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Best Dog relocation service for pending move to Singapore?

Postby fenwaythewonderdog » Sun, 26 Feb 2012 4:58 am

We are relocating to Singapore in 2 months ... we need to quickly schedule our pet to relocate with us ...any ideas on the best pet service to utilize. We need someone safey, reliable and who can take care of the details. We are searching online but there are numerous options and we have little time to research them alll, of course.

Appreciate the help!

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Postby BillyB » Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:35 pm

You've got two months - have you even read the new quarantine rules? I very much doubt you're the president of the US, or head of the IMF, so you've got plenty of time, and if you gave two hoots about your dog you'd make sure their trip was smooth and would hence put the research in.

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Re: Best Dog relocation service for pending move to Singapor

Postby lukeduke » Wed, 29 Feb 2012 2:27 pm

Hi,

Which country are you coming from?

We are flying our dog out in 10 days from the UK

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Re: Best Dog relocation service for pending move to Singapor

Postby poodlek » Wed, 29 Feb 2012 2:49 pm

fenwaythewonderdog wrote:We are relocating to Singapore in 2 months ... we need to quickly schedule our pet to relocate with us ...any ideas on the best pet service to utilize. We need someone safey, reliable and who can take care of the details. We are searching online but there are numerous options and we have little time to research them alll, of course.

Appreciate the help!


As far as taking care of the details, most of the work will have to be done by you. You will have to follow the guidelines and get the necessary shots, vet check ups and papers on your end; you will have to make sure you have the appropriate size shipping container with the right tags and accessories; you will have to submit all the paperwork, either to the relocation service or directly to the AVA. You may as well do it yourself. The only services the pet relocation specialists based here in Singapore will provide for you outside of filing your paperwork is transporting your pet from the airport to the quarantine. It is a TON of work whether you use a service or not. Better get on those details now, rather than wait for a recommendation. I used a service but I would not recommend them.

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Postby Brooklynjenn » Fri, 02 Mar 2012 10:42 pm

http://www.petrelocation.com

We used these guys when we relocated from the US. They took care of vet trips, boarded them for two weeks in the US, handled the paperwork, took them to the airport, had them stay for a rest night in Germany so they wouldn't be flying 24 hours straight, got them to the Singapore quarantine, and delivered them to our door. We only had three weeks from when we were offered the job until we arrived, so we had no choice but to use a full service company due to the 30 day rabies titer requirement. They were wonderful. I got email updates on their progress, they called to let me know how things were going, and were really a find for us. I don't think we could have brought our pets without them.

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Postby uscate » Sat, 03 Mar 2012 8:34 am

I'd like to "ditto" Brooklynjenn. We haven't yet moved, but I've been in touch with Cara at Petrelocation.com, and even though we haven't signed on the dotted line, she's been very proactive in her outreach to us. They're comparably priced (maybe a bit more than) other US based pet relo companies, and they seem to have much more experience and a more proactive level of customer service.

Good luck to you with your move!!

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Postby uscate » Sat, 03 Mar 2012 8:35 am

PS - fenwaythewonderdog - are you from Boston????

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Postby Travelguy » Tue, 06 Mar 2012 1:09 pm

There's a pet travel calculator on the AVA website that will tell you what needs to be done before arrival into singapore to ensure we're ready to travel.

I'm traveling next week with my 2 dogs, I'm not using a full service but I'll let you know how it goes and recommend the company if all goes well / smoothly.

Note the most critical points are related to Rabies vaccinations and the testing

It needs to be done at least 6 months in advance and the test results need to be submitted to an approved lab.

When I called, space was not an issue but you need all your ducks in a row to finalize the bookings etc.
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