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Old Jan 3rd 2013, 12:17 pm
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I would be grateful for any recommendations of good and reasonably priced Intl pet transport companies from UK to Alberta, Canada. I might require some boarding of my dog prior to transportation so that should e included if possible.
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I would be grateful for any recommendations of good and reasonably priced Intl pet transport companies from UK to Alberta, Canada. I might require some boarding of my dog prior to transportation so that should e included if possible.
I am also moving to Canada try Ship your pet seems good easy to talk to and not to expensive
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I would be grateful for any recommendations of good and reasonably priced Intl pet transport companies from UK to Alberta, Canada. I might require some boarding of my dog prior to transportation so that should e included if possible.

Ladyhaye, Surrey speak to Ian, he does the UK - Canada route
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I am also moving to Canada try Ship your pet seems good easy to talk to and not to expensive
Many thanks will contact them.
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what pets are you bringing? we brought a cat and dog in june with out a shipper. We bought Vari - kennels, had the relevent shots done at the vets, took advice from Defra and took them on board the flight as excess baggage, Simples!!
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Thank you, that is an option but am worried I might mess it up!! Will check with DEFRA what is needed and also the airline. Will also look into cost of Vari kennels
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Try Dave at petsaway.co.uk We shipped our Lab, Lhasa Apso and also a chinchilla from Glasgow to Toronto..... Vey helpful and went without a hitch although you are responsible for the correct immunisations and vet certs etc
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Duncan at Skymaster in Manchester (they only fly from Manchester). He is soooo helpful and you can haggle them down on pricing.

We boarded our dog for I think 5 days before she flew out.

How heavy your dog is depends on whether you can fly them as excess baggage. If you have a dog the size of a cow like mine you will have to use a pet company.

Hope that helps!
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Duncan at Skymaster in Manchester (they only fly from Manchester). He is soooo helpful and you can haggle them down on pricing.

We boarded our dog for I think 5 days before she flew out.

How heavy your dog is depends on whether you can fly them as excess baggage. If you have a dog the size of a cow like mine you will have to use a pet company.

Hope that helps!
Many thanks - we are flying from Gatwick so not sure I can use Duncan - mine is a large English Springer Spaniel so guess she has to go cargo
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We normally use Airpets for our customers who want us to arrange Pet transportation alongside their household goods move
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We normally use Airpets for our customers who want us to arrange Pet transportation alongside their household goods move
Thank you - have already contacted them.
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what pets are you bringing? we brought a cat and dog in june with out a shipper. We bought Vari - kennels, had the relevent shots done at the vets, took advice from Defra and took them on board the flight as excess baggage, Simples!!
Do you think a large Springer Spaniel would be acceptable as excess baggage? What size was your dog? Can you also tell me where you bought your VARI kennel as I would like her to get used to it well beforehand.
MANY THANKS
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Do you think a large Springer Spaniel would be acceptable as excess baggage? What size was your dog? Can you also tell me where you bought your VARI kennel as I would like her to get used to it well beforehand.
MANY THANKS
we bought the kennels on line and the pets slept in them for a couple of weeks before we left. Our dog is a border terrior so obviously smaller than a springer! why don't you phone Air Canada and ask them about size restrictions? we found them very helpful
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We used Airpets from Heathrow to Calgary for a 40kg dog and 2 large cats plus 24 days boarding for all of them and it was about £2500. Probably seems like a lot but they came to our old house in Norfolk on the morning that the shippers came to pack and took them away (tearful goodbyes all round).

When they had them settled in kennels they emailed us pictures of them settled in and call everyday with updates. The pets came on a better airline than we all did and seemed absolutely fine when we collected them in Calgary and even with the timescales we'd been quoted for clearing them it was all done and pets loaded in the car within 2 hours. Pretty painless except the bill
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Weirdly with all the above our dog was fine, 9 weeks after we arrived we put the dog in kennels here for one night while we went away to Edmonton for Steve's Xmas party and our Freya has had serious issues ever since.

She's got anxiety, chasing shadows when she's in the house to the point of banging her head into things to catch them. Can't distract her from it at all she's only comfortable when she's in our bedroom at night and it's pitch black.

So traveling/boarding with Airpets was fine but boarding 1 night in a kennel here has completely ruined her
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