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Shippnig a dog to Thailand

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snackmachine
9/10/2012 18:52 EST

Has anyone shipped a dog to Thailand? I am moving to CHiang Mai in January and I would like to go and get settled in and then have my dog shipped over, He is 40 lbs. and would have to ride in the cargo hold. I am concerned for safety mentally and physically.

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cornerstar
9/12/2012 20:34 EST

Try this http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/forum/81-plants-pets-vets-in-thailand/

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jjg
11/20/2012 10:01 EST

In May 2011 we shipped our dog from Australia to Bangkok having paid more for the dog to fly then it cost one of us. This was to have included all taxes and what not at the airport in Bangkok. However, when the dog arrived around 4pm and it was time to collect it from the cargo area (free zone I beleive they called it) we were met by two very helpful people whom we were told worked for the cargo authority.
They were very accomodating offering to go and get our dog initially for a cost of 20 Thousand baht for extra fees which they did not stipulate or feel that they needed too. We finally got the dog some six hours later that night after agreeing to pay 8 thousand baht and a few tears shed by the wife - who by the way is a local and whom neither of these two lovely gentlemen took any notice of or cared about. These so called cargo employees brought our dog with no paperwork which should have indicated we paid them this fee or that the dog had even been collected from customs. These two gents walked away smiling all the way to the bank and I am guessing we were not the first to be caught out.
So word of warning, be prepared to pay more when you go to get your dog or better still have the dog arrive on an early flight (not over the weekend) and head straight over to customs (free zone) and attend the actual office and speak to someone who actually works there, or at least has some ID. You have been warned.....

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Edgenaples
3/9/2017 15:25 EST

I would assume that the heat the dog must endure in the bottom of the plane, would be tremendous ???

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ken24
3/9/2017 19:20 EST

Actually, it gets quite cold in a cargo bin at that altitude... it does not sound like a pleasant trip for a dog, but people do ship them...

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Edgenaples
5/15/2017 09:51 EST

Oh, you are right....during the flight it must be very cold. I was thinking about once they land and are sitting at the BKK airport, and how intense the heat must be below....wow...I just would have a hard time putting our dogs through that. We are waiting to retire in 7-8 years, and we think ours will all be gone by then, but if they aren't, we are here spoiling them til their last day.

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ken24
5/15/2017 09:58 EST

I knew one fellow who did ship a dog. Great dog and pretty well adjusted and it did not have any ill effects. Is your dog used to being in a carrying case or even a kennel? My Thai dogs have never been on a leash and they are terrified to even go in the car... so, I guess it depends - maybe have a training period to get the dog used to travel in a carry case.

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EMaui
6/1/2017 00:58 EST

I have heard that Korean Air is the best with cargo animals. Get him very used to the crate beforehand. Consider signing him up to be your ESA..emotional Support Animal id that is appropriate - He can fly with you on the plane in that case, not sure how that would work with a friend bringing him.

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