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Old Feb 21st 2008, 5:10 pm
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Does anyone know or have any experience.

Can you import a dog yourself into nz obviously providing you have all correct paper and test etc, or do you have to be a registered animal importer, like using an agent for visa, its only paper work and if i can save some money.

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It can be done no problems, just not very cheap!
As far as I know you can use only BA or air NZ and have to use the approved importers - i.e Airpets. Various others have been mentioned in other threads.

They will do all the paperwork and make sure they have the right jabs etc. But its very expensive - in the region of £3500 for a lab/GSP size dog. It goes on size of dog, so they do quotes when you give dog measurements.
you will need to ring around. You then have to collect (by car) from Auckland airport - some dogs are too big for handluggage on internal flights from what others have said.
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Yes you can
We brought over our collie cross - cost about £2500 nearly 3 years ago.He's still going strong and was definetely worth it.
Need to use a proper company specialising in this sort of stuff - we used Ladyhayes - and would recommend highly.
Need to get dog jabbed by vet before coming and no quarrantine this end.
Be warned - dog will arrive dishevilled, hungry, disorientated and smelling of wee! But will only take a day or 2 to be back to normal.
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Yes you can
We brought over our collie cross - cost about £2500 nearly 3 years ago.He's still going strong and was definetely worth it.
Need to use a proper company specialising in this sort of stuff - we used Ladyhayes - and would recommend highly.
Need to get dog jabbed by vet before coming and no quarrantine this end.
Be warned - dog will arrive dishevilled, hungry, disorientated and smelling of wee! But will only take a day or 2 to be back to normal.
And don't forget the jetlag!!,my collie cross slept for 3 days then as bright as a button when he caught up with the sleep
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£3750 2 years ago for 2 dogs (1 small, 1 large) & a cat, including all vets fees, which was about £800 of the above.
We used Par Air services.

http://www.parair.co.uk/
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Originally Posted by zoej View Post
It can be done no problems, just not very cheap!

But its very expensive - in the region of £3500 for a lab/GSP size dog.
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We brought over our collie cross - cost about £2500 nearly 3 years ago.
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£3750 2 years ago for 2 dogs (1 small, 1 large) & a cat, including all vets fees, which was about £800 of the above.
Good grief! That's a lot of money.

What a nice money earner. Note to self: investigate the pet moving business.

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Good grief! That's a lot of money.

What a nice money earner. Note to self: investigate the pet moving business.


I'm looking into whether i can do it myself, can buy pet carrier for about £85 ish, then get all vaccinations done, book a flight thats hard, and save shed loads (hopefully) Whatever i find out i'll keep people posted.

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I'm looking into whether i can do it myself, can buy pet carrier for about £85 ish, then get all vaccinations done, book a flight thats hard, and save shed loads (hopefully) Whatever i find out i'll keep people posted.

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we phoned DEFRA and they sent all the paper work that was required to our vet, 6 pages of it....we asked if they could help with the dog,her reply was that they could obviously help on the vet side,but even they wouldn't know where to start with the rest....she did say that she dealt with 1 man before who had decided to do the work himself,and 4 months after he had gone the dog was still here....he eventually had to employ a company to deal with everything,2 weeks later the dog arrived.....

it may be expensive ,but its the smoothest and best way imho to get your pet out,gl with your plans.....jacky
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Hmmm, from memory, my dog's flight cost £1,500, vet fees another £500, MAF import permit had a small charge too (think it was about £50), but the DEFRA export permit was free! Then when you collect the animal at Auckland, MAF will ask for another $$$$ to have them released to you.

It's expensive - no doubt!
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Please remember dog lovers(and yes I am one) Kiwi's in general look upon dogs as tools or something of no consequence--most farmers and or landowner type people think nothing of taking the offending/old/past its useful capacity /we are moving/or even we are going on a long holiday pooch behind the barn and putting a 22 bullet into its head.

Before you raise your hands in horror --it is not unusual for our Polynesian locals to slaughter a pig in the front garden for a "Umu"--this is in South Auckland. The killing bit ain't pretty.
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Please remember dog lovers(and yes I am one) Kiwi's in general look upon dogs as tools or something of no consequence--most farmers and or landowner type people think nothing of taking the offending/old/past its useful capacity /we are moving/or even we are going on a long holiday pooch behind the barn and putting a 22 bullet into its head.

Before you raise your hands in horror --it is not unusual for our Polynesian locals to slaughter a pig in the front garden for a "Umu"--this is in South Auckland. The killing bit ain't pretty.
No, do raise your hands in horror because although slaughtering pigs may be typical behaviour in the Islands, it's not condoned in New Zealand. Animal Welfare legislation is in place to keep ALL animals well cared for.
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Old Feb 22nd 2008, 3:19 pm
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Hi,
Spoke to ba and air nz both only accept animals from registered exports, flights for dog 40kg ish would be around £1000 ish, oh well. May well have to pay the money for agent.

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