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Hi I'm up in Canada.
If I needed transport from the states, lets say GA. How would it work? Does it cost by milage, gas?....
 

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Paid transport is usually a flat rate per dog - about $125. There are set pick up points and set drop off points. You would need to drive down to PA or NY to meet the transport. Dogs must be quarantined for two weeks prior to transport and must be up to date on all vaccinations and have a current health certificate. So in addition to the transport cost, you need to factor in 2 weeks of kenneling (assuming the dog is not sick, in which case kenneling can be longer), vetting costs and the charge for an HC.
 

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What is HC?
 

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HC stands for Health Certificate. The dog must me seen by a vet (I believe within 10 days of the transport) to get a health certificate in order to cross state lines.
 

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OK, I'm glad I asked questions. So what is the reason for the 2 week kenneling? Is that a precaution for the transport or does it apply to all dogs. Say, if I went down and got a dog today, would I be able to vet it and get it to Canada by driving it back tomorrow? Of would I have to kennel it for 2 weeks?
 

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The two week wait is for transport companies. The purpose is to make sure that the dog does not have any contagious illnesses such as kennel cough or parvo. Some of the transport companies can have as many as 40 dogs on one transport and if one is sick then they all can get sick.

If you go down and pick up the dog yourself and drive it back, you would not be required to do anything unless you were required in order to cross back into Canada.
 

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Thanks! I can say I learned something today.
 

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I learned too. That was a great question to get an explanation for. I tell you the members on here have so much knowledge and they don't hesitate to share it. This board has been a godsend to me since getting Buddy. I remember when my Dad bred and raised GSD but I guess I forgot alot and of course way back then there was no such thing as pet transport!!
 

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There are also volunteer transports. If you look at some of the other threads in this section you will see many of these have run sheets.

Usually the transport coordinator puts together a run sheet and cross post the run sheet looking for volunteers to drive various legs. Each leg is usually 60-100 miles long (1 hour - 1.5 hours) one way.

If you volunteer to do a leg, you pick up the animal at a predetermined location (usually a restaurant or gas station along the interstate) and drive to the next meeting place. There you hand off the animal and all paper work to the next driver. This continues until the animal reaches its destination.

It looks pretty straight forward, but there is a lot of work done behind the sceens to put all this together.
 
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