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I am moving! What about my best friend? - International pet transport

Your life is about to change in a big way. You’re moving across the country or to a new country for a new job, new love, a very different and more rewarding lifestyle. What about your best friend who waited patiently every day for you to come home? Who was happy to see you and rarely judged you and genuinely missed you? You or your children considered your dog, cat, bird, or other furry animal an extra brother or sister.

Your new life will be challenging enough without some of your closest friends and relatives (parents, siblings and children) next door to you. Why add to the painful goodbye for you and your furry family members. If they are healthy you should bring them with you on your new adventure.


What factors should you consider moving with pets?



Talk to your vet about your pets’ health and ability to handle the trip, and the new environment you are moving to. Cats and dogs and some other animals should anyway get an annual checkup and vaccinations so this is a good time. If your decision to move comes in between these annual visits another checkup is helpful. Older pets may need a bloodwork, blood pressure check and other kids of tests. 


Will you be renting or buying? Does your landlord allow pets? Do your building bylaws have any restrictions on types or number?

What Kind of Pet and How Many

Do you have cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, fish or other exotic pets like snakes, turtles and other reptiles? Each country and area has different rules varying by type and number of animals.


Some countries call pets family, others—food! Some places require leashes and muzzles; others may have stray animals running wild, not vaccinated and a threat to your loved one.

Quarantine Rules

Rules for moving with pets vary by country, locale and type of animal. An animal arriving without the proper papers and vaccinations may be quarantined or even refused entry so check before you bring your animal.


Employers sometimes subsidize some of your pet relocation costs when they relocate you.


Your loved one will experience the change but usually will be happier being part of your new life than left behind with another family. You can ease the transition by taking your pet when you move or temporarily leave her/him with someone you trust while you find and prepare the best place for all of you and then send for your loyal family member.


Best way to fly with pets?

Terminal4Pets is your one-stop shop for local and international pet transport. We coordinate every aspect of your pets’ travels for you so you can travel stress and worry free. We have more than 20 years of experience and are the only International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) member providing flight veterinarian services with onsite veterinary staff making vet checks, and vaccinations.

Terminal4Pets - we are here 4 your pets and for you!

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A story of relocation to Australia

Should Shoshi and Max move to Melbourne?


When I was approached by my boss about possibly relocating to Australia, I was excited for the opportunity to experience another culture, work in an exotic location, and to give my family an adventure they would always remember. However, I was immediately concerned because I had heard that traveling with pets to Australia would be a difficult process and my pets would have to be in quarantine when they arrived. I was scared about facing this obstacle and if my pets could handle this.

I have four children. Two of them are my fur babies. A cat named Max and a Husky named Shoshi. Max is our rescue cat that we found by a garbage can when he was a kitten. Shoshi is our first baby. She came into our lives a year after we were married.

I started to research how to fly with pets to Australia. As anyone would, I googled it. There was a wealth of information to be found but it was sometimes contradictory, not complete, unclear, and not recently updated. I understood that I needed help. Luckily, I found that there is an Israeli pet shipping company.  I am so glad that I decided to call them.

Terminal4Pets provided us with the guidance we needed. There were vaccinations, blood tests, health checks, treatments, documents, import and quarantine fees, and government authorizations. Not to mention choosing and purchasing the kennels. To be honest, the flights were not cheap and I was surprised that the cargo flight process would cost that much, but ultimately there was never any option of us leaving our babies behind so the flights were confirmed.

I think my biggest concern was the quarantine. Where would they stay? How long would they be there? Would they have quality care while they were there? Would I be able to visit them? Ahava from Terminal4Pets explained the process clearly and were very patient with my questions and concerns.

At one point we had an unexpected delay with our Australian visas. We had to put everything on hold. Luckily we had not gotten to far in the process with the pets and we were able to wait with the necessary blood tests without a problem. When we were ready to continue, we picked right back up with the process with no trouble.

Parting with my pets and sending them off on their own to their flight and then to quarantine was very difficult. Naturally I was stressed and worried how they would handle the trip. They were ecstatic when we picked them up but did not show signs of stress.

Now that I'm in Australia and looking back at the process, I can say with certainty that I would not have had the same experience without the help of Terminal4Pets. Everything went smoothly and my family has remained together.  

The benefits of adopting a cat from a rescue centre, rather than a breeder.

Following on from Dr Kreiner's video on the benefits of adopting a cat from a rescue centre, rather than a breeder (below), we would like to introduce you to some of the cats that we have rescued and that are currently avaiable for adoption from The House of Veterinary Doctors in Maccabim, Israel.

Pet Aliyah - We did it, anyone can!!!

So you have decided to make Aliyah and bring your pets along, but you don’t know how to go about getting the write documentation, papers, vaccinations, shipping carriers etc. Well we are going to talk you through some of the steps for flying your pet to Israel and ensuring a painless happy arrival.

Fireworks and your pets: How to keep your pets safe on Independence Day and night.

Fireworks are usually a joy for kids throughout the year. However, for animals, can be a source of fear, causing shock and in extreme situations, death. Birds can lose concentration for a significant period following the flas of light of the fireworks. Animals that are close to the scene of the explosion of the fireworks could also suffer from burns and vision damage.

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