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pets in Turkey?

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pets in Turkey?

Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:35 pm

Hello everyone, My wife and me are looking for property to buy in Turkey and we have 2 dogs. My question is can we take the 2 dogs with us when we are staying in Turkey?


Regards Stephen

 

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Re: pets in Turkey?

Post Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:36 pm

Hello there and welcome to the forum! Smile
Regarding pets to TR- if you are just staying- I would say DON'T - because of what's going to happen to them after your stay- where are you going? They would need to go into quarantine to get back into the UK and this costs quite a fortune apart from the anxiety to pets and owners. Other countries have various rules and regulations too.
If you are def going to live in TR then I would say ok bring the dogs. It's a reasonably dog friendly place- there are good vets etc. It's not easy to obtain actual pet meds here tho'! Surprised So if they have to take regular meds, you'd need to get stocked up! Pets are often prescribed human meds!
It's hard to find pet boarding houses or pet sitters. There are not many dog friendly hotels, restuarants, shopping centres etc! Pets are not really welcome out and about- they may be just tolerated! It's easy to find places to walk dogs tho'.
It may not be easy to find the exact pet food your pet is used to! I cook for my dog and cats and use tinned grub for laziness occasionally!
It would be a good idea to come without your dogs and stay where you hope to live for 3 weeks then make a final decision.
Our pets trust us and we need to make sure they continue a decent life, after all it's not in their paws !
BTW try NOT to get into the habit of feeding street dogs and cats in regular places, do it more randomly and secretly! It draws attention to them and yourself- s'times negative!
Adopting here to take back home is fine BUT be prepared for expense, huge formalities and heart break, if things don't go right!

To transport pets to TR they need a health cert plus certain vacs and a pet passport- to check on this contact the TR consulate in the UK. Some pets can travel in the cabin, some have to go in the hold- it's pretty frightening for them I guess. Overland may be easier but course each country will need papers?

Seasonal Greetings to all animals and their human friends! Smile

Peace from Izmir.


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Re: pets in Turkey?

Post Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:51 pm

Hello, We are buying a property in Turkey just to stay in the winter months say December to March, to get away from the winter in the UK. So it would be a second home. From your reply it now would now seem not viable, so we had just better forget the idea.

Thanks Stephen

 

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Re: pets in Turkey?

Post Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:54 pm

Sorry to put the mockers on your plans! Sad Have a look into other wintering places in Europe that would enable you and your dogs to stay a few months each year and travel to and from easily w/pets.
Good luck! Smile


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