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    Question for those that have took there dog over...............with the quarantine kennels being in Melbourne how have you got your pet to Adelaide, drove and collected, got it popped on a flight? What sort of cost was involved?

     

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    Guest Spratnat

    I'd like to know the answer to these questions too please!! What type of dog do you have?

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    Me too!

     

    Also how old is your dog. We won't be moving out for a couple of years and our golden retriever is about 7 now. What age do you thing it is cruel to put them through it? I really wouldn't want to go without him but keep thinking he is slowing down already and that maybe in a couple of years it may actually be cruel :wideeyed:

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    Our cat was in Melbourne for the duration of quarantine and we didn't see him from when he left heathrow till we picked him up. We drove down the coast on the way to Melbourne which was around 13 hours, stayed in a motel near quarantine and picked him up Sunday morning. Quickest route home was 8 hours. We did it in a weekend, petrol was around $150 and hotel $100. Lovely to see theGreat Ocean Road but we could have gone the quick way!

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    I would opt for flying in to Melbourne and accompany dog back, Virgin fly pets and it is so much cheaper to fly them accompanied than using a company like Dogtainers or Jetpets to fly them for you. Just did a rough pricing and the flight would cost you $198 return for one adult and then costs of flying the furry one are:

     

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    Hi there, we brought our two Golden Retrievers over last September after a lot of soul searching as to whether it was selfish of us to put them through it, but they are part of the family and we felt we couldn't abandon them to a new family, as we committed to getting them and we felt you have to stick with that for their whole lives no matter what. In answer to Kookie, you think it might be cruel to put your retriever through the change but knowing how the breed are have you considered the cruelty of them losing you for good,especially at that age, you can't win, whatever you do it will be a hard decision. (It's great to see so many Goldens over here too). Personally although it was a tough few weeks being without our two, we have given them a wonderful life over here, and they have adjusted well, after a few hiccups. We used Dogtainers to transport,a great and very kind company. we decided not to visit them in Melbourne and leave them wondering why we had disappeared again so we didn't see them until they arrived to stay. If you have just one dog I would definitely request the dog play/walking extra at the quarantine facility so they don't get too bored. one of our Retrievers was a little more stressed than the other but they have both settled well and it has definitely helped our kids settle by having their much loved pets here. We also gave ours a natural calming remedy called Zylkene which the authorities allow you to supply enough for the quarantine period - it can help dogs through anxiety as it is based on a pheromone given off by nursing bitches and naturally calms a dog down. We were advised to start them on this two weeks prior to travel. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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    We also used Dogtainers when we brought our dog back from the UK. Trevor did his quarantine in Sydney and we used a company which I think was called Dogwalks who visited him in quarantine and took him treats, took him for walks etc and generally gave him some love whilst he was away from us. I'm almost positive they operate in Melbourne as well and can thoroughly recommend them.

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