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Old Apr 17th 2016, 7:50 pm
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Hi does anyone have any advice on shipping our dog from London, UK to Auckland, NZ - any recommendations on pet transporters or any advice in general would be appreciated.
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Old Apr 17th 2016, 9:27 pm
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have a look through this thread

http://britishexpats.com/forum/new-z...-uk-nz-867133/

http://britishexpats.com/forum/new-z...dog-nz-854758/

http://britishexpats.com/forum/new-z...dog-nz-841465/
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I do know that it takes a while as dogs have to have certain injections then go back 6mths later(?) for blood tests
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Recommend Golden Arrow in UK but you might think Shropshire is a bit far. About £3500 for a Border Collie in Dec. Recommend Pethaven rather than QPS in Auckland, both efficient and friendly but I think Pethaven have nicer kennels.
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Talk to Airpets. They're over your way.

Costs nothing to have a chat and some advice.
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Hi does anyone have any advice on shipping our dog from London, UK to Auckland, NZ - any recommendations on pet transporters or any advice in general would be appreciated.
Ive used golden arrow twice and were excellent both times. They always use heathrow for departures so worth giving them a call
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Thanks for your help
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Many thanks I will try the threads
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We used "Passport For Pets", Heathrow to Auckland for two dogs. Jayne, who was our contact was absolutely fab.
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We will be shipping our dog to NZ once we are settled there (and find a dog friendly place to rent!).

There's quite a bit of preparation, they need a rabies jab 6 months before they travel, the at least 3 months before they go they need a rabies blood test..! Those are the two main things they need before they go, after that it's much simpler tests needed only days before they travel.

Thanks to this Forum, I discovered Golden Arrow and so far I have been so impressed with their recommendations from people that they send in their pack in the post, they reference to your dog by his name, sending descriptions of the staff there and just the overrall personal touch.

Not the cheapest, but also certainly not unreasonable, they are my favourites to pick so far, when the time comes.
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Originally Posted by NZLorraine View Post
Hi does anyone have any advice on shipping our dog from London, UK to Auckland, NZ - any recommendations on pet transporters or any advice in general would be appreciated.
I've used Golden Arrow when I had to ship my two Labradors to th US from the UK, they are EXCELLENT! I highly recommend this company.

I then had to move my dogs from the US to NZ recently and I used a US company called IPTlax and I was completely dissatisfied....for quite a few reasons (but anyhow you are not coming from the US!)

I used Pethaven for the Quarantine and they were very good. Whilst I wasn't too excited by the kennel options (dogs can not be exercised properly for the 10 days) this is due to MAF restrictions not the quarantine facility. Pethaven had heat lamps over my dogs beds, they were cosy and warm. Both Jane and Maddie were fabulous with my dogs. Really caring and helped my dogs adjust after their long flight. They also feed them top quality food. Top notch!

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Default Re: HELP - any help with regard to shipping our pet dog?

Originally Posted by movingtonewzealand View Post
We will be shipping our dog to NZ once we are settled there (and find a dog friendly place to rent!).

There's quite a bit of preparation, they need a rabies jab 6 months before they travel, the at least 3 months before they go they need a rabies blood test..! Those are the two main things they need before they go, after that it's much simpler tests needed only days before they travel.

Thanks to this Forum, I discovered Golden Arrow and so far I have been so impressed with their recommendations from people that they send in their pack in the post, they reference to your dog by his name, sending descriptions of the staff there and just the overrall personal touch.

Not the cheapest, but also certainly not unreasonable, they are my favourites to pick so far, when the time comes.
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I have just had the rabies shot done on my to pooches. Just to let you know it is better to get the titre test (rabies blood test) done four weeks after the shot. This way you will get the best result as they need a test result of 0.5. If they don't get that result they will have to have another shot. The blood test can be done as you say not less than three months before travel but as long as it is not more than 12 months that is fine. If you get a bad result you have more time to re vaccinate.
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