Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Cats
From: Houston, TX
To: Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Is it possible to bring our cats to Saudi Arabia with us? The trip will more than likely be around 25 hours from beginning to end. Is it even safe for them?
To be honest I am on the fence. My option to ship them vs. give them away are equally difficult for my wife and I.
Your advice would be most appreciated.
Thanks for your inquiry -- we understand how stressful it can be to face an international pet move and hope to shed some light on your options.
First, it is possible to safely move pets to Saudi Arabia from the United States. We have done it many times and would be happy to talk to you about how it all works.
For your information, here's an overview of the pet import requirements for Saudi Arabia as well as a few pet move stories from previous Saudi globetrotters (here's more about a three-dog move to Jeddah and Bronte the cat's move to Thuwal). As you can see, it takes some time and preparation but it can be done smoothly when handled correctly.
If you'd like to find out more about our services and the associated costs, please fill out our free online quote form. You're also welcome to read over a few pet travel resources, including these frequently asked pet travel questions and common misconceptions about pet travel.
Again, we know it's overwhelming to consider such a long trip for your cats, but as you continue to learn more about pet travel hopefully you'll be able to decide what is right for you and your family. Talking to pet travel experts, discussing the issue with a trusted veterinarian and giving the decision some time can all help.
Please let us know how we can be of assistance as you go forward, and good luck with everything!