Moving to Pet Friendly Scotland with a Dog

Name: Julie
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shepherd Mix
From: California
To: Scotland

My boyfriend and I are getting engaged, and he lives in Scotland. I will be bringing my dog out there from California with me to stay. She is 55 pounds and fully vaccinated with the proper paperwork and receipts. I adopted her as a 10 month old puppy, and she is currently 2 and 1/2 years old.

Please provide an idea of cost and any helpful details on how to relocate her.



Hi Julie,

Congratulations on your engagement! In our experience Scotland is pretty pet friendly, so it sounds like you have a lot to look forward to. Here's more about Scotland's pet etiquette rules.

To prepare for the trip, please take a look at the pet import requirements for the UK. A quarantine used to be required to go to the UK but now it's much easier to bring pets there, so you'll just need to make sure your dog meets the rules as they're outlined. In terms of the flight, you'll want to make a reservation with a pet friendly airline and buy the correct travel crate (picking the right size can be tricky, but we offer a guide here).

If you're interested in hiring assistance for this move, please fill out our free quote form. We can help you transport your dog to and from the airport on either end and also advise you to make sure all paperwork is in order, etc.

Please let us know if you have questions. Thanks again for reaching out, and we look forward to hearing from you!


PetRelocation Team




United States, Scotland
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