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Sabbatical in Europe with Pets?
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We are exploring the possibility of going to Pisa, Italy or
Zurich, Switzerland on sabbatical in about 2 years. We would
live in Europe for one year. We have two pets -- a dog (Golden
Retriever/Lab mix, about 5 yrs old) and a cat (about 12 yrs old).
Both are rescue animals and our home is there ''forever home''. I
don't want to leave them behind. But, I'm wondering is it
feasible to take to take a cat and a dog with us to Europe? Does
having pets make it more difficult to find housing over there?
What have other people done? Thank you.
If your animals are fairly calm by nature you can take them
with you. We moved two cats to France (via Switzerland)
following the instructions of the airline (TWA or United) in
1991. Since we were renting a house there was no real
problem having the cats.
They need to be certified in good health before leaving the
US, and the airline has someone check them before
releasing them to you.
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