Flying to America (with Pets in Tow)
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dog and Cat
Pet Breed: Mixed
To: Maine, USA
Hi my name is Vikki and I'd like to know what I need to do in order to move my dog and cat with me when I relocate to Maine to be with my American partner from the UK.
They are already vaccinated to UK standards, and will have the rabies vaccine at least 30 days before I intend to fly. I may also add they have been microchipped, and I also understand that I will need a health certificate stating that both animals are fit to fly. Is there any other documentation I need?
It sounds like you're on top of things! Here's a rundown of the pet import requirements for the United States -- as you can see, the rabies vaccine and health certificate are the key elements here, and you seem to have those covered (be sure to get the health certificate within 10 days of departure).
Other than what you've mentioned already, we recommend booking your pets' flight with a pet friendly airline (we often use United due to their PetSafe program) and make sure you have the correct travel crates.
If you have any other questions or would like to find out about our door-to-door services, please fill out our free quote form. Again, it sounds like you're doing a great job with your preparations so far and you're well on your way to a smooth trip. Good luck with everything, and thanks for checking in with us!