Bringing Pets to Saipan

AT THIS TIME, UNITED HAS SUSPENDED ITS PETSAFE PROGRAM MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BRING PETS USING UNITED.  POSSIBLE OPTION NOTED BELOW

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THE FOLLOWING CORRESPONDENCE WAS RECEIVED TODAY FROM ALLPET TRAVEL AND CONFIRMED AS OF 14 APRIL, 2022:

 

On 11/3/2021 7:16 AM, debbie@allpettravel.com wrote:

See below from an associate of ours...  I am unsure of the cost but I wanted you to have this!  Please feel free to contact her directly!

 

Debbie

 

 

Hi there,

 

With near zero service for moving live animals between Guam and the mainland USA (and Hawaii), I am happy to announce a great new partnership where I can offer a DIRECT FLIGHT  between SEATTLE and GUAM.    The flight will depart Seattle on DEC 1 and arrive Guam on DEC 2  (fuel stop only in Hawaii).   The return flight departs GUAM on DEC 3 and arrives SEATTLE on DEC 3.   We will not need to do any Hawaii paperwork / quarantine fees/ etc.. as the animals are not transiting Hawaii. 

 

Additionally – the flight will have 2 attendants riding with the pets who are accessible in the main passenger compartment.  Pets can be checked on and given water / care during the 14 ½ hour flight to ensure their safety.   We already have several puppies (who will be 8-10 weeks old at transport) booked and have a plan for all small pets /puppies / elderly animals to ride up front near the attendant seating for extra visibility and care during the flight.   Contact me if you have an animal requiring special care.

 

Important details …. “TO GUAM”

  1. Pets destined for Guam must apply for an import permit with the Guam Department of Agriculture (see attached document)

  2. All pets entering Guam must be consigned to a Quarantine Kennel (we have 3 available  - 1 military and 2 civilian).  All quarantine clearance fees are payable directly to their quarantine kennel.

  3. Clearance of Guam Customs upon arrival will be included in my rate.

  4. A deposit is required to hold a spot and all fees will be due prior to departure

  5. There are no breed restrictions and we can accommodate larger crates (PP90, 700, etc).  Please contact me regarding any larger custom crates.

 

… “FROM GUAM”

  1. Pets departing Guam are not required to have a rabies vaccination to enter the USA but it’s a good idea as they are required to get a shot shortly after arriving the States.

  2. Because Guam is rabies free, there is no 21 day waiting period after a rabies vaccination to enter the USA (but all vaccinations should be administered well in advance of travel to ensure the good health of the pet)

  3. A Bordetella shot is required for pets as they will be kenneled either in Guam or USA for at least a day

  4. A  deposit is required to hold a spot and all fees will be due prior to departure

  5. There are no breed restrictions and we can accommodate larger crates (PP90, 700, etc).  Please contact me regarding any larger custom crates.

 

This kind of flight with extra care for pets is just not available on a daily basis.  We are excited to offer you such a quality move for your clients!

 

This is exciting to be able to offer a direct flight to the Mainland to  pet owners living on the island of Guam or moving to Guam.   The flight will have limited space and I expect all slots to fill up due to the recent responses to our October charters.    Please “request a quote” at my website for a rate quote and details.  My team is working that list of inquiries on a daily basis and we will respond asap.   Additionally, you can always contact me directly for help or with questions.   Thank you so much and have a great November!

 

 

Lisa

Lisa Meador

       LISA MEADOR

CELL:  671-977-2255 Guam

CELL:  832-776-8994 Texas 

  I assume you can arrange stay at Harper Valley Kennels in Guam  Micronesian Air Cargo has confirmed they can ship from Guam to Saipan.   Micronesian Air Cargo Services – Daily air freight services for the Marianas Islands

Along with the rest of the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii, Saipan is rabies-free. This status is protected by strict regulation of the importation of any warm blooded animal capable of being infected. 

 

During typhoon Yutu, the quarantine facility on Saipan was destroyed, thus requiring all animals to be eligible for "immediate release".  In the absence of our (now retired) state veterinarian, documents are handled by Animal Control, and should be contacted as soon as a decision has been reached to move to Saipan. All plans should start with a contact with their office outlining your plans and animals involved. The contact is Chris at (670) 256-3319, email lucretiamarie78@gmail.com. I will attach the Hawaii requirements which will give you some idea although the CNMI has been more lenient.

Not all apartments will accept pets, and you should make your needs known early to our recruiter, Marylou Conner at Saipanrecruiter@gmail.com

​All immediate release plans will need to start with proof of at least two rabies vaccinations and a rabies blood titer, or FAVN titer, done at a specific lab in Kansas City. The animal has to be "chipped" for identification prior to submitting the blood sample, which in turn takes at least a couple of weeks to be reported. So, the recommendation is to plan to get going on this very early on if your plans for Saipan include a pet. 

Pre-travel health exams of the animal are required, and have a very narrow time limit prior to shipping the animal. To further stress matters, the exam may have to be certified by a specific US governmental veterinarian. This may well require sending documents by overnight courier and coordinating the exam date and time to assure the documents can be received back within the 10-day window.

 

Transportation of Pets

Small pets can be accepted for in-cabin transport, and should be booked at the time of ticket purchase.  Transportation requirements for larger animals traveling as cargo vary from one airline to another, and are subject to change based on things like the temperature at the destination airport, length of a particular travel leg,  and aircraft types among others.  Most flights from the mainland are sufficiently long that one or more intermediate stops for kenneling and rest is either appropriate or demanded by the airline. As of this writing, many airlines placed a restriction on accepting pets for travel.  Travel times for pets to 8 hrs or less are necessary when allowed, effectively making the Mainland-Hawaii-Guam-Saipan the only permissible routing. Pets coming as cargo require particular bonded kennels along the way due to intermediate quarantine regulations. Arranging this on your own can be difficult. 

 

Commercial animal travel consultants such as All Pet Travel among others are experienced in all phases of this, and can eliminate a lot of stress for a fee. Our personal consultant was Debbie Rogers, and you are welcome to email her.   

 

Prior to COVID-19 United would transport pets as cargo directly to Saipan, although they currently have a kennel size limit of 30 inches which would impact the travel of large dogs. At the moment, they are not accepting pets for travel except as certified service animals. Two alternatives exist; Star Marianas, (phone is (670) 287-9722), and Micronesian Air Cargo ( (670) 285-6627 or (670) 789-8759... ask for Nora.)  It is also possible, although expensive, to arrange a charter from Guam to Saipan on this airline, assuring you and your pets travel together and you see them through the customs and quarantine process in Saipan. The cost differential between this and the usual flight drops if more than one person travels.

 

Animals shipped as cargo will have been in the Guam kennel, and the kennel can assist with moving through Guam. Check with Harper Valley Kennel  ((671)477-8381)  They are very good about pick up and drop off at the airport.

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