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HI guys..we are still working on how to send stuff from Ohio to Philippines .So far so good. We are not making any commitment yet until we come up with a practical quotation.

 

So, I hope you can give me a good idea on how to transport a dog from Ohio to Philippines. I know that we have to coordinate first with the local agency here who controls and manages transport of animals into the country.We are aware too that the dog has to be quarantined . Is it really safe for the poor dog  to go through19hours of flight. But I just want to hear from you , some info that could help us facilitate processing of documents.

Thank you hope you all having a great day.

 

Mrs. Flintstone

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Can i ask what kind of PET he/she is?

a Service dog? rare breed? house pet? or mostly outside dog?

what is the age?....

what area or neighborhood will he/she live or be going to?

 

I ask these questions as it may not be worth the possible trouble..

 

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I had a beautiful Chinchilla cat that I had to find a new home for because I knew she would not survive the flight... She barely survived the vacuum for 5 minutes at a time! OK, do it does sound funny but the noise stressed her out to excessive levels. So to subject her to that for hours on end - sedated or not- would have been to much for her. Something to consider...

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Diamond is a puggle..not really a rare breed but he means so much for us. We would save money just to send him here to live in cavite but I worry more about the flight or will he be able to cope with it. Thank you for all your advices but I do hope it's still very possible, healthwise, to send him here. It would break our heart to just give him away just because my partner has to relocate here. He is 8 years old and has protected Pat for so long and we just want him to spend his remaining years with us. 

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We transported our elderly cat when we made the move, I believe I described our experience (not all bad) in  post about a year ago. If u cant find it let me know and ill go through it again gladly.

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We are doing this to our Yorkies this is what we found:

 
 
Republic of the Philippines 
Department of Agriculture 
BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY 
Visayas Avenue, Diliman 
Quezon City 
 
 
IMPORT PROCEDURE 
 
DOGS AND CATS 
 
For walk-in applicants: 
Apply for a Veterinary Quarantine Clearance to 
Import by accomplishing the application form at the 
National Veterinary Quarantine Service (NVQS), 
Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), Visayas Ave., 
Diliman, Quezon City. 
 
For applicants who will apply via email: 
Write a letter of request addressed to the BAI 
Director and email to [email protected] 
with the following information: 
a. species and breed of animal 
b. sex, age and number of animals 
c. expected date of arrival 
 
For faster transactions, online application may be done by 
browsing the website www.intercommerce.com.ph. 
 
The requirements are as follows: 
1. The animals must be four (4) months of age or 
above; 
2. That the animals must be accompanied by a health 
certificate issued shortly before shipment by the 
proper veterinary authority of the country of origin 
stating that the animal shave been carefully 
examined and found to be free and have not been 
exposed to dangerous communicable animal 
diseases; 
3. That in countries not considered free of rabies, an 
additional certification is required to the effect that 
there are no cases of rabies within a twenty (20) 
kilometer radius from the point of origin during the 
last six (6) months; 
4. That the animals should be accompanied by a valid 
vaccination certificate against rabies, canine, 
distemper, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis, canine 
parvovirus or feline panleucopenia. For countries 
considered free of rabies, vaccination could be 
waived; 
5. That the animals were treated for internal and 
external parasites; 
6. If the animal arrived unaccompanied by said health 
and vaccination certificates or are showing signs of 
dangerous communicable animal diseases, they 
must be quarantined or disposed off without 
compensation at the discretion of the Director of Animal 
Industry; 
7. If the number of animals exceeds five, the quarantine site 
has to be inspected; 
8. Issuance of permit is P100.00 and P55.00 for lodgement 
fee for online application. Inspection fee is P250.00 for 
the first two heads and P300.00 for the succeeding head, 
respectively. 
9. Permit is good for 2 months; the pets and the necessary 
documents including a valid international veterinary 
health certificate from the country of origin shall be 
presented at the Veterinary Quarantine Unit for inspection 
as well as payment of fees for permits and other 
necessary fees such as mailing or fax transmittal of 
Veterinary Quarantine Clearance (VQC). 
10. A Notice of Quarantine shall be issued if there are no 
requirements presented upon arrival and the pet is not in 
good health. The pets shall be subjected to an in-house inspection
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Thank you so much Scott and Medasman. Thank you for taking time to share some good advices. 

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We have a 130 pound Dog (Mastiff) that we are considering taking with us when we move from the USA to Sta. Rosa. He is 1 year old and 140 pounds.

I am not worried about the paperwork - I am worried about the long flight and its impact on him.

Is there a better carrier or service that specializes in making sure that the dog is eating and drinking and surviving the flight ok?

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We brought our two dogs with us when we moved here three years ago.  Like you we employed the service of a company that specialized in pet travel.  Both dogs are about 20 pounds, a West Highland White Terrier and a Cocker Poodle mix.  We booked our flights to ensure the shortest travel time.  For us it was Seattle to Japan (change planes with short layover), Japan to Manilla.  We then spent two days in a pet friendly hotel before flying from Manilla to Cebu.  Both pets did fine with the flight and have acclimated well to the weather here.  As long as you have the proper forms and the pet is healthy, there is no quarantine.  There is a vet at the Manila airport who will check the paperwork and inspect your pet.

A couple of hints even when using a travel service:

The flight you want is the shortest flight that will accept pets as cargo.  Keep in mind the dog will not be allowed out of the crate during any layovers.  Find the best flight for the dog first, then match your flight to the pet.

Be sure to include an absorbent "pee pad" in the pet crate.

Prior to the flight have your husband wear the same tee shirt to bed for several nights.  Put the unwashed shirt in the bottom of the pet crate.  The odor will help keep your dog calm during the flight.:console:

 

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What is the difference between using a "Pet Travel Service" and just having the airline ship him as cargo? (I realize that not all airlines will do it and have rules).

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