Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Chihuahua
From: Los Angeles, CA
To: Guangzhou China, then London, UK
Can you please provide as much information as possible. I will be moving in two months (I just accepted an offer, thus I could not begin the process until I knew where I would be going). I will only be in China six months, and then will relocate to London.
Any information you give will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for your questions! To start, it will help to look over the pet import requirements for China and the pet import requirements for the UK. Both countries require lots of careful preparation, so you're smart to be starting the planning process right away (congrats on the new job!).
Many pet owners who go to China end up hiring professional assistance, as the rules can be confusing. Quarantine requirements will depend on your port of entry, and working with an expert tends to make the process much easier. Please contact us if you'd like to find out more about our door-to-door services.
As far as entering the UK from China, you'll have to meet several particular requirements and also undergo a three-month waiting period because China is an “unlisted” country. Find more details here.
For reference, here are a few basic pet travel tips as well as two recent client stories featuring a cat move to China and a dog move to London. As you can see, as complicated as pet travel can sound sometimes, with the right planning it's possible to carry out successful moves to countries around the world.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance, and thanks again for reaching out!