Feb 10, 2005, 1:44 AM
hi ... so sorry for using this thread to write you (coz i don't know where else to go! ). I've read all your posts on bringing your baby back to Malaysia, and was hoping that maybe you could provide me with some information (yes, still clueless, and a little nervous as well!) for my baby 3-year old Shih Tzu named MiMi (yes, 3 yrs old but still baby... hehe).
Re: Hi llamasonic, need ur help!!!
We're from PJ, but I brought her out to Canada for a 1-mth vacay (cannot bear to send her to boarding for so long), been here since January 30... pretty cold over here now (especially tonight!) so the furball's bundled in warm clothing and a nice comforter right in front of the fireplace with me... anyway, I haven't had much problems with the export and the import permit from Malaysia... but I read about the quarantine process back in KLIA and was a bit worried... here are some questions that I have:
1. At the airport when they bring mack to the quarantine station, can we follow the officers to the quarantine station? I would love to, if possible... even if it means sending my folks home by cab first and having my friend wait for me at the airport and send me to the quarantine station immediately!!!
2. At the quarantine station, do they leave the pet in the carrier that you bought? Or would they transfer her to a bigger caged area?
I have been travelling by Japan Airlines, and thankfully, she stayed quiet the whole time. Oh, are dogs allowed out in the open in the airport? I had a HUGE problem communicating with the ground staff, not sure if you had that problem... when we arrived at Narita on transit (11 hrs), there was someone waiting for me right outside the airplane... she brought me to the transit area (for transit procedures) and just left me there, telling me the ground staff would assist me.
Anyway, the staff was not that fluent in English so I was quite patient... but she was not sure what to do with my dog!! She said she will just keep her in her office till I came back! I informed her, that after so many hrs in the crate, she would need to be walked and fed... and she replied, then leave food in her crate for her to eat... and I said, there won't be enough place for her to eat and then lie down comfortably, and what about poo and pee and stuff!! So she says she will go check with her supervisor on what to do and things like that... the whole thing at Narita airport took 2 whole hours for them to figure out what to do with my MiMi! So frustrating. MiMi was already getting really restless and I wanted to take her out for a hug, but the ground staff wouldn't allow it :(
So, finally, there is this form for "Transit Dog" she didn't know existed. *sigh* so we go out filling that form and paid for MiMi's walks... Now, I'm just worried for the transit back at Narita airport and saw that since you had that experience, maybe you could offer some assistance. My transit back would be overnight at Narita, so would like to know, once we arrive, will there be someone taking her into their care? Did you also fill out the "Transit Dog" form? Do you by any chance know where they are placed, and in a larger crate or in her own itty-bitty crate? So sorry for bombarding you with so many questions... I'm just worried sick about bringing her back! Already big headache bringing her over to Canada (no regrets!) coz worried I might forget something...
I've already planned to visit her everyday at quarantine (re the recommendations) and bug the hell outta those workers there with lotsa questions heehee. She's a pampered sweetheart and it's just so painful to have to see her go through quarantine. Why, I still think a 7-day quarantine is nothing too much compared to 30-days of boarding. I'd rather sacrifice the 7 days! Thanks in advance, for any help you could provide!
hugs from mimi