Taking off from the UK for Australia: Doodledogs Bella and Louie, and Timmy the cat

Taking off from the UK for Australia: Doodledogs Bella and Louie, and Timmy the cat

Animalcouriers recently arranged for lovely Labradoodle Louie and beautiful Goldendoodle Bella to fly to Perth, Australia from East Sussex.

Their owners had to return to Australia before the dogs were eligible to enter the country. Dogs must have a series of blood tests before travelling to Australia, including one for rabies at least 180 days before the date of travel.

So Bella and Louie stayed for six months at the wonderfully named Slugwash Kennels & Cattery near Haywards Heath, while Coastway Vets took care of the blood tests and treatments, and Animalcouriers arranged the paperwork and flights.

Bella and Louie flew with Thai via Bangkok to Sydney. After 10 days in quarantine at the Eastern Creek Quarantine Kennels, they completed the final leg of their journey to Perth. Jetpets collected Bella and Louie from the kennels and checked them in for the final flight to Perth.

Owner Tania wrote to say:

“Bella & Louie arrived safely. They were both in good spirits & clearly glad to be home — running around the garden, rolling on the grass & remembering all the smells of home! So good to have them home!!”

We also arranged for gorgeous green-eyed black-and-white cat Timmy to fly to Sydney to rejoin her owner, Breda. Timmy is named after the dog in the ‘Famous Five’ adventures by Enid Blyton. Breda was so pleased when Timmy could finally join her, telling us:

“Thank you so much for looking after Timmy, she is here and loving it!”

A note about Eastern Creek Quarantine Kennels, where Louie and Bella stayed: DAFF (the Australian Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) recently announced that these kennels in Sydney are closing. So after 16 October 2015, dogs and cats will have to fly in to Melbourne to stay at the new quarantine facility at Mickleham Victoria.

Bella and Louie happy at their new home in Perth

Bella and Louie happy at their new home in Perth

Timmy looking very comfortable indeed, at home with Breda in Sydney!

Timmy looking very comfortable indeed, at home with Breda in Sydney!


  1. easyweimaraner Apr 17, 2015 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I’m so lad the six month are over and Bella and Louie are together with their furmily now :o)And Timmy is at home too, how great and what a fabulous idea to name a cat after a dog, I love such ideas :o)

  2. crazytraintotinkytown Apr 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Just love those Labradoodles

  3. Timothy Price Apr 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    The labradoodles are adorable, and Timmy has some attitude! 🙂

  4. Lavinia Ross Apr 17, 2015 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Bella and Louie look quite happy. They look very much alike. The Poodle influence is strong! Timmy is quite striking looking with those green eyes.

  5. Curt Mekemson Apr 17, 2015 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    I am always amazed with the amount of restrictions related to animal travel. It seems to me that they are much more restrictive than the rules that were applied to people with Ebola contacts in the recent epidemic. –Curt

  6. Theanne aka magnoliamoonpie Apr 17, 2015 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    oh my, I don’t think I could be separated from Baron for 6 months…I admire these humans and their furry companions for being able to be apart when necessary. I knew it was difficult to move animals around…I just never realized how difficult until I started reading your blog 🙂

  7. Sand Spring Chesapeakes Apr 18, 2015 at 2:28 am - Reply

    happy pups and kitty. have a great weekend.

  8. Clowie Apr 18, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Bella and Louie anre gorgeous and they look very happy to be with their people again.

  9. Nylabluesmum Apr 19, 2015 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Bella an Louie are HUGE doggiess an berry nobull lookin!! bet they were doin a happy doggie dance to bee home once again!!!
    An Timmy iss JUST like mee lyin on his Mumma’ss *ahem* chest…..that iss what mee doess innstead of thee lap 😉
    Wee iss happy efurryone got to their homess safe an sound….
    ***nose kissess*** Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum xxxx

  10. Gunta Apr 19, 2015 at 4:03 am - Reply

    What a lovely pair of doodles – and the cat isn’t bad either! 😉

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