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Military Pet Shipping / PCS / Permanent Change of Station

When you receive your PCS Orders, you will have a lot to think about and handle in the upcoming months. If you have pets and are planning to relocate, this can complicate the process. We are a military family ourselves, so we understand!

As a military family, we understand the burden and responsibilities associated with relocation and the sacrifices made daily. We have first-hand military pet relocation experience and knowledge of the country’s requirements. With agents worldwide, we can provide complete door-to-door military pet transport & pet shipping services! This helps you focus on all the other essential responsibilities you will have with your relocation.

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Pet relocation can vary depending on the country you are relocating to. This is an excellent time to contact us to assist with everything required to move your beloved pet to its new home. Some countries require advanced planning, so it’s best to reach out to us when it is decided that your pet is moving. Some countries require blood tests up to 180 days before importing your pet. In some situations, with a copy of your PCS Orders, we can make arrangements for home quarantine. 

If the next duty station is within the USA, PCSing with your pet is relatively easy with the airline only requiring a health certificate dated within 10 days of travel. For International Military Pet Travel, the process is much more complicated and each country has its own set of requirements for importing pets. Some countries such as The United Kingdom, require a professional pet shipper to facilitate the pet import. Some countries such as Hawaii, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea require a Rabies Titer Test and pets may be subject to a quarantine period. We can help with the planning to ensure your pet will avoid quarantine or only serve the minimum period required.

We are well aware of the challenges associated with the pet relocation process, and we are here to help and make the process easier and stress-free! We look for the most affordable and best routing for your pet. Your pet’s comfort and safety are always our top priority! With our experience in helping so many military families relocate, we can provide guidance and assistance, ensuring your pet has met all of the country’s requirements to make the process smooth and stress-free!

We honor all of the women and men that serve our country. To say thank you, we offer a military pet discount for all military PCS relocations. Please mention your PCS orders when submitting your quote request online. You can visit DOGS ON DEPLOYMENT if you need financial assistance to apply for a grant.

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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!

Passionate Pet Shippers! Continental Pet Relocation -Helping families to relocate their pets worldwide.

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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:

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I know right!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 the cutest littlest scooter is traveling to the netherlands! 🐾 🐶 he’s riding first class and we are honored to be assisting with his required documents and health certificate! 🇺🇸 ✈️ 🇳🇱 #goldendoodle #golden #goldenretriever #poodle #documentservices #pethealth #healthcertificate #internationalpettravel #relocation #petravel
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