Relocating Your Pets to Europe


At Ferndale Kennels, we understand the importance of a seamless pet relocation experience, even when it comes to moving across various countries within Europe. The European Union (E.U.) comprises 28 member countries, including popular destinations such as France, Germany, Italy, and many more. From the romantic streets of Paris to the picturesque landscapes of Tuscany, Europe has something for everyone. With our expertise in international pet relocation, we can assist you in making your furry friends’ journey to Europe safe, comfortable and stress-free.

E.U. Health Certificate and Microchip: Essential Requirements for Pet Travel to Europe

When travelling to Europe, pets require specific pet travel documentation including an E.U. Health Certificate, which must be issued and signed by a veterinarian in the country of origin. Additionally, pets must be implanted with an ISO type microchip, ensuring proper identification throughout the journey. 


Depending on the specific destination country and the type of pet, additional treatments for internal parasites may be necessary. Rest assured, our team will guide you through the necessary documentation and vet appointments to ensure compliance with all E.U. regulations so that your pet has a smooth ride without any hiccups.


Organising a Pet Relocation to Europe

Planning a pet relocation to Europe involves thorough preparation, dedicated time, and extensive research. To facilitate a smooth transition, it’s important to adhere to certain guidelines. There’s a five-day rule that allows you to travel within the same timeframe as your pet, qualifying the move as a non-commercial pet shipment and enabling the approval of the relocation. 


This means that you must arrange your vet trips, vaccinations and health form ready for your pet to travel within 5 days of your flight. Planning is key. 

  • Crate Training Your Pet Ready for Departure to Europe

As you contemplate a move to Europe with your pets, we highly recommend reaching out to us for initial advice. Consulting your vet to assess your pets’ health and ensure their readiness for travel is also a crucial step in your move. Our team will also assist you in preparing your pets for travel in crates by helping you with effective crate training techniques. 


Creating a positive association with a crate will help your pet to settle, feel safe and be less stressed during their flight. The crate encloses your pet and gives them a safe space to protect and relax, just like a bedroom. Despite being closed in, they will actually feel more comfortable and at ease in there. 


Our helpful team will give you training tips and tricks on the lead up to your departure to ensure your pet is comfortable with the crate and sees it as a positive experience. 


Partnering with Ferndale Kennels for Expert Guidance & Support

When entrusting your pet’s relocation to Europe to Ferndale Kennels, you can expect exceptional service and unwavering support. Our experienced team understands the intricacies of pet transport and will provide you with personalised guidance throughout the entire process. 


From ensuring the proper documentation to coordinating logistics and addressing any concerns, we’ll be with you and your pets every step of the way. Our goal is to make your pets’ journey to Europe as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

  • Our Pet Relocation Services for Europe

Don’t let the intricacies of pet relocation stand in the way of your dreams of starting a new chapter in Europe. Contact Ferndale Kennels today, and let us simplify the process for you ensuring a safe and memorable journey for your furry companions. With our extensive knowledge, reliable network, and dedication to exceptional service, Ferndale Kennels is your trusted partner in making your pet’s relocation to Europe a paw-some experience.


We’ll make sure your pet is happy and comfortable and give you updates on their wellbeing right up until departure, allowing you to enjoy your flight and get excited for your new adventure. 


If your pet has specific health issues or is particularly nervous, our professional team of skilled pet handlers will ensure they’ve had their medication and are fully set up for the journey. We’ll contact you ahead of time to plan their trip and set up a personalised travel plan for your pet based on their specific needs. 


Trust Ferndale Kennels to make your pet’s journey to Europe a seamless experience and ensure they arrive safe and sound at the other end, ready to enjoy your new life together.

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