Moving Internationally with Pets?

moving with pets

You are so excited because you finally got that new job in that new city that you have always dreamed of! Great! Now, reality sets in and you realize that you have a whole slew of packing, organizing, and transporting in order to get you from your old home to your dream home.  If you have pets, this can be even more complicated. I am sure you are now thinking about the best way to move your dog, cat, turtle, fish etc.  The larger the pet, the harder they are to move. If you add international travel to the mix it can be even more complicated.  Don’t you worry, Student Movers has examined all the options for pet transport, from the basic to the luxurious. Just find a solution that fits for you, and call Student Movers if we can be of any assistance! Find the best moving companies in your city.

International Pet Transport Options:

1)   Cruise – Yes! Your pets can take cruises too. Pet kennels are a great option for pets that need to travel a long distance and are not good with flying. Just be warned that pet kennels on cruises fill up super quickly. They are often booked a year in advance, so this may not be the best option if you are looking for a quick move.

2)   Pet Wranglers – This travel option is usually only useful for larger pets such as dogs.  Pet wranglers will pick up your pet at your home, fly with them on a pet-friendly airline and then deliver them to your new home. Only downside with this option is the huge cost. It can cost a few thousand dollars to get your pet to your new home.

3)   Normal Air Travel – The easiest and most cost-effective way to transport your pet is through a normal airline. Yes, they will be in a crate, but there are a few things that can make it an easier trip for them. The crate they travel in should be large enough that they can stand up and turn around. Most airlines will provide suggestions on the size of the crate in relation to the size of the pet. You should also get them to know their travel space before hand so it is not such a shock

No matter what option you choose, there are a few things to keep in mind whenever you move your pet.

1)   Are their shots up to date? Make sure they have a recent rabies vaccine. It is not only required by the government, but a safety mechanism for your pet. You want to make sure they cannot be infected by another animal.

2)   Visit a vet – Make sure your pet is healthy in other ways as well. You want to make sure they are up for the voyage as well. Even though you will make it as comfortable an experience as possible, travel is always tough on animals because they aren’t sure what is happening.

3)   Get them accustomed – Your pet will probably not want to be chummy with the crate, but make sure they are aware of it and introduced to it before hand. It is helpful for your pet to interact with it, so it has one consistent part of the travel equation. To help them get acquainted, read below!

4)   Give them comfort – Make sure they have lots of familiar things in the crate with them. Toys, blankets, their favorite treat. All of these things will bring them comfort and help bring down their stress level for the trip.

Traveling with pets can be difficult, especially if you are traveling internationally. Luckily, it is much easier than it seems and there are loads of resources out there to help you put your mind at ease. Just remember that your pet needs the same things as you when you travel:  comfort food, showings of love, and familiar items to remind them of home. If you follow these tips, it will be an easy transition for all!

Remember, that Student Movers is here to help you with your moving day needs. We would be glad to help you make you and the rest of your family as comfortable as possible. If you need a new vet or want to learn more about dog parks in your area, be sure to check out our Explore Your City Page. Just type in the address you are moving to, and click on the city closest to yours! It will be filled with useful information about your new home. Just another way that we want to help you move from your past home into your present!


Pricing List

Full Service Pricing



Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%

Excludes A Nominal 30% Fuel Charge, Per Truck. Mandatory 8 Hr Min For Same Day Moves/Bookings + Additional $150 Same Day Rush Charge And Any Other Applicable Fees. 4Hrs Minimum. Anything Over Will Be Billed At The Applicable Booked Rates For Service. In Addition, 5% Will Be Billed Per Man For Anything Over 8Hrs.


Additional 3% Processing Fee For All Moves And Additional Fees Apply After 8 Hours. There Is Also An Additional $30 Fee If You Have 2+ Crew On Your Job.

Labor Only Pricing






Labor Only Fee + $30 travel charge


What is a DDT?

DDT sounds like you’re being charged double for drive time but that’s a mistake! The California Public Utilities Commission requires all moving companies to charge DDT on hourly rated moves. DDT means you are charged for the time between the old house (origin) and the new house and the moving company is responsible for the drive time between the warehouse and the origin. DDT actually SAVES you money!

One Hour Arrival Time

Please allow a one hour window for the movers to arrive. Example: 9am-10am

Full Terms & Conditions

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Terms & Conditions
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Cancellation Fee

Cancellation fee of $150 (per a 2 man crew) when order was not cancelled within 72 hours before the move. 4 man crew is $300 cancellation fee. Mandatory 8 hr min for same day moves/bookings + additional $150 same day rush charge and any other applicable fees. I authorize Student Movers, Inc. to assign any charges associated with services to my credit card account I provide prior to the move and/or for any cancellation fee, when 72hrs notice was not given prior to the move date.Bids accepted are non-refundable for long distance moves.

Weight Requirements

Any item that weighs over 250 lbs or requires special equipment may be subject to an additional charge. Please be sure you let us know about any bulky or heavy items before your movers arrive.

2 Days Notice

Please plan for two days in advance and make sure to select the time you prefer so that we can give you priority. Two days notice is recommended, yet we can accommodate same day moves depending on our schedule.