The following information is courtesy of Soi Dog Foundation
Adoption requirements vary by country. Europe, Canada and the USA are quite straight forward. If your country or region is not featured below, please email adoption@lantaanimalwelfare.
NOTE: all but a few of our adoptable dogs have already been rabies titre tested in preparation for travel to the EU, they have their certificates and are ready to go!
- The animal requires micro-chipping and a blood test, which is sent to a laboratory in the UK for rabies analysis. The animal can fly 3 months after the blood test is confirmed rabies negative. Cost: 4,100 THB which needs to be paid in advance & is non-refundable.
- The animal can travel as cargo (non-accompanied) OR as accompanied baggage, which is considerably cheaper. This does depend on the airline. A number of flight volunteers have helped by taking animals as “accompanied baggage”. See below for additional details regarding travel as accompanied baggage.
- Approved IATA flight cage & water feeder: 1000 THB approx (for cat) – 4,200 THB approx (for dog). The price of the cage depends on the size of the animal.
- No quarantine. (UK/Ireland as of January 2012)
NOTE: Lanta Animal Welfare handles all the logistics surrounding these matters, the adopter does not have to do anything regarding logistics.
- Micro-chipping (500 THB). No blood test required.
- The animal can travel as cargo (non-accompanied) OR as accompanied baggage, which is considerably cheaper. This does depend on the airline. A number of flight volunteers have helped by taking animals as accompanied baggage. You will need to pay a US$120 non-refundable deposit to reserve your new friend. (This amount will be deducted from the total cost of your adoption.)
- Approved IATA flight cage & water feeder: 1000 THB approx (for cat) – 5,000 THB approx (for dog). The price of the cage depends on the size of the animal.
- No quarantine period.
- Costs are the same as for the rest of Europe (above).
- As of 1st May 2013, there is no longer requirement for quarantine for pets from not listed third countries. What is needed in addition to microchip, health-certificate and tapeworm-treatment, is:
- Rabies vaccine
- Blood-sample for control of antibodies after 30 days, then you have to wait for 90 days after the blood-test before entering Norway.
- Veterinary health-certificate, if you do not have an EU-passport
- The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has to be notified at least 48 hours ahead of arrival, and you have to enter through Oslo (Gardermoen) or Storskog in Northern Norway.
Australia and New Zealand are both time consuming and expensive to re-home animals to, which is unfortunate. The situation is not impossible though. The options are:
- The animals have a 6 month period in Singapore followed by a one month quarantine period in Australia or New Zealand.
- Or (preferred but more expensive), the animal is sent to the United States where no quarantine is required and then sent to Australia/New Zealand.