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Old Jul 27th 2006, 10:58 pm
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Hi everyone,

We're in the process of applying for a K3 visa and are trying to sort out some things whilst we are waiting, like finding out how to move our pet dog over to America.

Can anyone recommend good pet movers in the UK? We've been in touch with PetAir and they have quoted £1300, and that's just for the basic package not including all her tests and certificates etc.

We were wondering if it is just as easy and cheaper to organise it ourselves? Has anyone done this?

Andie & Jase
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Old Jul 28th 2006, 12:41 am
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Originally Posted by andie&jase
Hi everyone,

We're in the process of applying for a K3 visa and are trying to sort out some things whilst we are waiting, like finding out how to move our pet dog over to America.

Can anyone recommend good pet movers in the UK? We've been in touch with PetAir and they have quoted £1300, and that's just for the basic package not including all her tests and certificates etc.

We were wondering if it is just as easy and cheaper to organise it ourselves? Has anyone done this?

Andie & Jase

Have you tried posting this in the UK forum? There is always a lot of chatter on there about pet transportation.
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Old Jul 28th 2006, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by andie&jase
Hi everyone,

We're in the process of applying for a K3 visa and are trying to sort out some things whilst we are waiting, like finding out how to move our pet dog over to America.

Can anyone recommend good pet movers in the UK? We've been in touch with PetAir and they have quoted £1300, and that's just for the basic package not including all her tests and certificates etc.

We were wondering if it is just as easy and cheaper to organise it ourselves? Has anyone done this?

Andie & Jase
www.defra.gov.uk

Give them a call they will help you out and thats a bit steep 1,300 :scared: I would look around do a search here under pets etc I know there will be plenty of others who have had the same experiance.
 
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www.defra.gov.uk

Give them a call they will help you out and thats a bit steep 1,300 :scared: I would look around do a search here under pets etc I know there will be plenty of others who have had the same experiance.
I rang defra when we were emigrating with a cat and they were as much use as a chocolate teapot. They had no interest at all in what anyone was exporting, only what was coming into the UK. They told me to talk to my vet (who had told me to talk to defra).

I got a much better response from the equivalent body in the US state I was heading to, who told me exactly what paperwork I needed (just a letter from my vet saying the pet was healthy and fit for travel).

I wish I could remember the name of the transport company we used, sorry They were excellent. The cost for our cat's flight was about the same as for a human.

Our vet did say we shouldn't sedate the cat. Animals aren't supervised in the hold and if they vomit, they can choke to death; sedation can make vomiting more likely.
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Originally Posted by cinnabar
I rang defra when we were emigrating with a cat and they were as much use as a chocolate teapot. They had no interest at all in what anyone was exporting, only what was coming into the UK. They told me to talk to my vet (who had told me to talk to defra).

I got a much better response from the equivalent body in the US state I was heading to, who told me exactly what paperwork I needed (just a letter from my vet saying the pet was healthy and fit for travel).

I wish I could remember the name of the transport company we used, sorry They were excellent. The cost for our cat's flight was about the same as for a human.

Our vet did say we shouldn't sedate the cat. Animals aren't supervised in the hold and if they vomit, they can choke to death; sedation can make vomiting more likely.
My vet in the UK said exactly the same thing regarding sedation. Said because of the long journey too much sedation would have to be given...which would require the presence of a vet during the journey.
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Originally Posted by andie&jase
Hi everyone,

We're in the process of applying for a K3 visa and are trying to sort out some things whilst we are waiting, like finding out how to move our pet dog over to America.

Can anyone recommend good pet movers in the UK? We've been in touch with PetAir and they have quoted £1300, and that's just for the basic package not including all her tests and certificates etc.

We were wondering if it is just as easy and cheaper to organise it ourselves? Has anyone done this?

Andie & Jase
I read an article about transporting pets within the US. The gist of the article was that Continental Airlines have the most experience and transport the greatest number of animals.

From the article, I remember reading that it's recommended (by animal welfare organizations) that pets do not travel in the cargo area.


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From the article, I remember reading that it's recommended (by animal welfare organizations) that pets do not travel in the cargo area.


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I read an article about transporting pets within the US. The gist of the article was that Continental Airlines have the most experience and transport the greatest number of animals.

From the article, I remember reading that it's recommended (by animal welfare organizations) that pets do not travel in the cargo area.


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If the pet is under 10lbs Continental may allow it in the cabin...they do on flights within the US. Some airlines will not carry pets in the hold during the summer months.
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If the pet is under 10lbs Continental may allow it in the cabin...they do on flights within the US. Some airlines will not carry pets in the hold during the summer months.
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Errr no, I'm talking about Dacshunds in Business Class.
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Hi
We used Pets on the Move and they were excellent. I cannot praise them enough. We lived in the NW of england and they have an office near Manchester airport. Their main address is in Scotland I think. They looked after our dog and cat for a week while we flew ahead and got our house sorted out.
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