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Old Aug 29th 2014, 10:39 am
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I have looked at the wikis and cant find anything specifically on my idea. I have 10 dogs 2 of which are huge (70+ kilos), 3 of which are greyhound size, 3 others are whippet size plus 2 terriers. in a nutshell, it will cost a bomb to ship them via air and qm2 wont carry anthing much bigger than toy breeds. My only other option is cargo ferries. IS that an option? Could i actually drive to dublin, get a ferry to liverpool and then drive my van onto the cargo ship bound for new york? I understand i would be expected to sort out pet passports etc, thats no problem. I am just looking for feasable methods of getting the dogs there. Yes i know it would be a very long journey but it is better than getting a bill for my right arm for transporting via air :P
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Old Aug 29th 2014, 10:56 am
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This is a better question for the company themselves - I don't recall anyone having done something similar on here.
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Old Aug 29th 2014, 1:51 pm
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You might want to look at non ro-ro freighters too. They often have passenger berths, though I have no idea if they accept pets as passengers.
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Can't help with your query, but just wanted to say good luck -- and I wouldn't want your vet bills! Make sure the dogs are all protected for rabies before they start their journey and ensure that they are either on heart worm protection or get them on it as soon as they arrive.
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You might want to look at non ro-ro freighters too. They often have passenger berths, though I have no idea if they accept pets as passengers.
Indeed a quick Google suggests there are companies specialzing in just such a thing. I never knew you could pay to travel on a freighter. A trip across the Pacific taking nearly 30 days sounds like heaven when wanting to get away from the rat race.
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...I never knew you could pay to travel on a freighter. A trip across the Pacific taking nearly 30 days sounds like heaven when wanting to get away from the rat race.
That's how my folks travelled the world back in the day...some ships weren't very glamorous though, but some were pretty decent, hanging out with the captain for dinner and the like, especially the whole dancing over the equator business.
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I looked into commercial shipping for my dog and it is not allowed apparently. The US considers the UK to be rabies free but they will need the rabies jab regardless and you do not need a pet passport to enter the US. I am using a specialist pet transporting company and for my ESS it is nearly a grand to ship him. It would have been cheaper to take him on the Queen Mary but the kennels are booked up for over a year.
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I looked into commercial shipping for my dog and it is not allowed apparently. The US considers the UK to be rabies free but they will need the rabies jab regardless and you do not need a pet passport to enter the US. I am using a specialist pet transporting company and for my ESS it is nearly a grand to ship him. It would have been cheaper to take him on the Queen Mary but the kennels are booked up for over a year.
You are shipping your dogs to the US when you do not have a visa to live here?
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We do have a visa and I have a house in CA and will be there for six months a year. I don't want to leave him here because we are not coming back to the UK. Instead we will be renting a house in Baja.
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We do have a visa and I have a house in CA and will be there for six months a year. I don't want to leave him here because we are not coming back to the UK. Instead we will be renting a house in Baja.
You only have a visitors visa. It does not allow you to live or work in the US (even remotely via the internet). Bringing a dog with you looks like you are trying to live here from the Immigration Officers point if view. Just be aware of some of the questions you may be asked when entering the US.

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I have looked at the wikis and cant find anything specifically on my idea. I have 10 dogs 2 of which are huge (70+ kilos), 3 of which are greyhound size, 3 others are whippet size plus 2 terriers. in a nutshell, it will cost a bomb to ship them via air and qm2 wont carry anthing much bigger than toy breeds. My only other option is cargo ferries. IS that an option? Could i actually drive to dublin, get a ferry to liverpool and then drive my van onto the cargo ship bound for new york? I understand i would be expected to sort out pet passports etc, thats no problem. I am just looking for feasable methods of getting the dogs there. Yes i know it would be a very long journey but it is better than getting a bill for my right arm for transporting via air :P
What are you going to do with 10 dogs when you get here? Unless you own property and the local laws allow you to keep 10 dogs you are going to run into problems.
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What are you going to do with 10 dogs when you get here? Unless you own property and the local laws allow you to keep 10 dogs you are going to run into problems.

Absolutely -- my last town only allowed 5 dogs unless one went through the rigmarole of getting a kennel license (and they were limiting the numbers and not handing out any more kennel licenses until an existing one left/closed). Also vet care is so expensive -- if all ten dogs had their checkups and heartworm tests, etc., upon arrival, that would be well over $1,000 where I live.
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Absolutely -- my last town only allowed 5 dogs unless one went through the rigmarole of getting a kennel license (and they were limiting the numbers and not handing out any more kennel licenses until an existing one left/closed). Also vet care is so expensive -- if all ten dogs had their checkups and heartworm tests, etc., upon arrival, that would be well over $1,000 where I live.
His girlfriend lives in Nevada. I foresee a trailer on a scrubby barren patch of land in his future.
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Importing a van may be questionable and it would be a very long drive when you got here.
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Importing a van may be questionable and it would be a very long drive when you got here.
With 10 dogs too. That would greatly restrict what months the OP could drive across country...as it would either be too hot or too cold to leave the dogs in the van...even for a quick toilet break.
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