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Continental Pet Relocation is a pet shipping and pet travel service. As a door-to-door pet shipping and pet relocation specialist, we are committed to providing complete care and delivering total peace of mind to you and your beloved pet. Safety, comfort, and timely delivery mean everything to us. We feel privileged to be a part of your family’s relocation process, and we take great pride in ensuring that we do everything in our power to make a move stress-free!

Our company will assist you with the pet shipping laws and requirements, documentation, necessary vaccinations, and mandatory quarantines that vary depending on location. Our team is trained to handle all the intricacies of each airline and destination.

As a certified USDA handler, all of our procedures and standards meet or exceed the Animal Welfare Act specifications and the IATA guidelines regarding the shipment of Live Animals. We offer a personal approach to relocation with step-by-step guidance and communication throughout the entire process! Our experts are here to help!

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We are members of IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association), with over 20 years of experience providing safe pet transport and specializing in the International Pet Relocation Industry.
US Pet Shipping Services
For pets traveling long distances within the US, we offer consultation & documentation services.Read More »
International Pet Transportation
Crate Sizing
We ask that you follow our kennel guidelines to ensure your pet has a comfortable flight.Read More »
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Document Services

We offer guidance to ensure your pet meets all airline and the country requirements

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US Import Services

We provide domestic pet import services for pets arriving in the US from another country

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With snow storms and a pandemic Heather managed to get my cat from Atlanta to Dublin! She communicated so well with me and I couldn’t be more grateful for all of her help. I would highly recommend Continental Pet Relocation to anyone trying to get their pet across the ocean!

Alice Boyle 03/01/2021

Heather was easy to get in touch with. The process went smoothly and our three animals arrived safely and happily in Germany. We will recommend this company to our friends and use them to bring our fur babies back home.

Bobby Cyr 11/13/2019

Continental Pet helped me relocate my cat, Panther, to England Oct 2020 and they did a wonderful job. Kristi and Heather were flexible with our last minute bookings and all the paperwork changes that Covid-19 entailed. They helped me through each phase of the process and gave me really useful checklists far in advance for the vet visits and forms needed for travel. Panther was so cared for! And Kristi and Heather made themselves available at all times for texts and calls. Can't recommend them enough! I wanted the best for my little guy and know I got it using their services.


I am very thankful I picked Continental Pet Relocation to coordinate my Great Dane and Irish Wolfhound safe travel from USA to Europe. The team was on top of every detail concerning the move. The move overseas was already stressful but knowing my dogs travel was taken care of by the professionals at Continental Pet Relocation provided me a peace of mind. I highly recommend Continental Pet Relocation and will use them again.

Amy Smith 01/27/2021

I would highly recommend using Continental Pet Relocation. My husband and I will use them if we ever need to move our dog overseas again! Heather and Katie were very quick to respond and made the whole process very easy! We moved our Portuguese Water Dog from the US to Germany. The original departure date was canceled due to strikes for Lufthansa. Katie made sure we were updated and worked with us to get our pup out as soon as possible.


I was extremely nervous about shipping our 80 lbs lab to Germany, especially during the covid crisis with limited flights. Heather made the process easy with detailed instructions, and took care of everything. She is flexible as well which was great when my vets office took longer than anticipated for paperwork. She even updated me about her flight status and offered to help with process of picking her up in Germany. My dog was well taken care of at the boarding facility before her flight and was happy when she got off the plane.


We cannot thank Kristi and Heather enough for getting our two dogs and cat shipped from North Carolina to Austria. They made everything super easy and they are so knowledgeable in the process of shipping pets. They replied to every question I had almost immediately. Kept us informed every step of the way. They really remove the stress out of what would have been a stressful situation. I highly recommend them and they’ll be my first call should we need to move again. Thanks so much Kristi and Heather. Best regards, David and Laura.

David Beachy 01/18/2021

Heather was amazingly responsive to all my inquiries when we shipped our Rhodesian Ridgeback back to the US and needed ground transportation from GA to NC. She kept us updated when our dog’s flight was detoured to Charlotte, and when she finally landed in Atlanta. Ground transportation was speedy, and our old dog was in great hands. We will definitely use them again.

J Loomis 08/02/2020

Spectacular service! I was extremely stressed throughout the whole process of shipping my Lab from the US to Germany but the staff at CPR practically took me by the hand made it all seem easy! The near daily communication and instructions were succinct and accurate, my questions were answered promptly and there was always a thorough follow-up as I completed each step of the process. A truly amazing service! Thank you!


I am genuinely grateful for Heather and Kristi at Continental Pet Relocation. They have gone above and beyond to get my fur babies from North Carolina to Okinawa, Japan. I never recommend doing things last minute; however, when our two pet shipper companies failed me and my family, Heather and Kristi were able to do the impossible with such little time. I cannot say thank you enough to them and the rest of their team. I completely trusted them, and I made the right choice! Thank you, Continental Pet Relocation, for all you’ve done for my family and me!

Anna Kallal 10/06/2022

We were moving from Germany to the US in the middle of the pandemic, needing to book flights right as the CDC announced their rabies ban and airlines stopped flying dogs. Heather was communicative, understanding, and so helpful. Her team was consistently professional. They were also just kind people, which goes such a long way for nervous pet parents hoping to ensure their baby gets to their destination safely. We are so grateful that we reached out to Continental.


Heather and Kristi were fantastic and so helpful when we relocated our small 20lb dog, Rexi, from Seattle to London, while personally and professionally handling lots of twists, turns and unexpected challenges with logistics. Couldn’t have imagined shipping her on our own, and so thankful for their help with everything. We’re now all settled in and exploring the UK! Thanks again and highest recommendation for those considering shipping a pet!

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Pet travel reimbursement for us military service members: faqs and guidelines
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Top 3 airline policies you should know when traveling with a pet in the us
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Passionate Pet Shippers! Continental Pet Relocation -Helping families to relocate their pets worldwide.

Max & bestie are uk bound! #petshipping #petrelocation #australianshepherd #aussie #pettravel
Penny wants to remind everyone that the airlines have additional restrictions and regulations for transporting brachycephalic breeds (snubbed nose). These breeds are only accepted by a few airlines and can travel as manifested cargo when temperatures are compliant. Continental pet relocation specializes in international pet shipping and can help transport your snubbed nose breed! #pug #bulldog #frenchbulldog #englishbulldog #chow #boxer #bostonterrier #shihtzu #lhasoapso #pekingese #himalayan #persian #petshippingexperts
Winston modeling his crate for us. We love that winston is not falling for the “cheese bribe” to look at the camera! 🤣 🧀 🐶 #collie #cratesizing #dogcrate #petravel #petshipping #petrelocation #americanairlines #unitedkingdom
Max and bestie are all settled in. “the service on all fronts was amazing! Thank you for helping us get here…and while i hope we don’t move back anytime soon, if we do i know who i need to call first. ” 
#australianshepherd #aussie #petrelocation
Our grandpup chewy! 🐾💓 #germanshepherd #shepherd
Michael meowers (best name! ) is traveling to japan 😻! #japan #tokyo #petrelocation #petshipping #pettravel #military #pcsing #militarypcsmove
Bella has been enjoying an extended vacation with our friends at @dancingcreekfarm and she’s now traveling to india to reunite with her family! #frenchbulldog #bulldog #petravel #petshipping #petrelocation
Best boy ever!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #grandpup #chewy #germanshepherd
Milo is reunited! 🇺🇸 ✈️ 🇬🇧 #unitedkingdom #uk #london
Jase hanging out with the amazing @acrossthepondpet  team between flights. 🇺🇸 ✈️ 🇩🇪 #australianshepherd #shepherd #petshipping #petrelocation #pettravel #militarypcs #militarypets
Stella is traveling to germany! 🇺🇸 ✈️ 🇩🇪 #doodle #goldendoodle #retriever #goldenretriever #petshipping #petrelocation #pettravel #military #militarypcsmove
Sizing your pet’s travel crate properly can be crucial for airline acceptance and also keep your pet safe and comfortable during their travels. The airlines have become very strict regarding the required crate size. Most airlines will require a visual inspection of the dog standing next to the crate to show the crate is longer and taller than the dog. Thanks to our friends at @dancingcreekfarm and caboose 🐶 for demonstrating a proper crate size 🏆. For more information about crate sizing, you can visit the below link:

https://continentalpetrelocation. Com/pet-crate-for-travel-sizing-guide. Html
Molly is traveling to germany! 🇺🇸 ✈️ 🇩🇪 #pettravel #petshipping #petrelocation #military #militarypcs #pcsing #petshippingexperts #lufthansa
Sophie is traveling to germany! 🇺🇸 ✈️ 🇩🇪 #ragdoll #ragdollcat #petshipping #petrelocation #pettravel #military #militarypcs
Denzel is all settled in after his long journey from new jersey to davao city philippines! 🚘 🇺🇸 ✈️ 🇵🇭 ✈️ 🇵🇭
Ubbe is traveling to south korea! 🇺🇸 ✈️ 🇰🇷 #siberianhusky #husky #pettravel #petshipping #petrelocation #pcsing #militarypcsmove #militarypet
Becca is traveling to south korea! 🇺🇸 ✈️ 🇰🇷 #chihuahua #dachshund #petrelocation #petshipping #pettravel
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“i just wanted to  say thank you all so very much for getting marv back home to us in tip top shape you all did a great job!!! ”

frequent flyer marvin went to london for a few months and now he’s back home in the us with his buddies! #belgianmalinois #malinois #pettravel #petshipping #petrelocation