The United Kingdom and Pets

The fairytale aura of the United Kingdom will bring to mind kings and queens, princesses and the handsome prince. Comprised of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Whales, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland lay center to the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. If you plan to live in the most populated and largest city among all of the cities in the United Kingdom, London; you will be in good company with an estimated 8.5 million people in the capital city of England.

With five international airports you may begin to wonder of the many rules that apply to moving your pet to the home of the world famous Buckingham Palace.Ӕ For starters, your pet must be micro chipped, vaccinated against rabies, and blood tested in order to enter or re-enter the UK.Treatment against tapeworms and ticks must also be proven. And by all means,dont forget to pack your pets passport along with your own and valid up to date vaccination records with the blood test showing 6 calendar months or more since testing.

Know that your pet must be licensed into quarantine if it does not meet all the PETS Scheme rules.It will cost you delays and money if your pet travel documents are not correct and complete before you attempt to relocate your pet into the United Kingdom. Keep in mind that all of the preparations for the move to Europe like pet transport will be well worth the trouble. When you become a resident of the great country of Europe so too does your pet. The same as in France, your pet will become a resident following three months in the country and then is subject to the rules of the country, which might include annual rabies vaccinations and the like.

If your favorite friend just happens to be a dog then checking the breed allowance for the country is vital. It is illegal to be in possession of Pit bull Terriers, Japanese tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro pursuant to the Dangerous dogs Act of 1991 in the UK. With the consequence of facing imprisonment or a fine, keeping control of your dog in public places is a must.As with most countries the owner of the pet is held completely liable for any damages it causes if the owner knows it was likely to cause such damage or injury unrestrained.Even with some exceptions the sale or exchange of these four breeds of dogs If not, getting out of the airport terminal or port maybe your biggest challenge yet.But once in the land of castles and cathedrals you and your pet are free to travel throughout the country without much limitation and paperwork.

Your pet should begin to feel right at home in your new home country in no time at all.Ҡ Many of the rules and regulations that govern pets and their owners mirror those of the United States and the ordinances of the community in which you live. European countries are very pet friendly provided you are a responsible and caring owner.


PetRelocation Team




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