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moving my dog to singapore

Postby lana francis » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 8:01 am

I am worried about the flight and quarantine for my dog travelling with me to singapore.....is it a traumatic experience for them? Likewise, once I get there, what is the quality of life for a 70 lb weimaraner? Can anyone offer any advice or experiences?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 8:40 am

Do a search of this board. Lot's of information and anecdotal evidence/stories on here already.

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Postby carolynW » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 7:06 pm

We have a weim and apart from it being a bit hot here (he finds the coolest spot in the house) and somewhat lethargic, he's doing ok. His elbows gets alot of tiny lumps which he does not get in cooler or drier weather.

He is also a mellow weim so he didn't sedate him, he seems fine from the flight etc.

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Postby lana francis » Sun, 14 Feb 2010 1:46 am

I'm interested to hear more about your experience, such as: where did you fly from..we are from Canada. Also, which airline did you use? We are also a little worried about the quarantine. Is it terrible? Another person told me that their dogs got ticks/fleas from there. What about a house with a yard? Are they expensive? Available?

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Postby carolynW » Mon, 15 Feb 2010 7:17 pm

We flew in from S. Africa, but our dogs originated fm australia, we brought them to Singapore on our first posting, then taipei then joburg and back to singapore, we used Mitchville K-9 which were very good in handling the move.

Our dogs actually flew MAS (cheaper for 3) but I saw their ads recently on their animal facility which looked great.

We visited the dogs once at the quarantine place in Singapore, its qonderful, the people running the place truly love dogs and they had such luxurious accomodations that we didn't feel bad not visiting them more often.

We usually time our moves such that the dogs get shipped first and spend quarantine time and are out by the time we arrive. We did have a bit of problem with housing so our dogs stayed with a friend with a yard while we house hunted.

We had a friend that had a Weim in their apartment and lots of walks, we've always had a yard tho.

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Postby carolynW » Mon, 15 Feb 2010 7:21 pm

Sorry on houses.... there are many houses with yards... I guess it depends on location and price. We would always live in a house for the dogs. Have you looked at www.spio.com.sg? apart from the private homes that are rented out?

PM me, I also have a good contact to a canadian vet who makes house calls if you are interested. She's great too.

I wouldn't worry too much about fleas and ticks in the quarantine place, they are very well managed. The vet will tell you more about how to manage ticks in tropics.

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Postby lana francis » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 4:12 am

Thanks for the responses...this is the biggest part of our decision because our dog is our life!! You've put me at east about the quarantine, thanks. I also looked at the pictures on the website, but it's hard to tell from pictures. I can't PM for some reason. Can you offer any advice about where to live? We'd want to look into houses just because of our dog, but what is a good area?

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Postby carolynW » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 7:51 am

Singapore is a small place, I doubt you would go wrong with places to live. There is a nice dog park in the West Coast area, but Singapore has alot of places you can take your dog for a walk etc. The only issue is heat... our Weim seems drained in this heat and knows the coolest spot in everyhome we have lived in singapore, he seems alot more lively in countries where its cooler.

Email me then on Singaporecarolyn@yahoo.com.

Although our weim is totally harmless, because of his size he seems to freak kids out. He looks kind of goofy but others are nervous.


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