What does your service do exactly? How does it work? What is the price? Is it better to use a service or to just take my dog with me on the flight from Israel to the United States?
Great questions. Choosing whether or not to hire help with a pet move is a big decision that will depend on several factors, including how much time you have to spend, what your budget is and where you're traveling with your pet.
First, gauge the situation by getting to know the pet import requirements for the United States. This is one of the easier countries when it comes to importing pets, but you'll still need to take care of a few important details (like making sure your dog has a health certificate and up-to-date rabies vaccine).
Handling a pet move on your own requires understanding these rules, gathering the right paperwork on the right timeline, booking your pet's flight and arranging transportation to and from the airport. International pet flights often entail pets and pet owners flying separately due to scheduling considerations that go along with pet cargo travel, and this can create additional complications and need for assistance.
Essentially, hiring pet travel experts means handing over these responsibilities to someone who has done it all before. It's a decision that allows more time to focus on your own move (or whatever else you need to attend to), and enlisting professional assistance also minimizes the chance of problems and delays (and most likely makes the trip easier on the pet, as well).
Specifically, working with us means that a Specialist will oversee pre-export health documents, work closely with your vet, book a flight on a pet friendly airline and arrange all transportation details. Instead of dealing with multiple people and making lots of decisions yourself, you'll have one point of contact who will organize the move for you. Our costs vary, but you can read more about PetRelocation's services on our website and take a look at some of our recent client pet move stories, as well.
Here's a closer look at the reasons to hire help with a pet move. If you find yourself in the position of wanting or needing professional assistance, please fill out our pet travel consultation form or give our office a call.
Hope this helps you decide how to move forward, Sophie. Good luck with everything!
Pet Travel Question Details:
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mixed Small Breed
To: New York, USA