How to Plan a Safe Pet Relocation
We know that arranging safe pet transportation internationally or even domestically can be confusing, stressful and overwhelming. If you can relate, here's a quick run-down of the top pet travel resources we recommend for pet owners who are just starting to plan their relocations.
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part, so we created this Essential Pet Travel Guide that will help to point you in the right direction wherever you may be going. Ready to start planning your pet move? Here's where to begin.
One of the most important parts of carrying out a safe pet relocation is making sure your pets are acclimated to their travel kennels by the time your day of departure arrives. To set yourself up for success, check out these guides for How to Crate Train Your Dog for Travel and How to Crate Train Your Cat for Travel well in advance of your move.
To answer the questions “who are the people handling my pet's move?” and “what's it like to spend your days as a pet transport specialist?” we explored The Secret Life of Pet Shippers in a two part series. Meet our team and find out some of the nitty gritty details of daily life at a professional pet shipping company.
Another important aspect of planning your pet's relocation is knowing what to expect and who to trust, and we know that reviews and advice from fellow pet travelers are all invaluable. Here's a collection of pet travel stories from pet owners who have finished their relocations and took the time to discuss their experiences—hopefully their wise words are informative and helpful!
Ready to go even deeper? Here is a look at detailed descriptions of pet import requirements for various countries—find out in a couple of clicks whether you need an APHIS 7001, an import permit, and/or a microchip in advance of your pet's move.