Many expats wouldn’t dream of moving without knowing that their beloved family pet could go with them, but the logistics and paperwork involved in relocating an animal to or from Beijing – coupled with the potential language barrier – are enough to worry even the most efficient planner. Whether you choose to outsource the process or go it alone, rest assured that relocating with pets can be straightforward with research and preparation. With help from the International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS), we summarize the latest regulations and procedures.
**Managing Editor’s Note: Though some expats consider rehoming pets to be part of the process of moving, we believe pets are forever family and should move out of China instead of abandoned or rehomed.
International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) 北京新天地国际动物医院 has a pet import and export service center. The vet hospital also holds free monthly information sessions. Open 9am-6pm daily. (8456 1939/40/41, www.icvsasia.com) Rm 13-16 Rongke Ganlan Chengshang Jie, Futongxi Dajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang. 朝阳区望京阜通西大街, 融科橄榄城商街13-16号
Doctors Beck and Stone Health Care Center 思威 （北京） 国际动物医院 is a chain of animal hospitals staffed with Western and Chinese vets and staff. Branches double as emergency centers with ambulances available. www.doctorsbeckandstone.com
Globy Pet Relocation helps relocate pets from anywhere in the world, including obtaining required papers, arranging flights, and delivering pets. Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm. (8762 5020, www.globypetrelo.com) Rm 26B, Block 2, Bauhinia Court, 30 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang. 朝阳区东三环北路30号紫荆豪庭2座26B
Beijing Guanshang Animal Hospital 北京观赏动物医院 is open daily 8.30am-10.30pm. Its 24hr emergency services are available after 5pm (including holidays). (6237 1359, Chinese only: 6204 9631/9742, www.chinapet.com.cn) 7 Beisanhuan Zhonglu, Xicheng. 西城区北三环中路7号
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This article originally appeared on p. 62-63 of beijingkids May Issue.
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Artwork provided by Beijing New Talent Academy, Cui Yuan, Grade 8 (drawn in Grade 6), first published in JingKids April 2015