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I need information on importing a dog to the Uk

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by monika, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. monika

    monika PetForums Junior

    Jan 23, 2009
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    Hi, I hope you can help me with information. One person from the Uk was on vacation in Bulgaria and he fell in love with a homeless dog over there. He got so attached to the dog that now by all means he wants us to help him and send him the dog over to the Uk.
    I know that DEFRA requires tests and vaccinations for rabies and the dog will be in quarantine for 6 months but is there any certified laboratories in Bulgaria that are approved by DEFRA?
    there is another option to send the dog to the UK for all test and quarantine but this is way to expensive i guess. is it?
    also i need to know how can we send the dog by air.maybe by cargo? or by a regular plane.
    We have been sending quite many dogs to Holland and Germany but its so much easier. Can someone help me and give me all requirements what should be done from our side in Bulgaria. We really want to help the dog and the wonderful person who wants to adopt the dog.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. Bijou

    Bijou PetForums VIP

    Aug 26, 2009
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    Contact Defra Defra - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for approved Bulgarian labratories and here's the link for all the information you need to bring a dog into the Uk
    Travelling with pets « Defra

    I'm afraid there is no easy option whether your friend opts for quarantine here in the Uk or 6 months in Europe after a clear rabies test - both will prove expensive and time consuming- it cost me £3000 to import from France - you could do it cheaper if you had someone in Europe willing to have the dog for 6 months without payment.

    good luck
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