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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Cat to Azerbaijan

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Charity
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Bengal
From: England
To: Azerbaijan

Hello,

I am having extreme difficulty locating any information (on the internet, with my vet, Azerbaijan Embassy, Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan, etc.) that would tell me what is required for us to import our cat, Spot, into Azerbaijan. Would you be able to help?

Very much appreciated,
Charity

 

Hi Charity,

Thanks for your question. Check out our PDF listing the Pet Import Requirements for Azerbaijan. You'll see there that your cat will need several vaccinations, a microchip, and an international health certificate which has been endorsed by a local branch of the national veterinary authority (DEFRA in England). You should still try to be in contact with the Azerbaijan Embassy to ensure that these requirements are up-to-date and to make sure that Spot's move goes as smoothly as possible.

Pet transport can be complicated, especially when basic pieces of information (such as import requirements) are hard to track down. Sometimes it's easiest to hire a pet shipping specialist to handle your move. If you'd like to learn about our door-to-door services, please fill out our free quote form. And if you have any more questions, feel free to contact us.

Thanks again for your question and good luck with your move!

Pet Travel Question: Moving a Tortoise

Monday, July 22, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kathleen
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Tortoise
From: UK
To: USA

Hello,

My daughter owns a tortoise, she now lives in the U.S. and would like to have her tortoise there with her. She is visiting the UK in August... How would she be able to take it, if possible, or have it taken?

Thank you,

Kathleen

 

Hi Kathleen,

Thanks for your question. While US import requirements for dogs and cats are pretty straightforward, relocating exotic pets such as reptiles and birds can be tricky. Check out our tips for traveling with exotic pets. You'll see there that your daughter will need to check the CITES status of her species of tortoise. She can do that at the CITES Species Database. Once she knows the status of her tortoise, she will know which permits she needs to secure in order to move her pet. She will likely need to get an import permit from the US Fish and Wildlife Services. These permits often take a long time to obtain, so it is a good idea to start planning the tortoise's trip well in advance of the travel date.

It's hard to say what the exact process will be for relocating the tortoise without knowing its species, but it's safe to say that your pet transport experience will be a lot easier with the help of pet travel experts. Fill out our free quote form to be in contact with a relocation specialist and feel free to contact us if you have any more questions. Good luck!

Pet Travel Question: Traveling to Taiwan with a Cat

Monday, July 22, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Crystal
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic American Short hair
From: USA
To: Taiwan

Hi,

My boyfriend will be moving to Taiwan for a year. Due to family obligations, I will not be able to move with him for the entire year, but I was thinking of spending three months with him in Taiwan, then three months back in the USA, etc. However, I have a cat that would be traveling with me. Would my cat have to go through quarantine in both countries every time I traveled between them? If my cat requires medications (for high blood pressure), am I able to administer them while she is in quarantine, or will she simply be barred entry because she is not in perfect health?

Thanks,

Crystal

 

Hi Crystal,

Moving a pet to Taiwan requires a lot of careful planning, as you can see by looking at Taiwan's Pet Import Requirements. You'll see that there is a 21-day quarantine required whenever a pet enters Taiwan, in addition to a lengthy list of health requirements. Check out this additional resource on Moving Your Pet to Taiwan to get some useful information about what quarantine in Taipei will be like. You'll see there that you will need to provide the quarantine facility with your cat's medication and they will administer it to her as needed.

If you'll be shuttling your cat back and forth between Taiwan and the US, you'll also need to check out the (relatively short) list of US Pet Import Requirements. You'll notice that, unless she is going to Hawaii, your cat will not need to go through quarantine when she enters the US.

It is up to your vet to determine whether or not your cat is healthy enough to travel. That being said, long-distance pet transport can be stressful for a pet, so you might want to evaluate whether or not it is in your cat's best interest to be shipped and quarantined for only a three-month stay. Pet shipping is time-consuming and can be pretty expensive, so you might consider leaving your kitty behind with a close friend until you return to the US.

If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks for your questions and good luck with your travels!

Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog from India to the US

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Neha
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever
From: Pune, India
To: Columbus, USA

Hello,

I have a list of documents required for the move. I have a kennel club registered dog. Does my dog need to be neutered? What if I do not wish to neuter? We have all the records of his rabies vaccination and other vaccinations and can obtain the required certificates from his vet. What are the quarantine laws in the US?

Thank you,

Neha

 

Hi Neha,

Thanks for your questions. Pet transport to the United States is relatively simple, and you can see the United States pet import requirements here. You'll notice that there are no regulations regarding neutering your pet, and your dog will be allowed in the United States even if he is not neutered.

It's great that you have your dog's certificates in order, just be sure that your International Health Certificate is issued within 10 days of your departure. Additionally, because India is listed as a country affected by screwworm, your dog will need to be inspected within 5 days of departure and declared free of screwworm on his health certificate.

The United States (with the exception of Hawaii) do not require a quarantine, so as long as your dog arrives in good health with all the necessary documentation, he will not need to be quarantined.

Thanks again for your questions, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more. Good luck with your move!
 

Pet Travel Question: Finding a Flight for My Pug

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Mike
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pug & Shih Tzu
From: Ohio
To: Hawaii

Hi,

I'm having a really tough time trying to find a flight for my Pug. The Shih Tzu weighs under 25 lbs so I can fly her in the cabin. As for the Pug, he's closer to 50, and I cant take the chance of having him ride cargo. The Pug is my life, and I'd do whatever I can to move us out there to Hawaii.

Thank you!

Mike
 

Hi Mike,

Flying with Pugs (and other brachycephalic breeds) can be especially challenging, as many airlines have restrictions concerning those breeds. This is due to the delicate nature of snub-nosed breeds' respiratory systems, which can easily become problematic if the dog is stressed or overheated. Because of the risk of breathing difficulties, many airlines won't fly snub-nosed breeds, especially during the summer months.

Because your flight will be domestic, we would normally recommend flying with United Airlines, as they are what we consider to be a pet-friendly airline. However, out of concern for the safety of pets, United has an embargo on flying adult Pugs between May 15 - September 15. The safest option is to wait until the weather gets cooler so that your Pug may safely ride as cargo. However, if you do plan on traveling during the summer, you should call your airline directly to ask about their pet transport policies concerning warm weather and Pugs.

If you think you'd like help moving your dogs to Hawaii and want to learn more about our door-to-door pet shipping services, fill out our free quote form. Additionally, if you have any more questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for your question and good luck with your move!

Pet Travel Question: Can My Cat Fly Alone?

Friday, July 12, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Dianne
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
From: USA
To: Australia

Hello,

Do I have to catch the same flight as my cat? I am considering spending time in China on the way to Australia. Can I send my pet ahead?

Thanks,

Dianne

 

Hi Dianne,

It's quite common for pets to fly without their owners. In fact, most of the moves we arrange are for separate pet flights. We recently answered a question about the processes involved when pets fly alone, which you can read here. Because you will be traveling separately from your cat, you will need to arrange for someone to escort your cat to the airport of departure and to pick your cat up from the airport of destination.

Your cat will also need to be transported to an approved quarantine station, where he will stay for his first 30 days in Australia. This quarantine requirement could be good news for you if you plan on sending your cat to Australia before you, as you know he will be looked after in a pet care facility prior to your arrival. Check out our feature about Dog Walks Australian quarantine facilities to get an idea of what quarantine will be like for your cat.

Moving pets to Australia can seem tricky, as there are many time-sensitive requirements. Be sure to check out all of Australia's pet import requirements well in advance of your travel, so that you have plenty of time to get the required certifications and documents for your cat.

If you'd like to learn about our door-to-door pet relocation services, please fill out our free quote form. And if you have any more questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks for your question and good luck with your move!

 

Pet Travel Question: Can My Dogs Fly in the Plane Cabin?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Doreen
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Wire Fox Terrier
From: Canada
To: Australia

Hi,

Is there any way I can travel with my dogs in the cabin of an airplane from Canada to Australia?

Thanks,

Doreen

 

Hi Doreen,

Thanks for your question. The general rule for pet air travel is that only pets who are small enough to fit into a carrier which can fit under the seat in front of you on a plane are able to fly in the cabin. Only tiny pets (toy dogs, kittens, etc.) meet this size requirement, and the majority of pets end up flying as cargo. Based on the average size of Wire Fox Terriers, it is pretty safe to assume that your dogs will need to ride as cargo, but you should contact your airline just to be certain.

That being said, riding as cargo is quite safe and comfortable for pets, as cargo holds are generally pressurized and climate-controlled just like the cabin. Additionally, flying with a pet-friendly airline (we often use KLM, Lufthansa, and United) ensures that your pets will be handled by specialized professionals and will be loaded onto the plane last and taken off first. Check out our post where we answer questions about flying pets in cargo.

If you have any more questions about moving your dogs to Australia, feel free to contact us. And if you want to learn about our door-to-door pet transport services, be sure to fill out our free quote form. Thanks again for your question and good luck with your move!

Pet Travel Question: Importing Dogs to the United States

Monday, July 8, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Karlo
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Maltese
From: Philippines
To: California, USA

To whom it may concern:

I need some help moving our dog from the Philippines to California, USA. I want to know any requirements that I need. Is there any special cage that I need to purchase?

Thank you in advance.

Have a great day!

Karlo

 

Hello Karlo,

Thanks for contacting us with your questions. To start, take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States. You'll see that the rules are fairly straightforward, but you will need to allow some time to prepare the appropriate health documents, etc.

The travel crate is a very important part of the process, and you'll need to buy one that is airline-approved and large enough to allow plenty of space for your dog. Take a look at this online resource from Petmate for information about choosing the right pet travel crate.

Hopefully this sets you off to a great start! Please let us know if you have more questions, and if you'd like to find out  more about our door-to-door pet transportation services, you can fill out our free quote form.

Thanks again, and good luck!

 

Pet Travel Question: Pets Flying Without Their Owners

Friday, July 5, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Elizabeth
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Jack Russell Terriers
From: Los Angeles
To: Tainan, Taiwan

Can I ship my pets without actually taking a flight with them?

Best,

Elizabeth

 

Hi Elizabeth,

The short answer is: yes. In fact, most of the moves we handle are for pets traveling without their owners. If you won't be flying with your dogs, you will have to arrange for someone to take your dogs to the airport in LA and to meet them once they land in Taiwan. This can be either a friend or a hired pet travel agent.

If you are arranging your own pet move and you think you'd like to hire a professional pet ground transporter to get your dogs to the airport and back, check out IPATA. Alternatively, if you think you would like help planning your entire pet move (including flight and ground transportation), fill out our free quote form to find out about our door-to-door services.

While you're here, be sure to check out Taiwan's Pet Import Requirements to get an idea of what documents you will need before shipping your pets. And if you want to read about dogs we have recently helped move to Taiwan, be sure to check out our June Pet Move of the Month.

Thanks for your question and feel free to contact us if you have any more. Good luck with your move!
 

Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog from Jordan to Canada

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Nadine
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mixed-breed
From: Jordan
To: Canada

Hi,

I have a pet dog named Bella currently in Jordan, and as my family and I immigrated to Canada last year, I would like to bring her to Canada as well. If it's possible, I would appreciate any information I can get about the process of relocating her. She is a small dog, weighs about 5kg.

Thank you,

Nadine

 

Hi Nadine,

There are several steps involved in relocating a pet internationally. First, you should familiarize yourself with Canada's pet import requirements. You'll see that there are several pet health certifications you will need, including a current, valid Rabies Vaccination.

In addition to this paperwork, you will need an airline-approved travel crate for your dog. Check out our guide to finding the right size crate for your dog. To make sure Bella is safe and comfortable during her journey, you should book her flight on a pet-friendly airline--we often use KLM, United, and Lufthansa. You will also need to arrange ground travel transportation to get Bella to the airport in Jordan and to get her home once she lands in Canada.

If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Additionally, if you would like to find out more about our door-to-door pet moving services, please fill out our free quote form.  And if you'd like to read about a dog being relocated to Canada, check out Peli's story.

Thanks for your question, and good luck moving Bella!

Pet Travel Question: Cat Travel to the United States

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Mark
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Short Hair
From: Philippines
To: USA

What are the requirements for flying a pet cat from the Philippines to the USA?

Thanks,

Mark

 

Hi Mark,

Thanks for checking in with us, we'd be happy to offer some guidance. Take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States to see what you'll need to do to prepare. US import procedures aren't as strict as many other countries, but you'll still want to allow adequate time to prepare.

In addition to having an updated rabies vaccine and certificate, you'll also need an International Health Certificate. A microchip is not required, but in general we do recommend them. Is your cat an experienced traveler? If not, you might want to review these crate training tips for cats as well as a few frequently asked pet travel questions.

Hopefully this is helpful, Mark. Please contact us if you have more questions and/or if you'd like to find out more about our pet transport services. Thanks again, and good luck.

 

Pet Travel Question: Pet Transport to the United States

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Richard
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cats
From: Aberdeen, Scotland
To: Orlando, Florida

My wife and I are emigrating to Florida and are taking our two cats with us. We are going to arrive a week in advance and they will follow with my parents into Orlando International Airport flying with Lufthansa.

What all documentation must my parents have in order that the cats clear US customs?

Thanks,

Richard

 

Hi Richard,

Please review the import requirements for the United States to find out what your parents will need in the form of paperwork, etc. Compared to other countries, the United States actually puts forward a pretty simple set of rules, and you won't have to worry about a quarantine.

Lufthansa is a good choice, as they have established pet policies (we often use them for international pet moves), so it sounds like you're off to a great start so far. Please contact us if you have any more questions, however, and good luck with the move!

 

Pet Travel News: United Announces Opening of New O'Hare PetSafe Kennel Facility

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

The new kennel facility at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) that we've been hearing about is now open for business, offering a new level of care for pets flying through ORD as part of United's PetSafe program.

The kennel is located inside United's ORD Cargo Facility and includes 28 individual enclosures so that animals of different species can be housed in separate ventilated, temperature-controlled areas. This is the third facility of its kind, resembling amenities already in place at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Liberty International Airport in Newark.

From an official United statement:

"We refer to our new facility as 'State-of-the-Arf'," said Fran Cervantes, United's PetSafe Product Development manager. "It was designed to provide the ultimate in safety and care for animals traveling with us. With the kennel location close to the gate area, and our six specially-built PetSafe vans exclusively used to transport animals, we get our four-legged passengers to and from their O'Hare flights as quickly and comfortably as possible."

In terms of specific services, pet enclosures are kept clean and sanitized, pets are walked and exercised, and upon request, they can even be bathed and groomed. Staff is on hand to oversee the pet operations, and they include PetSafe runners, Ramp and Cargo Operations teams, and a team of experts available by phone who can assist with advance reservations, monitoring pets en route, and tracking weather conditions.

According to Rod Zimmerman, United's senior manager of Cargo Operations at ORD, "Many of us are pet owners, so we're proud of our role in keeping all the animals traveling through O'Hare as safe, healthy and comfortable as possible. PetSafe's reputation as the premier animal transport service in the industry is very important to all of us."

Read more about United's PetSafe offerings at United.com and find out more about additional United product and route enhancements. As always, contact PetRelocation if you have questions about how to move your pet.

 

Pets on Trains? It Could Happen if These Lawmakers Have Their Way

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

Evidence that the world is becoming more and more pet friendly, Washington lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow dogs and cats to travel on trains. Currently non-service animals are not allowed to travel by Amtrak, and this bill would designate that at least one car per train to be pet friendly.

Rep. Jeff Denham is the bill's main sponsor, and he introduced it for personal reasons. “My dog, Lily, is part of our family and travels with us to and from California all the time. If I can take her on a plane, why can’t I travel with her on Amtrak, too?” he said.

If the Pets on Trains Act of 2013 is approved, traveling pets would need to be kept in a kennel and they wouldn't be able to go more than 750 miles. Passengers would pay a fee for each dog or cat they want to transport.

We'll see how it goes, but as an overall trend we like that this issue is even being discussed. By the way, are you traveling with a pet anytime soon? Take our Pet Travel Survey and tell us about it!

 

Pet Travel Question: Choosing a Pet-Friendly Airline

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Nathan
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: American Bulldog
From: China
To: San Francisco, USA

Do you know if it would be okay to fly via Air China from Beijing to San Francisco in June? They have no breed restrictions, but many airlines don't fly American Bulldogs during summer months. Does the temperature really fluctuate that much on a trans-pacific flight during summer or winter?

Thanks,

Nathan

 

Hi Nathan,

Bulldogs and other snub-nosed breeds are more susceptible to having stress and breathing problems when flying, so many airlines try to minimize risks by imposing restrictions and embargoes. Before deciding if you should fly with a Bulldog, you should have an honest conversation with your vet and have your dog undergo a health screening to identify any underlying issues that may come into play.

If you decide to go forward, choose an extra-large travel crate that will allow plenty of good airflow and -- most importantly -- choose a pet-friendly airline. We generally select United, KLM, Lufthansa and a few others for the pets we relocate, as it's well worth it to go with a carrier with established pet policies in place. With United, for example, they use temperature-controlled vehicles to transport pets out to the plane, so temperatures outside shouldn't really be a factor. That being said, with breeds susceptible to stress, extra caution is never a bad idea.

Please contact us if you'd like to speak to a specialist about your move. We're well-practiced in finding the best routes for pets and can advise you about your options. Thanks for the questions!
 

How to Help the People and Pets Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

In times of tragedy, it's heartening (and inevitable) that plenty of people will step forward to help those in need. In the wake of yesterday's devastating tornado near Oklahoma City, the surrounding communities are pitching in to offer shelter and aid to those affected. We've gathered a few resources below, including information about how to find and help the pets who have been displaced.

-To make general donations, visit redcross.org, dial 1-800-REDCROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

-Other nonprofits are taking donations as well, including Salvation Army, Feed the Children, and the Regional Foodbank of Oklahoma. Find out more here.

-A Facebook group called Moore Oklahoma Tornado Pets Lost & Found has been formed to help reunite people with their lost animals.

-The Bella Foundation SPCA says: "The Animal Resource Center at 7949 S. I-35 Service Road is accepting both people and dogs who need a shelter. If someone finds a dog they can bring it here. If the animal needs veterinary care, volunteers are standing by to transport."

-According to the Penn South Pet Clinic, veterinary assistance and pet supplies are being offered at the Home Depot in Moore and they're also housing displaced animals.

-Here are some links and advice from the Humane Society, including instructions for how to join the Animal Rescue Team.

-Finally, a video worth sharing: As one woman describes her experience during the tornado her dog appears amidst the rubble.

Our thoughts are with the people in and around Moore as they recover from this tragedy. If you have further ideas or information about how to help, feel free to share in the comments.

 

Photo Credit: Twitter/@OKCountySheriff

Pet Air Travel Update: United PetSafe Rate Adjustments

Monday, May 20, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

Some pet travelers will see new air travel rates beginning June 15, United Cargo has announced, so travelers planning to use PetSafe animal transportation services (United's specialized pet program) should check with the airline ahead of time to find out how much they should expect to pay.

Rates for some routes (including those going from the United States to Japan and other Pacific destinations) will decrease, while routes from the U.S. to Guam and Micronesia will increase. According to United, the changes are a result of "recent market evaluations" and the desire to offer competitive pricing.

Says United: "A key benefit of United Cargo's PetSafe is the use of climate-controlled vans to transport our four-legged customers between their flight and our facility safely and comfortably. United Cargo employs more of these specially-designed vans than any other carrier. Also, we recently opened our newest on-site PetSafe kennel facility at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. United operates similar kennels at our airport facilities in Houston and Newark, and these kennels provide the ultimate in care and comfort for animals traveling on United Airlines."

Visit United.com for more information about PetSafe routes and fees, feel free to contact PetRelocation with any questions about pet travel, and keep in touch for more pet travel updates.

 

Summer Pet Travel Update: Embargo Information from United Airlines and Delta Airlines

Monday, May 13, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

Continuing our coverage of summer pet air travel embargoes and restrictions, today we have news that Delta Cargo has begun its Summer Live Animal Program. This means that during the summer months (specifically May 13 through Sept. 29, 2013) select stations will provide "additional care and protection" for pets and will fly certain breeds during warmer temperatures. Normally Delta will not fly pets if the temperature exceeds 85F/29C.

Please contact us to find out about the qualifying airports, and note that Delta Cargo will not accept any snub-nosed dog or cat if the temperature exceeds 75F/24C for any city. To qualify for these special summer allowances, all cities the pet is being routed through must qualify.

Delta may end up being the best choice for some people, but based on our experience, it's preferable to fly with an airline that operates with pet safe procedures all year (United Airlines drives pets out to the airplane in a temperature-controlled vehicle, for example, so the weather outside is not as big a factor). That being said, because English Bulldogs, Olde English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and mixed varieties of these breeds are especially susceptible to the stress of travel, United has released some breed-specific adjustments recently. See the full Bulldog update here.

Also regarding United, Boston Terrier puppies, American Bulldog puppies and Pug puppies may fly any time of the year without restriction, but adults of these breeds are completely embargoed from May 15 to Sept. 15. To provide extra safety, snub-nosed breeds should use travel kennels that are one size larger than normally required.

All these rules can certainly sound confusing and this is just a quick overview, so don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the specifics of these summer regulations for pet travel. It's our job to see pets transported safely, and our team of specialists is happy to discuss your options and concerns.

Please stay in touch for more summer pet travel news, and travel safely everyone!

 

 

Pet Move Customer Story: Lucy's Move to Shanghai!

Friday, May 10, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Kathryn

Pet's Name: Lucy

Moved From: Placentia, CA

Moved To: Shanghai, China

 

A friend of ours recommended PetRelocation when they heard we were moving to China, as they had used their services and were quite pleased. 

I was so nervous about transporting my yellow lab Lucy, and I called and emailed PetRelocation to ask questions for almost a year. Both Sarah and Tyler were very patient and were great about addressing each and every concern that I had. They provided great support and guidance as we worked through the details of Lucy's trip.

I felt very confident that Lucy was in the best possible hands to get her safely to Shanghai. Lucy is doing quite well. We established a great routine after she was delivered to us -- regular walks and play time have helped her settle in her new surroundings. She has even made friends with the doorman of our building!

 

 

Pet Travel Question: Importing Dogs to the United States from Brazil

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Chris
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mixed but predominately Australian Shepard
From: Brazil
To: USA

I cannot find firm requirements on what documentation is required to transport my dog from Brazil to the USA as checked baggage.

I know that i need a health certificate from my Brazilian vet, but have also been told that I need approval from the Ministerío of Agricultura. I can not find this requirement on the MoA website so I am unclear on the accuracy of that requirement.

Can anyone help to point me in the direction of the requirements?

Thanks,

Chris
 

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the question. Take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States for an overview of what you'll need to do. The most important things to have for entry into the US are an updated rabies vaccine and the international health certificate, as you stated. We also recommend carefully choosing a pet friendly airline.

Please let us know if you have more questions, and if you'd like a free quote for our services you can fill out this form. Good luck, and we'd be happy to hear from you again!