Spending time with your canine best friend is fun, relaxing, and great exercise for both of you. It can also be a great way to make new friends, if you look for like-minded dog owners to join in your activities. Many cities around the world now have formalized social dog walking groups. That’s a big relief if you’ve recently moved to a new country such as Germany and don’t yet know many people. Or dogs.
There are so many details that go into planning your pet’s overseas move, it can be easy to forget that you need to look even farther into the future. What will life be like once you get settled? Will you be able to find top-notch veterinary care for your dog or cat? That’s an important question, one we know every pet parent worries about. If you’re moving to Cape Town, though, you needn’t worry.
Moving to South Africa is pretty momentous for any family. For families with pets, however, the complexities are greater. Of course, you know that the reward you’ll earn – having your furry family member with you in your new country – will be more than worth the effort. But effort it will be. If you’ve never traveled outside the country with your pet, get the full scoop here.
What makes you comfortable on a long flight? Soft music? A good book, or an engrossing movie? Maybe a petite pillow and blanket for a high-altitude snooze? Unfortunately, our pets aren’t allowed to enjoy amenities like that when they travel by air. But that doesn’t mean your favorite feline can’t be comfortable while she is in transit. You’ll simply have to prepare her a bit differently.
Here at Starwood Animal Transport we talk a lot about how to make your pet’s overseas travel safe and comfortable. But what if you and your furry family member are moving to the United States? Or back to the US? Like every other country, the US has rules about importing pets – rules you’ll have to follow if you want your pet’s repatriation to go smoothly. Thankfully, the rules are pretty simple.