Bringing a dog over from SA to the UK

Bringing a dog over from SA to the UK

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Stephanie Plum

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2,680 posts

184 months

Thursday 7th August 2014
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Getting some conflicting advice. In SA the vets are saying there is no quarantine this side, but I am under the impression the dog needs to do a month in kennels over here.

Has anyone done it recently and can advise?

TIA smile

PS I'll also post in the pets section as it's quite quiet in here

HenryJM

6,315 posts

102 months

Thursday 7th August 2014
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It depends where you are coming from, in some countries you can go through a 6 month process of it being chipped, vaccinated etc, then you can bring it in without quarantine, but SA isn't one of those places.

(NOTE: informed amateur, not a professional, I could be wrong)

Stephanie Plum

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2,680 posts

184 months

Thursday 7th August 2014
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That's what I thought. The dog needs blood tests at the SA end and then a three month wait, but I still imagined a month this side regardless.

kiseca

9,339 posts

192 months

Friday 8th August 2014
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Our two dogs came over in 2004. They spent six months in quarantine in the UK. Perhaps it is different now. Can't remember what they had to do in SA, Parents handled that because we were already here.

Chris Type R

6,860 posts

222 months

Tuesday 17th February 2015
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Someone I know kenneled her dog in Spain nr Gibraltar IIRC as the process was either cheaper, or shorter. They then got a pet passport to enter the UK.

Sorry if a bit vague, but that's all I remember.

http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Spain.cfm

Stephanie Plum

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2,680 posts

184 months

Tuesday 17th February 2015
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Well it's all sorted. Jabs all done in SA, three months wait/blood tests etc and she was on the plane and headed here. Off the plane, quick check over and in the car home, no quarantine at all. For a 14 year old dog, much loved, it was relatively stress free. She's been here for four months now, settled in and happy as anything.

Simples. Thanks all smile

Chris Type R

6,860 posts

222 months

Wednesday 18th February 2015
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Stephanie Plum said:
Well it's all sorted. Jabs all done in SA, three months wait/blood tests etc and she was on the plane and headed here. Off the plane, quick check over and in the car home, no quarantine at all. For a 14 year old dog, much loved, it was relatively stress free. She's been here for four months now, settled in and happy as anything.

Simples. Thanks all smile
Wow - a lot easier than it used to be.