Shipping Cats to Germany: Ivy and Luna’s Journey

Navigating the pet import process to Germany can be tricky without help, which is why Ivy and Luna's mom reached out to us. We're happy to share their successful relocation story below. Have fun in Germany, kitties!

I did a lot of research into different pet relocation companies, and PetRelocation stood out!  I was nervous about shipping my two cats to Germany by themselves, so needless to say I was quite heavily involved in the relocation process.  I called to get my free quote and the team was just incredibly amazing. The price they gave me was exactly the amount I ended up paying. 

Katy was my relocation agent and she was INCREDIBLE.  She calmed all my nerves and was incredibly accessible/responsive. My cats just made their land in Germany this morning and everything seemed to go well! Not only did Katy update me at every step of the process, but I was able to track each phase of the process along the way.

Katy and the PetRelocation team were such a pleasure to work with that my vet even gave me 20% off my health certificates as a result.  I would highly recommend PetRelocation.


Pet Travel Details:

Pet Names: Ivy and Luna
Pet Types: Cats
From: Austin, TX, USA
To: Karlsruhe, Germany

Ready to plan your cat's travels? Contact us today to organize your move plan.


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By Julie Wolf on June 8, 2018 at 3:30 am

Question - I am prepping for a cat relocation in about 8-12 months. Do the pets travel in cargo? I have heard such wretched stories and I just do not think I would be at ease knowing they were in cargo. I have a very difficult cat to transport as well. He is difficult to catch and he goes ballistic in the carrier. I have already planned on having him sedated. so, are they in the cargo hold?

By Maegan at PetRelocation on June 11, 2018 at 9:49 am

Hi Julie!

When using our services, we do fly pets "unaccompanied" as "manifest cargo" so they travel on their own ticket, which makes them easily traceable during their trip. This is extremely safe as long as your cats are healthy. They fly in climate controlled and pressurized conditions and we have the utmost concern for your pet’s safety, treating them as we would our own.

Acclimating your cat to their travel kennel is the most important first step in any pet move. Sedation is a definite no-no!

Here are some great blog posts about acclimating your cat to their travel kennel:
- How to Crate Train
- Reduce Seperation Anxiety
- Training Pets to Love Their Travel Crates

If there is anything we can do to make this trip easier on you & your cats, feel free to reach out to us!

By tamera allen on April 22, 2018 at 10:48 am

Hi, We are several years away from retiring in Germany but curious about today's cost involved in transporting our greyhound from Austin, TX to Munich.Thanks Tamera Allen

By Maegan at PetRelocation on April 24, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Hi Tamera! We'd love to help with your pup's move to Germany when the time comes. Here is a great post about the general cost for shipping a dog. There are a number of variables that impact the final cost of a pet relocation. These consist of distances from the home addresses to the airports, travel crate size, airline being used, routing and travel date to name a few. If you'd like an estimate for our services, please fill out our Arrange A Move Form here. Thanks!

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