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Bringing a Pet to Australia

By Alex Keyse

Summary: For those moving to Australia, there are many reasons why it's a great place to bring your pet. Alex Keyse explains why Australia is a pet-friendly destination.

Living in Australia - Bringing a Pet to Australia

The idea of an international relocation can be a daunting proposition with all that is required to be done. Of course there are all of the passport's, visa and accommodation challenges.  If there are kids involved you are faced with a whole new set of challenges.  Then of course you have your "best friend". The thought of leaving your pet behind can be too much to bare...Well the good news is that your pet can be relocated to the country that you are moving to also. If the country that you are relocating to is Australia there are many reasons why you would not want to be without your four legged friend.  

Moving to a new country brings wonderful opportunities to travel around and experience different aspects of that country and culture. Australia's vast diversity makes it very interesting to experience. In Australia many cities and towns offer accommodation that is dog friendly making it easy to travel with your pets.   Australia is a very large country with many of the different cities spread out meaning in many occasions it is easier to fly, which again is no problem.  Australia is a pet friendly country making pet transport simple and stress free.  

One of Australia's biggest assets is its beaches and what better way to spend a long hot day than with your best four legged friend on a beach with white powder sand that stretches along the coastline for miles, crystal clear water caressing into the shore line. Australia's beach culture is very laid back with many beaches offering designated areas which allow dogs to frolic in the water or play in the sand. Most of these beaches are unleashed giving them plenty of room to move and socialise with other dogs. Boasting some of the world's best beaches, with Byron bay in NSW , Noosa in QLD  and Coles bay in Tasmania all being on the long list of dog beaches  where the possibilities are endless for your dog's enjoyment. In Melbourne, Victoria many beaches offer the cafe/beach experience where you can take your dog for a swim, walk and play and then enjoy a coffee, lunch or brunch with your dog on one of the many sidewalk restaurants.   

After exploring and spending countless hours running, playing and frolicking at the beach, it's time to settle down relax and enjoy a movie. Many different states across the country offer a moonlight cinema experience with a difference; you can bring your dog along too. What better way than to spend some quality time with your four legged friend and some human's friends too!!  Moonlight cinemas are a great way to take the whole family out, have a picnic and enjoy the outdoors. The majority of these cinemas are set in the parks around the capital cities.  

Although we lead very busy lifestyles, catching up with family and friends is high on most people's priorities over the weekend.  Your dog also loves to spend time with you as well, so luckily there is a solution to the problem. Bring your dog along too! Many different cafes' across the country are dog friendly so you can take your dog along with you. One cafe in particular, Cafe Bones in NSW, has created the ultimate dog dining experience, located right near an unleashed park, the cafe offers both human and dog treats. So once you have had a play and socialised your dog, you can sit back and enjoy a lovely cup of coffee and your dog can relax with its very own pupacino. What could be better on a lazy Sunday morning! 

All this talk about exercise, swimming and travelling can make anyone feel like they need a stress free break and what's the best way to relax and unwind? A five star doggie day spa of course! Located in Queensland is one of Australia's finest dog day spas. Not only do they provide the services of hair and nail trims, but luxury as well. Massages, spa soaks and mud wraps to help soothe your dog's skin and improve their coat. Whilst your dog enjoys a pampering session you can sit back and relax with a tea or coffee or watch your dog being pampered. Once they have enjoyed the high life of the spa they also offer a training service which teaches your dog basic manners and obedience. Don't have time to sit around and watch your dog get pampered? Not a problem they offer dog minding services as well, so now not only can your dog enjoy a spa treatment you can go and enjoy one as well!  

If you are thinking about relocating your pet to Australia the good news is that it is not a difficult process for your pet to be arranged to fly  as long as the requirements are followed in a timely manner and in most cases there is just 30 days in quarantine on arrival.  Furthermore if you choose to relocate from Australia  at a later date the process is often simpler and in most cases without any quarantine at the other end, meaning your pet can be delivered straight home for you. 

As you can see there are many great dog friendly activities in dog friendly Australia. We look forward to welcoming you and your four legged best friend.

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About the Author

AS JetpetsAlex Keyse works with Jetpets Animal Transport in Australia. Jetpets Animal Transport is Australia's foremost and experienced trusted pet travel experts with offices right around the country. Jetpets Animal Transport is able to provide a seamless pet relocation service whether it be to Australia, from Australia or domestically within Australia. We welcome you to visit our website www.jetpets.com.au and join up with us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Jetpets. We look forward to being able to assist you with your pets transport.  

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slmdirect
Apr 18, 2011 19:45

I have heard that the process is very long and time consuming, due to the RNATT requirement. It takes 150 days until they can draw blood to verify if the dog is free from rabies. I heard that they REQUIRE a minimum of 30 days in quarantine that is very expensive.

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