Our million dollar dog, Tetley is now legal. We paid an absolute fortune to ship her from USA to UK when we returned there in 2010 and we have paid another small fortune to bring her to China with us.
After a month of home quarantine in the UK before we left, plus many vaccinations that China require and a very expense flight (her trip on British Airways was more than all of ours put together!) she arrived in Shanghai at the same time as us. She had to do 7 days of quarantine in Shanghai, but was obviously looked after there and returned to us in good spirits.
Then, she had to put up with a month in an apartment home so had to get used to riding the elevator every time we went out with her. She was still on home quarantine for another 23 days. We also knew that we had to get a license for her. So, this Thursday Owen took her to the annual registration process at our compound. This is where the police come and register all the dogs in one go.
Now, there are some quite strict regulations when you research the process for getting your dog registered in China, but it appears that as long as you pay 100RMB (£10$15) then you get the official piece of paper. I am so relieved to finally have this important piece of paper as the Chinese are not very tolerant of un-licensed dogs and will confiscate and destroy them without a second thought.