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Old 02.04.2012, 12:45
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Re: Bringing a homeless dog from Cyprus?

Just got an update from my friend! Lucky guy he is
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Old 02.04.2012, 13:55
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Re: Bringing a homeless dog from Cyprus?

We brought our cat over last year and we are getting a dog from Italy this weekend. Here are a few important things you need to know:

1- Some countries are considered a high risk country and different rules apply to importing a dog. Anmials have to go into quarantine. I don't know abut Cyprus but you can check.

2- The dog must have an EU microchip that can be read by the guys at customs. If it doesn't scan this can create a big problem.

3- If he is over 3 months, he needs to have a rabies shot and proof from a vet 21 days prior to coming. So he gets his shot and you have to wait 21 days to bring him in.

4- We needed to have our vet fill out a form to ensure the animal is in good health. The form is on the Swiss Government website (and the Veternaire website). I will try to locate it for you.

In the case of the cat, she was a pet and the dog we are buying so we have to declare him. I think even if you adopt the dog has to be declared and have his chip - they will scan him. In our case, we found that for the vet here to register the dog in the Swiss database we need the customs form (because you are bringing in a live animal) and proof from the breeder or agency you are getting the dog from. and our commune requires it to to register him.
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..but i guess a sedative would take care of that?
The general recommendation from veterinarians, transport professionals and people who fly frequently is that one should NOT use a sedative; a dog under sedation could vomit and choke, as he would be too groggy to clear his throat/airways. Some dogs have blood pressure issues under sedation. As in the cargo hold there would be no one there to monitor him under sedation, it is considered too much of a health risk. Also, if the sedation wore off before the end of the flight, the dog would be just as stressed and confused - but because of the grogginess the effect might be worse.

Most airlines will not allow a sedated pet on board.

Rather, the best thing is to acclimate the dog to the travel crate, making it seem like a place he wants to be, a place of safety. Most dogs love denning, and this is what a crate is. This does take time, however. But if your friend could get started, luring the dog into an open crate with a treat or special toy, praising and treating when he goes in, praising and treating as he stays in, he will soon see the crate as a good place. Once on the plane, he will take comfort from this familiar place, and hopefully settle.



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1- Some countries are considered a high risk country and different rules apply to importing a dog. Anmials have to go into quarantine. I don't know abut Cyprus but you can check.
Fortunately there is no quarantine from Cyprus, as per the BVet link on page 1. This really is a helpful ap, as you plug in the specific variables for your trip. And of course, a call to the BVet to clarify any doubts is always a good idea - they are a very helpful bunch.

Gute Reise!

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Wow! Hooray for you! He looks adorable.
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Re: Bringing a homeless dog from Cyprus?

Don't book your flights just yet. He needs to wait 21 days after the rabies vaccine if you have no other documentation he's been vaccinated before.

Anyway, you can read here for all the rules:
http://www.bvet.admin.ch/themen/0161...x.html?lang=en

ETA: I really must refresh the page. Why do the new posts not come up? Anyway, I see others have been very thorough in their answers. But when I read you were looking for flights and the he was just getting the rabies vaccine, I wanted to be sure you know that you must wait at least 21 days from the vaccine to his entering Switzerland. Good luck! He's a cutie.
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Re: Bringing a homeless dog from Cyprus?

Yes, I am aware of it, and as I am going to be taking a trip from 21st to 28th of this month, i am looking for something around 30th.......I just arranged for couple of friends to be sharing responsibilities till then,as the girl who found him cant keep him for long!

Thanks to everyone for such fast and troughout info, and moral support
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one of the members here.........grumpygrapefruit..............adopted a dog from Russia... you might want to try contacting him for advice.
I should neg rep you for all those full stops. Grynch, you should know better.
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Re: Bringing a homeless dog from Cyprus?

So, I have checked few of your suggestions........

Thank you all, you have been very helpfull

At the moment I am at the stage of trying to find someone who is flying from Cyprus to central Europe (between 30th of April and 7th of May)who is willing to check him in under their ticket.

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Posted an add at Cyprus forum as well
Lets see......
wish us luck!
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Re: Bringing a homeless dog from Cyprus?

Hello

WE are back from Cyprus !!!!

Leo(pold) is a 7months old puppy and I have never seen a dog like that!

He was never trained yet- he walks beside me even without a leash, does his toilet things only outside, loves playing yet if i need to do something in the town or be with friends - he becomes a shadow he charms EVERYONE (ppl and animals)- cats looooooooooove him!!!!

As a friend of mine said- he is not a dog- he is a blessing!!!

The flight went great(he is only 4,7kg so he flew with me), we sorted out all his papers and now need to go to the swiss vet.......

Here are some pics of the little guy:
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Re: Bringing a homeless dog from Cyprus?

Well done OP, you've done a good thing.

My folks live in Cyprus, so I know most unwanted dogs there end up on a motorway somewhere, left to fend for themselves in what the locals euphamistially term 'giving them their freedom'.
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Here are some pics of the little guy:
He is adorable
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Re: Bringing a homeless dog from Cyprus?

yeah, animal wellfare is a fairytale in Cyprus, but there are lots of falks that are fighting for the things to get better! All my friends have at least one dog and help all the time in rehoming the found ones
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Cute! Happy ending.
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Re: Bringing a homeless dog from Cyprus?

Excellent news!

Here's wishing you and Leopold all the very best, and here's to many exciting shared adventures. How lucky you are to have found one another.

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As a friend of mine said- he is not a dog- he is a blessing!!!
What a fantastic comment - perfectly sums up what it means to share one's life with a dog.
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What a lovely little fellow! I'm sure you are going to have many happy times together!
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What a real sweetie he looks.......

Well done you for going so much out of your way to rescue him and give him a new life and home!
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