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Adoptions - Import Regulations EU and US, Procedure And Costs

Import regulations Europe including The UK and Ireland:

  • Micro-chip and rabies vaccination, rabies antibody titer blood test at an approved laboratory in the EU earliest 30 days after the rabies vaccination.                                                                                     

  • The animal can travel 3 months after the blood sample for the rabies antibody titer test was taken, if the rabies antibody titer is high enough. Puppies can't be vaccinated against rabies before they’re 3 months old. So the youngest that a puppy can be imported into Europe is 7 months old.​

  • No quarantine

Import regulations North America:

  • Micro-chip, Rabies vaccination. No blood test required. Puppies can't be vaccinated against rabies before they’re 3 months old. So the youngest that a puppy can be imported into the United States is 4 months old.

  • No quarantine period.

Adoption Costs for dogs and cats that are NOT in our long term care already:

​Boarding dog / cat at our Rescue Center on Koh Lipe (boarding/quarantine usually minimum 4 months

for adoptions to the EU and 21 days to North America):

THB 150.- per day

 

/THB 80.- per day

Boarding dog / cat on Phuket 14 to 10 days

prior to departure:

THB 250.- per day

 

/THB 120.- per day

 

Transport to Phuket dog / cat

                                                                                        THB 6500.-    

 

                                                                                        /THB 4500.-         

       

Vaccinations + Deworming

THB 1500.-           

Test for heartworm disease and

tick-transmitted pathogens (dogs)

FIV (cats)         

THB 850.-             

     

 

Microchip     

THB 600.-             

Rabies Antibody Titer Blood test sent to

an approved laboratory in the EU

(applies only for adoptions

to the EU incl.UK and Ireland)

THB 5500.-           

Spay / neuter surgery

Free of charge      

IATA Approved Flight Cage

   THB 1000.-           

to 6000.-           

(ball park figure, depends on the size and weight

of the animal, usually approx. THB 5000.- for a

medium size dog)

Paperwork incl. transport to the airport

THB 6000.-     

    

(ball park figure, depends how much need to be done)

Flight 

THB 10'000.-      

  to 80'000.-       

(ball park figure depending on size of the animal,

destination, time and if the animal is sent by cargo

or as accompanied luggage; accompanied luggage

is the cheaper way)

Procedure:

  1. ​Pre-Screening following our guidelines including cost quotation

  2. After passing the pree-screening and signed cost & adoption agreement: payment of the first deposit                                                                   

  3. Boarding at our Rescue Center on Koh Lipe, Microchip, test for heartworm disease and tick-transmitted pathogens, vaccinations, rabies antibody titer blood test (depending on the country; needed for EU)                                                                         

  4. Payment of the second deposit 30 days after the cost & adoption agreement is signed (EU incl. UK and Ireland)                                                                              

  5. Payment of the third deposit 30 days before the animal is transported to Phuket (EU incl. UK and Ireland)                                                                                               

  6. Transport of the animal from Koh Lipe to Phuket for Boarding and paperwork at least 10 days prior to departure                                                                 

  7. paperwork, arrangethe flight etc.                                                                                                       

  8. Travel after  4 months (EU) /1 month (Canada + USA excluding Hawaii) from the day the animal arrived at Phuket. Payment of any remaining costs before travel.

Note:

Even though it is not required with regards to the import regulations we do insist on testing the animals for heartworm disease and tick-transmitted pathogens as well as treating those diseases if tested positive and UTD on all vaccination shots before sending them to foreign countries. 

The first reason is the wellbeing of the animal and the second reason is to avoid the spreading of imported diseases abroad. 

To take into account our limitations with regards to staff and time we are working with a reliable partner and highly experienced partner in Phuket who handles for us the paperworks such as health certificate and export permits.

This means that the animal that you wish to adopt will have to travel from Phuket and therefore a transport fee is applying.

Adoption Costs for dogs and cats that are in our long term care already:​         

Spay / neuter surgery

Free of charge      

IATA Approved Flight Cage

   THB 1000.-           

to 6000.-           

(ball park figure, depends on the size and weight

of the animal, usually approx. THB 5000.- for a

medium size dog)

Paperwork incl. transport to the airport

THB 6000.-          

(ball park figure, depends how much need to be done)

Flight 

THB 10'000.-       

  to 80'000.-       

(ball park figure depending on size of the animal,

destination, time and if the animal is sent by cargo

or as accompanied luggage; accompanied luggage

is the cheaper way)

Note that the flight costs need to be paid directly to the airline.

Please note that our time and space is limited and that admitting of animals that are not already in our long term care and assisting with regards to adoptions of such animals depends on our capacity. 

 

Please also note that we are not making any profit on adoptions. We simply need to get the extra costs covered that we have with regards to adoptions.  

Note:

If an animal has been tested positiv for any diseases that we insist of undergoing treatment before starting the vaccinations etc. This might delay or even cancel the adoption process. In such a case we will discuss the individual case with you to find a solution which is in the best interest of the animal.

FOR ANIMALS TRAVELLING TO EU COUNTRIES INCL. UK AND IRELAND THAT ARE NOT IN OUR LONG TERM CARE ALREADY:

 

The first deposit of THB 15000.-  needs to be paid at the same time as the adoption agreement is signed.

 

The second deposit of THB 18250.- for dog and THB 9850.- for cat must be paid 30 days after the adoption agreement is signed.  

The third deposit of usually THB 15000.- to THB 22000.- for a dog and THB 12750.- to 14000.- for a cat must be paid 30 days before the animal is transported to Phuket. 

Note:

The third deposit will depend on the travel dates, acual numer of boarding dates and the size of the animal – please speak to us to discuss individual cases.

FOR NORTH AMERICA: 

There is no quarantine period. No rabbies antibody test is required. The animal must be vaccinated against rabbies 30 days prior to departure. Therfore boarding time is shorter and the costs are significantly lower. 

Costs for