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  1. What happens during PEQ in Melbourne? Can you fill me in...

    We had one email as I had contacted them prior to shipping our boy who will only pee on grass he does not do concrete -they said he was fine and able to acssess grass Only other communication was his release note
  2. Currency Transfers with Moneycorp

    Just wanted to say we have today transferred our funds from the UK to Oz through Moneycorp without a hitch -yeeha ! Our Moneycorp manager Mohammed Alum has been very supportive over the last 12 months as I have pontificated over transferring when the £ was so low But the transfer has gone smoothly thank goodness as several years ago I transferred from my Aussie bank to my UK bank who after two hours decided to send the funds back to Oz !!! The funds were 'lost ' for 5 weeks floating in the ether one would guess - the UK bank did give me the funds back before the transaction was 'found ' at my insistence but ! I feel with Moneycorp having a 'real person ' to deal with is an asset so well done
  3. Labelling within a Movecube

    Yep ditch the Xmas decs we had a wand taken off Santa and ended up leaving Santa at the depot as it would have cost $45.00 to fumigate him lol
  4. pet transport

    If your dog needs special food you need to fill a form in for quarantine -think they are online -which your vet has to sign Otherwise he gets fed kibble provided by quarantine We flew our boy from Melbourne to Adelaide with Jetpets they were very good picked him up from quarantine etc Have you done all of the neccesary prep for shipping your dog and booked quarantine etc ?
  5. So how much do you think you spent shipping your dog over?

    We used Golden Arrow and could not fault them
  6. Taking my car home

    Parts were no problem with ours but insurance phew !
  7. Taking my car home

    We took our Captiva over end of 2013 cost around £1209 for modification etc it needs an IVA test - an Individual vehicle test We had a firm pick the car up from the docks modify it and get it on the road then brought up north to our home It will cost an arm and a leg to insure though as its an import and depends if you personally can get some no claims i think it was £1200 the first year I will look for shipping costs although we did a 40ft container with car and furniture I will look documents up i think i still have scans etc
  8. So how much do you think you spent shipping your dog over?

    The company i used make their own wooden crates which I was more than happy about My Shar Pei has quite long claws and i felt a wooden floor would be better for him - plus because he is a Brachylyptic breed they made the crate a bit bigger for him Some airlines will only fly Brachylyptic dogs in their winter months I never felt pressured at all about the crate as it came with the price quoted Plus i felt the company I used genuinely cared for the pets they transport
  9. So how much do you think you spent shipping your dog over?

    I agree Scottie I am no sloth when it comes to paperwork but the paperwork for Oz plus requirements are quite formidable I printed everything off for my vet and thought i had every aspect covered as they were a UK government vet as required Luckily I shipped with a pet shipper who took our boy to their kennels prior to him being flown out We left a few days before him as we needed to back in Oz on a certain date We were in Singapore when my vet rang me to say they had just realised they had not got the last lot of blood results back - i had taken him a few days before he went away and the results were supposed to be emailed to me and the company shipping him The company shipping him were brilliant -rang i think it is Weybridge -the lab that does the tests to be told his samples had not been sent there ! They rushed him to their vets couriered his bloods to the lab and got him out as scheduled =phew ! Had i been the one doing it i would not have known where to start with the emergency tests etc consequences could have been we would probably have had to cancel our flights and reschedule too as things went so pear shaped
  10. The cost of living

    If your retired prescriptions are free , a bus pass means free travel at certain times and to be honest we used the car far less in the UK as public transport was so easy Rates are much more expensive as is petrol but because we did not use the car as much we were not using as much Swings and roundabouts in lots of ways
  11. Signed up.

    That happened to my friends dog and she had to spend 4 more weeks in kennels in Oz not a happy customer at the time
  12. So how much do you think you spent shipping your dog over?

    We shipped our Shar Pei in 2016 It cost us £2105 GBP for his flight ,picking him up from up North and kennels for a few days £175 GBP for rabies blood test £163 GBP for blood tests ( that was the test the vets lost lol ) Around £400 GBP for vaccinations Rabies etc. worming and defleaing (not that he had any) Quarantine was $1461 AUD Import permit was $485 AUD flying him to Adelaide from quarantine $260 AUD All in all not a cheap exercise but !
  13. Devastated!!

    I am so pleased to hear that when next you speak to Chris tell him its Ralphy the Shar Pei I am taking about and we are forever gratfull
  14. Devastated!!

    Melanie Golden Arrow picked our boy up from home we lived in the North East ,Sunderland , cost extra but well worth it -he stayed with them for a week prior to shipping and I truly can not fault them we would have been in a right mess with the lost blood test but they took Ralphy to their vets and couriered the bloods to the place that tests them
  15. Devastated!!

    Oh thats so bad -our vet lost the last blood test before our boy was due to fly and told us when we were in Singapore en route ( we had left Ralphy with Golden Arrow who were shipping him ) Luckily Golden Arrow pulled out all stops to get tests done and through but the stress ruined our stay over in Singapore I was so careful too about step by step procedures with our vet it was devastating - have you spoken to the people who will ship your two maybe they can advise as well