Incredible Experiences: Nela’s Move to China from California

Nela“Safe And Sound from San Francisco to Shenzhen”

I chose PetRelocation because we were ready to embark on a very long and complicated journey from San Francisco to Shenzhen, China, and I wanted to work with a company that was not only responsive to me to answer all of my questions, but also a company that had done the move before.

PetRelocation had so many recommendations it was impossible to look anywhere else.

PetRelocation helped get our dog ready for a move into a country that has very complicated dog regulations, and they never had us worried for a second. They even delivered our dog to our home earlier then expected! She was safe, happy and still wagging her tail.

We couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you Sarah and Penney for your diligent hard work and patience!



Pet Travel Details:

Name: Emily
Pet's Name: Nela
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
To: Shenzhen, China

Thanks to Emily and Nela for sharing this incredible experience with us! Feel free to contact PetRelocation for a consultation if you're looking for help with a pet move of your own.


PetRelocation Team


Air Travel, Incredible Experiences




United States, China


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By Lilian Lee on June 27, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Hi, just wondering how long Nela had to spend in quarantine in China? Was the process of getting her into China complicated? Thanks!

By Maegan at PetRelocation on July 2, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Hi Lilian! Moving pets to China is very complex which is why we have a team dedicated to these relocations. Luckily, Nela did not have to spend time in quarantine. Feel free to check out our "Simple Guide to China Pet Moves" here or if you are ready to get started Arrange A Move with us and a representative on our China team will contact you shortly to discuss your options!

By Alexandra Devos on June 13, 2018 at 7:15 am

Did Nela have to spend time in quarantine before making it home? Thank you!

By Maegan at PetRelocation on June 15, 2018 at 5:46 pm

Hi Alexandra! Nela did not have to spend time in quarantine as the US does not require quarantine for pets. Feel free to check out this link for more information about moving pets to the US. Hope this helps!

By Laura Anne Ward on October 10, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Did Nela have to ride in cargo?

By on October 16, 2017 at 10:34 am

Hello and thanks for the question!

Nela did have to travel in cargo, due to her size. All airlines have weight restrictions for pets traveling in-cabin, which is why cargo tends to be the only option for larger breeds like Nela.

If you're worried about the conditions in cargo, we recommend reading this blog for more information on how cargo works.

We hope this helps!

By Sam on September 27, 2018 at 8:24 am

What about the dog going to the bathroom, eating, and getting water? How does that work? Does someone walk them in between flights? Do they take direct flights or shorter ones so they get breaks in between?

By Maegan at PetRelocation on September 28, 2018 at 1:50 pm

Hi Sam! We typically like to arrange for comfort stops for pets while transiting, which is a layover at a pet hotel. While spending time at the pet hotel, pets can get water, food, out of their kennel to use the restroom, and a little TLC before continuing on the journey.

Each route is customized to fit the needs of our clients & their pets - so sometimes it is preferable we take a direct flight. However, the airline staff will refill their water before being loaded onto each flight. Check out these tips on how to prepare your pet for it's big flight, including preparing the kennel in case there are potty accidents. Hope this helps!

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