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Re: Pets

Posted By: Martin McMorrow <[email protected]>
Date: Thursday, 18 May 2017, at 1:53 a.m.

In Response To: Pets (Katya Peed)

As the others have indicated, the process of taking pets overseas varies, but is always bureaucratic, lengthy and expensive. So it's not feasible for a short contract of just one year.

Here are two examples.

Ten years ago, my brother and his wife took their two dogs from the UK to Chicago where he was working on a four-year contract. I think the dogs were in quarantine for a few months. The overall cost was several thousand dollars - fortunately covered by the multinational where he was working (and which also provided a home with a one acre yard - not something any TEFL employer could ever do).

My colleague brought his cat with him from South Africa when he emigrated here to New Zealand 15 years ago. The cat was in quarantine for five months; the air fare for the cat was about three times what he paid for himself. All in all, it was about US$3000 (15 years ago).

So, I don't think it's feasible to think about taking your dog overseas unless you are emigrating or going for a lengthy, well-paid contract (e.g. several years). Most countries would insist on lengthy quarantine and would not necessarily let the dog in anyway accompanied by a short-term visitor.

I'm sure you'll be able to google information on taking dogs to various countries. It's not really a TEFL question.

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Katya Peed -- Friday, 12 May 2017, at 8:46 a.m.
Re: Pets
spiral78 -- Saturday, 13 May 2017, at 7:33 a.m.
Re: Pets
Tim -- Friday, 12 May 2017, at 3:54 p.m.
Re: Pets
Martin McMorrow -- Thursday, 18 May 2017, at 1:53 a.m.

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