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 Post subject: stray dog
PostPosted: September 3rd, 2012, 10:45 pm 

Joined: May 9th, 2010, 7:48 pm
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have fallen in love with stray dog. would like to bring dog to uk but dont know how. thought of asking someone to take him to dog san tuary until we return to Italy but have heard that sanctuaries are terrible. Also have no idea of cost. Can anyone advise us on best way? Understand that heneeds vaccinations first and to bequarantined for 6 weeks. Thanks Vicki and Steve

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 Post subject: Re: stray dog
PostPosted: September 4th, 2012, 12:37 pm 

Joined: June 5th, 2007, 4:36 pm
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Location: Italy
We got our Calabrian dog prepped for international travel, including the UK and our vet in Tropea was very useful with all the injections. The one time consuming thing is an injection (it may be rabies, not sure) followed by a blood sample 3 or 6 months later which needs to be sent to a lab in northern Italy.

Some regulations have changed however in the past year, so well worth checking out the UK requirements.

I just checked on DEFRA.gov.uk and it now says it is in line with European guidelines:

Pet Travel rules changed on 1 January 2012
Pet travel rules changed on 1 January 2012 when the UK brought its procedures into line with the European Union. From this date all pets can enter or re-enter the UK from any country in the world without quarantine provided they meet the rules of the scheme, which will be different depending on the country or territory the pet is coming from.

And actually it has become really easy now (compared to how I described above):

PART A Entry to the UK from other EU Member States and
approved non-EU countries:
For your pet to enter the UK from these countries, you must answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
• Is it microchipped1?
• Is it currently vaccinated against rabies?
• Was it vaccinated after it was microchipped and was the rabies vaccination administered as per the vaccine manufacturer’s data sheet?
• Have you got an EU Pet Passport or Official Veterinary Health Certificate2 from your vet certifying the microchip and vaccination?
• Have at least 21 days passed since it was vaccinated?
• Are you travelling into the UK with your pet on an approved route with an
approved transport company?5
• Has a vet treated your dog for tapeworm 1-5 days before its arrival in the UK and recorded the treatment (with exact times) in the passport or Official Health Certificate?

Source: http://www.defra.gov.uk/publications/fi ... 120229.pdf

Our vet in Tropea can help with all of that, so assume any vet can.

Here is a link to vets in VV province:


Happy travelling with your Calabrian canine!


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