How Much Does It Cost to Move My Pet?

Estimating the costs of pet travel How Much Does Pet Travel Cost?

When researching pet transport options, it's natural that one of the first questions most people have is, “how much does it cost to move my pet?”

Unfortunately it's difficult to answer this question right away due to the complex nature of pet travel. Every move is different, and depending on where you're going, who you're bringing, and when your move is, prices range significantly.

Specifically, here are a few factors that affect the price of a pet move:

  • Pet size (weight, height and length)

  • Origin

  • Destination

  • Proximity to a major airport

  • Time of year

  • Whether or not you have a travel crate

  • Whether or not your pet is up to date on their rabies and other vaccines

  • Whether or not your pet is microchipped

If you're starting to plan and budget your move and want to know how much you can expect to spend on your pet's travel logistics, the best thing to do is contact us for a consultation so that someone from our team can ask a few questions, gauge your expectations, and start to piece together a basic move plan that will provide the groundwork for a price estimate.

For further clarification, here is an overview of the door-to-door services PetRelocation provides if you're looking for help with shipping a pet internationally or within the United States:

  • Arrangement of pickup and delivery logistics at each required location

  • Arrangement of boarding and/or grooming services if needed

  • Assistance in obtaining health, rabies and travel documents

  • Flight research and flight booking

  • Airport Handling and pet supervision

  • Assist with required travel kennel and its flight preparation

  • Handling of arrival and departure procedures

  • Arrange for payment to airline, vet, kennel, pet carrier, etc.

  • Compliance with all Animal Welfare Act Regulations

  • Compliance with all TSA mandatory security measures

  • Single point of contact for all your pet relocation needs

Here's more about why pet owners choose to hire assistance with their pet's move—in short, it saves time and provides peace of mind to let experts handle the logistics of such a complicated process. 

Ready to chat with us? We're here to help! Contact us if you're interested in finding out more about what we do and how we do it (and after a few questions, how much it costs).


PetRelocation Team


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By Leopoldo Padilla on July 4, 2017 at 11:20 am

How much cost to move 2 months old jack russell terrier weight 6.9 pound from Texas to Mexico City?

By on July 5, 2017 at 9:32 am

Hi Leopoldo, we'd be happy to discuss your options with you! Please fill out our online consultation form here if you'd like a quote for our services. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you! (*Note: we only move pets 16 weeks or older, so please keep this in mind.)

By Bill Greer on June 17, 2017 at 11:52 am

1. I have a service dog and free air travel is authorized by the American With Disabilities Act (ADA).2. I realize that assist with travel by your company would require additional costs.3. If all paperwork is in in order and will be ready, are you able to approximate the cost. I understand that exact costs cannot be given. This is just a preliminary start to my plans.4. I would be traveling from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA to Edinburgh.

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By on June 19, 2017 at 8:56 am

Hi Bill, thanks for the question.

With a few more details about your dog and your plans, we'll be able to offer you a price estimate. Please fill out our online consultation form to get started or you can give our office a call at 1-877-PET-MOVE to talk to our UK Specialist.

Finally, here is more information about traveling with service dogs.

Hope this helps! We look forward to hearing from you, and either way good luck with everything.


By Mrs M Knox on June 16, 2017 at 9:07 am

How much would cost to move two four month old Irish Red and White setter puppies weight 19 and 16 kg all paperwork already in place to Ireland or UK.

By on June 16, 2017 at 10:38 am

Hello, we'd be happy to assist! Please contact us here for a consultation, and with a few more details we'll be able to discuss costs with you. Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing from you!

By on September 14, 2009 at 1:51 am

We have two dogs under 10 lbs., can they be transported together?


By Adriana on March 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

2 schanuzers between 20-22lbs each. expecting to move April or May from Baku,Azerbaijan (airport code: GYD) to San Antonio, Tx (airport code: SAT) Can you please give me approx cost? I believe Lufthansa is the best airline..but i will not b able to accompany them..

By daniel on July 20, 2010 at 3:48 am

how much cost to relocate a puppy from ireland-uk to bucharest -romania

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