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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Australia Quarantine Update

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

australia pet travel: quarantine spotligh

In addition to requiring a long flight to get there, Australia is also a challenging place to move a pet because of its strict import rules. That's why we're taking the time to spotlight this popular relocation destination and will be drawing on the advice of experienced pet relocation specialists to offer our guidance in an Australia Pet Travel Spotlight series.

Since Australia is a rabies free nation, one of the requirements for pets arriving into the country is a mandatory 10-day quarantine....

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: Australia Spotlight

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

Top Pet Travel Destinations: Australia Spotlight

Planning a pet relocation to Australia is not one of the easiest things you'll ever do, but if you know where to look for help and start organizing your pet's details well before you plan to move, you can accomplish the impressive globetrotting feat of bringing the whole family safely to your new home Down Under.

To help, we're taking a look at the top Australia pet travel topics and offering some expert pet travel advice. If a pet move to Australia is something you're considering or have already...

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Pet Move of the Month: Penny's Adventure to Hawaii's Big Island

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

penny & jenMoving to Hawaii is a dream come true for many people, but there's one drawback: it's a little tricky to move a pet there. Can it be done safely, though? Of course! Just ask Penny and her owner Jen, who recently made the move to Hawaii.

Jen contacted us after getting a job offer on the Big Island and we helped her organize her best friend's travel plans so that they could enjoy some time in paradise together.

Read on for more about their incredible experience (and try not to get too jealous).


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5 Tips for Safe Holiday Pet Travel

Monday, October 5, 2015 by Pet Travel News

safe holiday pet travel tipsNovember, December and early January are extremely popular times for people to travel, which means that moving a pet during these holiday weeks can be surprisingly complicated. 

In the interest of facilitating streamlined pet moves and happy reunions, each year we like to remind pet owners that it’s possible to save time, stress, and even money by planning an earlier pet move in order to avoid the hectic holidays.

Based on years of pet shipping experience, here are a few tips from our experts that...

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: 5 Common Misconceptions About Pet Travel to the UK

Monday, October 5, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

uk pet travel spotlight part four

Traveling to the UK with a pet can be a little tricky, which is why we're taking a close look at the process in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series. We've previously tackled topics like the UK Import Process From Unlisted Countries, and now we'll be taking a look at a few common misconceptions about pet travel to the UK.

Read on to set the record straight about what it takes to travel to the UK with pets.

Myth #1: Pets must go to quarantine upon arrival.

Many pet owners assume that if they're...

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Pet News Round-Up: Dog Selfies & Pet Air Travel Trends

Friday, October 2, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Finally, a tool that lets you take the perfect dog selfie.

What not to do when crate training your dog.

Meet funny dog author Jenny Lawson.

Ryanair may start allowing small pets on their planes.

Speaking of... Here are the pet policies for various major airlines.

Finally, check our latest globetrotting pet stories!


Chloe the pug

Have a happy weekend, pets and pet lovers!

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Q&A: Pet Travel to New Zealand From Non-Approved Countries

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm planning to move to New Zealand in 2016 with my cat but I don't know New Zealand's rules about importing pets. Can you inform me of what I need to do?

Many Thanks,



Hi Asli,

Thank you for your inquiry. New Zealand is a rabies-free country, which means its rules for importing pets can be somewhat challenging to follow. That doesn't mean it can't be done, but you'll need to spend significant time and effort (and money, to be honest), to get your pets there.

Please refer to the...

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Incredible Experiences: Buster & Lulu's Move to Ireland

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

buster & luluHere's an update from a recent client. We were happy to help arrange Buster and Lulu's reunion with their family!

When my wife and I returned from a trip to Europe visiting her family, we knew what had to be done: We needed to be closer to family. There were just two problems, one big and one little.

Our beloved Boston Terrier Buster could fit underneath the seat if need be. The bigger problem was our Pit Bull, Lulu. She wouldn’t just be difficult to transport -- she was impossible to bring...

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Choosing a Pet Safe Airline for International Cat Travel

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We purchased tickets on Singapore Airlines thinking that we could put our cats in approved carriers in the cargo hold during the duration of our flight. Unfortunately, we've just discovered that Singapore Airlines will not transport the cats for us.

What airlines will fly cats in the cargo hold from USA to France or Germany? We're having trouble finding the answers online and we don't want to make the mistake of booking another flight where the airline will not allow the...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Rules for EU Pet Travel

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi There,

I was wondering if there is a limit on how many animals we can bring into Germany. We have three small dogs and would like to bring all three. I'm assuming we would be able to bring all three but just want to make sure.




Hi Madison,

Thank you for your question! According to the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, up to five pets may be imported into Germany per person, so yes, you will be able to bring your three dogs with you.

We advise following the link above...

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Incredible Experiences: Blanky's Move to Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

blanky"Blanky is Home!"

My husband contacted PetRelocation from Abu Dhabi just one week before my trip to reunite with him from Las Vegas. 

We have a West Highland Terrier named Blanky. We were so concerned about all the steps that we needed to take and the long flight he had to do from Las Vegas, U.S.A to Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

From the very first contact with PetRelocation with Jon and then Penney (our Client Care Specialist), it has been amazing. The whole time they have communicated with us about...

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: Pet Travel to the UK From Unlisted Countries

Monday, September 28, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Pet Travel Spotlight

In the hopes of making pet travel to the UK a little more manageable, thus far in our UK Pet Travel Spotlight Series we've explored UK Pet Travel FAQs and the finer points of the UK Pet Arrival Process.

There's still more to cover, of course, and in Part Three of our UK Pet Travel Spotlight we'll be taking a look at one of the more confusing aspects of UK pet travel: understanding the rules that apply to various points of departure. The import rules for the UK are different depending on where...

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Pet News Links: Info for World Traveling Pet Owners

Friday, September 25, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Clean house tips for pet owners from Martha Stewart.

What's it like to work as a pet travel consultant?

A new study analyzes the best places to be an expat.

Moving to the United Kingdom? Here are a few tips for understanding the UK pet arrival process.

Meet a handful of lucky expat pets.



Have a fun weekend, pet lovers!

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Incredible Experiences: Two Cats Travel to Canada

Thursday, September 24, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Rocky"My Fur Babies' Quest up North!"

I had moved to northern Alberta in January 2011 and was finally able to bring my cats up around March of 2014.

I had no clue of the process and tried asking around to all two of our airlines about how I go about getting them up here. I never got a straight answer and on a whim went online and searched for help and that's when I stumbled upon PetRelocation.

I couldn't have been happier with my decision to go with them. They answered my calls pretty much every time...

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Tips for Planning Pet Air Travel Within the United States

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi There!

This December we'll be (temporarily) flying from California to Georgia to visit my parents for the holidays. Are there any special requirements I should know about for flying into the state of Georgia with a pet dog? Thanks for your help!



Hi Wyatt,

Thanks for your questions! It's a great idea to start preparing for pet travel well in advance of your departure date.

For pet travel within the United States, your dog will need an up-to-date rabies vaccine and a vet health certificate...

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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Tim, Pet Relocation Consultant

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Core Values

tim and dogsThough the employees of PetRelocation come from a variety of backgrounds and handle a range of tasks during their days at the office, we all share one thing: a dedication to the core values that define the company. 

The subject of our latest employee profile is no exception to this rule. In his role as a multitasking, jack-of-all-trades Pet Relocation Consultant, Tim Phillippe lives the ideals of PetRelocation and has enjoyed an interesting journey of his own as he helps our clients complete...

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Can Pit Bulls Travel to Australia?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello PetRelocation,

I am originally from the Gold Coast and currently live in New York. We are looking into moving back to Australia but I now have two adopted pups, both Pit Bull mixes (one is mixed with what we think is a Weimaraner and the other a Lab). Online it looks like they will need to undergo a temperament test. I am wondering where I can find out more information and whether we can do this in New York?

Our dogs are very well behaved and we have never had any aggression problems but I...

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Incredible Experiences: Motu's Move to Singapore

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Motu's Singapore Relocation"

My heroines! Mandy and Maegan were champs at getting our beloved 12-year-old yellow Labrador relocated to Singapore from Long Beach, CA. 


While researching the process of relocating our dog to Singapore -- strict import standards that require either 10 or 30 days quarantine from dogs arriving from the U.S. (except Hawaii which requires no quarantine) -- I was nervous about the process. Would my dog be stuck on the tarmac in 90 degree heat with no water in her...

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UK Pet Travel Spotlight: Understanding the UK Arrival Process

Monday, September 21, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

UK Spotlight Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of our Top Pet Travel Destinations: UK Spotlight series! Previously we shared a few frequently asked UK pet travel questions and today we're taking a look at the UK arrival process for pets.

Why focus on the arrival process? The entry process for the UK is a little different than what you'll find when traveling with pets to other countries, and we want you to be properly prepared to avoid wasting time and effort. Courtesy of our team of pet travel experts, here are the key...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pet Travel Trends in the UK and Beyond

Friday, September 18, 2015 by Pet Travel News

An Air Canada pilot proved how pet friendly the airline is (in a good way).

Pet health: 5 foods to never feed your dog.

Should you take cats on vacation or leave them at home?

This week we kicked of a five part UK Pet Travel Series.

Speaking of the pet friendly UK, here's a new dog friendly hotel option in London.

Here are the latest globetrotting pet stories to come our way.


Evangeline the hamster

Have a happy weekend!

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