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Jack_Russel move from Seattle to Singapore

Post by SeaJack » Fri, 31 Jul 2009 5:43 am

We are moving to Singapore in October 2009 from Seattle. I have an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier that I am planning on moving with me. We were originally thinking of going through Narita, Japan, but because of their strict restrictions on pets I am thinking this may not be the best option for us.

If you have ANY suggestions regarding the best route (should we fly over Europe?), best airline, and any other suggestions, that would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by mrslam » Fri, 31 Jul 2009 5:23 pm

You may want to go through Los Angeles, direct flight to Singapore.

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Post by AngMoKio » Sun, 02 Aug 2009 1:48 am

Intermediate stops should not be much of a problem if you have your paperwork in order. I would caution against a long layover for the pets sake.

We did a layover in Australia (with very strict regulations) and it was no big deal compared to what awaited us here in Singapore.

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Post by VegasGuy » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:24 am

Which airline did you choose to do the pet move? Singapore Air said they won’t take our terrier, even as cargo.

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Post by road.not.taken » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 7:25 pm

Greetings SeaJack,

We are in the process of moving your Lab to Singapore from the US. We have decided to use a professional pet moving company (long story, but the pup can't go on Singapore Airlines, but I have to due to ticket restrictions). I had a very reassuring, long conversation with the international contact at the company we might use. She confirmed a few things for me:

Lufthansa is the most pet-friendly airline for international, Continental for the US domestic flights. They use them whenever possible.

A 10 day quarantine is now available in Singapore if your dog has had rabies shots 30 days apart and tested negative in a rabies titer 30 days after the last innoculation.

The shorter the door-to-door time, the better. Don't go for a long layover if at all possible.

Quarantine needs 6 - 12 weeks advance notice, contact the AVA in Singapore right away and request a place for your dog. The forms are available on their website.

Please PM me if you have any questions, this is not an easy process ~ especially when it is just one facet of an a huge move, but they take good care of the pets in Singapore and the quarantine time goes by quicker than you think (this will be the third time for us).

Hope this helps & good luck!

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Post by carolynW » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 9:15 pm

Yes we tried to get our 3 dogs here directly from Joburg but SIA does not take jack russels (one of our is a JR). So they took an MAS flight, we arranged it so that they would get here before us.

We visited them and did not feel guilty after that, the handlers at the quarantine center were genuine dog lovers and they had very nice facilities.

Do book your spot as the wait list is long, we used Mitchville K9 for the singapore end and they were very good and we used a S. African mover on the other end that also was genuine in their show of concern for the dogs.

Good luck!

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Post by VegasGuy » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 3:30 am

Thanks for all the info. We have submitted our info to the quarantine station, and are looking forward to hearing back. They said it may take a while to get the confirmation of a space. We ended up using a company based here in Las Vegas to handle the move of our dog. They are using Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong).

Cheers!

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