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Just curious about how pets are handled when you bring them with you to another country.
I have been thinking to move to France and my 2 gsd will have to go with me.
Is there a waitting time?(quarantine)How does it work?
What about the flight? Will they be ok? How much does it cost?
Any info would be great!
 

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This will get you started.

http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/France.cfm

http://www.dogfriendly.com/server/travel/info/customs/travelcustoms.shtml#europe

Your best bet is to go to the French embassy. Or ask you vet if she knows of a "reputable" dog shipper/transporter. Usually these professionals have all sort of contacts, starting with a USDA vet, but including foreign officials; and they have an easier time exporting animals than any lay person would. They help you handle (or handle themselves) all of the paperwork, bringing your dog to the airport, sealing the crate, etc, which leaves you with all of the tasks of getting you and your family moved -- which is onerous enough.

My vet says that she's see it done both ways with quite a few of her clients. She highly recommends using a shipper wherever possible. We were looking at moving overseas for a while, and that's how I would have done it.
 

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I would advise you to fly with Lufthansa (if they have direct flight from US to France). They have a special place for pets in the Cargo section. Since kenzo was a german shepherd and we were flying with a german airline,They said he is german and made a 50% discount, Can you just believe that?. I'm not kidding. I had to pay 400$ for kenzo and got charged for 200$. I was totally shocked. But it felt so good to save 200$.
 

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Embassy web sites usually contain this information. From the French Embassy in Washington DC:

<span style="color: #000066">I. Dogs, cats and ferrets
The European Union adopted new measures for the importation of pets (dogs, cats and ferrets) into the EU member states.

In order to bring their dogs, cats and ferrets from the United States into France, travelers must abide by the following conditions:

each family is limited to 5 animals.

every animal must be identified by a microchip (standard ISO 11784 or annex A ISO standard 11785) or a tatoo. If the microchip’s standard is different, you must bring your own scanner in order to read the microchip. In the United States, you may acquire the microchip standard ISO 11784 on the web at : http://pettravelstore.com. It should be implanted only by a veterinarian.

every animal must have a valid rabies vaccination, even if less than 3 months old. If it is the first rabies vaccination for the pet, you must wait 21 days between the last shot of the vaccination protocol and departure.

the health certificate will be valid for 4 months after signature by an official veterinarian (certified by the USDA) or endorsement by the competent authority (USDA). The list of USDA Area Offices of Veterinary Services may be consulted at the following URL address: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/area_offices/
the blood test is not required for animals coming from Canada and the United States.</span>


http://ambafrance-us.org/spip.php?article783
For complete information and forms.
 

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btw, I'd love to move to France. I was looking at houses in the country. sigh Well, I can't afford to live in the US, so unless somebody gives me a bunch of money. You can find me in Cincy.
 
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