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im leaving uk in march 2010 with 250,000 and rental income of around 1500 per month i need to the buy boat and would appreciate any suggestions. once ive got my dogs passport and jabs what is the process and average costs.leaving my jack russell is simply not an option.
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You'll probably do best to check online with the different countires you expect to visit. We regularly take our dog to the Bahamas and find the entry facilitated with a prior form and 10$US paid to the Ministry of Agriculture. They then send us all the paperwork for clearance upon our arrival. I can see how this could become complicated with visits to many ports of different nations. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Springer Spaniel

We lived in the Caribbean for 2 1/2 years with our Springer Spaniel.
Never cleared him in. No problem. Easiest if he's a short haired brown
dog as he will blend in with the locals. Ours wasn't. In the English islands
no dogs are allowed so what's the point to worry. Just take him ashore.......
We've been caught many times by the officials ashore they just tell you
to take the dog back to the boat.

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We lived in the Caribbean for 2 1/2 years with our Springer Spaniel.
Never cleared him in. No problem. Easiest if he's a short haired brown
dog as he will blend in with the locals. Ours wasn't. In the English islands
no dogs are allowed so what's the point to worry. Just take him ashore.......
We've been caught many times by the officials ashore they just tell you
to take the dog back to the boat.

Chuck clcjr54@hotmail.com
If you do that in St Lucia and upset the officials you can expect the following rule to be applied.

Animals failing to meet Import Requirements or entering without a permit will be refused entry or be humanely euthanized

They do not seem to be much bothered by cats on anchored boats BUT do keep an eye out for dogs making for shore on dinghies OR on boats in slips.

If the dog matters a lot to you I would be careful about taking it ashore in any of the ex GB islands.

I spent several years cruising this area and there were several incidents where dogs ashore were the subject of investigation.

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If the paperwork is in order, bringing a dog into the TCI is a breeze. Recent letter from a vet saying its in good health, Rabies, etc. innoculation records up to date. As I recall, the Immigration lady looked at the papers, looked at the dog, and welcomed him to the Turks and Caicos. Hes a Jack Russell too.

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Here's a skill for your Jack Russell that will allow you to leave him on the boat in foreign ports.

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