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PATHWAYS: FINDING MY CAREER IN MOBILITY

For the
Love of Pets
By Sarah Rosales

My path into global mobility started in college,
where I attained a biology degree with a focus on
animal science and wildlife rehabilitation. I've
always been an animal lover-with a strong desire
to help or rescue animals from living in a world
that has encroached into theirs.
My plan was to work in wildlife rehabilitation after
college. But I sadly realized it was an industry that
relied solely on financial support from the community, which was not going to be sustainable for me as
a new graduate.
I decided to explore opportunities in sales as a
recruiter. Although it provided fulfillment in connecting
people with the right company and fit, after a couple of
years of going through the same general work routine
day in and day out, I sought a change and new challenges. I wanted to find a career that would allow me
to problem-solve a variety of complex situations. I also
hoped I would connect with animals again in some way.
While actively searching for new opportunities, I
serendipitously stumbled upon PetRelocation. Never
having heard of the pet relocation industry, I was
fascinated with the concept and was eager to join the
PetRelocation team. I started in domestic sales and
quickly moved into international sales with a focus on
Asia and Africa.
People relocate around the world for jobs, family,
or personal reasons, and taking their pet with them is

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one of (if not the most) important and stressful aspects
of their move. From the very first phone call, my job is
not only to provide the best options possible to move
their furry family members safely and comfortably
across the world, but to ease the emotional stress by
educating pet owners on safety regulations to ensure a
successful relocation.
Eight-and-a-half years later, I am still captivated by the complexities involved in relocating
pets from one continent to another. I am driven by
trying to make sense of the sometimes ambiguous
customs and travel regulations, which are subject
to change at any minute. We navigate a very fluid
and constantly changing world that requires us to
stay on our toes and manage the expectations of our
customers, some of whom do not understand the
complexities involved.
One of the most challenging relocations I set up
and managed was for Hank, an English bulldog, from
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Yangon, Myanmar. The pet
owner reached out to several companies for help; however, given the complexity of the move, not to mention
the fact that English bulldogs are banned in Saudi
Arabia, she never received any responses. She finally
reached out to PetRelocation, and I was happy to help!
This move was one of the most rewarding relocations I
have been a part of, simply because I was able to help
when everyone else just said no.



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https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_092020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_082020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_072020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_062020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_052020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_042020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_032020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_022020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_012020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_122019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_112019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_102019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_092019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_082019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_072019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_062019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_052019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_042019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_032019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_022019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_012019
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