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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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Traveling With Pets to the UK from the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
 
What is the best way to get my pets to the UK from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic? If all the blood work, rabies and inoculations are up to date, do they need to go into quarantine, and if so, how long for?
 
Lily is not the friendliest cat around, and Jessie will literally go with anyone who calls her or feeds her.
 
Thanks for your help,
Julie
 

Hi Julie,
 
Thanks for your question. First, it's important to know that the Dominican Republic is classified as an "unlisted country"...
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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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