Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador
Can you please explain whole process and expected amount. I know India is non approved country and process is little bit hard, but still we are willing to move our dog.
Thanks for your inquiry! Moving your dog to Australia will require several steps and will not be cheap, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.
To start, you'll want to research an approved country that makes sense for you to move to, as your dog will need to go there as an intermediate step. The best source for you to rely on is the Australia Government Department of Agriculture website, which provides an overview of the approved countries as well as the timeline and vaccinations required. Here is where the site specifically discusses how to move to Australia from a non-approved country.
Essentially, you don't need to remain in the Category 3 (intermediary) country for the whole pre-export process, but you do need to have all vaccinations, exams and tests done there and your dog must be exported directly from there.
It depends on where you end up going, but generally speaking international moves cost at least $2,500 USD and maybe significantly more (your dog's weight/size is also a factor, as this affects the airline cargo fee). Note that, due to an increase in quarantine costs, moving pets to Australia has become significantly more expensive recently. You can find out more about the quarantine costs, etc., here.
We'd be happy to discuss our door-to-door services with you if you're interested in hearing about them, and if you'd like to find an agent on your own who may be able to help, we recommend searching through IPATA.org.
Hopefully this helps to shed some light on the steps required! Please let us know if you have more questions or if you think we can help in any way.