Name: Mrs. Hutson
From: Koh Samui, Thailand
To: London Heathrow
Pet: Bobbi (7-month-old mix breed)
We rescued a street pup in Koh Samui, Thailand and put him with a lovely local sanctuary. Now we want to bring him home to England. Where do we start?
We are willing to accompany Bobbi from Bangkok. We just need help on how to start as we don't expect the sanctuary to run around for us (they are a busy place).
Thanks for contacting us! To start, please take a look at the pet import requirements for the UK. Since Thailand is an “unlisted” country, you'll need to follow those rules as prescribed during a process that will likely take at least three months.
It sounds like you will need to enlist some help if you plan to start the preparation process while Bobbi is still in Koh Samui (the three month waiting period begins when the blood test is taken, which must be done after the rabies vaccine is administered and the microchip is implanted). If you don't have anyone in mind, know that pet owners sometimes use IPATA.org to locate local agents to assist with pre-export paperwork, transportation to the airport, etc.
If you still have questions after reading the information found in the link above and would like to find out more about our door-to-door services, feel free to contact us. We also recommend reading over this basic pet travel information for tips and advice. Hope this helps to get you started, and we hope to hear from you soon!