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Old 13th July 2007, 06:20 PM
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Does Englanld still require a three month quarantine to bring dogs into the country? What about flying with a dog and needing to change planes at Heathrow?

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There is a lot of regulations in place when your bring a pet in. This is because your pet might bring an illness that the local dogs cannot handle. Maybe you could just get a new dog in England?

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Here is the UK government's comprehensive site with all information on bringing pets into the UK. Quarantines are not always required depending on country of origin, etc. Pets must travel via approved airlines/routes, etc.

defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/index.htm

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does anybody know a veterinary in south florida experience in prepping animals for travel into the UK?

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does anybody know a veterinary in south florida experience in prepping animals for travel into the UK?
Hi -

I used my vet in St Petersburg Florida. She told me about a company based out of Tampa that assists you with all the paperwork for getting dogs to the UK. I found the pricing to be absolutely ridiculous. So she and I just did it ourselves. It's a hassle to get the paperwork done, but any pet owner can do it. Even if your vet has never handled a situation like yours, they can call the USDA office for advise. If you have any questions, feel free to private message me. I got 2 dogs successfully to the UK in December 2009.

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I live in Wellington, FL and Dr. Planco is handling my puppy passports for two dogs. He and I are plowing through all the requirements together, so I trust that he will be well versed in the process once we are done in September. You will need six months for the passport to be issued. The dogs will not be allowed to come into the UK until six months have passed since the blood was drawn. I got my visa in 3 weeks! For the dogs -- 6 months!

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Does Englanld still require a three month quarantine to bring dogs into the country? What about flying with a dog and needing to change planes at Heathrow?
Please ignore the poster who said to get another dog, they obviously don't realise that dogs are part of the family.
I am moving our 2 cats and 2 dogs from Ontario to the UK next week. We are flying to Manchester and have to fly with Thomas Cook who are affiliated with Air Transat.
We started the whole "quarantine at home" process in December as the animals have to be tested for rabies and other diseases and this takes just a little less than 7 months, but it saves on huge quarantine fees in the UK and of course the heart ache of missing your pet. You need to look on the Defra website for the regulations. We are using "animal couriers" who quoted approx 600/cat and 600/small dog, we provide the crates, but they can do that at an extra charge.


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Hi, we recently came back to Britain to stay after living in Canada for 6 years, we have brought back 3 cats and 2 dogs, all of them did not have to be quarentined because of a thing called a' pet passport,' it took a little while to set up, but was well worth it, ask your vet, he should know about it, (if hes any good). Ours was brilliant and sorted it all out. It means that your animals will not have to be apart from you for any longer than possible. - less stress for you and your pet.

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Hello AmericanGirl, my name is Amanda. I know all about what you've been through because my husband and I have done it both ways more than once (he is from New York and I was born in London). I wonder whether -- if you have the time -- you wouldn't mind chatting with me briefly about your experience bringing dogs to England.

We are now in St Petersburg, having recently moved here, but the job is not right and we want to move some time next year. We've been thinking about returning to England, but we now have a Boxer (nearly 5 years old).

She's very sensitive and I'm afraid that she would find the process distressing (including a boat cruise because I would not put her through a flight without sedation, which is now illegal). I thought it might be helpful to learn of other dog-people's experiences because procedural information doesn't help much with the emotional side of things. Also I wonder whether you can tell me about how long (or if) you were separated from your dogs once arrived in England.

My e-mail is I'd love to hear from you. Thanks very much!


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