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    Has anyone relocated with their dogs/cats oversea?

    I am in the middle of relocating my family to China. I have a chihuahua and a Russian blue. I am planning to bring them with me. They are part of the family!!
    Can anyone share any experiences or information about pets relocation?

    Can anyone recommend a good animal transport company of high credibility? (I don't wanna end up with a dodgy business and losing my family members)

    Any advice is appreciated!!

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    If you must...

    People whose opinions I respect from another forum sometimes recommend these guys
    Jetpets Animal Transport - The trusted Pet Travel Experts

    Mostly I would say - never rehome a pet - it's like rehoming a child but China? They eat dogs there.

    I had a chinese student friend who had a beautiful golden retriever, when he had to go back to China, he refused to take it with him because he couldn't be sure it would survive the airport (staff) let alone be safe at his home. He rehomed it with his landlady who has a labrador. So it's happy if a little bit under exercised and over fed.

    All transport services are at the mercy of the baggage handlers. If they're careless or just don't like your pets, they can leave them out in the weather to die and the airline takes no responsibility. I've had two friends lose their pets this way. Australian summers are really bad. I don't know what Chinese summers are like.

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    Hi jwjxz,



    Hya- A little bit off topic but.....
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    They eat dogs
    Would they eat c/hua?
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    People would seriously take dogs from their homes to heat them? =/

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    I can also vouch for jetpets, they do a great service, I have used them to transport dogs interstate and know people who have used them for overseas transport.

    The traditional breed used for consumption was the Cob Type Chinese Crested, but they don't pick out certain breeds any more.

    Sadly yes, family pets are used and are picked up off the streets or stolen but I don't believe it is that common practice to be alarmed by.

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    thanks for your advice, Hyacinth. i will check out

    i have heard stories about people stealing dogs and selling them to food market in China.....that's absolutely terrible!!! I can't believe how cruel and barbaric some people are!!

    i'm worried to death now...but i don't want to leave them behind. the dog has never been away from me since he was a puppy, i'm saying almost like 24/7. so basically they are like my own kids.

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    I've got no idea how prevalent it is.

    The other reason there is no way I'd move to china - with or without dogs, is because of what happened to those Rio Tinto workers. They're still locked up for doing their job. Sheesh. If the powers that be in China don't like what you're doing, you're locked up and they throw away the key and the Oz govt says "tut tut", collateral damage for making squillions selling coal and iron ore and uranium to them.

    It's not just your pets you have to worry about. It's you too.

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    Hya, I know how dreadful it would be if i move to china. I hate it from the bottom of my heart. But i have to go there because there are better opportunities for my career in the short term, I am going to work there and use china as a jumping board to get further.

    I've considered the idea that i can rehome my kids in oz, they probably will have a better life here without going with me. But my heart says I don't want this, I love them. Am I too selfish? or just unrealistic?

    Someone told me yesterday that it is easy to export them out of oz but extremely difficult to bring them back...because I may be coming back in 5 years time.

    I know that I am not the best owners for them, but i've been trying my best to be a responsible owner.

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    jwjxz

    It's not impossible to get them back into oz, just takes a long time and is expensive because they have to spend time in quarantine - 30 days to 3 months (you'll have to look it up - I think it varies depending where they've been). And you have to pay the costs of them being there - which is more than your average boarding costs.

    I had some career opportunities to move to Dubai and decided not to. I really don't like how they treat women and poor people there so I couldn't do it.

    To me - 5 years is not short term. 3 to 6 months is short term.

    Going to China to work is a big risk for all of you. There are some Aussies over there doing well at it, but I'm not sure they're happy in their jobs. Smog, and all the restrictions about what you can and cant' do.

    If it was short term (less than 6 months), I'd consider asking a friend to take the dogs on. Otherwise - it's a hard choice. Is there any chance you could ask anyone you know who is already over there, what it's like for dogs and dog owners in the area you are going to? Do they have dog training clubs?

    I had another friend who took her dogs to Singapore - they thought they were going long term and she's finding it really difficult, for starters the job they went over there fell through, and hubby had to come back, and there's no where for the dogs to walk, even the footpaths are too small. And the footpaths here are pretty shocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
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    Mostly I would say - never rehome a pet - it's like rehoming a child but China? They eat dogs there.
    Eating dogs is very much only an 'old people's' way of life now. China is vastly different country in this day and age and is rapidly changing.

    I can show you photgprahs from my trip last year of dogs that are obviously very pampered and much loved. Not everyone east dogs. The animal welfare has also grown rapidly in the last 10 years.
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