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Offline nwkh

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Dog us to uk basics
« on: October 08, 2016, 10:04:24 PM »
We are planning to move with our cockapoo (17 pounds) within the year. I think we understand all the paperwork but is crating the only option? She is not a service dog.

If crating IS the only way does anyone recommend an airline and how much generally is the cost?

Thanks in advance.

Nwkh

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Re: Dog us to uk basics
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 09:29:25 PM »
Anyone?? Anything??

Thanks so much.

nwkh

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Re: Dog us to uk basics
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2016, 10:28:55 PM »
From my understanding most airlines require dogs to travel in  the hold and crated. There may be one that flies into France thats different, but its not something I did and have no actual worling knowledge of. If you look through the pet threads you should find the info pretty quickly. It's mostly about bringing pets over.

Have you looked into the Cruise Ship the Queen Mary II (I think it's II)? They have dog/cat travel spaces, it tends to book full a year in advance, so you'd want to get on that!

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Re: Dog us to uk basics
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 11:57:11 AM »
Yup, as Lyonaria said, coming directly into the UK will require the dog to be in the hold.

You can get around that by flying into Paris or Amsterdam and then driving to the UK.  But I'm thinking 17 pounds would be too big to be under the seat in front of you?

If it makes you feel any better, I brought two cats to the UK.  I was SO NERVOUS about them being in the hold.  My vet assured me it was so much better for the animals than being in the cabin.  Really big crates, the hold is dark and warm, the engine soothes them to sleep.  The cabin is bright and noisy.  All they see is feet and the carts going up and down the aisles.  I felt like he had a point.  My kitties arrived safe and sound.  It was MUCH more traumatic for ME than THEM.   ;D

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Re: Dog us to uk basics
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 03:03:43 PM »
KFdancer and lyonaria--

Thanks so much for the feedback.

So we dont have to supply the crate if we fly? The airlines supplies the crate?

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Just looked online a virgin atlantic.. (our preferred airline) got all the details there..thanks agian

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Re: Dog us to uk basics
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2016, 03:14:15 PM »
No, you supply the crate.  It's not a cheap process but worth the cost!

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Re: Dog us to uk basics
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2016, 09:57:11 PM »
OK.. next question. Gawd these official forms do not make things clear!!

So traveling from USA JFK to London Heathrow. Do we need a pet passport or the Annex IV form? Or both?

Does anyone know were we can download these forms for free?

I found a site but they are charging $25 for the Annex IV form. Wouldnt it be so easy if they had the forms one needed on the .gov site. Crazy.

So important to get this right...

Thanks again in advance.

NWKH

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Re: Dog us to uk basics
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2016, 09:15:59 AM »
I used a pet relocation company so I'm afraid I'm no use.

Call the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow.  I've heard they are extremely helpful.  If you ask, they may even review your completed paperwork for you before you fly so that you know there won't be any problems.

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Re: Dog us to uk basics
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2016, 09:22:55 AM »
OK.. next question. Gawd these official forms do not make things clear!!

So traveling from USA JFK to London Heathrow. Do we need a pet passport or the Annex IV form? Or both?

Does anyone know were we can download these forms for free?

I found a site but they are charging $25 for the Annex IV form. Wouldnt it be so easy if they had the forms one needed on the .gov site. Crazy.

So important to get this right...

Thanks again in advance.

NWKH

I did it myself but it was a few years ago now. I suggest you call your local USDA, they were above and beyond helpful when I was doing my research.

http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app
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Re: Dog us to uk basics
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2017, 03:29:08 PM »
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Re: Dog us to uk basics
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2017, 06:59:42 PM »
Thank you so much everyone for the wonderful advice. We are set to move towards the end of the year and will let everyone know how it went. If anything changes with Brexit or any new info please let's us know.
Many thanks