Help Me Move My Pet

Are Natural Sedatives Okay for Pet Air Travel?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation team,

We will be relocating from New York to Hong Kong in about a month with our year old Mini Australian Shepherd. He's rather calm in normal situations, but gets a little anxious when he is away from us and in new environments.

Apart from getting him used to his crate before the move, do you recommend any natural calmers that would help keep him relaxed? I know they don't recommend sedating with any actual drugs, but we are looking into Rescue Remedy or something similar.


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Incredible Experiences: Walter & Wolf's Move to the United States

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"The Luckiest Street Dogs in the World"

Walt and Wolf started their lives on the street and in a horrible pet market in China. Through fate they ended up with us, as brothers and as our babies.

Walter & Wolf

We decided very early on that if we left China it was unquestionable that they come with us. A friend has used PetRelocation to move their HUGE American mastiff from the US to China and back and had raved about how helpful they were and how happy their dog had been after the journey.

I was a very worried...

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Incredible Experiences: Wyatt's Move From Ireland to California

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Cork Dog Wyatt Comes Home To California"

I was not thrilled at the thought of having to send my Labrador, Wyatt, on an international journey by himself, but with the timing, this was the only way possible.


Straight away PetRelocation replied to my initial inquiry – a few competitors still haven’t return my call or email. My first contact with Whitney Ballou, the Pet Relocation Consultant, was perfect. Whitney scheduled a call, she gave me a detailed list of what to expect, she said that she would...

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Traveling With a Dog From Kenya to the United States

Monday, August 31, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions


I am travelling with my pet for the first time. My husband and I are headed back to America after living in Kenya for some time, we will be bringing back our miniature maltpom (cross between a miniature maltase and Pomeranian )

I have never travelled with a pet before, let alone on such a long journey. A flight from Kenya to California is long for a human, and I can only imagine it for such a small dog.

My questions are as follows...
Does he fly in the cabin with us or with the luggage...

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Incredible Experiences: Ariel's Journey From Dublin to Seattle

Monday, August 31, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Ariel's Relocation to the United States"

Relocating your pet is highly emotional; it is quite difficult to imagine it unless you go through this experience.

When we started planning our trip to the US from Ireland, we envisaged travelling with our Maine Coon cat, Ariel, on the same plane, in the cabin. I could not accept the thought of a different way of doing it. Like an overprotective mother, I had to have my eyes on our baby the entire trip.


As many may know, the Maine Coon isn't a small kitty,...

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Pet News Round-Up: Traveling With Pets Around the World

Friday, August 28, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Catch up with a few high-flying, globetrotting pets.

Road trip: traveling safely with your pet by car.

These are some of the most pet friendly vacation spots in the United States.

A look at dog friendly places in New York City.

Via the Wall Street Journal: Moxie's transatlantic journey



Have a good weekend, everyone!


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Incredible Experiences: Two Cats Move to China

Thursday, August 27, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Ni Hao, Shanghai!"

My job moved us to Shanghai in the summer of 2015. No stranger to large moves from country to country, we decided that this time around it was best to hire a company to help with getting our two cats into China.

Sarah Rosales and Mandy O'Connell were tremendously up-to-speed with the requirements and regulations for importing two cats into Shanghai and we felt very supported every step of the way.

Their team began the transition in San Diego through to L.A., to Amsterdam, then...

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Pet Travel Between the United States and England

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I am planning to move with my dogs from England to Arizona in mid-September. My dogs have passports and they have recently been vaccinated against rabies. I am planning to have then tested for tapeworm before flying.

I would appreciate any advice you could give on any other medical preparation needed or any suggestions for the most animal-friendly airlines.

Warm Regards,


Hi Natalie,

Thank you for your inquiry! Traveling with pets to the United States is a pretty...

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Incredible Experiences: Dudley's Move to Australia

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

dudley"Beloved Sir Dudley"

We rescued our beloved Dudley when he was 7 years old.

He was an anxious Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel who had terrible separation anxiety. If he were ever left alone at home he would cry literally like a baby. None of this worried us, as we knew he was the perfect match for my daughter and I, who understood his fear of abandonment.

But, bringing him back from San Francisco to Melbourne, Australia seemed terrifying given we had to leave 6.5 months before he could come due to...

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"When Should I Start Planning for My Pet's Move?"

Monday, August 24, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

How much time in advance should I contact you guys and start working with you? Also, how much is it to move my 2-year-old, 11 lb dog from the USA to Australia?

I am planning on moving in March 2017.




Hi Alexandra,

Thanks, these are great questions.

Generally speaking, we advise starting to plan a pet move at least 30 days ahead of time, but since you're going to Australia we'd say to contact us at least 6 months before you're planning to move.

Australia pet import...

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Incredible Experiences: Daisy's Move from the US to the UK

Monday, August 24, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

daisy"Cheers to PetRelocation!"

When I found out I was moving to London, I immediately started looking into ways to get my sweet girl Daisy across the pond.

I researched several companies, but from the beginning, it was clear PetRelocation was different. I really appreciated the level of personal attention Daisy and I received from the day I made the first inquiry into the service. We dealt with the same person, which made me feel like nothing about Daisy's journey would fall through the cracks.

As the...

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Pet News Round-Up: Pets on Social Media & Pet Travel Etiquette

Friday, August 21, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Some pet travelers just don't get it.

Check out these high flying disc dogs.

Should you bring your cat on vacation?

Pets, social media and millennials.

Like to read about globetrotting pets? Catch up with the latest international pet travel stories.

Office news from Austin: PetRelocation is moving!



Happy Friday!

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Incredible Experiences: Albert & Max's Move to Texas from Brazil

Friday, August 21, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Albert and Max"Hassle Free Move"

When my husband and I relocated to Rio de Janeiro 2.5 years ago, we handled the pet move on our own. What a hassle! Moving internationally was difficult enough without the added stress of moving our babies, Albert and Max.

In fact, moving the pups quickly became the most stressful activity of all other moving activities. So when it came time to come back to Houston, we knew we wanted professionals to help.

Not only did PetRelocation help, but they took care of everything! I...

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Pet Travel Q&A: Flying Pets Unaccompanied Via Cargo

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi Dear Expert,

I have two Yorkies that I am planning to move to Taiwan to my sister. I have done every inspection and requirements, but I am having a hard time finding an airline that would ship them.

They all require the owner to fly with them, but I cannot fly with them. My sister will be picking them up in Taiwan. I am wondering if is there any way that I can ship them to Taiwan without me going with them?




Hi Min,

Thank you for your question. Choosing the right airline for your pet...

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Incredible Experiences: Poppet's Move to Hong Kong

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Thanks to Poppet's owners for sharing this arrival update with us!

Dear Penney,

When we were thinking of moving our Shi Tzu from Ft. Lauderdale to Hong Kong, we considered doing it ourselves. Fortunately, that idea lasted for about three minutes.

Without doubt, using your service was one of the best travel decisions we have made.  The comprehensive attention to detail and hand-holding was remarkable, to the point of being available when the vet was filling out the necessary forms.


Poppet arrived at...

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Incredible Experiences: Beau & Watson's Move to Colorado

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

"Beau and Watson's Big Day"

PetRelocation is just AWESOME.

This is our second opportunity using PetRelocation's services -- once when we moved to Germany and now upon returning. We have a Polish Lowland Sheep dog and a Westie, so you would think that moving two dogs would be daunting and stressful.


Watson, before the trip

Joe Fraser and the rest of the attentive staff at PetRelocation makes moving with your pets seamless and stress-free, however. They are truly pet caring experts that know how to...

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PetRelocation Announces August 2015 Office Move

Monday, August 17, 2015 by Core Values

AUSTIN, Texas, August 17, 2015 -- PetRelocation, an international pet travel and pet transportation service provider, has announced that it will be moving its downtown Austin office to a new location effective August 31, 2015.

The address of the new office is 1121 E. 7th St., Austin, TX, 78702. All other contact information, including telephone numbers, will remain the same.

The new location, situated less than a mile east of the previous building, will allow PetRelocation a larger space within...

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Dog Travel to New Zealand From Fiji

Monday, August 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm interested in the price and biosecurity requirements involved with taking my dog from Fiji to New Zealand for 6 months and then return her to Fiji.




Hi Alison,

Thank you for your question! Traveling with a pet to New Zealand from Fiji is relatively easier than it would be to travel there from the United States or the EU, for example, but you'll still need to take a few steps to ensure a smooth move.

To start, please review the pet import requirements for New...

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Incredible Experiences: Wrigley Moves to Tokyo

Monday, August 17, 2015 by PetRelocation.com Customer

wrigley"Wrigley's Relocation to Japan"

My husband and I recently moved to Tokyo for his job. We were very excited about the new adventure, but less excited about all the work associated with moving and very nervous about figuring out how to get our dog, Wrigley, over to Japan.

I had looked into the dog import procedures for Japan ahead of time, so I knew how complicated it was going to be (the whole process takes about 6 months). I didn't want to have to worry about making mistakes on paperwork, and it...

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Pet News Round-Up: Dog Friendly Cities & Summer Pet Trends

Friday, August 14, 2015 by Pet Travel News

Some American Airlines flights now have small "pet cabins."

St. Paul's Cat Video Festival drew 13,000 people this year.

If you break a car window to help a dog who has been left inside on a hot day, this Austin company has your back.

The best and worst cities for pet lovers.

Austin's new Yard Bar is the ultimate dog friendly bar and restaurant.

This photographer focuses on pet shelter volunteers who make things happen behind the scenes.



Have a good weekend!



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