What are the necessary requirements and estimated costs to relocate my Pekingese (Chewy) to Canada from South Africa?
Thank you for your inquiry! It's best to start by taking a look at the pet import requirements for Canada via the official Canada government website. Here you'll find out about the paperwork and vaccines required for Chewy (primarily you'll need a rabies vaccination certificate).
You can also prepare for your trip by looking over these essential pet travel tips and by checking with the airline to find out what their rules and procedures are. Finally, it may be helpful to read through a few pet travel stories from pet travelers who have completed international relocations—their tips and insights can be invaluable and do a lot to relieve any anxiety you may be feeling about cargo pet travel, etc.
The costs will depend on a few factors, including the airfare costs (your dog + the crate), vet visits, the crate itself if you don't have one, and any assistance you choose to hire. Our costs to move a small pet internationally with door-to-door services usually start at around $3500 USD, but if you do the move on your own or only hire partial assistance, it will be less expensive.
If you have additional questions or think you'd like to hire our assistance, please fill out our online consultation form to connect to a Specialist. Hope this helps, good luck!
Pet Travel Question Details:
From: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
To: Vancouver, Canada
Pet: Chewy, Pekingese, 11 months, 6 kgs