Traveling with Pets

Cathay Pacific Airways Pet Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] July 19, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Travel, Dog Travel, Cat Travel, Pet Relocation, Airline Policies

Cathay Pacific Airways is Hong Kong’s official airline, serving destinations around the world. Via their integrated partner Cathay Dragon, the airline also connects numerous cities in China with service to Hong Kong. You may not be familiar with this air carrier, but if you’re moving to Hong Kong, you may well find yourself aboard. So what does that mean for your pet?

Here’s what you need to know about pet travel on Cathay Pacific. You can get further details on the airline’s website, or by contacting our pet travel experts here at Starwood Animal Transport.

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Air France Pet Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] July 3, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Travel, Dog Travel, Cat Travel, Pet Relocation, France, Airline Policies

Air France welcomes almost all dogs and cats to travel in the passenger cabin, in the hold (what you might call “checked baggage”), or as freight (cargo), depending on their size, breed, and destination. You can research the airline’s pet policies and rates in full detail on their website, but we have pulled together all the key information for you below.

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Finding a Vet in France

[fa icon="calendar'] July 1, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Vet Visits, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation

Vive la France! Here you are, about to move to the land of wine, cheese, and croissants. And your dear Coquette, your four-legged companion in almost all things, is going with you. But, of course! Moving to France is a major undertaking, as is any overseas move, but you will love the result – living in France.

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JetBlue Airline Pet Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] June 25, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Travel, Dog Travel, Cat Travel, Pet Relocation, Airline Policies

Like all pet-friendly airlines, JetBlue strives to make travel safe and comfortable for companion animals. Their underlying philosophy is simple: “We know that people are happy when their furbabies are happy, so our mission to bring humanity to air travel extends to four-legged humans, too.”

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Petiquette in France

[fa icon="calendar'] June 19, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation, France

So you and your pet are moving to France. That’s excellent news. Whether your precious Fifi is a petite, purse-size poodle or a 60-pound Great American Shelter Dog, les chiens are très chic in France. And, yes, cats are well-loved, too. But for obvious reasons, dogs are more likely to be seen in public where best behavior is a must. So what do the French expect when it comes to petiquette?

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Adjusting to Lisbon with Your Indoor/Outdoor Cat

[fa icon="calendar'] June 11, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Cat Relocation, Pet Relocation

Many parts of Lisbon are intensely urban, so your high-rise kitty may be limited to your balcony for ventures into the fresh air. On the other hand, there are plenty of neighborhoods with private homes and leafy backyards where your feline friend can join you to take in the warm sunshine or find a shady spot.

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Dog Play Dates in Barcelona

[fa icon="calendar'] June 10, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation, Dog Friendly

Your dog adores you, we know. And he loves to do anything, and everything, with you. It’s all play to him. But, sometimes, he would really rather play with other dogs. Now that you’re living in Barcelona, where can your dear dog find suitable playmates?

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Finding Dog Walkers in Madrid

[fa icon="calendar'] June 6, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation, dog walking

Walking your dog is just one of those things you do as a pet parent. It’s good exercise for both of you, and it’s a wonderful bonding experience, especially if you practice training commands as you do your walk. But your family recently moved to Madrid and you’re overwhelmed with getting organized. New place to live – in a new city, maybe with a new language – and probably a new job as well. Where is all the time going?

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