German Shepherd Dog > Does anyone have any experience shipping a puppy to England from the USA? (9 replies)
Does anyone have any experience shipping a puppy to England from the USA?
by Love My Canine on 03 January 2011 - 17:13
|I can't seem to find the info I am looking for,and have someone in England who desperatly wants a Nike pup. I thought there might be a 6 month quarantine. If this is the case no way.|
by Goldie12 on 03 January 2011 - 18:12
|Yes Linedancer has imported from USA im sure she will help you. I will e mail her for you.|
by Love My Canine on 03 January 2011 - 18:20
|Thank you Goldie12|
by linedancer 13 on 03 January 2011 - 18:24
|Hi yes i have it is a very long drawn out process.Here is my emailaddress if you would like to know more firstname.lastname@example.org.|
by Love My Canine on 03 January 2011 - 20:40
|Thank you very much linedancer. I will be emailing you shortly.|
by Love My Canine on 03 January 2011 - 21:34
|Email says it is not recognized, could you PM me ??Thank You|
by OGBS on 04 January 2011 - 06:55
|It can be a little difficult. I took care of a couple of animals a few years ago for a lady who moved back to London from the United States.|
There is some info here.
The other really good place for info is British Airways Cargo.
The animal does have to go through a quarantine period, but, it can be done here in the U.S., at your home, if you are willing to keep the pup with you that long. The pup will end up being about 10 or 11 months old before it will be allowed to travel to the UK from the U.S. This is because the pup will have to be vaccinated for rabies which you can't do until at least 4 months old. It must also be micro-chipped with a chip that can be read by a UK approved scanner (or you have to provide a scanner) prior to the rabies vaccination (your vet has to make note of the micro-chip number in the paperwork when it is vaccinated for rabies). One month after the rabies vaccination the pup has to have a titer test (blood draw sample) that is sent to the Kansas State University Veterinary Lab where the immunity level to rabies is measured. If all goes well, and it should, you will get the results back from the lab in a month or so. The pup can then be shipped six months after the date of the vaccination. It must also have a tick and tapeworm treatment 2-3 days prior to leaving. The real key to all of this is to make sure that you are on top of all of the paperwork. If it gets screwed up or you lose something you won't be able to send the pup and you will have to start over.
I hope the pups are doing well!!!
by Jenni78 on 04 January 2011 - 15:52
|UK is about the worst place to ship to. I hate telling people no, but I just won't put a puppy through that. What OGBS said is true, last I checked. It's a huge production and I really dislike some of the "health" things that have to be done almost as much as the quarantine.|
by Wildmoor on 04 January 2011 - 20:37
It is 6 months after the blood test not vacination (same as import from Europe)
'may not enter the UK under PETS until six calendar months have passed from the date that your vet took the blood sample which led to a satisfactory test result'
All Information is available on the DEFRA website:
by Nans gsd on 05 January 2011 - 15:45
|Same if you ship to Hawaii.|