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Offline Rhodan

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Re: Importing your pets
« Reply #75 on: August 09, 2007, 04:48:45 pm »
Hi and welcome Smallfly !  O0

I can't answer your question regarding your pet unfortunately, but how far in the process of moving to NZ are you ?

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« Reply #76 on: August 09, 2007, 05:27:33 pm »
Try phoning Keringa Kennels, they should know the procedures of different animals and the permits required



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Re: Importing your pets
« Reply #77 on: August 09, 2007, 10:44:45 pm »
Welcome smallfly :clap:

If you contact MAF they should be able to help you O0


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« Reply #78 on: August 10, 2007, 08:02:59 am »
Hi everyone !

I am going the job-offer way, after trying the points route twice, and being conned out of some moolah by unscrupulous imigration agents, it looks like this time it's going to work.Employer pays,  :clap: costing me the minimum.

Thanx for al the wellcomes, i sure feel wellcome.
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« Reply #79 on: August 10, 2007, 08:29:03 am »
Sounds awsome :gl:


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« Reply #80 on: August 10, 2007, 09:18:42 am »
Howzit Smallfly, welcome to the family  :clap:

Unfortunately can't help with the monkey question, but agree that Keringa and MAF should be able to answer your questions for you.

Offline Smallfly

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« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2007, 11:08:53 am »
Tried MUF  no luck, they don't answer my qeurie, and nothing on the web site.

Waiting for answer from global paws.

Look's like it won't take more than two months and i will be in kiwiland!

Any of you know if there are log cabins in nZ ?

Seems like the perfect setting, especially at the coast.
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Re: Importing your pets
« Reply #82 on: August 18, 2007, 02:43:59 pm »
Hi, To pick up on some previous posts: no quarantine in SA in fact it must not have been in quarantine. However as the last 30 days involve many test etc some  facilities provide an in house service for those 30 days. It is a complicated procedure but I could not see my way clear of extending the period of being away from home. The quarantine period is 120 days in
It is expensive and so affordability is a personal thing clearly enters into the equation.

We are bringing our dog and enquirer if there is anybody out on the site who has actually been through the process to shed some light on the subject.
Thanks in anticipation.


I would also like to ask if someone has had a dog sit in NZ quarantine for the 4 months - how did they cope, are the conditions at these facilities good, I know my dax will be devastated when we visit and then leave again - do they care for them well there? Is it definate period of 120 days non-neg?

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« Reply #83 on: August 18, 2007, 07:27:23 pm »
120 days- no negotiating.
Very strict rules and procedures.
I think Pethaven and shadolanes are good to the pets .

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« Reply #84 on: September 19, 2007, 01:12:49 am »
I haven't looked, but I can almost guarantee you it will be *&^%$# expensive.  :'(  That said, I do have a special affinity for African Grey's myself.  My aunt used to have one (or still does?), and he would crack us up!  He could imitate the phone and you'd be out in the garden, and he'd ring the phone, and as you get inside, he'd say, "Hello!"  And then he would also listen to the maid when she was cleaning, and in the evening my aunt would know if the maid had gone to the shops during the day or not!  :2funny:  They are so clever.  My aunt and her friend stay together. (two old spinsters).  But my aunt is very English and her friend is Afrikaans.  So ol' Archie greets my aunt in the morning, "Good Morning!", in the same sing-song way she speaks.  He greets her friend, "Goeie more" in the same gruff way that she speaks!

So I can understand how'd you miss yours , Brianlizzy!   :-\
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« Reply #85 on: September 19, 2007, 05:50:28 am »
Well, I hope Nando's is with friends that will give you regular updates...?
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« Reply #86 on: September 19, 2007, 10:12:28 am »
Hi,
I bough our cat (marmelade) over to NZ. He is currently at Qualified Pet Services doing his quarantine. We get to bring him home middle december.  There are a number of tests etc that have to be done on certain days.  We used Keringa Kennels they were very good.  Marmelade spend his last month there as a boarder and had to have 2 tests done before he left.  They do adjust to being locked up, takes a couple days. We try to visit every 2nd weekend just to let him know we are still here.  There was no question about bringing him, for me atleast. He is part of the family.  I wouldnt leave my son behind! It is expensive and he still has a good 6 years in him.  Atleast he will be home in time for Christmas.

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Re: Importing your pets
« Reply #87 on: September 19, 2007, 11:30:20 am »
Hi all

I called global paws around the tenth of August to enquire about taking our pet monkey to NZ,

and the friendly lady promised me to call me back on the following monday,

she even took my e-mail adress.

Guess what, it is now the 18'th of September and not a word !!

Does anyone think I will entrust my pet to them ??

In the mean time our pet came into heat, and we had no choice but to take her to

a breeder who is a good friend of mine, and only after Mrs Smallfly checked them out

thoroughly.

It was a real emotional journey but in the end it was the best solution.

She adapted well and took a real liking in one of the babys, looks like she's

going to be a good mother.

Problem solved. O0
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« Reply #88 on: September 19, 2007, 12:44:03 pm »
The people here are bringing over 3 dogs.  They gave me this website and details and if you look at the place it is impressive.  You are allowed to visit or walk your dog.  They get groomed and is not in a kennel the whole day.  They stay in a 2m x3m cage untill it is walkies time.

Melody Nel - Global Paws
Travel Manager  Global Paws
8 Hugo Road
Steynsvlei
Krugersdorp
South Africa 
melody@globalpaws.co.za
www.globalpaws.co.za  tel:
fax:  +27 11 662 1777
+27 11 662 1778 
 
 They are in Auckland.  Maybe someone here have used them, but check it out yourself.  They also had a African grey and it had to stay behind.  Don't know the reason though.

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Re: Importing your pets
« Reply #89 on: September 20, 2007, 06:41:46 pm »
Do you have to use an agent to take pets to NZ, or can you do it yourself?