Boopie - 12yr old Chihuahua
After my partner moved from NY to Adelaide Australia, she left her chihuahua “Boopie” back at home with her parents, because he was older (12), and happy and they were very attached to him, and we couldn’t afford to bring him to Australia. Diane missed him terribly. Diane moved back to Australia a few months later, and we relied on the help of Simone, answering my countless questions, and phone calls, with a detailed itinerary of what he needed and when from his vet – and she made sure all of his papers met the very strict criteria that Australia has for pet immigration.
As the day got closer, Sandii started contact with us, until Boopie was picked up from mom and dads house in Long Island and taken to JFK. While he was in the boarding facility in LA, we received daily emails with photos, and it was SUCH a relief to see him and see his wonderful big room, with food, water, and a bed. (LOVE the new rooms you’ve got Scott, wish I could see it in person!!) And what appeared to be very caring handlers who took him for walks! Sandii called Diane’s mom back in New York to update her also – it was a very very stressful time for us all, and just having the emails and photos helped us so much. (Australian quarantine gave us absolutely no updates, and it was the longest 10 days of our lives, waiting to see if he was ok!)
I have no idea how much it would be to do all of this on your own, without using a pet travel company. It was a no brainer for me to use a company, and after speaking with Scotty initially – an absolute no brainer to use pet express. He has a heart of gold and his mother should be proud of the man she raised.
Pet express took away all of the stress of making sure all of the criteria were met, at the right time. All of the stress of his actual travel. Our animals are family, and it’s a no brainer to use only the best when it comes to their care. Thank you Scott, Simone, and Sandii, and the handlers, and anyone else who helped bring our very anxious timid old chihuahua across the world. We are beyond happy to have him here in the little old Adelaide hills, and so grateful for your assistance. ❤️❤️ Much love, Leonie, Diane and Boopie!