Many tourists visiting Koh Samui fall in love with a particular dog and cannot bear to leave it behind on the island. Unfortunately there is only a very small number of hotels which tolerate or even feed strays. The chances of meeting the same dog when returning to Koh Samui are slim. IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A DOG OR A CAT HOME - NO PROBLEM, WE WILL HELP YOU, just get in touch in time!
Please do have a look at the page "They Found A New Home Overseas".
The required vaccinations are carried out in the DRCS and the vaccination certificate is issued by the Thai doctor. Also any other Thai veterinarian can perform the rabies vaccination. Please pay attention that he properly fills the vaccination records including his license number! The passport must also be in English and the address of the veterinarian as well. Please take care that the vet does not write the Thai date. In Thailand we have the year 2554th.After rabies vaccination you must wait 30 days, then the necessary rabies antibody test can be made. For entry to Europe a rabies antibody test is required. The serum test costs about 3000 Baht. It can be made only in Europe. From the day of blood taken, the dog or cat has to stay for another 3 months in Thailand.
The DRCS issues all required documents. Dog Transport is very expensive. Here are the costs: a cage (weighs about 8 - 10 kg) for an approximately 15-25kg weighing dog costs about 7000 baht. The dog must be able to stand upright in the cage, so often a slightly larger cage has to be taken. Cost for microchip: 1000 baht (the dog gets chiped in DRCS). 3000 Baht for blood test in Europe, staying at the DRCS costs 50 baht per day (average stay at the DRCS are 4 months) 6000 baht, the transport from Koh Samui to Bangkok costs about 2,500 baht, the cost for handling in Bangkok 4000 Baht (if you do not want to go to the vet)
The price for your dog's ticket varies and depends which airline you fly with.
LUFTHANSA is most low-priced: for a box size 7 including the dog the price is 300 Euro; only accompanied transport is possible.
Besides you might use AIRFRANCE, KLM or AUA; you've just got to mind transfer times when changing planes.
A freight transport for a box size 7 (90 cm x 66 cm x 66 cm) to Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Stockholm or Madrid costs 35 000 Baht – flight only! To London the transport with box 7 it will be 54 000 Baht.
Airlines (i.e. Thai Airways) without a special dog tarif charge 1450 Baht ~37 € per kg. If dog plus box weigh 25 kgs, the fare is 925 €. Plus all the other fees for box, Microchip, rabies antibody test, etc.
For USA the dog need no rabies antibody test.
FOR THE UK:
The dog has to fly with the owner (so you will have to come and pick up the dog in Bangkok) or we can send the dog via cargo either 5 days before or 5 days after your departure.
There is no other way anymore
Please contact the authorities in England to get more information.
You get the approval and the export permit in the Cargo Building C2 in the "free zone" outside the airport (long building behind the transport/forwarding-agent halls on the ground floor, last door – to walk about 10 minutes from the entrance to the other end of the hall).
Here the address: Bangkok Airport Animal Quarantine Station,Suwanapoom Vet Office
Location: Gate 1, 1st Building
Tel. 02- 134063-6
Fax: 021 340 637
Since tourists quite often only decide to take their favourite dog shortly before going back home, the rabies injection may not be given in time to meet the timescale of blood tests, etc. If this is the case, the dog will have to stay at DRCS. The dog is then taken to Bangkok via Bangkok Airways as freight and the transport company there is put in charge of the forwarding.
At the moment we have a private person carry out the handling. The price is the same but we are sure that the dogs are all right. The dog is then brought to the vet at the airport. There, it gets the required export license and it is checked to see if it's been micro chipped. If the dog is forwarded as freight, export and import licenses are also needed.
Within the last year, about 80 dogs flew into a safe future and almost all of them are enjoying life in their new homes. In 1999 the first dog "BIRD" fly with our help and in September 2003, the first cats were rescued from Koh Samui. The regulations for transferring cats are the same as for transferring dogs.
Animal friendly Hotels in Bangkok: