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Pet Transportation from USA to Australia. Any suggestions?

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I am trying to learn more about pet transportation to Australia. Any one used any company based in USA to transport pet?


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I am trying to learn more about pet transportation to Australia. Any one used any company based in USA to transport pet?
I've not used any particular company and there are a few no doubt that can organise it but with first step being the animals being examined etc., I'd reckon some vets may be knowledgeable about various companies.
Have you looked at Bringing Cats and Dogs (and other pets) to Australia - DAFF and there's links on there re information packages re the process.


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I want to know too , somebody bring his dog or cat??


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People immigrating do often bring their pets dora and even though some people think that the older they are the more they may be affected by a flight, I suppose if you're attached to your pets, the less you would be inclined to leave them behind.
So you just need to follow the regulations and use your local vetinarian services initially and they may have shipping company contacts.


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Old 08-05-2010, 10:45 PM
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I also would like to know people's experiences with immigrating their pets to AUS along with themselves.

-did you use a pet relocation company or not?
-did it go ok?

I am learning so much already about this... but as I have yet to truly even start the process I still have mostly questions. thanks!!!


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Sending my pet to Australia on March 1 2011

Hello All,
I know this thread is a little old, but it might be useful for people looking for information in future.

Zara 2 year old beagle, is all set for her trip to Sydney, Australia. We started the process by doing some research on our own (google aqis cats and dog import) and later we contacted IPTLAX around July 2010.

They were very helpful and gave us all the information needed. They kept in constant touch. Best way to contact them is by email. Unlike some other pet moving companies they did not quote us a random price right away. The price quoted by a few other companies scared the hell out of us, since it was a huge amount of money that they were quoting. IPTLAX, took time to ask about our dog, her health, likes, dislikes, travel crate size etc.

Zara had an AVID chip on her, but we decided we would put a 15 digit ISO chip on her which can be read all around the world. there is a website called pettravel they carry datamars microchip, and that is the one Zara has. they also have cheap microchip reader just in case your local vet doesn't have a 15digit scanner. (since mocrochip number has to go on all her paper work)

Our local vet (has to be USDA approved), was very helpful as well. We have spent somewhere around $4500 for shots, tests, doctor's visit, trip to Sydney (which includes all the services and commission for the moving company) etc. It would depend upon your dogs crate size and where in USA you are sending your dog. We had to pay a lot extra because we live in Florida. It would be much cheaper if you live close to west coast.

But, this does not include $1500 approx for 30 day quarantine, if all goes well.

Its a lot of money, but I know its worth every penny of it. Just hoping she arrives there sound and safe.

Please send your prayers.

hope it helps.


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People immigrating do often bring their pets dora and even though some people think that the older they are the more they may be affected by a flight, I suppose if you're attached to your pets, the less you would be inclined to leave them behind.
So you just need to follow the regulations and use your local vetinarian services initially and they may have shipping company contacts.
After going through the whole experience myself, I can tell you one thing, the vet in smaller cities have no clue whats going on, atleast that was the case in Tallahassee, FL. I am sure bigger cities might be different..

If you bring them the paper, they might suggest you a time guideline, but they have no contacts with moving agencies or nitty gritty things like sending blood work to a particular lab in USA.

My vet suggested their local lab, which wouldn't have been ok. Univ. of Kansas Lab is the only recognized lab by Australia for rabies test (RNATT) (as far as I know). But the moving company tells you that. Until now I am very happy with the services. I feel I have the peace of mind that if anything goes wrong with the paper work, they are responsible.

I would keep you updated about Zara's journey to Outback.

Send prayers please


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After going through the whole experience myself, I can tell you one thing, the vet in smaller cities have no clue whats going on, atleast that was the case in Tallahassee, FL. I am sure bigger cities might be different..

If you bring them the paper, they might suggest you a time guideline, but they have no contacts with moving agencies or nitty gritty things like sending blood work to a particular lab in USA.

My vet suggested their local lab, which wouldn't have been ok. Univ. of Kansas Lab is the only recognized lab by Australia for rabies test (RNATT) (as far as I know). But the moving company tells you that. Until now I am very happy with the services. I feel I have the peace of mind that if anything goes wrong with the paper work, they are responsible.

I would keep you updated about Zara's journey to Outback.

Send prayers please
Abanerd,

I am using IPT, too, they are nice and responsive so far. My dog is leaving on Feb 22, for Melbourne. So far so good, and the last unknown is whether the weather will cooperate for the day he has to leave Colorado for LA.

My vet also was glad I was using a relocation company because she had never sent a pet to Australia before, and as she researched it on professional vet forums she found that other vets recommended using companies.

If you can somehow send me your contact info, I can let you know if any surprises come up with my dog's journey that would be good for you to know... here's hoping there's none - I am nervous enough already!


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We are using IPTLAX... They have been really great so far - very helpful and extremely patient!! - We are taking our dog and cat with us! It is definitely pricey to ship your pet by yourself let alone using a company but after doing research and reading horror stories of missing paperwork and animals getting shipped back the US and the bit we decided to go ahead and hire a professional --and thank god we did! Our dog is a Boxer who is "special needs"... he was diagnosed with cancer last year and given rough prognosis. After lots of work he is SUPER healthy and has been approved to be imported! I have had only great experiences using IPTLAX so far! We are shipping the fur kids over next week... I'll let you know how it goes!


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We are using IPTLAX... They have been really great so far - very helpful and extremely patient!! - We are taking our dog and cat with us! It is definitely pricey to ship your pet by yourself let alone using a company but after doing research and reading horror stories of missing paperwork and animals getting shipped back the US and the bit we decided to go ahead and hire a professional --and thank god we did! Our dog is a Boxer who is "special needs"... he was diagnosed with cancer last year and given rough prognosis. After lots of work he is SUPER healthy and has been approved to be imported! I have had only great experiences using IPTLAX so far! We are shipping the fur kids over next week... I'll let you know how it goes!
Good Luck Lizblizzz!!! Please keep us updated. Where are you sending them? Sydney, Melbourne or NZ?
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