Is it possible to move my dogs from Colombia to Australia? I understand it cannot be done directly, but can I take them to the United States and spend some time there and then travel to Australia?
Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, it is possible to eventually bring your dogs to Australia after spending time in an approved country.
For more details about how this would work, take a look at this overview of pet travel to Australia from a non-approved country—part of our recent Australia Pet Travel Spotlight. We typically recommend the United States as the “in-between” country because of its relatively simple pet import rules.
Note that this process will take at least six months to carry out and it will not be inexpensive, but it's something that is possible to do. We recently helped Pierre the French Bulldog move from Brazil to Australia—read his family's happy reunion story for an idea of what to expect from a process like this.
If you'd like to find out more about our door-to-door services and how we may be able to assist with your dogs' move, please contact us for a pet travel consultation. You're also welcome to look over these frequently asked pet travel questions for tips on how to start preparing for international pet travel.
No matter how you decide to move forward, good luck with your travels!
Pet Travel Question Details:
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Mixed Retriever, Medium Size (50 pounds)