If you hoped this article would give you a simple checklist of all airline pet policies – everything you need to know in one handy place – you will be disappointed. Unfortunately, understanding airline pet policies isn’t that simple. The only way to know what is allowed (or not) by the carrier you’re considering is to read their website and/or call them to ask questions. It’s often best to do both, to be sure you’re getting the correct information.
Getting settled into a new home can be lots of fun, even though it’s definitely a lot of work, too. You get to decide how to arrange the furniture in your new space. Where to hang your pictures, and which cabinet should hold the coffee cups. When your family includes a pet, you also have to decide where their stuff should go. And that decision is a bigger deal than you might think.
The Germans love, love, love dogs. So if you’re moving to Germany and your family includes a canine, you’ll be in good company. Don’t feel slighted if you’re a cat person, though – felines are also well-loved. But first things first. You and your pet have to get there.
Lots of American expats are living in Ireland these days. Most are there for business, but it’s a lovely country to visit on sabbatical or to retire. Whatever your reason for moving to Ireland, we know your beloved pet will be moving, too. One of your first, and most important, tasks will be finding a vet for your furry friend. At least you won’t have to worry about a language barrier!
Germany isn’t the largest country in the world, but it is quite diverse geographically. You and your dog will have no shortage of sights to see and smells to sniff. But it’s good to remember that, while summers are mostly mild in Germany, it can get very snowy and cold in winter. So, whether you head out on the trail for a hike or down the street to the local biergarten for a brew, you will want to be properly prepared for the weather.