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    Taking a dog overseas

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    I was just wondering to anyone who has "shipped" a dog overseas, how did your dog do? Were they ok or were they scared? I only have a little Shih-Tzu who weighs 10lbs and I'm making plans to take him with me to England if (probably when) my husband next get deployed (I refuse to spend 6 months in the US by myself and would rather go back home). I'll be enrolling him ino the PETS program, but its very strict on how to get them across the pond. He will have to go as shipped cargo. He's a nervous dog and I'm scared it'll kill him!! lol. Thanks
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    most dogs do fine. sometimes they sedate them so they dont freak out.

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    So you're going to England?

    That's a rabies free country where they require 6 weeks in quarantine.

    Google it.

    I read somewhere that if you aren't going overseas within 6 weeks that they could serve out that quarantine stateside or while you're in the US.

    When I say 6 weeks in quarantine I mean you pay for everyday they sit in a cage. My MIL & FIL were in England and they could not bring 2 of their pets and they had to get rid of them... :0/







    BTW, airlines don't like when you sedate your pet. sometimes they won't even allow the pet on the plane if they're sedated because of the way it alters their mind. My puppy is being sedated for my 12 hr flight to Korea tomorrow but he's done an 8-10 hr flight before on mild sedatives.

    If you do choose to sedate your puppy, try it out a few times while you're still at home and see exactly how he reacts to the meds and also, if you choose to sedate him just give it to him right before he goes on the plane or right as the airport personnel take him not anytime before. They'll have you bring the puppy out and have him checked etc to see how he's reacting and what not. Hope this helped girly.
    Trying to figure it all out...
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    hope everything turns out okay.


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    [QUOTE=Manchu Ma'am;4486855]So you're going to England?

    That's a rabies free country where they require 6 weeks in quarantine.

    Google it.

    I read somewhere that if you aren't going overseas within 6 weeks that they could serve out that quarantine stateside or while you're in the US.

    When I say 6 weeks in quarantine I mean you pay for everyday they sit in a cage. My MIL & FIL were in England and they could not bring 2 of their pets and they had to get rid of them... :0/




    Thanks However, they have a program called PETS which is quite lengthy but you are able to bring them to England without any quarentine. They have to get microchipped, have a rabies shot, have blood taken, wait 6 months and then have a PETS certificate issued before they can travel. They are also very strict with who can carry the pet - my only option would be with BA cargo. I have to start this process as soon as I PCS in 2 weeks so I can be ready for when he deploys.

    I can't wait for my lil dog to meet my family dog back in England!! I can also have my grandma look after him while I do some travelling around Europe
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    Hang on a sec - with the PETS program I am able to take my dog as a carryon (he's small too) and he just goes right with me, no quarantine or anything. It does take 6 months to get everything done for the program but I would never ship my dog because he couldn't handle it - every dog is totally different though. Anyway, are you sure you can't carry your pup on in an approved airline carrier? I'm going to the UK too!
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    It depends where you fly from and I'm not sure if mine is too big - even though he's small ya know.... here are the authorized routes: They used to have one from Newark to Bristol, which is where my mum lives, but they suspended it!! It kinda sucks!!

    Chicago (O'Hare International)-Manchester:
    BMI (accompanied animals only)

    Dallas (Fort Worth)-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo

    Detroit (Metropolitan)-London Heathrow:
    Northwest Airlines

    Denver (International)-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo

    Fort Lauderdale (Florida)-Manchester:
    Thomson Airways (accompanied animals only)

    Houston (International)-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo, Continental Airlines

    Las Vegas-Manchester:
    BMI (accompanied animals only)

    Los Angeles International-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo, Virgin Atlantic Airways

    Miami-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo, Virgin Atlantic Airways

    Minneapolis-London Heathrow:
    Northwest Airlines

    Newark, New Jersey-London Gatwick:
    Continental Airlines*

    Newark, New Jersey-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Continental Airlines

    Newark, New Jersey-Manchester:
    Continental Airlines (accompanied animals only)

    New York (JFK)-Manchester:
    British Airways World Cargo (accompanied animals only)

    New York (JFK)-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo, Virgin Atlantic Airways

    Orlando, Florida-London Gatwick:
    Virgin Atlantic Airways (accompanied animals only must be booked through IPATA pet shipper only) British Airways World Cargo*

    Phoenix-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo

    Philadelphia-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo

    Sanford, Florida-London Gatwick:
    Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines (accompanied animals only on all airlines)

    Sanford, Florida-Manchester:
    Thomson Airways (accompanied animals only), Thomas Cook Airlines (accompanied animals only on all airlines)

    San Francisco-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo, Virgin Atlantic Airways

    Seattle-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo, Northwest Airlines

    Tampa -London Gatwick:
    British Airways World Cargo* Must be booked through IPATA pet shipper only)

    Washington DC Dulles International-London Heathrow:
    British Airways World Cargo, Virgin Atlantic Airways

    I'm not sure if mine is too big - even though he's small ya know.

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