luck with everything!

 
 

 

"How can I safely move my dogs to Germany?"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Phyllis
From: Dullas, VA, USA
To: Stuttgart, Germany
Pets: Lilly, West Highland Terrier, 8 years old, 14 lbs; Magdelena, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, 2 years old, 22 lbs; Kilten MacGregor, West Highland Terrier, 3 years old, 17 lbs.

Dear PetRelocation,
 
How do I move my dogs from Virginia to Germany safely, and how approximately how much will it cost?
 
Thanks,
 
Phyllis
 
 
 
Hi Phyllis,
 
Thank you for your question! Moving from the United States to Germany with pets means you need to get acquainted with the EU pet import requirements and be sure your dogs have everything that's required. Here's an overview of the Germany pet import requirements.
 
If your dogs aren't microchipped you'll need to do that, and they also need to be up to date with standard vaccinations. As far as paperwork, an EU vet health certificate is necessary (and it needs to be endorsed by the USDA), and an international health certificate is required, as well.
 
If any of this sounds confusing and you think you'd like some assistance, you're welcome to fill out our free quote form. With a few more details we can give you a quote for your move and answer your primary questions.
 
Thanks for reaching out to us, and we hope to hear from you soon!


 
 

 

"How do I fly my dog to Australia?"

Monday, October 7, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Ramesh
From: Bangalore, India
To: Brisbane, Australia
Pet: Blacky (black Lab)
 
Dear PetRelocation,
 
I would like to relocate my dog from Bangalore, India to Brisbane, Australia. Please let me know about the rules & regulations as well as how much it will cost, approximately.
 
Thanks,
Ramesh
 
 
Hi Ramesh,
 
Thanks for reaching out with your question. Australia is a rabies free country, so moving pets here requires quite a bit of advance planning. Blacky will need to fulfill a careful series of steps in order to be admitted, and upon arrival he will need to undergo a 30 day quarantine.
 
This is a somewhat complex process but it's certainly not impossible! We've moved many pets safely to Australia over the years. Take a look at the overview of the pet import requirements, and please let us know if you'd be interested in our assistance.
 
Please note that in our experience it can be tricky to secure all the proper paperwork to export pets from India -- you will want to check with your local authorities about the procedures as soon as you can and/or fill out our free quote form (with more details we can estimate a cost) if you'd like expert help.
 
Thanks again for the question, and good luck with your travels!

 

"How do we move our dog to Italy?"

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Cecile
From: Cape Town, South Africa
To: Rome, Italy
Pet: Shumba (Rhodesian Ridgeback)

Dear PetRelocation,
 
We're relocating to Italy with our furry-baby, what must we do to do that? Requirements, procedures? Thank you!

Thanks,
Cecile
 
 
Hi Cecile,
 
Thank you for contacting us with your pet travel question, we'd be happy to offer some advice. First, take a look at the pet import requirements for Italy for an idea of the process.
 
Moving your furbaby to Italy means you'll need a microchip, updated vaccinations and a health certificate. The documents will also need to be endorsed by local authorities (the South Africa equivalent of the USDA). You'll want to secure the right pet travel crate and book a flight with a pet friendly airline, as well. We often use KLM and Lufthansa, for example, due to their pet friendly procedures and experience with moving animals.
 
Talk to your vet about setting up a plan to get your dog ready, or if you'd like our relocation assistance, please fill out our free quote form.
 
This should help get you started, but remember that pet travel can be complicated so it's normal to feel overwhelmed. Luckily there are plenty of resources our there to help... Thanks again for getting in touch with us, and good luck with your upcoming travels!
 
 

 

"How do I relocate my cats to Sri Lanka?"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Yolandi
From: Cape Town, South Africa
To: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pets: Two Sphynx ("Hairless") Cats


Dear PetRelocation,
 
I would like to know what paperwork is required and which procedures should be followed in order to relocate my two cats from South Africa to Sri Lanka? What will be the process to bring them back to South Africa (from Sri Lanka) after one or two years?

Thanks,
Yolandi
 
 
Hi Yolandi,
 
Thanks for contacting us with your question. Moving pets to Sri Lanka requires quite a bit of planning, but we have managed moves there before and would be happy to provide you with some information.
 
Here are the pet import requirements for Sri Lanka. You'll need to organize your cats' vaccinations and paperwork (including a vet health certificate) in a timely manner. Here's another website offering more information about obtaining the correct documents.
 
A couple of years ago we helped five pets move to Sri Lanka -- take a look at their story to find out more about the process. One of our Pet Relocation Specialists also had the chance to visit a pet service provider in Sri Lanka. Here's a behind-the-scenes tour of their facility.
 
When you make your return later on, you'll need to read and follow the pet import requirements for South Africa.
 
As you can see, pet travel isn't as easy as just hopping on a plane, but with the right amount of planning it's possible to carry out smoothly. Please review all of this information and then let us know if you're interested in our door-to-door services. Thanks again, and good luck with your travels!
 

 

How to Plan a Cross-Country Road Trip with Pets

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

From: Isabelle
From: Murrieta, CA, USA
To: Ellicott City, MD, USA
Pets: Daisy (Dog, Basset Hound, 8 years, 35 or so pounds) Delilah (Dog, French Bulldog, 3 1/2 years, 25 or so pounds) Yeonan (Cat, Scottish Fold, 2 years)

Dear PetRelocation,
 
My family is moving from Southern California to Maryland in about a week and a half. Are there any states along the way which will require any documentation for them other than shot records and a certificate of good health?

Thanks,
Isabelle
 
 
Hi Isabelle,
 
First, we applaud your conscientiousness as a pet owner! Relocating can be complicated business, and it's always wise to be well-prepared.
 
Since you're driving and not crossing any international borders, you should be fine with the documents you mentioned. It's actually unlikely you'll need to show a health certificate anywhere along the way, but it's a good idea to have your pets up to date on their rabies vaccines and to keep their health and identification tags properly displayed.
 
When traveling, we recommend microchips as well (even though they're not required). Here's a quick checklist for pet road trips covering anything else that might be worth considering.
 
Please let us know if you have any more questions, and good luck with your relocation!
 

 

Figuring Out Air Travel With Birds

Monday, September 16, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Laureen
From: Beijing, PRC China
To: Unknown at this time
Pets: Fester -- a little green male parakeet, approximately 2 years old
 
 
Dear PetRelocation,
 
My husband and I are anticipating being transferred to a new assignment from our current one in Beijing, China. It can possibly be most anywhere in the world including returning to our home in Denver, Colorado. Two years ago I purchased a parakeet and of course we have grown quite fond of him. What proper documentation do I need to acquire so that I can bring him with us on our move? I really don't want to leave him behind, please help me figure out how to bring Fester with us!
 
All advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration.
 
Cheers,
Laureen
 
 
Hi Laureen,
 
Thanks for your question. Bird travel is indeed more tricky than moving a dog or a cat in most cases, but the good news is that we've moved many birds and would be happy to offer some guidance.
 
Here's some information about how to ship a bird. Since you're not sure where you're going yet it will be hard to prepare exactly, but it's still a smart idea to research a few things and look into securing the right travel crate for Fester.
 
If you have questions about determining your bird's CITES status and are interested in our transportation services, please contact us for a free quote. Finally, take a look at some of the birds we've moved in the past. Here is Cocoa, who moved to Italy, and here are Washington and Jefferson, who moved to France.
 
Thanks again for contacting us, and good luck with everything!
 
 
 
 
Bird travel can be tricky.
 

 
 

 

Cat Air Travel to The United States

Friday, September 13, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Richard
From: London, UK
To: Atlanta, GA, USA
Pet: Tiger, Domestic Cat

Dear PetRelocation,
 
How do I take our family pet cat to Atlanta with us?

Thanks,
Richard
 
 
Hi Richard,
 
We'd be happy to offer you some advice about your upcoming trip. These are the pet import requirements for the United States. There is no quarantine, but Tiger will need an up-to-date rabies vaccine and a health certificate.
 
You'll want to make sure you have an airline-approved travel crate, also, and help your cat get used to it in the days leading up to your trip. Pet travel can certainly feel overwhelming, so please contact us and/or peruse these frequently asked pet travel questions to give you a further sense of what to expect.
 
Thanks for the question, and have a great trip!
 
 

 

Dog Travel to Thailand -- How Does It Work?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Stephanie
From: Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic
To: Bangkok, Thailand
Pets: Two West Highland White Terriers

Dear PetRelocation,
 
Can my dogs travel from the Dominican Republic to Thailand directly, or do they have to stay in the UK for a specific period? We have prepared them to travel to the UK mid December, however our plans are looking to change to Thailand.
 
Thanks,
Stephanie
 
 
Hi Stephanie,
 
Thanks for your question. To start, look over the pet import requirements for Thailand. There is currently no quarantine, but you will need to complete a few steps in order to get your dogs ready. It sounds like you're pretty prepared, so you'll probably just need to focus on getting the paperwork (vet health certificate) completed properly and on time.
 
That being said, if you have any questions or would like to find out more about our services, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Either way, good luck with your trip!
 
 
 

 

"Is There a Quarantine for Cats Relocating to South Africa?"

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: H.C.
From: Dubai, UAE
To: Johannesburg, South Africa
Pets: Cats, Gyn & Mat

What are the requirements for cats leaving Dubai and going to Johannesburg? I have heard there might be a quarantine but I would like to know for sure. I have found plenty of info regarding travel from the UK or U.S. but not specifically from the Middle East to Africa.

Thanks,
H.C.
 
 
Hello,
 
Thanks for your question! Traveling with your cats to South Africa will require meeting several rules and regulations. Here's a brief overview, and for more information about coming from the UAE, you can peruse the South Africa Ministry of Agriculture website and contact them for the most up to date information.
 
According to this Import Procedures document from the above mentioned site, cats are not routinely placed in quarantine upon arrival (even though the UAE is not on the list of approved countries for dogs). Cats do need to have valid import permits and correctly completed health certificates, however, signed and stamped by an approved local veterinarian.
 
Please let us know if you have more questions or if you'd like some help with your move. We've arranged many pet moves to South Africa and would be happy to assist. Thanks again, and good luck!
 

 

Traveling Internationally With Dachshunds

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Rachel
From: Mexico City
To: Washington State
Pets: Toby and Bella
Breed: "Weenie" Dogs
 
 
Hello,
 
What paper work do my Dachshunds need to travel?

Thanks,
Rachel
 
 
Hi Rachel,
 
Thanks for the question -- we're happy to help. First, take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States. Comparatively speaking they're not overly strict, but you will need to spend a little time making sure your dogs are up to date on their rabies vaccines and, within 10 days of departure, you'll need to get vet health certificates stating they're fit to fly.
 
You should also choose a pet friendly airline (we often use United, which has an established PetSafe program) and check with them beforehand with any specific travel questions you may have. It's important to secure the correct travel crates, as these play a big role in your dogs' overall safety and comfort.
 
Please contact us if you're interested in a free quote for our services, and good luck relocating your Dachshunds!