Thursday, February 21, 2013
To the regional government offices in Toulouse. A chance to find out about the latest rules and regulations for importing puppies into France . Seems that a chip and a rabies vaccination are mandatory for any dog entering the country. No exceptions.
This means :
a) Getting puppies in the UK after they've had the vaccination and been chipped - ie at 16+ weeks
b) Picking them up at 8 weeks and renting somewhere in the UK for two months until they're old enough to bring home ( a lot of hassle )
c) Finding PON puppies outside the UK at a breeder in France or a country where there are no border inspections
d) Opt for a different breed or older dogs that need to be rehomed.
Our plan may require some mild mid-course correction . Option c) might be the best solution. The new rules can be seen here : http://ambafrance-uk.org/Importing-animals-into-France,2780
Next to the government offices an Indian restaurant serving sweetened chicken. What can it be ? Further down the road 'the font' finds a Norwegian restaurant. '' How wonderful !! ". Wonderful is not a word this blogger would use to describe pickled herring.