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Taking Pets over       started by mark+nicole on 17 Jul 2007   (14608)
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From mark+nicole

17 Jul 2007 7:16 AM
(69410)
We are trying to decide whether to take our cat over with us. Obviously we desperately want her with us but cannot reconcile this with her having to endure a long flight coupled with a 30 day quarantine. Another difficulty is that we don't even know where we will be staying and whether rented accommodation will allow pets. We'd love to hear from anyone else who has been in a similar situation and can offer any advice. Thanks Nicole & Mark
From amanda26

To mark+nicole

17 Jul 2007 7:33 AM
(69413)
Hi there. My dog Eddy did have a home sorted here with my mum and dad but they decided at the last minute that they went on too may cruises so they wouldn't be able to have him!! Another friend of mine also said she'd love to have him then changed her mind at the crunch time. So I decided that it was best for him to come with us. 30 days in quarantine will go quickly especially if you have just arrived and you have things to sort out. We are flying out on the 26th Aug and Eddy goes on the 25th. It is 1080 pounds - lots of dosh I know but he is worth it. My son has been spending too long cuddling him lately thinking he was going to be parted from him - and that also helped me to make the decision. He has had all his jabs and is fine. I hear the kennel maids are fantastic..a colleague of mine is from Oz and hetook his cat. My advice is if you love them then they must come with you. And as for renting - well I am going to have to do that as well . Imagine renting anywhere wondering how they are.... I would have felt better leaving him with family but not with anyone else.He's a yorkshire terrier who is convinced he's a rottweiler when it comes to other dogs!Take anything on! I have looked into renting with pets - they are not as fussy as here. I am sure you will make the right decision for you - and your pet.Best of luck... Amanda.
From Mark_n_Jude

To mark+nicole

17 Jul 2007 9:29 AM
(69432)
Hi Nicole and Mark Its a very personal decision for everyone, but if it helps we moved over 11 months ago and brought our cat with us and she loves it. She was a resuce cat, very timid, hated change and about 8/9 years old when we flew her over. This is a cat who in the Uk was diagnosed as having 'stress' and would run at the first thing. She hated people and if anyone visited she would hide under the bed. The flight does age them - on arrival, she definately looked older and she had also lost weight. Since arriving, she's like a different cat. Alot friendlier and happier. She's more sociable and affectionate, though doesn't like some of the wildlife :) In flying her over we used Golden Arrows shipping - they were slightly more expensive but completely worth it in our opinion (after being let down by others). If you do decide to bring her over, sort it out sooner rather than later. Quarantine spaces get booked up ages in advance. As far as rentals, we were ok - there are some places that state no pets, but others will accept them. We 'declared' her on all our application forms for rentals and only got turned down on one becuase of a cat (we are in Melbourne though). If we'd known then what we know now would we have put her through it? Yes. She's part of the family and alot tougher than we thought. We are in the process of moving again and she is taking it all in her stride - something 18 months ago would have cost a fortune in vets bills!!! Hope that helps and best of luck with your decision Jude
From Ljenks

To mark+nicole

17 Jul 2007 11:25 AM
(69437)
Hi We brought our two german shepherds and our cat from the UK to Perth. The cat was 9 and the dogs were 6 and 4. All mine travelled well and I thought it was easier to bring them here than put them through the trauma of being rehomed. After 17 months we moved from Perth to Brisbane and it was another 5 hour flight for the animals. Each time they've arrived stress free. I think I was more stressed than they were. They've coped with a dry heat in Perth and the humidity (in the summer) of Brisbane and have adjusted really well. You should find it easy to rent in Perth with a cat. Try Wentworth Property Managers. If you look at their website you'll see lots of properties that allow pets.
From tish

To mark+nicole

21 Jul 2007 12:10 AM
(69893)
Hi We brought our cat over with us. She came out of quarantine a week ago. She is 9 years old and the plane flight and quarantine did not faze her at all. If anything I was more stressed than she was about it all! I used jets4Pets to bring her over and they were brilliant. I can recommend them and a contact - Leanne Baxter@jets4pets.com. She helped me through the entire process. It can be quite expensive - cost about
From Mike+Lody

To tish

22 Jul 2007 8:41 AM
(70026)
Hi. We'r e in a similar position. we're going to Brisbane in September (if the gods of visas and beauracrats smile on us)and out two labradors are coming with. We have quotes from 4 agents and the prices vary hugely -
From mark+nicole

To tish

23 Jul 2007 7:29 AM
(70107)
We have decided to take our cat Jessie with us. I am sooooooooooooo relieved. I don't know how I could ever have thought about leaving her behind. Thanks to all of you for your advice, you really helped us to make the right decision. A quick question - we don't know who's address to put on the Import Permit application as we obviously do not yet have an Oz address. Can anyone suggest how to get around this? Nicole & Mark
From Ljenks

To Mike+Lody

23 Jul 2007 8:34 AM
(70110)
I used Overnhill Kennels. They are just outside Whitchurch in Bristol. They are also quarrantine kennels. They were amazing and reasonable.
From amanda78

To mark+nicole

11 Jul 2008 3:32 AM
(94379)
Hi Mark & Nicole My employer has offered me the opportunity to relocate to Perth, Australia from the UK. I have two cats (3 & 4 years old) that I'd be devastated to abandon. At the present time I'm going around in a daze, there's so much to think about! My biggest concern is that by taking them with me it, I'll find it difficult to find rental property that accept cats near to Perth centre (where my company is based). Please would you be so kind as to suggest property agents might be able to assist with finding cat-friendly landlords - properties with a garden away from main roads etc - to be honest, I'm more stressed about them than myself! Look forward to your reply - best wishes, Amanda
From chrisandelaine

To amanda26

04 Feb 2010 3:34 AM
(107438)
so can you tell me how much was it in total t bring your dog/dogs cheers chris
From sdb

To chrisandelaine

05 Feb 2010 9:57 AM
(107448)
Hi we brought our dog over and she was fine, She is quite a timid dog around strangers, but the kennel maid at Eastern creek so won her over. I could call and check and speak to the girl looking after her. We used golden arrow they were great really helped with the dog failed her first medical and took time with her before putting her into the kennel block. They were not the cheapest but really worth the money. Dont forget on top of the company you use the australia charge you for the 30 day stay as well so take that into account when costing. Rentals we finally got one but the dog has to stay outside but she is now happy about that, i was honest and put it on the forms when we applied rather than be caught out. We paid about
From kendalg

To sdb

05 Feb 2010 11:21 PM
(107458)
What innoculations and tests did your lab need to get before travelling? Kendalg
From sdb

To kendalg

06 Feb 2010 8:11 PM
(107464)
Hi She had to have a full vaccination within the last 12 monthes, due to her only having the boosters she had to have that done on top to be allowed into Australia. She was tested for Brucella canis, Ehrlichia canis, canicala mat and leishmania IFAT leptospira which she failed and had to be retested 14 days later. A bit of a panic due to her flying date But the results were done very quickly. But not cheap to have done. She is here with us and it was worth it, flight was ok and she didnt have any ill effects. Hope this helps Anita
From nadineun

To sdb

11 Feb 2010 2:52 PM
(107510)
Hi We bought our dog (Golden Retriever) over with us to Perth and it was harder for us than her. The kennels in Byford are amazing and they have regular daily visiting times so you go and see your dog, take them out into a (segregated) field and play with them. You need to book the time with them though! I went every other day to visit my dog ... The quarantine people are fab! The weather is great for pets here, with the heat helping ... Rentals are hard to come across, but can be found. You have to pay $100 bond when you sign up. Look at www.reiwa.com.au and www.realestate.com.au. Also, if you can get a letter of reference for your pet (I know, it's crazy), it does help eg. that it hasn't caused any damage, doesn't bark when left alone etc etc. We have subsequently *aquired* lots of pets and wouldn't consider not bringing them with us if we were to move!
From debs1966

To nadineun

15 Feb 2010 7:42 AM
(107542)
Well sadly I have parted with my golden retriever today who is nearly 8 years old and is going to really good home. Everybodies case is individual I felt because of his age plus the fact that we may find it hard to get a rental and I didnt know if he would cope with the heat as he his long haired I must say it has been hard to say goodbye to him today. God help me when I make the big move I hate to imagine. I have definately said to my little boy that once we are settled we will certainly look into get him another dog but I want to make sure we are settled and know where we want to be first. Hope you can make the right decision it is certainly very difficult. Kind regards Debbie
From debs1966

To nadineun

15 Feb 2010 7:42 AM
(107543)
Well sadly I have parted with my golden retriever today who is nearly 8 years old and is going to really good home. Everybodies case is individual I felt because of his age plus the fact that we may find it hard to get a rental and I didnt know if he would cope with the heat as he his long haired I must say it has been hard to say goodbye to him today. God help me when I make the big move I hate to imagine. I have definately said to my little boy that once we are settled we will certainly look into get him another dog but I want to make sure we are settled and know where we want to be first. Hope you can make the right decision it is certainly very difficult. Kind regards Debbie
From MarionD

To debs1966

29 Nov 2010 2:38 PM
(109820)
Hi Anita My son is looking at bringing his Malamute to Australia from the UK and I was reading about other peoples experiences. He has been quoted over 4000 UK pounds, which is an awful lot. I noticed that it cost you approx. 2500. Would you let me know who you used to bring your dog with you. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards Marion
From sdb

To MarionD

02 Dec 2010 8:23 PM
(109833)
hi Marion Sorry just got the message. We used Golden arrow, i know a few people who have used them. Very old school,but excellent with the dogs, and made to measure crates. Hope this helps any other question i will try to help Anita
From MarionD

To sdb

02 Dec 2010 10:08 PM
(109834)
Hi Anita Thanks for getting back to me. I have Googled Golden Arrow but haven't been able to find them. Do you have an email/internet address or someway I can get in touch with them. Thanks for your trouble. Cheers Marion
From sdb

To MarionD

03 Dec 2010 3:51 PM
(109838)
Hi Marion Phone number for Golden Arrow is 01588 680240 They are in Shropshire quarantine was $39.00 a day for 30 days plus a vet fee, quarantine entry and a handling charge If you would like more details on what prices we paid for our dog just let me know She did go to eastern creek sydney, but i know they can be a waiting list at Melbourne and Perth. Sydney were really good and were happy to speak to you when you called. Bayleigh had her own girl looking after her Hope this helps Anita
From MarionD

To sdb

03 Dec 2010 4:30 PM
(109839)
Hi Anita Thanks for all your help. I'll give Golden Arrows number to my son who lives in Cheltenham. I think he's been quoted at about 5000 pounds to relocate Kyuus (he's a Malamute, so a very big dog). It would be good to get an idea of what you paid for Bayleigh if you don't mind. Just gives my son an idea of what he'd up for. We're in Sydney so Eastern Creek is where we'd use too, I've heard they are very good there and don't usually have a waiting list to get in. Have a great weekend. Marion