Dog Travel to the United States from Canada
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Puppy
Pet Breed: Chocolate Labrador
From: Quebec, Canada
To: Houston, Texas
My dog just had puppies and my uncle is living in the states and he wants one. We are just curious about some of the requirements needed to have the puppy transferred from Canada to the States. What are the fees involved?
If there is any special way of handling this? If you can give me the best information on this it would be very much appreciated.
Thank you for reaching out with a question! We'd be happy to offer some assistance. Please begin by looking over the pet import requirements for the United States. The dog will need to have a vet health certificate stating he/she is healthy and fit to fly (this is what the airline requires) as well as an up-to-date rabies vaccine. We recommend that dogs be at least 16 weeks old before they travel by air.
Please take a look at these essential pet travel tips for more information about the basic process. As you'll see, crate-training and choosing a pet-friendly airline are very important parts of planning a smooth relocation. You'll also need to make sure the travel crate is the correct size and airline-approved. If you have questions about flying an unaccompanied dog via cargo, please read more about it here.
If you think you'd like some assistance, please fill out our consultation form. We've organized thousands of safe pet moves and would be glad to help you, as well.