Moving pets around the world takes a lot of energy. Luckily, Garret Breaux, PetRelocation specialist for the EU team, has energy in abundance. Garret puts everything he has into making each one of his clients feel special and taken care of. It's that same energy that makes him such a delight to work with here at the PetRelocation office as well.
If you have been lucky enough to work with Garrett, you know exactly what we mean. Let's take a minute to get to know him better!
Why did you decide to apply to work at PetRelocation?
I found PetRelocation and just thought it sounded interesting! When viewing the PetRelocation website, reading reunion stories, and understanding what the brand and purpose was all about, I knew I had to apply.
After working here for nearly 4 years now, I can honestly say that it is still exciting and rewarding. I truly enjoy working for PetRelocation and our clients as they move their fur babies around the world!
What has been your favorite story to tell about working at PetRelocation?
It is quite hard to pinpoint one story to tell because I grow close with all the pet owners and their pets that I assist. I think the most unique move that I assembled for a family that was relocating their rather large pet pig via ground transportation!
What do you wish people knew before they even start to plan their move to a country in the European Union?
I would want people to know that it isn’t easy to manage everything on your own. For anyone that has moved before, they would likely tell you that there is a lot of planning involved. Now, ontop of moving yourself, consider all the factors that go into moving your pets. There are veterinary requirements, paperwork that must be endorsed by the US government, airlines to work with, determining if your pet is even acceptable to import into the country you are looking to move to, and more!
We truly strive to take the stress, planning, and worry about the move for your pets off your shoulders so you can focus on managing your own move!
What do you think will be different in the pet shipping industry in the next 5 years?
A lot can change in just one year with airlines alone! I believe that airlines will be stricter about kennel size acceptance based on pet measurements. Additionally, as we see warmer temperatures year after year, I believe the airlines will attempt to adapt and adopt stricter rules and upgrade temperature regulated equipment. So, in the next 5 years, I am excited to see how governments, airlines, and the pet shipping industry will evolve!
You’re originally from Louisiana. What brought you to Austin and what’s your favorite thing to do in this city?
Moving from Louisiana was a major step for me since I love my family and where I grew up. I chose to move to Austin after I graduated to be with my partner of 10 years. It was one of the best decisions I have made! I built a family (mostly a fur family), found this rewarding career that allows me to reunite families with their pets around the world, and made Austin my home.
The best things in Austin are the food, the laid-back atmosphere, eclectic charm, and how pet-friendly and active the city is.