New to the forums but have been reading a lot. I have searched this topic but am looking for specific answers.
I will be going to Europe in May and have a long haired GSD reserved there. She will be about 12-13 weeks when I bring her back to the US. I will be traveling on the same flight and the dog will be in the cargo/baggage area leaving Frankfurt through GK pet shipping (this will be a non stop flight).
My main concerns are:
1) If I am a passenger, where do I pick up the dog once I pass through customs? Where do I bring all of the paperwork etc? (I want to pick the pup up asap so she has minimal stress)
2) The center for disease control (CDC) has a owner quarantine agreement for rabies vaccination, which I understand. Although GK sent me "USA guidelines" stating that if the dog is not vaccinated, they will need copies of mother's pet passport plus proof that is the mother of the pup. Does anyone have experience with this? How do I 'prove' she is the mother?
3) Can anyone that has done this before let me know exactly what I need?
Any feedback for GK or suggestions, comments are appreciated. I want to be ready. If I am missing anything please tell me!
Thanks for your time in advance.