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  1. BobPetairUK

    Paperwork for importing Pets

    Hi Mel.b You do know that either your pets can come over to UK and board for 6 weeks before flight and a pet shipper (like Petair) can do all the tests, treatments and preparation and then fly your pets to Australia. Not the cheapest way, but definitely the simplest. Most pet shippers from UK will work with your vets in Ireland and make a schedule of what to do when, in order to make things simpler for you and your vets. There is loads of help you can get from this side of the world which will release some of the worry and stress from you
  2. BobPetairUK

    Rabies Blood Test

    The antibiotics should not make any difference. Maybe you can combine a check up appointment for the leg with a rabies blood sample appointment.
  3. BobPetairUK

    Rabies Blood Test

    Hi. You dont have to get your dog revaccinated as there is no timescale set out. You can get the rabies blood sample done anytime. The background is that you give a rabies vaccine and then have to wait for the antibodies to be at their highest to take the blood sample, which is normally around 3-4 weeks after the vaccine. After that point the antibody titre starts to fall. So, if you are not in a rush to get your dog exported, then just get the rabies sample done and you can revaccinate and re-blood if he or she fails. If you are in a rush, then get the rabies blood sample done and your dog can have another vaccine on the same day so that if he or she fails, then the vaccine is already in there and working.
  4. BobPetairUK

    English bulldog

    Hi Move2Oz, Apologies for the late reply. Pat has a done a very good job of giving ballpark figures. Also, flying in the cooler times of the year is sensible although we have to take into consideration over that distance it's always hot somewhere! Please do bear in mind Brachycephalic dogs (snub-nosed) do pose a higher risk when flying due to the potential issues of breathing compared to long-snouted animals. We do everything we can to make sure they are comfortable - typically they'll also fly in bigger travel kennels to allow more airflow. But it is something to bear in mind and consider. Please do look us up and get in touch for a quote - every journey is different and we can provide you with an accurate cost just for you and discuss how well he'll travel. Best,
  5. BobPetairUK

    Returning to Aus

    weeks, months or even years ? All are fine. You can travel, leave your dog in UK and then your shipper/friends can help with the pre travel arrangements. For example, Petair can arrange vet work, collect from an address, get permits and, essentially, project manage and arrange the whole move with your being in Australia. The sooner you get the rabies blood sample done the sooner your dog can travel.
  6. BobPetairUK

    Returning to Aus

    Nope, that is completely fine, but then you will get more benefit from a shipper (like Petair but there are others too) who looks after lots of the preparation - unless your friend is happy to do it. But in terms of can you travel before your dog - yes lots of people do.
  7. BobPetairUK

    Returning to Aus

    Hi Dawn next is to get the rabies blood sample done soon - the vaccine in April should still show enough antibodies to pass. Then he cant travel for 6 months after that. So now is time to get quotes and decide how much help you would like. But key thing is to get the rabies blood sample done asap and read this https://www.petairuk.com/taking-pets-to-australia/dogs-australia
  8. Hi First thing to do is to get the rabies vaccine and rabies blood sample done as this needs doing at least 7 months before the flight. Go to www.petairuk.com and there is a really article outlining what needs to be done, but getting the rabies work done early is perfect. We can plan whatever needs to be planned for your furry boy. So We would fly him with Qantas on the QF 010 generally, which has a short stop in Perth now. (This is current on what Qantas will allow us right now and can change). But he does not need to be handled at the stopover. Once he gets to quarantine we can advise them that he can be sensitive. We have flown nervous, sensitive and sometimes aggressive dogs and it has been ok. You should also plan for him to get the vet work done with your vets while you are there and then you bring him to the airport so he gets as little stranger handling as possible. In short - we have never had a dog refused on grounds of aggression. If i remember correctly, we had a pair of Chow dogs recently and the quarantine station folk could not calm them and the owners had to fly from wherever they were, stay in a hotel nearby and look after and hold the dogs. I hope that gives you some more information and if you need anything else then let us know
  9. BobPetairUK

    Dog stress

    Hey Phil So the pets do have to go to Melbourne and do their 10 day stay, then do a flight from Melbourne to Perth and you can collect from the airport there. pet shippers in the UK can help you as much or as little as you wish and certainly if you live anywhere down south, you can bring your dog in and see us and meet us and see crates and chat through your concerns. The pets cope with this amazingly. They are the heroes in this process. They would not rank it as their best 2 weeks ever, but it is short term pain for the long term gain of staying with the family that loves them. It can be really expensive by the time you have paid for everything - around £3000-£3500 for a Cavachon (rough price depending on size) and it takes at least 7 months from the very start to when your dog can fly, so bear that in mind. If you wanted to read more about what needs to be done then have a look here: https://www.petairuk.com/taking-pets-to-australia/dogs-australia and we can do you a free quote if you wanted to get a better idea of prices. We did a survey a few years back and 95% of people reported their pets were back to normal 10-14 days after a flight (that was for flights with no quarantine), so really the pets do cope exceptionally well. I hope that helps and dont forget there are plenty of people who can help you make the best decision for you and your little dog
  10. BobPetairUK

    Cost to transport to dogs to Perth

    Hi We will send you a formal quote, we are super busy at the mo, so it may be a couple of days. Also ref getting other quotes - go for Transfur and Golden Arrow as well - they are mentioned on here, but Dogtainers are based in Australia. Just read the quotes well as they all include a different amount of stuff. So a cheap quote will mean you need to pay your vets and for permits as well. But it will be obvious from the quotes.
  11. BobPetairUK

    Cost to transport to dogs to Perth

    We need certain details to give you a perfect quote, so if you can measure your dogs and let us know that we can give you a quote.
  12. BobPetairUK

    Cost to transport to dogs to Perth

    Hi. Super off the top of my head, it is going to be around £4000-£5000 plus quarantine fees, but it really does depend on the size of your dogs. Whippetts can be quite big or quite small and the biggest cost is based on the volume of the crate. We get the sizes of your dogs and then build a crate around them so that they have the perfect amount of room - not too much and not to little. Your best bet is to go to www.petairuk.com and you can get a quote for free which gives you lots of good info about timescales. But yes getting the rabies work underway soon is a really sensible thing to do first.
  13. BobPetairUK

    Place for dogs to stay??

    Hi. Most pet shippers will offer some kind of pre travel boarding service (Petair certainly does) but it is generally in kennels. The advantage with this is that the shipper can do all the vet work and bits as the pets are there. You can also find a home boarding service, but then these folk will need to take the pets to the vets and get all that part sorted. If you want a quote then pop over to our website and we can give you a quote https://www.petairuk.com/get-a-quote
  14. BobPetairUK

    Moving dogs to Australia - help

    At the risk of a "kicking" by one side or the other in this post - quite a few people do take pets who only have a working holiday visa. Indeed, we have people who fly their pets for 6 months in Australia and then 6 months back again in UK, and it has been know for cricket players to take their pets over for the length of a tour. It is expensive, but the pets cope with it pretty well. Key thing Cameron - whatever you do - is get the rabies work started soon as that is the thing which holds people up.
  15. BobPetairUK

    Moving dogs to Australia - help

    Hi Cameron Age is just a number! If your dog is fit healthy and well, then 9 is not that old really, but getting an "MOT" from your vets is a good idea. We have flown dogs much older than 9. It also depends on what breed your dog is - 9 is old for a Great Dane, but middle aged for a terrier. You need to start the rabies work now for a flight at the end of the year. Check out our web site www.petairuk.com and click destinations and you will find an article about flying dogs to Australia. Your dog needs a chip and a rabies vaccination and then 3-4 weeks later a rabies blood sample and then they can fly 180 days at least after that. Either you can arrange the vet work pre travel or your pet shipper can help. Petair UK helps a lot, other pet shippers help less - so you get what you pay for! Anything else just let us know