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Re: Where and When to Buy a Jack Russell

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  November 03, 2002 at 20:49:49

In Reply to: Where and When to Buy a Jack Russell
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Posted by:  Stephen Majeske
Posted on:  November 03, 2002 at 17:09:10

Question:

: I live in the USA and am about to buy a small farm in New Zealand. Do you have any advice as to whether I should find a dog here in the USA or wait until I am settled in New Zealand?


Response:

Dear Stephen,

I suggest that you wait until you get settled. Moving to a new environment can be pretty traumatic for a pet even when the move is only a few miles/hours away. In your case, we're talking half-way around the world...! I would also be concerned about the long flight as well as any quarantine issues.

Truly, I think waiting until you're "home" and settled in is best for both you and the terrier. Have a safe trip and please send photos of you and your New Zealand JRT to the website.

Regards,
Leslie