Desperately in need of help to relocate my pug from India to Melbourne, Australia

#1 Mar 21st, 2013, 03:19
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Hi friends.. Iam new to this site but I have seen so many good suggestions given to people who are in need.. Iam from Madurai and my husband is in Melbourne Australia for his further studies.. I have a cute,patient pug name : Robin 1year and 3 months old... Had all the vaccinations, microchipped..now a situation has aroused for me to go to Australia...upto my knowledge I have tried through all sources to take him with me...finally found emirates air cargo and united airlines ( cabin) are the limited option...and also to the best of my knowledge Australian quarantine rules are strict ... Will it be good if I take him to Canada to avoid quarantine issues.. unfortunately I do not Have right guidance for me...will it be possible for him to spend 6 months in quarantine *and will they take goodcare in quarantine period and hand over him safely to me.. Kindly I request someone to guide me to take my soul with me...

Note: I have contacted some agents they are taking lot of time and no positive reply...recently approached petfly.com agents based on Delhi..and waiting for their reply...and I am delaying my journey date with the hope to take him with me..

Sorry for a lengthy mail...waiting eagerly to hear your possitive reply..thanks in advance..
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Have you searched IndiaMike for similar questions?
This thread seems to a have a lot of information that may help you although it is a few years old:
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Kvallie82,

Petfly should definitely be able to help you, run by Dr Choudhary in New Delhi, she has exported hundreds of pets and rescued street dogs to foreign countries.

Please let me know if you don't get a quick reply, I would be happy to contact her on your behalf.

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Okay - firstly, you are not able to bring your dog directly from India to Australia. The dog will need to spend a six months period in an approved country; after which your dog will still need to spend a minimum of 30 days in quarantine in Australia. If you send the dog to Canada, it will still need to spend time in quarantine in Australia, probably longer than 30 days, possibly longer than 60 days.

You will need to contact the quarantine service in your chosen country (for example, Canada) to determine whether they allow cats/dogs to be imported into that country from India.

All vaccinations, blood samples and blood testing required by AQIS (the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service) must be conducted whilst your dog is resident in an AQIS approved country. AQIS will not accept any pre-export vaccinations, blood samples or blood testing completed in an AQIS non approved country.

You can commence the import preparation to meet the conditions for Australian Quarantine as soon as your dog arrives in the AQIS approved country. You do not need to wait for your cat or dog to meet the residency condition of six months before starting the import process.

http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/re...nimals2012.pdf

http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/cat-dogs/cat6?name=India
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Many thanks to hfot2, indianworker,drRudi for your responses..

Indianworker ....It seems yesterday night my hubby has got her -Dr.chowdry's mobile number and today we've sent the vaccination record details and my babies measurement as required by them.....they've asked as to wait 48 hours to fetch reply..
DrRudi your mail has given me a picture of what needs to be done...do have some idea regarding which country's quarantine service would be better for my pup..because he needs to spend 180 days in that environment...can you please give me a suggestion in this regard..sorry to trouble you more..

If any of you have an idea regarding quarantine and airline option / experience in pet relocation to Australia... I kindly request you friends to share your experience...
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do have some idea regarding which country's quarantine service would be better for my pup..because he needs to spend 180 days in that environment...
I am sure they are all excellent, however I cannot recommend one as I have no experience of this. Moreover you need to find a county which will accept a dog direct from India, and then determine how the Australian authorities will treat a dog from that third country.
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Australia and New Zealand the most difficult to export dogs to. I know some people who first send their dogs to the UK or EU, obtained new paperwork from there and than flew their animals to Australia as if they were European dogs. Obviously not as per the rules but it seems to work.

In any case, Australia and NZ are difficult but impossible, it is a question of following the procedures and money because it is seriously expensive to pay for the quarantine. A good website is: http://www.enz.org/moving-pets-to-new-zealand.html

The bigger problem you have is that your dog is a pug and the vast majority of airlines refuse to take pugs because they over so over-bred to achieve the short snouts that their breathing system does not function properly which is an increased risk when flying. Several pugs have died this way, see: http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...ajendra-tandon

Now if you just had adopted a local dog from a shelter, instead of buying and thus supporting the horrendous dog breeding industry, you would at least not have had this last problem!
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Hello kvalli82,

I have a similar situation like yours, and I would need to take my 2 year old Golden to Auckland. Please advise if you have made any progress in relocating your Pug. Did you hear it back from Petfly. Howmuch is highlevel expense estimation including sending your Dog to some other country like Canad for 180 days.

Thanks and Regards,
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Hi DrRudi,

My dog has been in Canada for 6 months +.
However all his vaccinations were done in India with the exception of the one for Kennel Cough which we did in Canada.

You have mentioned that vaccines need to be done in the approved country only.
We are considering Singapore for the same.
Does my dog still need to be in Singapore for 6 months?
Also does re-vaccination pose any threat to his health?

Thanks in advance. Appreciate your help.
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Hi Yukimom - can I check if you plan to bring Yuki to Australia? Or is Singapore your end destination?

If Australia:

The import regulations changed on Monday this week, and take effect from early February. It will be a little easier if you are not bringing Yuki until then. Part of the change includes the post-arrival quarantine period being reduced from a minimum of 30 days to a minimum of 10 days.

The bio-security website has a helfpul drop down menu which provides a schedule of the things you need to do. Your Canadian vet should be able to certify the vaccines, and I'm sure they wouldn't administer vaccines if they were harmful to Yuki.

http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/cat-dogs
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Hi Dr Rudi,

Our end destination is Australia.
We returned to India couple of months ago.
Hence thought of the detour via Singapore, as vaccines need to be done in the approved country only.
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Originally Posted by yukimom View Post Hi Dr Rudi,

Our end destination is Australia.
We returned to India couple of months ago.
Hence thought of the detour via Singapore, as vaccines need to be done in the approved country only.
Thanks Yukimom - apologies, I didn't understand that was the case. I thought you were all in Canada.

Yes, you will have to send Yuki to an approved country for the vaccines and the paperwork. Does Singapore accept dogs from India?

The situation is a bit confused at the moment because of the change in regulations I referred to above. Also, there has been a re-organisation of government departments since the election a few months ago, and the websites have not necessarily kept up.

That aside, do check the process for non-approved countries:

http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/c...oved-countries

Singapore is a category 3 country, which have the following requirements:

http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/c...guide-for-dogs

You could use the department's inquiry form to seek confirmation / further information:

http://www.daff.gov.au/general-inqui...uery=animalimp
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Thank you DrRudi.
Just FYI - Singapore is a Category 2 country.

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