Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog to the United States

Name: Sally
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
From: Sydney, Australia
To: San Francisco

I wanted to find out more information about shipping a dog overseas from Sydney to San Fran. My dog is five years old, healthy and 9 kgs. I wanted to find out what the cost would be and how long quarantine would be. I have heard that it is easier moving a dog to SF but harder to move back to Sydney. Is that true?


Hi Sally,

Thanks for the question! Moving to the US will be easier for you than moving a dog into Australia, as Australia is rabies-free and imposes quarantine restrictions. Take a look at the US pet import requirements and please contact us if you have any questions about them!

You can also obtain a free quote on our site, and if you're interested in the topic for future reference, you can read more about pet moves to Australia on our blog. Good luck with everything, and keep in touch!


PetRelocation Team




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