Relocating is always a challenge, and transporting pets during the summer can be especially tricky due to warm temperatures and busy airports.

Want to make sure your pet's upcoming journey goes as well as possible? Here are a few resources, smart tips, and helpful hints to keep you and your family on track this summer, no matter where life takes you.

#1: Summer Embargoes & Safety Tips

Remember that many airlines operate with temperature and breed restrictions during the summer, so avoid scheduling conflicts and confusion by learning more about how to safely navigate pet air travel during the summer.

#2: Crate Training Guidance

Both dogs and cats can greatly benefit from being introduced to their travel kennel well before the move. If they have a chance to acclimate to the crate (and maybe even grow to like it), their travel day will be much less stressful—for them and for you.


Transporting Pets During Summer - Golden Retriever in Chicago


#3: Your Country's Import Rules

Import regulations vary from one country to the next, so take the time to learn what you'll be facing in terms of vet visits, vaccines and paperwork so that you can plan your pet's trip to best align with your own relocation.

#4: The Summer Pet Travel Checklist

Feel like you're just about ready? Look over this quick checklist to confirm that you've done all you can to be truly prepared.

#5: Meet Your Fellow Pet Travelers

Still feeling a little nervous? Want to read a few true (and encouraging) pet travel stories? Here are all the latest updates from our experienced, globetrotting clients.


Transporting Cats - Cat lounging on the couch


#6: Seek Out a Little Assistance

Finally, it's normal to start feeling overwhelmed at some point during your pet's move, so don't hesitate to ask questions, do some Googling, and learn how professional pet transport services may be a good fit for your needs.

Ready to partner with pet transport experts to make sure your pet's move runs smoothly? Contact us to set up a consultation.


PetRelocation Team


Air Travel, Airlines, Ask the Experts


Cats, Dogs, Snub-Nosed Breeds


United States, UK, Australia, EU


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By Michael Percie on July 5, 2017 at 11:03 am

Need to move 2 cats from Illinois to Florida.

By on July 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

Hi Michael, we'd be happy to help. Please fill out our online consultation form here, and with these details we'll be in touch soon with more information about your options.

Thanks for reaching out and we look forward to speaking soon!


By Cindy on July 5, 2017 at 7:12 am

Hello- I'm looking to move my dog (mini Australian shepherd) from Germany to Minnesota.USA. We don't have an exact date yet...sometime in the middle/late of August. I would love info on how much time it takes to arrange and an estimate? Thank you, Cindy Banovetz

By on July 5, 2017 at 9:44 am

Hi Cindy, we'd be happy to assist!

Every pet move is a little different, but generally for a move like this we suggest allowing at least 30 days to plan. Fortunately the United States is one of the easier countries to import pets, but if you're planning to go in about six to eight weeks we'd be more than happy to put together an estimate for you now (that process will likely take just a couple of days once we have all your information).

Just let us know here if you're ready to get started with a consultation. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!


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