Read the PetRelocation eBook

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Planning a move? Need to bring your pet with you?

You've probably discovered that the pet transport process isn't exactly easy to manage, which is why we recently released the third edition of our eBook to help illustrate how things work.

If you're new to the world of pet travel, we invite you to take a look at this updated overview in order to get started in the right direction.

Pet Transport eBook

Still have questions after reading the PetRelocation eBook?

  • If you want to learn more about hiring assistance with your move, contact us to get started.

  • If you'd like to keep researching on your own first, we invite you to explore our website, blog, and pet travel stories from our clients to learn more about what to expect of the relocation process.

Thanks for reading and happy traveling!


PetRelocation Team


Air Travel, Airlines, Ask the Experts, Microchips


Cats, Dogs


United States, UK, Australia, EU, Hong Kong, Singapore


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By Tim Harris on April 3, 2017 at 8:03 am

Well done. May I suggest some tiny additions?Page 5. You use the words 'Airline Approved'. Beware. This is pure marketing and a lie. No airline (nor IATA) approves anything, though they can refuse anything. This could lead to owners buying a crate simply because it says 'Airline Approved'. Better to say that 'crates must meet the IATA Live Animal regulations'. 'For details apply to a specialist.' I have a Black Museum of failed kennels, some of which carry the 'airline approved' logo.Page 7. IATA is meeting this very day in Rome (02APR2017) and I am aware that they are trying to re-introduce the old diagram with measurement of the foreleg to add 1/2 to the length of the dog. I only mention this in case this proposal comes to fruition.Page 9. You interestingly show a wooden height extension to a No700 kennel. Somewhere you should mention that any real wood kennels must be heat treated for international travel. All-plywood kennels are exempt.Page 12. You mention 'contact details' but should add '24-hour telephone number'. You do mention this later but not until Page 28.Page 15. You mention 7-10 days per flight vetting. I agree this is generally OK but some countries are much less than this, A few countries allow 14 days (ARUBA, BELIZE, BRUNEI, CAYMAN Is, HONG KONG etc.), some allow max 10 days (ARGENTINA, BERMUDA, BOLIVIA etc.), but some demand as little as 4 days (Singapore, New Zealand, Australia etc.) or even less (within 24 hrs. for EU ‘Commercial’ movements), but the longer the period the greater the risk of a problem between examination and shipment. May be better to state '2-10 days depending on the destination'.Please understand this is no criticism, only suggestions. I think you have done very well.

By on April 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

Hi Tim, Thank you for reading our eBook and thank you for your thoughtful comments! You're correct that arranging pet travel is extremely complex and in the space of this resource we didn't cover every possible detail that could arise.In truth we hope pet owners will use this as a starting point for their travels and, especially if they're traveling internationally, carefully research the particular rules for their destination/airline/etc. before booking their flights (as we know these can often change).That being said, we'll certainly review your suggestions and consider incorporating some of them into our next edition. Again, thank you for reading and for offering these great comments!-Caitlin and the PetRelocation Team

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