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5 Smart Holiday Pet Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Pet Travel News

smart dog - simonThe holiday season has arrived for many of us, which means the coming weeks can be as stressful as they are fun. Do yourself and your pets a favor by mindfully preparing for all the festivities and travel you may have planned with these tried and true tips for holiday pet safety.

1. Don't Travel by Air at Peak Times

As we've previously discussed, it's often simply not feasible to fly with a pet on or near a holiday because of various office closures, possible weather delays and the high volume of...

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Pet Travel to Romania With a Navy Family

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My husband is a former Navy member who is currently working with the Navy. He ships out to Romania, and I will join him in April.

I can only stay three months at a time, so I will spend three months there, three months here. If I want to move the cats to Romania to be with him full time will they need to be quarantined?? I know Romania isn't the safest for animals so I want to avoid my pets being out of our care.

Also, do you think traveling back and fourth every three...

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Incredible Experiences: Max's Return to the United States

Monday, November 23, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Max is Home!"

Max made his final flight to Maine at the beginning of November and has immediately taken over the house as his own kingdom. 

He's loving having two floors to explore (for the first time!) and plenty of windows to bird and squirrel watch. He sleeps with us most nights, but occasionally we lose out to the window ledge next to our bed.

Thank your help and for making the move from New Zealand to Saint Louis so seamless; I always know I can count on PetRelocation to take great care of...

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Pet News Round-Up: Delta's Big News & More

Friday, November 20, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Delta changes up its pet shipping procedures.

Traveling within the United States? Here's how to get started with a safe pet move.

All the latest globetrotting pet stories.

Three reasons holiday pet travel can be extra challenging.

Pet friendly hotels in Colorado


cat on a laptop

Have a good weekend, pet lovers!

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North America Pet Travel Spotlight: How to Get Started

Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

North America Part One

Whether moving a pet from state to state or country to country, it's important to start with the basics. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed in the beginning stages of a pet move when you don't know what you don't know, but the more you start to learn about the process, the more empowered you'll be to make the right choices for your pet.

Based on advice from PetRelocation's domestic logistics team, our North America Pet Travel Spotlight will primarily focus on US domestic moves (moves from one...

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Top Pet Travel Destinations: North America Spotlight

Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

North America Banner

Moving with your pet within North America? You may not be crossing the ocean, but traveling with pets within the United States or to Mexico or Canada from the US (the most common destinations on the continent, in our experience) will still require focused planning and careful attention to detail.

In our North America Spotlight series, we'll take a look at some of the most common questions and misconceptions about this pet travel process and will offer some helpful advice straight from our pet...

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Pet Shipping Within the United States

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

We aren't moving, but rather just need to get our dog, Harvey, home to Virginia for our wedding and the holidays.

Can you help?




Hi Anne,

Thank you for your question. We're happy to offer some tips for your upcoming trip -- congratulations on your marriage, by the way!

When traveling domestically with your dog, you'll need to attend to a few things:

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Pet Travel Advice: Moving a Dog to Australia From the United States

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have never moved internationally before, and I'm looking at going to school in Australia in a little over a year. I want to make sure I am fully prepared when I do and I also want the best care for my dog, so I am looking for help.

How do I go about arranging my dog's move to Australia? I look forward to hearing back from you.




Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your question -- moving pets to Australia is definitely an endeavor that takes time and careful planning.

To start,...

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Incredible Experiences: Osa's Move to New Zealand

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Osa's Trip From California to New Zealand"

Bethany and Paul were so helpful every step of the very complicated way.  


Bethany made sure the VERY complicated paperwork and blood tests were done correctly, on time, done by the correct vet and sent to the correct lab.  

I picked up Osa from Pethaven and she was healthy and happy. I could not have done it without them.





Pet Travel Details

Name: Nancy

Pet's Name: Osa

From: California

To: New Zealand


Need help moving your pet to New Zealand or...

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Incredible Experiences: Rosie's Move to the UK

Monday, November 16, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Rosie's UK Homecoming"

Rosie has been absolutely great since she arrived with my friend Vicki. I have photos of her playing and lots of her sleeping! I cannot wait to see her again on Wednesday. 


The driver who delivered Rosie to Vicki said that Rosie was as quiet as could be in the van until he drove into our village. Then she jumped up and tried to look outside. How wonderful is that? I guess that even after a year away she could smell that she was home. 

Thank you and Meagan for your very...

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Pet News Round-Up: Happy Friday, Pet Lovers!

Friday, November 13, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Master

We hosted a happy reunion at our office this week -- here's Martin going crazy to see his owner for the first time in four days!

Speaking of reunions, here are the latest pet travel stories from our blog.

Find out more about The Ark at JFK.

Australia pet travelers share their stories.

Video: this skateboarding Bulldog broke a world record.

Moving a dog to Singapore? This new rule may affect you.



Have a good weekend!

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Pet Friendly Airlines for Pet Travel to Spain

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can you recommend an airline to move my dog to Spain? How can I find the best price?

Thank you,



Hi Robert,

Thank you for your question! It's certainly important to choose a pet friendly airline when planning international pet travel -- specifically, airlines that have established pet policies in place.

For our clients' flights, we often use British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and United. These airlines keep pets in temperature controlled vehicles and have staff trained to handle...

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Incredible Experiences: Zoey's Relocation to California

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

zoey"Zoey's Move From Texas to California"

To say Zoey is my baby would be a huge understatement. She is my heart and soul. I got her as a tiny, tiny puppy and we've both grown up and been through a LOT of life together.

When I FINALLLLY finished school and received a job offer across the country, I needed to find a safe way to transport my beautiful mutt to our new destination. Cue PetRelocation. Their wonderful staff was kind, caring, and SO helpful.

Catie and Katy were wonderful. Not only did they...

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Rabies Vaccines for Cat Travel to the United States

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Our domestic cat will be traveling in the plane cabin with us from Hawai'i to Phoenix, AZ. He is 12 years old and has always lived indoors in a rabies free country/zone. I do not want to vaccinate him at this age for rabies. Does he require a rabies vaccination to enter Arizona from Hawai'i?

This is a purebred Abyssinian who was born in England and moved to Hawai'i without ever being quarantined or required to be vaccinated for rabies. Will he be held at the airport when we...

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Pet Travel to Singapore & Dog Breed Restrictions

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Are there any restrictions for moving and owning a dog in Singapore?





Hi Michelle,

Thank you for submitting a question to us. Singapore is somewhat strict when it comes to importing pets and keeping certain breeds of dogs. That doesn't mean it'll be impossible to move your German Shepherd there, but you'll need to be aware of a few things.

First, please look over the pet import rules for Singapore. Note there is a 10-day minimum quarantine upon arrival and the...

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Pet Travel Update: Singapore Dog License Requirements

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by Pet Travel News

LuluImporting pets to Singapore requires a significant amount of preparation, and we've recently learned of an additional detail that will affect pets traveling here.

Beginning January, 1, 2016, all dogs entering Singapore will need to apply for the required dog license before they can apply for an official import permit.

Currently all dogs over three months old must be licensed to remain in Singapore, and pet owners must have a residential Singapore address to obtain the license. This complies with...

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Australia Pet Travel Spotlight: Pet Travelers Share Their Stories

Monday, November 9, 2015 by Top Pet Travel Destinations

australia part five

Now that our Australia Pet Travel Spotlight series has covered the challenges of pet travel to Australia -- most recently with why you might want to hire professionals to handle your pet's move -- it's time to move on to the fun part. Thousands of pets safely move to Australia each year, and we've been lucky enough to meet many of them while handling the details of their globetrotting adventures.

Read on to hear from some of our favorite Australia pet travelers who have taken the time to share...

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Incredible Experiences: Sherlock & Loki's Move Home to Boston

Monday, November 9, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Sherlock and Loki's London Adventure"

When we decided to move to London we began researching the best way to move our cats, Sherlock and Loki, with us while subjecting them to as little stress as possible.

sherlock & loki

We found PetRelocation through online research and pored over reviews and testimonials from other pet owners before deciding to move forward with them rather than trying to move Sherlock and Loki without assistance.

We made the right choice. Moving is stressful for pets and owners alike and...

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Navigating Pet Travel to Kenya

Friday, November 6, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Have you helped move an animal from the US to Kenya? What is involved? Is there a quarantine upon arrival? Would there be any problems transiting through the EU?




Hi Kandace,

Thank you for your question! Yes, we have helped several pets move to Kenya safely and would be happy to advise and/or assist you.

First, please review the pet import requirements for Kenya here. In our experience there is no quarantine for pets arriving into the country, however you will need an...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pets Around the World

Friday, November 6, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Meet Buster and Lulu, our Pet Move of the Month.

Five reasons you might need professional pet shipping help for pet travel to Australia.

Airport Snapshots: De-stressing dogs at DIA.

Setting rules for dogs at work.

How much does it cost to own pets in cities around the world?



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