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Moving from Spain to Australia with 3 dogs!

by Lesley
(Sydney)

I've lived in 4 countries and 15 houses, but the most difficult move I ever did was moving me and my 3 dogs from Barcelona to Australia seven years ago. It took 9 months of planning. I can't imagine the number of lists I went through. As if getting my visas and planning my packing and shipping wasn't enough, the dogs each had 14 page application forms to fill out, which involved sending blood samples for testing back to England, and various visits to vets, before they could be declared fit to travel and enter Australia.


They had 1 month in quarantine when we got here. Once I arrived in Australia I had five weeks before starting a new university course. So I bought my house and car within a week and managed to move in 3 weeks later!

Not an experience I ever want to go through again! But we're moving house again soon, but only 2 hours drive down the road. Anything will be easy after the last one!

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Aug 30, 2012
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Moving with my dog from Spain to Australia
by: Jenny

Hi Lesley!
How are u?? It sounds so much easier to move within Australia, I wish that's what we had to do!!
Well I'm a swede living in Spain at the moment and looking to move to my boyfriend in Australia. I don't speak spanish and don't quite know where to start the whole process of dog moving.
Do you remember the government approved vets and how you went about the whole thing?? I would really love some advice if u have some time to spare!!

Hope to hear from you soon, cheers Jenny

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