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Pet News Round-Up: Pet Flight Costs and Rescue Stories

Friday, May 27, 2016 by Pet Travel News

How much does it cost to fly with your pet?

Read all the latest globetrotting pet stories submitted by our world traveling clients!

Memorial Day pet travel tips: for one, buckle up!

Lucky Puppy says these are the top U.S. cities for dogs.

Cooper's Dream: a rescue project helping dogs in Belize.



Happy Friday!

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How to Transport Cats to New Zealand

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi There,

I've been searching the internet and it's all become a whirlwind at this point! But I was wondering what the process is and what it would take to bring our two cats from the United States to New Zealand.

I'm not sure what their breeds are, as they're typical house cats, one 10 lb (female) one 15 lb (male). But I was reading there is a decontamination process? And it seems like we'd be without them for a while when we make it to New Zealand.

Any help you can provide would be great! Thanks...

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Incredible Experiences: Mu & Leopold's Relocation to New Zealand

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Here's an update from a couple of our cute globetrotting cat clients! Mu and Leopold just moved to New Zealand and their owner was kind enough to send us a note about how things went.



Here's what they said:

I was very pleased with my transport experience. Paul was helpful and put my mind at ease. Working with Linda was amazing. She was extremely professional and attentive through the entire process.

PetRelocation was a pleasure to work with. Thank you for making a stressful situation a lot less...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Will German Shepherds Encounter Breed Bans?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions


I'm planning on moving to the United States and I'm concerned about the Breed Specific Legislation, more specifically the banned breeds. I have a 2-year-old German Shepherd, which is on a number of the banned/dangerous breed lists. Will I be able to take her with me?

Thanks in advance,


Hi Jenny,

Thank you for your question! We have good news for you -- the United States does not have any restrictions in place regarding importing dog breeds, and overall German Shepherds do not typically...

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Incredible Experiences: Tilly's Move to San Francisco

Monday, May 23, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

tilly in san franciscoHere's an update from Tilly's owner -- we recently helped this adorable pup move to San Francisco from Virginia. Thanks to Tilly's family for choosing us to assist! (And here's more of Tilly on our Instagram.)

I was truly impressed from the first conversation through delivery of our dog. Top notch organization, and everyone who touched my account brought the same level of professional support.

Catie and Penney adjusted as required and created a seamless experience. Tilly arrived safe and sound...

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Pet News Round-Up: Airport Pet Areas & Pet Friendly Hotels

Friday, May 20, 2016 by Pet Travel News

How to crate train your dog for travel.

Portland International Airport has a pet relief area now.

Read our latest globetrotting pet stories!

This guy learned the hard way: you can't just bring a fish on a plane in a plastic container (not in New Zealand, anyway).

Check out these 12 pet friendly hotels according to Travel + Leisure.


gracie & max

Have a lovely weekend, globetrotters!

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How to Ship a Cat From Australia to the United States

Friday, May 20, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can I send my cat alone on a plane from Australia to the USA and have a family member pick it up? Is there any quarantine in the USA when the cat arrives?

What are the the requirements for sending a cat from Australia to the USA? What are the estimated costs?




Hi Laurel,

Thanks for your questions! Yes, your cat can travel unaccompanied from Australia to the United States. They will go via cargo, preferably on a pet safe airline (we often use Qantas and United for our...

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How to Crate Train Your Dog for Travel

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by Pet Travel News

chase in his travel crateIt's not something you learn until you're facing a long-distance pet relocation: crate training is one of the most important parts of planning a safe pet move.

In our many years of experience helping pets travel around the world, we've found that having a dog who is comfortable in the travel kennel will help ease the anxiety (both your pet's and yours) that this major life event tends to inspire.

By taking a few training steps before your day of departure, much of the potential stress surrounding c...

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Incredible Experiences: Joey's Move to New Jersey

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Joey in New JerseyHere's a note from a recent client of ours. We helped her dog Joey move from Nevada to New Jersey, and as you can see she's all settled in! (P.S. See more of Joey on the PetRelocation Facebook.)

I was very concerned about flying my dog but your team very quickly put my mind at ease.

From my very first encounter with your company I was impressed -- you took the time to discuss my concerns, answer my questions, and the follow up and follow through during the process was outstanding. 

Our dog arrived...

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French Bulldog Travel to the United States

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetReloction,

Does anyone know a good airline that could ship French Bulldog and as checked in baggage? I only knew Delta, which is well reputed, but they no longer provide pet transport as checked in baggage.

My dog is quite big (weighing 44 lbs) so there's no way he would fit under the passenger seat. Plus, Delta no longer accepts pug-nosed dogs, which most bulldogs are. I don't know what is the reason behind this but I desperately need help finding an airline that could transport my pet.


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Pet Travel Tips for Nervous Dogs

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

Our dog is a big baby. He is afraid of certain noises including the lawn mower and hates thunderstorms. He's never flown before and we are worried about how he will be on the plane with the sound of the engines.

Is there any medicine he can take to help him cope?

Please Advise,



Hi Maureen,

We often receive questions about pet anxiety during travel and would be happy to offer a few suggestions to help your dog enjoy a safe and low-stress trip.

First, sedation is not...

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How to Export Pets From Australia to the United States

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We'll be traveling from Australia to Los Angeles. Will my dog spend extended time in quarantine?




Hi Adam,

Thank you for your question! For pets traveling from Australia to the United States, there is no quarantine period required.

The United States has some of the easier pet import rules (as opposed to Australia's, which are quite strict, as you probably know). Not only do you not have to plan for quarantine, you simply need to secure a health certificate and proof of...

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Pet News Round-Up: Happy Rescue Stories & Discussing Cargo Travel

Friday, May 13, 2016 by Pet Travel News

Some Canadian airlines relaxed their pet travel rules to help pets evacuate from the Fort McMurray wildfires.

Read about Terra's happy transition from Mexico street dog to pampered Texas pup.

Is cargo travel safe for pets?

Wrapping up our Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight.

A guide to visiting dog friendly Dallas, TX.


buster the cockatoo

Enjoy the weekend!

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Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight: Living in Singapore With Pets

Thursday, May 12, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight Part Five

To finish up our Singapore Pet Travel Spotlight, we're pausing to take a look at a very important (and maybe the most exciting) aspect of the pet relocation process: what happens after the move!

Once you've completed the travel process and your pet is home from Singapore quarantine, it'll be time to settle in. Not only will you need to figure out the basics (food, supplies, a veterinarian), you can also look forward to having fun in one of the most pet friendly cities in the world.

Singapore is...

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Pet Air Travel Investigation: Is Cargo Travel Safe?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by Pet Travel News

henry with his travel crateCargo or cabin? Ground transportation or excess baggage? One of the most common and emotionally charged questions we receive is about how pets travel.

Many people are surprised to find out that PetRelocation recommends cargo travel for pets, but in our experience the more you learn about how air cargo transportation works, the clearer it becomes that this really is the best option for your most precious passengers.

As you research the safest pet travel options, here's a look at the facts about pet...

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Pet Move of the Month: Terra's Texas Homecoming

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

TerraThere's a great story behind every pet relocation, but you'll probably agree that this month's featured move is especially poignant.

Discovered on an oil site in Mexico, Terra was a sweet stray suffering from neglect and abuse. Her future owner felt an immediate connection to her and knew she belonged in a safer and more loving environment, so he asked his wife to give us a call and start the process of relocating this sweet and lucky dog.

Read on to hear from Terra's family about her happy...

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Pet News Round-Up: Travel Guides & 'Paw-ternity' Leave

Friday, May 6, 2016 by Pet Travel News

We're diving deep into Singapore pet travel -- take a look at our guide for success

Should new pet owners get "paw-ternity" leave?

Visiting pet friendly Atlanta.

Tips for safe pet travel to and from China.

Cute dog video: Henry is home with his family in Cancun!


Bruno in New Jersey

Happy Friday, happy weekend!


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Pet Travel Spotlight: 5 Myths about Pet Travel to Singapore

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

singapore pet travel spotlight part four

If you've been following along with our Singapore Pet Travel Series, you've learned about Sembawang Animal Quarantine Station, Singapore FAQs, and how to travel smoothly during the busy summer or holiday season.

In our latest installment, we examine some of the most common misconceptions about this relocation process. There's quite a bit of misinformation out there, so let's clear up a few myths about pet travel to Singapore!

Myth #1: All pets must undergo a 30 day quarantine upon arrival in...

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Pet Travel Q&A: How to Export Pets From China

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'd like to respectfully request for information/requirements for importing my cat from Manila to Beijing and then from Beijing to Los Angeles to Las Vegas on Air China.




Hi Edna,

Thank you for submitting a question to us! We recently published an article that has information about importing pets to China and exporting pets from China. Take a look here to get started.

As you'll see, China can be tricky to enter with a pet due to their quarantine requirements for certain...

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Incredible Experiences: Henry's Move to Mexico!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

We recently helped Henry the Chow Chow relocate from the United States to Mexico to join his mom and sister Annie.

Here's a look at the first few moments he spent in Cancun, his beautiful new home!

Take a look at the pet import requirements for Mexico if you're considering a move here, and here's more information about some of the basic questions and issues associated with North America pet travel.

Moving your pet to Mexico (or elsewhere)? Contact us to discuss your options with one of our Pet...

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