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).

Author:

PetRelocation Team

Topic:

Air Travel, Airlines, Ask the Experts, Microchips, News

Pet:

Cats, Dogs

Country:

United States, UK, Australia, EU, China, New Zealand, Singapore

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By sue gilbert on August 17, 2018 at 11:45 am

My Jug Jack Russel/pug is 5 years old. We want to.move her from Surrey so any london airport to Jeddah. Is this possible. I heard its difficult to take dogs into Saudi.....but she is a guard dog..ha!
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By maegan@petrelocation.com on August 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Hi Sue! Thanks for your question. Generally dogs less than 30lbs are considered banned, but depending on the day an import permit may be granted. Dogs are only allowed in Saudi if classified as "working dogs". This means guard dog, seeing-eye dogs, bomb-sniffing, etc. In order to attempt to apply for an import permit, you need to have your vet sign a letter stating your dog is a guard dog, so I'd suggest starting there! Hope this helps!
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By Jjlovesanimals on June 30, 2018 at 7:50 pm

Hi, i have a 1yr old Himalayan cat and 3yr old pomeranian dog here in UAE. I will visit philippine soon in an island called midanaw. How much will it cost me? And can i bring them both? Will my pets be ok with almost 24hr of traveling?
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By maegan@petrelocation.com on July 3, 2018 at 9:19 pm

Thanks for the question! Yes, you can bring both of your pets - check out the import requirements for import to The Philippines here. Each move is customized to fit the needs of our clients so we would want to put you in touch with a specialist who can answer your routing questions. In order to accurately advise on your move, please fill out our Arrange A Move form and a consultant will reach out to you. Looking forward to speaking with you!
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By Dominique Cho on June 30, 2018 at 3:26 am

Hi, I'm planning to move 2 cats (7-8lbs each) from Schnelldorf to London, end of September. They are microchipped, have their own passports, and vaccined as according to British laws. Please provide a quote. Thanks.
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By maegan@petrelocation.com on July 3, 2018 at 9:16 pm

Hi Dominique! There are a number of variables that impact the final cost of a pet relocation. These consist of distances from the home addresses to the airports, travel crate size, airline being used, routing and travel date to name a few. In order to put you in touch with a consultant, please fill out our Arrange A Move form here. Looking forward to speaking with you!
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By John Carson on June 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm

How much will it cost to send my dog from CA to Philippines. My dog is a Morky Yorkshire terrier/Maltese mix, 33 months old, weighs 8 pounds
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By maegan@petrelocation.com on June 11, 2018 at 10:44 am

Hi John! Thanks for reaching out to us. As you may be aware, there are a number of variables that impact the final cost of a pet relocation. These consist of distances from the home addresses to the airports, travel crate size, airline being used, routing and travel date to name a few. In order to put you in touch with a specialist, please fill out our Arrange A Move Form here. Looking forward to speaking with you!
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By Lisa Sonnier on March 5, 2018 at 9:32 am

How much does it cost to move a 12 wk puppy from Austin tx to Lake Charles Louisiana
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on March 5, 2018 at 9:49 am

Hi Lisa!

As a company policy we do not move puppies under four months of age, so can’t provide you a quote for this move. If you want to hire a professional service, I recommend looking up reputable companies using the IPATA directory of pet shippers. You can search by nearest airport. Hope this helps!
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By Pet Transportation Services of Tampa Bay on April 14, 2018 at 8:39 pm

Pet Transportation Services of Tampa Bay accepts transportation requests from anywhere within the continental U.S. and Internationally.We specialize in private air and ground transportation across the United States.We are recognized as one of the only Pet transportation companies in the U.S. to provide Transportation for any pet at any age without any Breed Restrictions including the safe and loving Transportation of Rottweilers,Pit Bulls(all Breeds),German Shepherds,Cane Corso,Dobermans,Mastiffs,ect.We can fully arrange all your scheduling needs to save you time and money.You can reach us @ Jbrooksservices@yahoo.com or contact us @ (813)863-8009 24hrs/7days a week including holidays.Google and Facebook
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By Elena on February 12, 2018 at 12:13 am

Hello,we saw some dogs on internet in China and thinking about to buy micro teacup pomeranian. But we don't speak their language and don't know rules. We even can not speak with owner the puppy. We want to ask if you can assist with paper work (in obtaining health, rabies and travel documents), help make transfer money to owner and bring puppy from China to USA (Houston, Texas). Please let us know if you can help.Thank you!
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By Pet Transportation Services of Tampa Bay on April 14, 2018 at 8:47 pm

By Pet Transportation Services of Tampa Bay on April 14, 2018 at 8:39 pm Pet Transportation Services of Tampa Bay accepts transportation requests from anywhere within the continental U.S. and Internationally.We specialize in private air and ground transportation across the United States.We are recognized as one of the only Pet transportation companies in the U.S. to provide Transportation for any pet at any age without any Breed Restrictions including the safe and loving Transportation of Rottweilers,Pit Bulls(all Breeds),German Shepherds,Cane Corso,Dobermans,Mastiffs,ect.We can fully arrange all your scheduling needs to save you time and money.You can reach us @ Jbrooksservices@yahoo.com or contact us @ (813)863-8009 24hrs/7days a week including holidays.Google and Facebook
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By cesar molina on February 7, 2018 at 9:50 am

Hi I have 2 pugs who have microchips and are up to date with vaccines how much for a health certificate . I am moving to hawaii my vet doesnt do health certificates.
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on February 7, 2018 at 10:10 am

Hi Cesar,

Thanks for your question! It depends what country you’re moving to Hawaii from, and the cost will vary. There’s no set price for a health certificate. Some countries require government-issued certificates, so if your veterinarian doesn’t do them, this may be the reason. The department of agriculture in your current country will have the specific requirements for the health certificate and should be able to provide you with resources for locating someone who can issue one.

We are happy to help with this move if you’d like to inquire about professional assistance. If you would like to speak with a relocation consultant, please fill out this form and someone on our team will contact you as soon as possible!

Hope this helps!
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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?
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By caitlin@petrelocation.com 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.)
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