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Bringing a pet over

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Bringing a pet over

Post Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:50 pm

Hello everyone, just wondering if you have any experience on bringing your pets over to Latvia, i still have my dog in UK, and would like to bring him over to Latvia when we move here full time. but i may also bring a friend over with him to keep him company.

I'm not sure if breed or height/weight makes a difference but hes a Japanese Akita, and probably weighs in excess of 60kg.

Thanks in advance



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Re: Bringing a pet over

Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:34 pm

Oops...just saw this. Embarassed

I brought two dogs with me when we moved here. We flew on AirBaltic and had no issues whatsoever. We had the vets certificate that was within the 48 hours of flying, but I don't think it was even looked at. The biggest issue we had is that once we arrived, they 'misplaced' our dogs at Riga Airport. As you know, it isn't that big but we had to wait for 30 - 40 minutes while they located them.

Your akita will do well here as this is a country of extremes with dogs. Lots of tough dogs ie Central Asian shepherds and lots of very small dogs. We have an australian shepherd and a miniature pinscher.

I have to say that Latvia isn't that easy for dogs. Many people here seem very frightened and there is a lot of garbage around that the dogs get into it.


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Re: Bringing a pet over

Post Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:54 am

i understand what your saying but we have a farm within the family, and its most likely i would take him there, 23 acres of running space Smile and there is another dog or 2 there also to keep him company but to be honest i think that hes such a fantastic dog i would try to bring a girlfriend for him, but im very fussy as akitas go he just looks beautiful compared to all ive seen so far!

p.s. thanks for the reply


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