We have recently opened the door to UK/EU adopters in 2017. Adopters can expect to pay ranging from US$1,200 – US$2200 (from 5 kg small to 20 kg) depending on the crate size and weight for the flight, tests, and paperwork involved. We have total number of 15 dogs getting ready to fly to UK. Five have found homes, ten dogs are available for UK now. They are Dana, Dami, Nacho, Holly, Bunny, Willy, Lily, Gem Mary, Star.
ICN – LHR, from Incheon/Seoul international airport to Heathrow airport it takes 12 hours. We will use Korean Air KE907 flying direct to London arriving at around 5 pm.
UK/EU airport options include:
It is advised by the airline cargo that you MUST hire a broker that can handle the customs clearance at the airport. According to the information, it costs aooroximately ￡450 -800 for the services. Below information is very useful for you to get in touch for your future dog if you are considering adopting one of the dogs. According to some of the homes that already enquired, I hear TFA charges you the lowest, ￡410 and in case of two dogs together, it will be additional ￡42. Adopters must pay VAT on this but if you are a registered charity and VAT registered, you can claim the VAT back.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 01753 685393
Fax : 01753 683015
PBS International Freight (Broker)
Unit 23 Airlinks Industrial Estate
Spitfire Way, Hounslow TW5 9NR
Airsupply Shipping Agency
The below office is where you collect your dogs after arrival. I hear it takes 2-4 hours depending on the Centre’s process.
Heathrow Animal Reception Centre
Dept. of Environmental Services
Beacon Road, Heathrow International Airport
Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 3JF
Tel: +44 (0) 208-745-7894 or +44 (0) 208-745-7895
Fax: +44 (0) 208-759-3477
Adopters can follow this process in getting their dog sent to the UK/EU:
We hope the dogs find loving homes in UK and EU. Please send in your applications for us to review. It will cost approximately US$1,200- US$2,200 (depending on the size of crate and weight of your dog) for all including the air tickets. We request you make the payment of the half (must be in US dollars＄, not by ￡) upon approval of your adoption.
Due to the long quarantine period, Nami has chosen five dogs from the shelter and begin their quarantine process in February 2017, adding more and more dogs, ended up 15 all together in early March 2017. The dogs will stay the entire quarantine period of four months at the shelter. These five dogs will all go for the same tests and vet visits according to the vaccination and blood test time as specified by UK standard.
Nami is entirely in charge of the quarantine process as stated below. As of today, 18th March, 2017 we have the first batch done with blood sample for test and the second batch ten underwent the same process after a week. They all have passed the blood tests and results are back to Dr.Kim “Positive!” with PASS stamp on the paper from the government lab.
BASIC UK QUARANTINE PROCESS
This link by UK government is very useful to those homes. http://ahvla.defra.gov.uk/
The whole process will take a MINIMUM of 16 weeks, some factors may cause delays, for instance if the blood sample does not show sufficient levels of the rabies vaccine. It has to be above 0.5 IU/ml
1. MICROCHIP- First, the dog will be microchipped with an internationally recognized (ISO 11784/11785 compliant) chip. This step must be completed before the rabies vaccination as the microchip will be a record of the date of the vaccination.
2. RABIES VACCINATION- Once the microchip has been inserted, the vet can now vaccinate the dogs against rabies. The date of the rabies vaccination for antibody test is the most important and can affect the travel plans.
3. WAIT 30 DAYS- According to UK government guidelines: “for animals coming from non-listed Third Countries, the blood sample must have been taken at least 30 days after the date of the rabies vaccination where day of vaccination is day 0”.
4. BLOOD TEST- After 30 days, the vet will take a blood to be sent to government lab for test which is an UK/ EU approved lab. “You must check that the laboratory used to test the blood sample is on the list of approved laboratories.” IT REQUIRES 90 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE BLOOD SAMPLE WAS TAKEN TO Fly out.
5. RESULTS- Results should come back and be delivered to the vet in about 1-2 weeks. Assuming that the test comes back positive (i.e. there is enough of the rabies antibody in the dog’s system, 0.5IU/ml), ONLY then can we look into booking a flight for the dog. IF, however, the test comes back negative (i.e. there are insufficient levels of the antibody/rabies vaccine in your pet’s blood) we will need to repeat steps again.
6. BOOK FLIGHT- The flight booked will need to be “at least 90 DAYS/three calendar months between the date of the blood sampling and the date of entry into UK”. This means the flight must be no sooner than 3 months after the date the blood sample was taken.
7. COMPLETE ‘EU CERTIFICATE’- View Document This is a 9 page EU certificate document that will need to be filled out by the vet, the quarantine office, and customs officials. For now, we just fill in page 1, using you as BOTH the consignee and the consignor. The consignor will be our address in Korea; the consignee will be your address in UK/EU. Make sure that ALL details on this form match up with the microchip AND the rabies test certificate.
8. VACCINATION & HEALTH CERTIFICATE- We will also need a vaccination & health certificate from the vet confirming that your dog has been vaccinated by them, a written confirmation of the dog’s details and specific information about the vaccines given, signed by the vet.
9. TAPEWORM TREATMENT & CERTIFICATE- It is a requirement for pets to be treated against tapeworm in a very specific time period. “The treatment must have been administered in the 24hr – 120hr window prior to the expected arrival in UK. The tapeworm treatment can be certified by any registered veterinarian.” This means the dog must be sent within 5 days after treatment is given in Korea. A health certificate is also required from the vet confirming that the dog has received the tapeworm treatment.
10. QUARANTINE CERTIFICATE- An animal cannot leave Korea without obtaining a Quarantine Certificate, which is shown to the airline at check-in. This states that the dog is permitted by Korean Quarantine to leave the country and that the dog is fit to fly. This is done the day before the flight at Incheon international airport or regional offices.
11. ARRIVAL IN UK- It can take up to two and a half hours to complete the checks at Heathrow Animal Reception Centre. After receiving the dog, book an appointment with your vet. Your dog needs to be checked by a UK based vet and any top up vaccines need to be administered. You must also change the registration of the chip to a UK based register.
NOTE: Unfortunately, no couriers, no flight volunteers can fly directly to the UK due to quarantine restrictions. To have the dog(s) fly directly into the UK we MUST send the dog as manifest cargo. Your dog will be treated as cargo and you will need to collect your dog at Heathrow Animal Reception Centre after the customs clearance by your broker.
UK/EU Adoptions, the first batch was selected 18th Feb 2017, they are done with the first vaccinations and microchipped for the quarantine as stipulated by UK/EU standards. Dana, Dami, Nacho, Holly, Freckle (he has a home)are the five. The second batch are ten, they were selected on 26th Feb and done with microchip and vaccinations accordingly. The five were sent to Dr.Kim for blood samples on 20th March 2017, on the 25th March,we
received the results “ALL POSITIVE” from the government lab.
The second batch are ten dogs, Willy, Bunny, Lily, Gem, Mary, Star, Marbles, Mini, Pin and Haru. Mini, Haru, Pin, Marbles have found homes in UK. We have total 15 all together. They are the dogs who have begun the long quarantine process for going to UK/EU. Please view their profiles under the “Available Dogs” tab. Our vet Dr.Kim is in charge of the whole process when it come to test and paper work.
The rough timeline of their process is as follows:
First Batch 2017
Feb. 18 – Microchip, Rabies Vaccination
Mar. 20 – Blood Sample for antibody Test (flight can be booked after 90 days from the date of the blood sample taken if results come in “positive”)
Mar. 25 – Blood Test Results came back “ALL POSITIVE”
(We are so lucky! test results came to Dr.Kim from the government lab after five days)
June. 16 – Tapeworm Test & Treatment
June. 20 – Earliest possible date of flight
Dana, Dami, Nacho, Holly, Freckles are able to fly out after the 20th June.
Second Batch 2017
Feb. 26 – Microchip, Rabies Vaccination
Mar. 26 – Blood Sample for antibody Test
Apr. 05 – Blood Test results
June.22 – Tapeworm Test & Treatment
June.26 – Earliest possible date of flight
Bunny, Willy, Lily, Gem, Mary, Star will be able to fly after the 26th, June.
Bunny, Gem and Dana are adopted
Five have found homes, ten are available for UK. They are getting ready to fly to UK in 12 weeks, possibly by end of June.
I must introduce Jane to get it start with as she will be the very first dog flying to UK on the 30th April, 2017. Jane’s found a home in Ashtead, Surrey. Lisa Marie Mottram is the home. Lisa picked Jane in December 2016, The family is looking forward to meeting her so badly waiting for too long.
Age: 15 months old
Information: Dami spent sometime with a trainer. She is a happy-go-lucky, carefree girl. She can play all day long, gets along well with other dogs. Dami was spayed in November, 2016, fully vaccinated and healthy.
Age: 14 months old
Information: Dana is an adorable girl, very friendly, she greets anyone with her tail wagging. She is a big eater, she can have five meals a day and treats in between. She can play all day long, fully vaccinate and very healthy. She was spayed in September 2016.
Age: 10 month old
Information: Nacho is becoming an adorable boy. He can be timid and shy at strangers but can be friendly in an hour. He gets along with other dogs well and loves to go for a walk. He is fully vaccinated, neutered and healthy.
Age: 14 months old
Information: Holly was once traumatized. We realized that he used to be near the slaughter scene at the 300 dogs meat farm. The rescue was completed in early July 2016. His trauma made progress every month. Holly loves to play with toys and likes to be cuddled.
Age: 18 months old
Information: Star gets her name from the adorable ‘wrinkles’ in her forehead that come together to form a star. Star is really loving this new freedom thing! Star came in with a collar on, which is usually rare for a meat farm dog. The collar was so tight, probably there since she was a puppy, that it had rubbed her skin completely raw. It looks as though the collar had been chocking her for most of her life! Her skin is healed and she is so happy she can finally breathe! This happened December 2016. Star is a sweet, friendly girl, so full of fun, and happy to spend time with anyone who will play with her, whether human or canine. She is friendly and easy-going, and gets along great with dogs of all sizes. Star is fully vaccinated, healthy, spayed in November 2016.
Age: 16 months old
Information: Mary has come a long way when I see her transformation. She used to avoids humans in the first few months, then the treats and walks worked. She is a happy go lucky girl happy to receive treats handed out and wags tail at us with big smiles.
Age: 18 months old
Breed: Jindo Mix
Information: Willy is one of 300 dogs rescued from a dog farm. He is a social and affectionate guy with people and dogs of all sizes, and we think he would be a great family dog. He is beginning to learn on his people and give kisses. He has just learned to enjoy going out for a walk, but still doesn’t know much about the outside world. He startles easily from loud noises or things he doesn’t understand (cars, people moving too quickly), but he is becoming more and more trusting everyday. He is never aggressive in these cases, just a little jumpy. Willy stands out with his big, soulful caramel eyes. He smiles only when he is out for walks.
Age: 18 months old
Information: Gem is a darling little Jindo girl. She’s active, loving, and is going to make someone very happy. She is so playful and happy go lucky. Gem is now spayed, but was pregnant and had puppies shortly after she came to our shelter after the rescue. We feel so bad that all of her puppies have been adopted and are in forever homes, yet she remains. Gem is all over the volunteers for cuddles and is loved by so many. She is full of energy and happiness and does really well with other dogs. Gem is healthy and affectionate and deserves a nice warm home.
Age: 9 months old
Information: Bunny has such a sweet demeanor about her and seems like she would really like to learn about love and family. Bunny is very nervous for now, and will need some time to learn to trust people. She is very brave when she has the barrier of the gate between you and her- she runs right up and asks for a treat, wagging her tail. If you come inside, she backs away when you get too close, and doesn’t yet want to be pet. A bit shy, but sweet and just unsure about new things. She is figuring out that she is safe at the shelter, but it is time for her to learn about home life. Lots of love in her forever home should make her blossom into the dog she is meant to be. A confident and friendly canine housemate will help to guide Bunny and show her how great it is to be a dog. Bunny is spayed, fully vaccinated and healthy.
Age: 2 year and 10 month old
Information: Lily is a shy girl but very friendly and charming. She is one of the early pull-out from the 300 dogs meat farm in July 2016. We named her “Lily” because her fur is shining snow white. She gets along well with other dogs, likes to play with toys. She is fully vaccinated, spayed in November 2016, healthy and playful.