[quote=“Shao Pung”]My dog is in quarantine right now. Cost: 18,000 NTD
If you are importing a dog or cat from a rabies infected country (U.S.) then your animal needs to stay 21 days. If someone has told you otherwise they are wrong. This is also a minimum, if you do not have the paperwork done correctly they may keep your dog or cat longer and you will have to pay to have your animal housed or pay to have it sent back, or they can/will destroy it.
I think that it is very nice. I visit twice a week and spend about an hour and 40 minutes each time. It is clean, air conditioned, the student veterinarians are very professional and polite. I bring treats and toys and I play with my dog in a visitation area.
Here is a couple pictures of the quarantine facilities at NTU on the 6th floor.
The process has to begin early, this is no last minute deal, and I know people on the forums always say that the Taiwanese are laid back and rules are bent all the time ect. ect… I however caution you not to test this process unless you are willing to lose your cat or dog, I could not live with myself if I tried to be lazy or sneaky and subvert this process and it resulted in my dog being put down… so I highly recommend that you read all the req’s and follow them.
I can give you an overview from the perspective of someone coming in from the USA.
You need to fill out the proper paperwork, get rabies blood titer taken care of at least 180 days before you arrive at the one certified place in the U.S.,
This allows you to make a request for an import certificate.
About a month and a half out I made my reservations for quarantine.
Then I got a health certificate 10 days before flying you will also need an official export document from the quarantine office in your state,
then fly them over,
I suggest that you have four copies of all your animals paperwork just in case you need to give one to the airlines, the airport customs officials at your transit airport if you have one and just a couple spares to put your mind at ease…
Once you arrive, there is a desk in the baggage claim area where you take your dog/cat, then they do some paperwork, if it is early in the day (before 4 pm I think) they will bind the cage or bag and you will have to pay for a taxi or arrange a car to take you, your animal, and an escorting officer to the quarantine office that you have made a reservation at.
You go in, you fill out more paperwork, pay 10,000 NTD and make appointments for visitation dates if you would like them. You pay 8,000 NTD when you pick your animal up at the end of the quarantine period.
Hope this helps, if you have any more questions do not hesitate to ask.
hello shaopung, thanks for your feedback. the pictures are really helpful. is the visitation area the area in the middle out of the cages? btw so was your dog quarantined for 21 days exactly? thanks again for your help!