Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Korean Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Bringing Dog to Korea

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Travel Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
abrcreed



Joined: 20 Mar 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: Bringing Dog to Korea Reply with quote

Does anyone have good experiences with a particular airline as far as bringing pets to Korea? I'm planning on bringing my 15 pound dog to Korea.

Thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Redcap



Joined: 03 Jan 2010

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will get some meaningful replies when you specify which country you are flying from. Different airlines service the Korean route from different countries.

You will receive substantially more replies if you re-post this question in either the General Discussion forum or Off-Topic forum. Be prepared. Asking this question will generally unleash a debate as to whether you should even bring a dog to Korea in the first place.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DanielYessir



Joined: 18 Mar 2013
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah where are you flying from. Korea Air and Asiana (Korea's airlines) both allow pets. You have to store it under the plane and you have to pay. ALSO the bigger issue is once you arrive here. Maybe sure you have ALL your papers for you dog. You also need to have a micro chip implanted in it's ear and you need to prove that all the dog's shots (rabies etc) are up to date. The shots must be done 3 months prior to coming to Korea (90 days). If not, your dog will be kept in quarantine until its ready to leave. Also they might keep it in quarantine for a few days anyway to ensure it's not sick or unhealthy. It can be a huge hassle, so think carefully about doing it.

Oh yeah if you don't have shots or a chip, they have to be done here and you have to pay.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean so you don't have to buy it in Korea? Your own private stash. Laughing Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
warmachinenkorea



Joined: 12 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you read the new regs for bringing an animal into Korea.

http://www.qia.go.kr/english/popup/pop_bringADogOrACat.jsp
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Drew345



Joined: 24 May 2005

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a post a couple of threads above with someone trying to get their dog from Korea to Canada. Maybe a dog swap is in order and save everyone some headaches?

(just kidding)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rockbilly



Joined: 19 Mar 2013

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:49 pm    Post subject: Dogmeat Reply with quote

Fifteen pounds is a lot of meat! Your new neighbors will be salivating.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NYC_Gal 2.0



Joined: 10 Dec 2010

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The microchip is implanted in the dog's body, near his shoulder, not his ear.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AnsanAnswers



Joined: 16 Jul 2010
Location: Ansan www.AnsanAnswers.com

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out http://thefirstclasspet.com/ and you can always call the owner, Gina Nam, for specific questions. Even if you don't use her service, she's more than happy to answer all of your questions.

As regulations seem to change regularly you definitely want to make sure you are updated on the latest and allow yourself enough time.

If you do happen to give her a call let her know Brian and Whitney referred you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
lemak



Joined: 02 Jan 2011

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many airlines (particularly North American ones) have black out dates in the middle of summer and winter when they don't allow pets on flights due to a combination of overloaded flights and worries (liability) that the dog might die in the extreme weather.

Even if your airline *does* allow the dog on the flight in say July or August, think long and hard about if you want to subject your pet to what may be hours sitting on a 50+ degree tarmac waiting for delayed flights or other problems. Plenty of dogs have died whilst being transported in the peak of summer.

Also many airlines don't allow certain breeds of pug nosed dogs or those which pose a danger (which at 15 pounds I doubt yours falls into the category).

Plus side these days the veterinary care in Korea has improved hundred fold over what it was like a decade ago. There are actually plenty of caring, well trained, highly qualified vets around these days.

Confirm, reconfirm and re-reconfirm with your boss that he and the apartment owner will allow you to keep a pet.

And be aware a huge portion of Koreans are scared of any animal that is bigger than a hamster, so be careful about where you let your dog off the leash lest you have the cops called on you, or give someone a heart attack.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DomAndJenny



Joined: 21 Nov 2011

PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been living here for about a year and a half with a 60 lb, somewhat scary looking dog. Some people are afraid, lots of people are indifferent or delighted to see her.

I stressed out a lot about taking her over and someone gave me the advice, "just bring your dog."

Just do it, it will be fine. Call the airline and confirm. They will have to stay in with the baggage but depending on the plane it will be climate controlled. If it is not pressurized and climate controlled they will inform you before you book and you can book another flight, a customer service agent should be able to help you on the phone. I know that Air Canada and Korean Air were fine about the dog. I flew one leg AC, then had to transfer her myself to Korean Air but it went smooth.

Korean Air was awesome, I left from Toronto to Seoul. When I got to Seoul my dog was strapped onto a cart and two men were waiting for me. They took me through quarantine in under five minutes and pushed the cart all the way to where the driver was waiting to pick me up.

Just have your paper work done in advance. Make photocopies, be up to date on everything. I printed out the requirements and brought them to my vet and she sorted it all out for me.

This is the website with the information I got:

http://www.nvrqs.go.kr/eng/rese_quarantine_02.asp?pageNumber=3-0

It's down right now, but it used to work. Google "importing pets to Korea" and you should have lots of information.

Good luck!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
watergirl



Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Location: Ansan, south korea

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't listen to some of these nay-sayers.I took my cat, a few years ago, and it was very easy. The koreans barely even looked at him when he arrived.
Do make sure you remind them to turn on the aircon and check temperature in the compartment where your pet is, when on board.
Personally, I would try and get a direct flight, if at all possible.

There are tons of vets here in Korea, and they are MUCH cheaper than back home. Plus, they have cat hotels here for if u need to put your pet somewhere while away, so maybe see if they have likewise for dogs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CentralCali



Joined: 17 May 2007

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DanielYessir wrote:
You have to store it under the plane and you have to pay.


Under the plane? That seems a trifle harsh. I'd've thought they'd put the poor thing in the hold. Laughing

Regarding the size of the animal: Make sure that where you will be living allows pets and is the appropriate size for your animal. You should also ensure the air conditioning is up to snuff before you leave the critter alone for any length of time there.

Another bit about size: Last year, I was visiting Seoul with a friend. We were walking in Itaeweon one afternoon and saw an American with a humongous dog. The dog was incredibly friendly, very beautiful with shocking white fur. The dog was a real hit with the Koreans there. There were so many crowding around to get a picture with the dog and to pet him. And, yes, they did ask for permission to do that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Travel Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2013 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International