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Pet News Links: Fourth of July Pet Tips & More

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Don't take car selfies with your pet, suggests AAA.

Check out JetBlue's new rooftop lounge & dog walk at NYC's JFK Airport.

How to keep your pets calm during Fourth of July fireworks.

Company news: meet Vanessa, our Supplier Relationship Manager!

Have you heard of the Woof Washer 360?

Finally, revisit these Fourth of July Do's and Don'ts for pets.


Have a fun (hopefully long) weekend, pet lovers!

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PetRelocation Employee Profile: Vanessa, Supplier Relationship Manager

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Core Values

VanessaVanessa Crues joined the PetRelocation team in early 2014, and as a Client Care Specialist has helped dozens of families reunite with their pets after life circumstances made a relocation necessary.

Because her interests lie in improving processes as well as helping to arrange the logistics of safe pet moves, Vanessa recently applied for the position of Supplier Relationship Manager when PetRelocation decided to make this an official title, and this week she officially transitioned into this new...

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Incredible Experiences: Marley's Trip to California

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Marley"Great Move"

From the first phone call to when Marley was delivered, PetRelocation's service was great.

Marley was picked up from our vet's boarding facility and brought to the airport. When there was a flight delay we were quickly notified. When he landed, he was delivered to my new home safe and sound.

It took a couple days for him to settle in and eat like normal, but now he's very happy. He is acting like his old self and we're thrilled.

Thanks PetRelocation!!! Life is better with a cat.


Name: A...

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International Pet Travel with a Service Dog

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

How does pet relocating work for a registered service/therapy dog? I'll be moving from the United States to the United Kingdom.




Hi Kirstie,

Thank you for your question! Each airline has its own rules regarding international pet travel and service animal transportation. We recommend checking the website of the airline(s) you're considering or giving them a call to find out the details.

For example, we often use British Airways when going from the US to the UK and...

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Incredible Experiences: Coco & Butter's Move to the United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Around the World"

So my dogs started in China, then went to the USA, and with PetRelocation went to the UK.

We had such a hard time going to the USA by ourselves, but getting into the UK was easy. A few hours after calling PetRelocation we were well on our way with having most of the paperwork done, vet appointments scheduled, and well -- on our way, so to speak.

coco & butter

My situation was unique. My wife and I live and work in China, and were in the USA only for the wedding. We brought our dogs and had to...

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Buying a Reinforced Travel Crate for Pet Air Travel

Monday, June 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,
I need to fly my dog to Maine but I can't afford to spend $600 or more on the "IATA #82" reinforced crate plus the flight cost. Is there a place I can rent the crate for this one way flight?

I bought a plastic flight crate and have been told by United airlines that I need a reinforced pet crate for the flight. I do not have the funds to buy the crate and the flight ticket. I need some suggestions.
He is not an aggressive dog.
Hi Crystal,
Thank you for your...
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Link Round-Up: All the Latest Pet Travel News

Friday, June 26, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day!

What should you feel when a pet move is over? The right answer is "pure joy and relief."

Don't forget these top summer pet travel tips.

Good news: more cities are banning the sale of puppy mill pets.

Lots of retirees are facing the same question: "should I get a pet?"



Have a good weekend, pet lovers!

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It's Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Friday, June 26, 2015 by Core Values

In honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day, we'd like to introduce you (or re-introduce you) to some of our favorite office pets.

As you probably know, PetRelocation has a pet friendly office in downtown Austin, TX, and though we do stick to a few rules to avoid chaos, we make our puppy pals a big part of our work lives and find them to be a positive and helpful presence at our pet shipping headquarters.

Let's meet the team!


clementine at work

Tobi has three Basset Hounds (Clementine, Bluebonnet and Gus), and often one...

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The Tricky Business of Pet Travel to Australia

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I will be leaving Lebanon permanently for Australia in November, but I know that moving pets between these two countries is difficult. Given Australia's pet quarantine laws, what is the most streamlined way to move my cats? Is there a way to prevent them from having to stay in quarantine for months?

Hi Rasha,
Thank you for your question! You'll need to follow the guidelines as outlined by the official Australia government website concerning pet travel to Australia...
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Incredible Experiences: A Bird Move From Belgium to the United States

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Tiger Rose"Tiger Rose's Big Move"

I recently (May 2015) moved back to the States from Europe and I brought my one-year-old Senegal parrot, Tiger Rose, back with me.

I discovered PetRelocation while researching Tiger's move. Unfortunately, their service (which seemed superior to any other pet moving company out there) was out of my budget, so I imported Tiger into the US myself.

Quarantine was over on June 11, 2015. I was in Pace, FL, and with only a week to go before then, I realized that picking up...

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Microchip & Rabies Rules for UK Pet Travel

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I was reading the requirements for traveling to the UK, and it says the pet has to have been microchipped before the rabies vaccine. My cat is fully vaccinated but not microchipped.

I would get the microchip before the move, but would it make a difference that I got the chip after the rabies vaccine?




Hi Danielle,

Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this rule must be adhered to -- you must have the microchip implanted before you have the rabies vaccine administered...

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Incredible Experiences: Three Westies Move to Malaysia

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

sanford, milton & elsie"Sanford, Milton and Elsie make the move to Malaysia!"

We found PetRelocation when I was searching for the regulations about moving our three furry friends with us to Malaysia where my husband was assigned.

We'd already lived in Malaysia in 2008 and had taken two of our Westies to live there. That time I did all their relocation work myself and it was very stressful for me -- the paperwork as well as the worry and traveling with them (managing their flight and my own).

What a difference it was to...

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Traveling With Dogs to the United States from Ecuador

Monday, June 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am planning buy a dog while I am on vacation in my home country of Ecuador. However, I do not know of the requirements that I need to complete in order for my dog to relocate here to the United States.

I understand there are a few vaccinations that the dog is supposed to have and there is a set limit of days that the dog has to be vaccinated within. If you could please tell me who I can speak to about this in New York City or if you could help me out that would be great.


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Incredible Experiences: Fergus the Cat's Move to Germany

Monday, June 22, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

fergus"Pure Joy and Relief!!"

When I was given the opportunity to move to Germany from the US for work, everything just started to speed up.

Moving companies, selling my car, selling or renting my home, work visa, etc. Also: "Oh no, what do I need to do to get Fergus to Germany?" Vets, international chips, vaccines, paperwork, and who knows what else needs to be done to bring him specifically to Germany!!

PetRelocation knows. I got their name from a friend that used their service to move pets from...

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Pet News Links: Travel Myths & Summer Pet Care

Friday, June 19, 2015 by Pet Travel News

For international pet travelers: five myths about pet quarantine.

Info about summer haircuts for dogs (to trim or not to trim).

Is "dog discrimination" happening in a few fancy New York apartments?

This week's pet travel stories include flying zebras (!) and more.

A new study says watching cat videos makes you happier and more energetic.

Should you feed your dog vegetables?



Enjoy the weekend, pet lovers!

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Incredible Experiences: Alley & Samantha's Move to Oklahoma

Friday, June 19, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Just Awesome!!"

Everything was completely smooth.

PetRelocation picked my cats up that morning, transported them out the same morning, and arrived in Oklahoma on time. Even though we had a slight miscommunication about where to pick them up, everything worked out great.








Pet Move Details:

Name: Dave
Pets' Names: Alley and Samantha
From: California
To: Oklahoma

Need help moving your pets with you? Please contact us for a pet travel consultation.

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Cat Travel to Hawaii

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Dear PetRelocation,
What is the cost of transporting my cat from Washington D.C. to Hawaii? Does Hawaii have particular rules to adhere to? We will be in transitional housing for 3 months in different locations. My friend will keep my cat until we get to our permanent home in Hawaii.

Hi Patricia,
Thanks for your question!
The costs will depend on a few factors, but if you decide to hire expert help you can expect to spend at least $1200 and possibly a bit more. (It would...
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5 Myths About Pet Quarantine

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Sembawang QuarantineWe field lots of questions from pet owners who are starting to plan their international pet travel adventures, and more often than not concerned pet parents wonder about quarantine. Is it necessary? Is it terrible? How can it be avoided, or at least handled safely?

Read on to see a few common misconceptions about pet quarantine along with our tips and advice for carrying out quarantine with as little stress as possible.

Most people feel better once they've faced these myths and facts head on (and...

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Incredible Experiences: "Flying Zebras!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

luna & lornaThe export of two zebra filly foals from California to England was dogged with issues, not least the lack of communication with the seller, so much so that the first attempt was aborted although I had paid in full for the foals.

I then waited another 13 months for two more to become available to try again. It was only when British Airways provided PetRelocation as a possible business to support me that things finally happened.

All the staff I dealt with made me feel that they were as engaged and...

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Incredible Experiences: Hugo's (Almost) Move to Australia

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Hugo"Best company ever! Highly recommended!"

I started working with PetRelocation in March of this year, aiming for an October move to Sydney, Australia.

Paul and Vanessa, who was my coordinator, were incredibly helpful, kind and very knowledgeable. They were always there if I had any questions or concerns at the vet visits we had in preparation for the move. Vanessa called both vets I was using to help us make sure Hugo was getting everything he needed to the move.

The personal care and service we...

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