Grab Some Tissues and Watch This Emotional Dog-Owner Reunion After Long Quarantine [Video]
- A TikTok video showing a dog and his owner reuniting after an eight-month separation and 10-day quarantine period in Australia has gone viral with over 400,000 views.
- The dog was in the U.K. for seven months and quarantined for ten days after arriving in Australia due to the country’s pet import regulations.
- The video has sparked an emotional response among TikTok users, with some expressing their joy at the reunion, while others shared their concern about the lengthy separation.
In a video shared on TikTok that has rapidly garnered over 400,000 views, a dog and his owner share a heartwarming reunion after an eight-month separation and the dog’s 10-day quarantine period upon arriving in Australia.
The TikTok user, @ameliacourtneysmith, posted the video with the caption “8 long months without my boy, finally reunited,” documenting the sweet moment as she reunites with her French Bulldog.
The video shows the moment her furry friend was released from a dog carrier, with initial hesitation and later exuberant joy.
Shuffling between her and the person holding the camera, the dog eventually gives in to his owner’s affectionate calls.
In a later comment, @ameliacourtneysmith explained that the dog was only in quarantine for ten days after the journey from the U.K. to Australia, which is mandatory due to the country’s strict pet import regulations.
The rest of the seven months, he spent in the care of her family in the U.K.
As per the Australian government website, the length of the quarantine period is determined by the country of origin and additional requirements.
This process, as the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) advises, can be “complex and time-consuming.”
They recommend pet owners verify the pet’s eligibility, destination country, departure date, and travel details well before embarking on the process.
Airlines and shipping lines, too, have their own pet transport policies, making the journey more layered.
The reunion video has been a hit with TikTok users, sparking an emotional response.
Comments range from being touched by the reunion to concern about the separation period.
While some users couldn’t fathom the idea of a prolonged separation from their pets, the original poster defended the decision.
One user wrote: “What’s the alternative? So rehoming him is better? No. He now has an unbelievable life in Australia at the beach, instead of freezing cold England.”
The roller-coaster of emotions seen in the video, from initial hesitancy to joyful acceptance, mirrors the challenging journey pets and their owners often face when moving between countries.
However, the result, as illustrated by the video, can indeed be a joyful and touching reunion.