The last thing I want is to sit next to a noisy cat or dog for 28 hours. Leave your pet at home. Don't be selfish. Don't inflict pain on other people just because you can't bear to be separated from your kitty. Grow up.
First my pets are part of my family. You don't leave your family just because there might be an inconvenience. Plus my pets are better behaved than most toddlers and children. Also due to airline policies of most carriers I will have to break my flight up into 3 legs. Max flight time for pets is 12 hrs.
Sorry lancelotlinc I'm very grown up. Based on your response maybe you should.
Old grape- I have always been hesitant to bring my dog to the RP , would love to but the gruelling flight is tough on them , plus the habitat for dogs and local dog diseases are scary too. Especially the various skin infections and mites.
Dog stealing of any value is common on Negros too, sadly.
-Old Grape- In two weeks my wife and I are flying with our shih tzu from Portland to Manila with a layover in Japan. Flying in cargo wasn't an option because most airlines will no longer fly snub nosed breads in cargo, Delta is the only airlines I could find that flies to Manila that doesn't have a weight restriction on pets in the cabin, the pet carrier just has to fit under the seat. The process to acquire an import permit has changed since we did it 20 years ago when I was in the Navy, you have to apply online @ https://www.intercommerce.com.ph, it's a terrible website and not very intuitive, I was able to get feedback from their tech support, I will be driving to Olympia to get the health certificate issued by our vet stamped by the USDA which is a requirement. We are flying on a 767-300 and have two seats by the window on the right side of the aircraft that have the most room under the seat. Don't listen to the numbskulls on this forum, do what you have to.
Goslig - I agree that pets are very important - strong love each way and they will defend you if possible -BUT pets SHOULD NOT be traveling in the plane cabin with passengers. Cargo, yes definitely. In the cabin it is often screaming kids or others running up the aisles that ALL passengers are expected to endure. Often the parents are just sitting ignoring the kids as they are watching a movie or asleep. Pets in the cargo hold.
We successfully brought our Shi Tzu to the Philippines 2 days ago per my previous post, we used a Sherpa deluxe carrier and it fit perfec under the seat of the Delta 767-300, she never made a sound the whole flight, the vet gave us some drugs to give her but I don’t think it was even necessary. There was a gate agent at Narita waiting for us to help us to the pet relief area and give us priority boarding, she didn’t want to relieve herself, it was the next morning at the house before she went. The secret was getting her used to the cage prior, we left the cage in the house and put her toys in it and the occasional treat, we also took her for several long rides in the car in her carrier as well.
Here's an update. The wife and I took separate flights. I was on Korean air and she was on Asiana. The flight attendants were very gracious to me and my pet. The soft cage I bought was actually too big to slide under the seat but I wedged it in about an inch. The attendant was fine with that on both flights. My wife's first flight from LAX to Inchon was similar to mine, no issues. But her 2nd leg to Manila the attendant threatened to have her removed if she did not put our pet in the overhead bin for take off and landing. The attendant was quite rude about it. But all made it ok in the end. Won't use Asiana again.
Restrictions have been going on for a long time.in regard to shipping dogs. Apparently in 2011 they got a little more strict. Everything is based on the time of the year (temperatures) that the dog is being shipped. It's always been like that even in the U.S. They would check the temperatures of all the stopovers and layovers before your dog was allowed to be shipped. All the airlines vary somewhat but it all comes down to the temperature of the countries that you are travelling through and your final destination. Many airlines just list months of the year that they will not allow certain breeds to be shipped in. It is not true that all Brachycephalic breeds are banned from flying as Oldgrape can attest to because a Shih Tzu is definitely a Brachycephalic breed.
There are 25-50 dogs being imported to the Philippines every year. Many of them are show dogs from Championship bloodlines that may have cost $1000-$10,000 each. These are dogs of many different breeds. I believe today there are close to 100 registered breeds in the Philippines. Although many come from North America, they are still being imported from all over the world. I myself have imported dogs from South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, Canada and the U.S. There are very competent Veterinarians in the Philippines. Any good pet owner would not end up with skin diseases or mites. There is also a very active Kennel Club in Negros. Furthermore rarely are pure breed dogs stolen (dogs of monetary value are not running lose) nor would anyone be eating a dog worth thousands of pesos.
Let me echo Acepool's thoughts . Having a 'exotic' dog has become more popular and fashionable in the RP .....certainly on Negros - I see them all over the place . No skin mites and very well taken care of ! Nice to see actually !
Let me pause for a moment - I wanted to wish the ex-pat board a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year you guys and yoru families !! ...Best of health and most of all happinesses in 2020 . We certainly have our differences , but in the end we get the job done I feel . Surf!
Salamat Ace , i had a small rottweiler kennel . some years ago - land o lakes rottweilers - . i never worked with dobies ... my blood lines were much like lab's very much family / kid dogs . only bred the ladies every other year . xrays + buy back guarantee . pups were fully off lead trained @ 8-10 weeks ... after i retire to phil ,,is there a market for rotties in the $600-$800 range ? as i will need something to occupy my time .......
Minocqua, I judged the Canadian Rottweiler National Specialty a number of years ago. Rottweilers are pretty popular in the Philippines. Are they popular in Wisconsin? Depending on the bloodlines and parents they'd sell for $200-$500 (2-3 months old) a puppy. Most Rottweilers in the Philippines are from U.S. lines (1-3 generations). Someone is always importing a stud that people would breed to in order to sell their puppies for more. It was a big hobby for me. Showing and breeding to produce excellence. I'll definitely brings a dog back with me when I retire.
Hi Ace..wow ..your several light years ahead of me . knowledge base ..cool. wisconsin rottie popularity dropped years ago . due to a fellow who looked like a bum , owning a large male named satan ...haa yes ! the 4' chain link fence being next to a sidewalk . used by some ratty city school kids . who found sport throwing rocks at the dog . well after some time of this [ ] the dog jumped the fence ....nailed the jerk kid . nothing huge ...but tv news carried the story . owners tv interview was ...limp . dressed / looked / acted ,uninterested ..wow . good thing i had just finished selling my last group of pups , several days prior . the calls stopped stone cold . apparently i have a knack for training , only several short sessions with the pups twice a day 3-5 minutes boom..done . im listing my modest lake home this spring , traveling light to phil , as il search out some land to lease w/buy option ?, province/rural palawan . yes im aware id need a wife to own . im in no rush ..... ! but you never know ... im good with a nippa ' starter ' hut ,lol . but a solar panel/battery = a night fan ..so good so far .. hope you find my attitude amusing ..i do ..lol.. Question ; shipping a pup basics .. cost & time frame ? salamat po ..
Minocqua, You must always ship accompanied baggage opposed to cargo. It will save you hundreds plus getting the dog out of customs with accompanied baggage is easy. Cargo would require several hours and many signature plus taxes. Dogs arriving at night via cargo many times end up over night because the all the people that need to sign off might have gone home already. Plus through cargo you'd need to use a broken to assist you. Accompanied baggage you can do it yourself. Every state and airlines have different requirements and shipping cost. The puppy would have to have a rabies shot within 30 days prior to shipment so you'd be shipping a Rottweiler or Doberman at 3.5-4 months old. It should cost you $300-$600. The standard used to be 100% of the excess baggage cost as long as the size of the crate was less than the allowed size of one luggage (62 inches). If it's larger than that you get charged another unit (3x excess baggage). Overweight, another unit....
tiny errors no problem , english is my second language as im a general contractor from wisconsin ..lol i luv it when some of my chicago customers correct me . il let them know im from a different culture . they ask where ,,i call it EARTH ! haaa true ..its really hard to keep a straight face after that .. & who need to be corrected @ our age .geeez . thanks for sharing the great hands on info ! in a perfect world i will find nice pinay , lease or purchase a very rural hector , provide lodging - teach alternate building classes to yuppies .. hey i could happen ,, extra salamat .
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