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Domestic Pet Shipping to Hawaii

Welcome to the Hawaii Pet Movers Page

We offer a consultation service for domestic pet travel for pet owners bringing their pets in the cabin or booking as excess baggage, we will guide you to ensure your pet has the correct travel crate and required airline and health documents.

For pets traveling long distances within the US that do not qualify for air travel due to size or breed, we can offer a directory of professional ground shipping companies.

Your Hawaii Pet Movers at Continental Pet Relocation will guide you through your pet(s) relocation. Our services always include detailed instructions & guidance regarding airline-required documents, templates, pre-filled health certificates, and FedEx prepaid labels for USDA endorsement processing. Please view the below overview of the requirements for shipping your pet to Hawaii.

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Pet Travel Microchip & Vaccinations Requirements


Dog/Cat must have microchip implanted prior to rabies vaccination and FAVN test


Your dog or cat must have been vaccinated at least twice for rabies in its lifetime. The rabies vaccines must have been administered more than 30 days apart. The current (most recent) rabies vaccine must have been administered: More than 30 days before the pet’s date of arrival in Hawaii and not more than the vaccine’s licensed booster interval listed on the manufacturer’s label


Be sure “HAWAII” is listed as the destination on the lab submission form! Do the FAVN Rabies Antibody Test. Have the test done at an approved lab (Auburn University (AU), Kansas State University (KSU) or the DOD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory in Texas (DOD). The day after AU, KSU or DOD received your pet’s blood sample must not be more than 36 months and not less than 30 days before the date of arrival in Hawaii. Note! Be aware that use of an intermediate lab (Antech, Idexx, etc.) may delay the date AU, KSU and DOD receives your pet’s sample. The result of the dog’s or cat’s blood test must be greater than or equal to 0.5 IU/ml. Obtain a copy of this successful blood test result from your veterinarian showing the pet’s microchip number for your records.

Pets must have a passing FAVN rabies antibody test result and complete a 30-day waiting period from the day the laboratory received the blood sample for testing. If arrival occurs before 30 days has elapsed, the animal is subject to quarantine until the waiting period has been completed. Your pet must complete the 30-day waiting period before arriving in Hawaii or your pet will not qualify for either direct airport release or the 5 Day Or Less quarantine program when it arrives.

IMPORTANT!: The waiting period begins the day after AU, KSU or DOD received the blood sample for the OIE-FAVN test. The test must also have a result > 0.5 IU/ml.

Arriving before the 30-day waiting period has elapsed will result in disqualification of a pet from the 5 Day Or Less quarantine program and direct airport release. All pets arriving before the eligible date of entry will be quarantined and assessed $14.30 each day in addition to the $244.00 program fee. There are no exceptions.


Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-279. (Does NOT have to be notarized)


A veterinarian must treat the pet for ticks with a product containing a long-acting product labeled to kill ticks (Revolution® is not acceptable) within 14 days of arrival and the product name and date of treatment must be recorded on the pet’s health certificate. 5. If you are applying for re-entry under the same FAVN blood test and rabies vaccinations used for a previous entry, you must send a copy of the Airport Release Card given to you when your pet was released at the airport on that previous arrival in Hawaii


An original health certificate in English, done within 10 days of departure. We will provide the pre-filled health certificate and guidance for this appointment. The original health certificate must travel with the pet.

Import Documentation

For pets that are traveling accompanied by the pet owner as excess baggage or in the airline cabin, we offer a “Document Service”. We will guide import country and airline required documents and provide the below services:

  • Request and review veterinary documents to confirm pet meets country export and import eligibility requirements
  • Correspondence with the pet owner and vet office to determine required appointments and provide a proposed schedule
  • Provide pre-filled health certificate and agenda for the health exam appointment
  • Provide pre-paid FedEx Priority labels for USDA endorsement
  • Assistance during health exam appointments to review documents and assist with the USDA process

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Read Our Reviews


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 March 1, 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 November 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 January 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.

Shannon Krenz September 3, 2022

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.

Marlena Masdeu May 22, 2020

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 January 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 August 2, 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!

Dennis Taylor October 13, 2019

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 October 6, 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.

Alicia Morrison August 25, 2021

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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