Pet Travel and Transfer of Ownership Questions – FAQ 2019-03-14T11:50:32+00:00

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Pet Travel and Transfer of Ownership Questions

Answers to the most common questions regarding pet travel and transfer of ownership.

I have questions about traveling with my pet. 2019-02-11T11:43:14+00:00

Go here for information on pet travel and microchips.

What should I do if I am going to sell or give-away my pet? 2020-01-23T12:02:50+00:00

You will want to transfer your pet’s record to the new pet owner. There are three ways to initiate a transfer request for a pet:

How do I transfer a pet’s record? 2020-01-23T11:56:21+00:00

There are three ways to initiate a transfer request for a pet:

What happens after I submit a pet transfer request? 2019-02-11T11:43:45+00:00

Once the request is received, AKC Reunite will process your transfer and transfer fee. We will email or mail the former primary contact on file requesting approval of the transfer. The primary contact has 30 days to respond.

  • If the primary contact approves or rejects the transfer, the pet’s transfer will be handled accordingly.
  • If the primary contact does not respond within 30 days, the transfer will be completed in your name.
How long does it take to transfer a pet’s record into my name? 2019-02-11T11:43:57+00:00

Within 35 days of processing your request:

  • You will receive an email or letter confirming your enrollment transfer request or notification that your request has been declined.
  • If your transfer is declined, your transfer order payment will be refunded.


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