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I'd suggest not going by plane then, but rather by ship. It might take longer, but your dog will not have even remotely as much stress. Some cruises allow at least smaller dogs. What Peter M wrote still applies, though.


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In addition Tom's answer. If you are planning on returning to Australia with your dog then you are going to face strict quarantine restrictions that could preclude you from traveling with your dog anyway. See Cats and Dogs returning to Australia from the Department of Agriculture and Resources. From that page: When your cat or dog leaves Australia it ...


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If you're travelling more than about two months from now, you'll be able to do this. You'll need to get the dog vaccinated for rabies (even if her vaccination is up-to-date, the vet may advise a booster, to ensure that the immunity test comes back positive) and other things, wait several days, go back to the vet for the rabies immunity test, wait for the ...


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It's not legal to sell cat meat in Switzerland, neither raw nor cooked. The Swiss Regulation of the Confederate Department of Interior on food of animal origin, article 2 has a list of animals of which the meat can be sold or distributed as food. It is therefore unlikely that you will find a restaurant catering with cat meat. If there are any, they are at ...


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Sorry, you cannot take a dog above 10kg on a train in Japan. Per JR East's rules, dogs and other animals can only be transported if they're placed in a fully enclosed crate less than 70cm in length and 10kg in combined weight, plus you need to pay 280yen per ride for the privilege: 有料のもの ●小犬、猫、鳩またはこれらに類する小動物(猛獣やへびの類を除く)で、 長さ70センチ以内で、タテ・ヨコ・...


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For some reason, it's very difficult to bring a pet into the UK by air in the cabin. I have researched this, and it's unclear why this is the case. In theory, the law is harmonised across the EU, and allows pets up to 8kg including carrier to fly in the cabin. In practice, no scheduled flights into the UK seem to actually allow this. The best option will be ...


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Your best bet is to use U-Haul, although for some reason their prices are highly unreasonable if you choose Chicago rather than Seattle as the pickup location. They currently quote me $343 for a move from Seattle: But a whopping $2,796 for a move from Chicago: So the solution is to drive/fly to Seattle, hop on a UHaul truck and then drop it off in ...


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The information you need is on the website of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, who are responsible for all live animals that enter the country in the company of people, whether as companions or otherwise. They have specific advice for dogs. I filled out the form there assuming your dog is over eight months old (since you didn't say puppy) and it says the ...


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Being in Japan, anything cute you ask for will most likely exist in much more animation formats than real life versions. So be prepared for a definite shortage of real cats here. While there are 2 cat-themed amusement parks, one a bit far away from Tokyo and one a bit closer (this stuff is not only reserved for mice), there are also several occasions ...


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From Hawaii Pet Passport & Import Regulations (not an official site so take it with a grain of salt), yes you can take your dog to Hawaii. However there seems to be quite stringent requirements both before and after arrival. Hawaii has a five-day or less program for bringing cats, dogs and ferrets into the state. The program is designed to allow ...


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It might be these 'no dog' signs Mayo mentioned are well hidden then, because I know a lot of restaurants in Amsterdam that definitely would not be fine with you going in there with a dog, but I have rarely seen signs being put up that you shouldn't enter with a dog (though I have seen a couple). Either way, as far as restaurants go: on the terrace dogs tend ...


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Yamato Unyo, one of the delivery companies, will apparently transport a crated dog from Narita Airport to almost anywhere: https://form.008008.jp/mitumori/PPET0100Action_doInit.action They will transport medium size dogs up to 30kg and large dogs over 30kg, so you’re in the clear. They’re pretty much your only option for larger size animals even though ...


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I checked again, and I’m fairly confident this wasn’t showing up last night, but it now seems that Avis has exactly one “Mystery Car” option to go from Seattle to Vancouver. (Maybe not anymore, as I’ve just booked it.) The issue, then, seems to be one of inventory management instead of blanket policy changes. I also called Service BC and confirmed that it’s ...


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By default, if you don't see a 'no dog' sticker, your dog will be allowed into restaurants. Dogs are not allowed in any of the major museums or churches but are allowed pretty much everywhere else. (source). From same source: Dogs of any size are allowed on the public transportation system including trams, metro, buses and trains. Dogs are allowed for ...


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I can't say definitively that animals are not allowed however: Animals are not allowed in tents - Official Oktoberfest website Dos and Don’ts inside the tents You may not take food or beverages into the tents. You can take cigarettes with you, but it's forbidden to smoke inside the tent. Of course also any kinds of weapons are not allowed. ...


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The big question mark is how well your dog travels. We've got a dog that will just curl up and sleep for as long as we choose to travel - she's done 14 hour non-stop trips with no issues - but I also know dogs that whine incessantly without regular (three hourly or so) stops to relieve themselves and/or have a walk around. This will significantly affect ...


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Several hotels in the area listed on Trip Advisor as "pet friendly" but only accept dogs. Blatant discrimination! La Quinta JFK accepts cats and there is no surcharge.


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Update for 2016: No. Darf mein Hund mit auf das Oktoberfest? - Einfache Antwort: Nein. Das Mitführen von Hunden ist auf der Wiesn nicht gestattet. Außerdem tut man den Tieren bei all dem Trubel mit einem Wiesnbesuch in den allermeisten Fällen auch keinen Gefallen. Google translate [edited by mts]: Can I take my dog to the Oktoberfest? - Simple answer:...


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I brought a cat into England by car from France in 2016. The cat had an embedded microchip, and a European pet passport. I came by car ferry, and I had to report to the animal hut before boarding. Having said that, it seems that these days you also need to have had your cat treated for tapeworm no more than five days before travel -- see this link. As for ...


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The UK has requirements for bringing pets into the country which, while stringent, are fairly easy to meet. As long as you have all your pet's documentation in order, it will not be quarantined or refused entry. The following is a brief summary: If your pet already has an EU pet passport, then you need do nothing but keep rabies booster shots up to date. ...


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We have dogs. We considered taking them with us when we went on a trip to Luxembourg last year, but the trouble (and cost) of getting them back in the country meant it was much cheaper to put them in kennels for 2 weeks instead. With Britain being an island, many of the diseases which are common in Europe are simply not present here (or at least not common),...


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Every airline will have its own policies, so contact your airline and ask. Airlines regularly transport all sorts of weird creatures, up to and including a herd of elephants, so they'll be happy to advise you how to deal with a tarantula.


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As you note, you've already satisfied the UK requirements for bringing your cat with you to England. Relocating with pet is stressful, for both you and your cat. While the microchip and the tattoo accomplish the same, providing a permanent id, you may want to consider adding the chip, for a number of reasons: it would be less intrusive for your cat during ...


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While the official airport website is silent on the topic, O'Hare airport guides indicate that animals are not technically allowed inside buildings aside from service animals (whose presence is permitted by law). For example, iFly states Animals are not allowed inside the passenger terminals unless they are in a kennel. Exception: Working dogs on a leash. ...


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Yes, you can bring them, but they are considered "used animal equipment" and must be declared at the border for inspection: You must declare certain food, plant material and animal products. Live animals and animal products: used animal equipment including veterinary equipment and medicines, shearing or meat trade tools, saddlery and tack ...


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Travelling with Pets on Indian Railway The Indian Rails Rules for Luggage regulate the carriage of birds, without mentioning parrots explicitly. The sender (i.e. the OP in our case) must fill in a Forwarding Note, as specified in Section 64 of the Railway Act, providing details on the animals. These include declaring the value of the animals in order to ...


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No, you cannot take a 25 lb dog in cabin on flights to Europe. The UK specifically bans in-cabin dogs as part of their quarantine requirements, but all other carriers have a weight limit (generally dog plus container) less than the weight of your dog, topping out at around the 6-8 kg or 13-18 lb mark. More references here.


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Abstracted from PetTravel.com with tailoring to what I believe to be your requirements: To enter Poland, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner. A tattoo is an acceptable form of ...


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