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Old Jul 21st 2005, 3:41 pm   #16
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So far I have had a quote from Animal Airlines of £1114 for a fat Jack Russell Terrier this is for flight, container and other bits they need to do. It does not include collection from home to airport, health cert costs (pay vet) or quarantine costs.

I am waiting for other quotes to come through from Airpets and Golden Arrow, I will also add info to this thread.

My only concern is my dog is due for his boosters (incl Lepto) in September. I know he can't have the Lepto due to us hopefully going around feb/march 06 but does anyone know if he will be given the Lepto at the quarantine station ??? The AQIS site says that if jabs do not cover the time in quarantine they will be given at owners expense ... I am hoping Lepto does not count as others will be fine ... just want to know if I should expect another addition to the bill or not ???
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Old Jul 21st 2005, 5:32 pm   #17
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Got my Animal Airlines quote through now - total cost for a dog and a cat (both average size) is £1899. That includes:

1. Freight / Airway Bill / Airline Handling
2. Air Kennel(s) (container with fittings/waterbowl)
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4. Overseas calls confirming details
5. Fuel surcharge
6. Airport's security checks
7. UK Customs Export Entry
8. Veterinary Call-out / Sealing Containers at Heathrow Airport - which we arrange.

It does not include: any 'Veterinary / Boarding / Collection / Delivery' services. So all in all it's pretty similar to ParAir's service really.
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Old Jul 21st 2005, 5:36 pm   #18
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We are in the process of using Par air and they did not ask for nose to tip of tail, nose to base of tail is what they require, it's even on their leaflet. They are doing the whole package for us, though this was not the case when we had our first quote, so it is not bumping up the price £500 by saying tail end. I would be very wary of people trying to cut corners with the size of your dog as the RSPCA have very strict guidelines as to correct box sizes. So far I am happy with the service and have a very good price. I shall post again when he leaves me, tomorrow is his blood test.
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Also most companies don't include quarantine fees as these are payable direct in Australia, they will however tell you the basic charges you will be paying.
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Ah well - maybe I misunderstood what she was asking for then. Nobody suggested anyone was cutting corners regarding the size of box - merely that there is definitely a correct size for an animal and that it's entirely feasible to be over-charged for it.
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We were/are thinking of doing it ourselfs, i understand from KLM that your pet
can go in the hold, in its box and be only charged as excess bagage as long as they are on the same flight as you...
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great thread, has anyone used 'SKYMASTER'?

We are using them but i haven't heard anything about them - they were recommended by our shipping company.

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Old Jul 21st 2005, 8:17 pm   #21
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This thread is supurb, many thanks.

We used a company rather than DIY bringing our moggy back to UK from Oz, she flew great and I would highly recommend using a specialist company. You have enough stresses to worry about moving yourself & possessions. To be honest for us the different in price was minimal.

Karma to those sending their pets to their new lives.

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we have 2 border collies timmy,harvey we are from glasgow anyone one know of any reputable companies up in scotland.
as for injections what type do they need to have before going.

i am worried about them getting the flight over more stressfull for me than the dogs .

timmy and harvey are brothers never been seperated will they go on the same flight together.
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I'm in the process of sorting this out (don't leave until next year, but it's one less thing to sort). Have found out loads of info so I thought I'd bung it all in a thread. I'll update it as and when the quotes and stuff arrive and also when we've decided who we're going with.

Par Air (www.parair.co.uk - 01206 330332) – sound a bit low rent – don’t answer the phone as Par Air for instance, but as ‘Colchester 330332’. Need to know the length (tip of nose to tip of tail) and height (ground to top of ears or head whichever is highest) of the dog. After the unpromising start the lady did sound pretty clued up and came up with an initial quote of £1742 which simply covered the actual shipping of the dog, not the vaccinations before-hand or things like the import certificate ($200) or indeed the cost of keeping the dog in quarantine in Australia. So, kind of a hybrid service then – probably useful if you don’t mind taking on the paperwork and want to save yourself a few quid.


We are in the process of using Par air and they did not ask for nose to tip of tail, nose to base of tail is what they require, it's even on their leaflet. They are doing the whole package for us, though this was not the case when we had our first quote, so it is not bumping up the price £500 by saying tail end. I would be very wary of people trying to cut corners with the size of your dog as the RSPCA have very strict guidelines as to correct box sizes. So far I am happy with the service and have a very good price. I shall post again when he leaves me, tomorrow is his blood test.

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Also most companies don't include quarantine fees as these are payable direct in Australia, they will however tell you the basic charges you will be paying.
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Hi, we used Par air to ship our weimaraner out to Sydney and they did a great job,as it did become very stressfull .We found that leaving him at the kennels the day before the worst part.They made it all so much easier to handle and made a huge fuss of him.
Their quote did come in the cheapest but the service was great and if I had a query they soon answered it for me.
We did not pay them for the quarantine charges in Australia but I think that is normal.The quarantine station at Eastern creek is also very nice and you get your own kennel maid. This helped our dog cope and we spoke direct to her every few days to make sure he was ok.I hope this info helps .
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So far I have had a quote from Animal Airlines of £1114 for a fat Jack Russell Terrier this is for flight, container and other bits they need to do. It does not include collection from home to airport, health cert costs (pay vet) or quarantine costs.

I am waiting for other quotes to come through from Airpets and Golden Arrow, I will also add info to this thread.

My only concern is my dog is due for his boosters (incl Lepto) in September. I know he can't have the Lepto due to us hopefully going around feb/march 06 but does anyone know if he will be given the Lepto at the quarantine station ??? The AQIS site says that if jabs do not cover the time in quarantine they will be given at owners expense ... I am hoping Lepto does not count as others will be fine ... just want to know if I should expect another addition to the bill or not ???
They don't give the Lepto injection here ,but the other parts of the booster injection are still given.You can also get heartworm(not very nice), so you can have an injection or tablets to stop your dog getting it.You also have to flee your dog every month here ,not every 3 as you do in the uk.
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we have 2 border collies timmy,harvey we are from glasgow anyone one know of any reputable companies up in scotland.
as for injections what type do they need to have before going.

i am worried about them getting the flight over more stressfull for me than the dogs .

timmy and harvey are brothers never been seperated will they go on the same flight together.
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Hi John

we are using pet travel services in Dunfermline to fly our dog Poppy out to Brisbane - poppy is a border collie x and i'm also so worried about her as border collies can get quite highly strung.

We live in Glasgow but will drive poppy through to Dunfermline for her flight from Edinburgh-Sydney.

The only thing that I haven't liked about PTS is that they want you to bring the dog to their kennels 4 days before they fly to get them prepared and used to the crate - poppy hates being in kennels so i'm thinking of phoning and questioning this. Other than that they have been good to deal with and were recommended to us by my hubbies aunt and uncle and 'Logan' who is on this forum - she shipped her 2cats and they were just fine!

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p.s they don't appear to have a website - not caring as long as they get poppy there safe and sound.
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Don't wish to alarm you but as well as that collie at the begining of Junethere was another one apparently, last week as I read in the paper which died of de-hydration en-route with BA
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what are peoples thoughts about visiting pets in quarantine? i really don't know whether it would be best to get my parents to visit 3-4 times a week or for us to visit. i'm not sure if it will upset them (and us!) too much if we see them and then leave them......any advice??? x loidy
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what are peoples thoughts about visiting pets in quarantine? i really don't know whether it would be best to get my parents to visit 3-4 times a week or for us to visit. i'm not sure if it will upset them (and us!) too much if we see them and then leave them......any advice??? x loidy
I have every intention of visiting as often as I can ... just so he knows that I havn't deserted him and it will definately help him to settle better. I don't know if this is the right or wrong thing to do for anyone else I just know what my dog is like and I think he would pine alot and we would if we didn't see him.

Good luck with your descision .... I know it's a tough one.
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We visit our dogs nearly everyday and they love it, they get so excited to see us its great. I know its not possible for everyone to see there dogs as often as we see ours but I would advise people to see there dogs as often as they can.
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Super - thanks. Look forward to more info as and when!!
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