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Getting dog around Singapore

Post by tay-hope » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:53 am

I am in desperate need of some kind of pet transport to get my two small dogs from one location to another. I have looked at pet taxi companies and they are good but quite expensive. Does anyone have any recommendations for more inexpensive transport? I am aware that some normal taxi companies will take pets but unfortunately a majority of drivers reject passengers with pets. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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Post by poodlek » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:04 am

Have you called the dispatches to book a taxi directly, telling them you have dogs with you?? I have never been refused a taxi this way. I don't think you could possibly have tried very hard.

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Re: Getting dog around Singapore

Post by BillyB » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:08 am

tay-hope wrote:I am in desperate need of some kind of pet transport to get my two small dogs from one location to another. I have looked at pet taxi companies and they are good but quite expensive. Does anyone have any recommendations for more inexpensive transport? I am aware that some normal taxi companies will take pets but unfortunately a majority of drivers reject passengers with pets. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Buy a lead and teach them to walk!

Poodlek - unrelated and random - I saw you at CQ on Tuesday night by the fountain with the family. Either that or you have a double in Singapore!

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Post by tay-hope » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:11 am

I have only ever traveled once with my dogs, I ordered a cab (informing I had 2 dogs in a carrier) from the AVA centre at the airport and was twice rejected when the taxis arrived. So haven't had a good experience, however when I did get a taxi, the driver had no problem with the dogs. I am just looking for a more reliable option.

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Post by tay-hope » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:18 am

"BillyB"

If this was possible I would do this and not have posted this post.

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Post by poodlek » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:27 am

tay-hope wrote:I have only ever traveled once with my dogs, I ordered a cab (informing I had 2 dogs in a carrier) from the AVA centre at the airport and was twice rejected when the taxis arrived. So haven't had a good experience, however when I did get a taxi, the driver had no problem with the dogs. I am just looking for a more reliable option.
Then you need to call back the taxi company and tear them a new one. It is their responsibility to inform the drivers of what they are picking up; more likely the drivers saw this as some easier way to avoid the queue going into the airport and pick up a more "hassle free" fare. If this ever happens again take down their number (the numbers off the license plate) and let the dispatch have at them.

In two years of booking taxis this way I have never once been refused.

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Post by poodlek » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:29 am

BillyB wrote:
tay-hope wrote:I am in desperate need of some kind of pet transport to get my two small dogs from one location to another. I have looked at pet taxi companies and they are good but quite expensive. Does anyone have any recommendations for more inexpensive transport? I am aware that some normal taxi companies will take pets but unfortunately a majority of drivers reject passengers with pets. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Buy a lead and teach them to walk!

Poodlek - unrelated and random - I saw you at CQ on Tuesday night by the fountain with the family. Either that or you have a double in Singapore!
What's CQ? I'm pretty sure I was home Tuesday night, but I don't remember that far back, lol. Mr. K was working that night, I know that much.

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Post by tay-hope » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:42 am

Poodlek -

I will keep this in mind and try again I guess, thanks for your advice :D

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Re: Getting dog around Singapore

Post by BillyB » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:45 am

poodlek wrote:
BillyB wrote:
tay-hope wrote:I am in desperate need of some kind of pet transport to get my two small dogs from one location to another. I have looked at pet taxi companies and they are good but quite expensive. Does anyone have any recommendations for more inexpensive transport? I am aware that some normal taxi companies will take pets but unfortunately a majority of drivers reject passengers with pets. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Buy a lead and teach them to walk!

Poodlek - unrelated and random - I saw you at CQ on Tuesday night by the fountain with the family. Either that or you have a double in Singapore!
What's CQ? I'm pretty sure I was home Tuesday night, but I don't remember that far back, lol. Mr. K was working that night, I know that much.
Clarke Quay; you have a stunt double family if it wasn't you then!

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Post by poodlek » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 1:45 pm

BillyB wrote:
poodlek wrote:
BillyB wrote: Buy a lead and teach them to walk!

Poodlek - unrelated and random - I saw you at CQ on Tuesday night by the fountain with the family. Either that or you have a double in Singapore!
What's CQ? I'm pretty sure I was home Tuesday night, but I don't remember that far back, lol. Mr. K was working that night, I know that much.
Clarke Quay; you have a stunt double family if it wasn't you then!
Ha! Believe it or not, my maiden surname is Ching. I have a name-double here in SG too :-) Wouldn't it be whack if it were the same woman!

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Post by nutnut » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 2:34 pm

lol, Whack! hahaha
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