Pet Travel Barriers: Puerto Rico’s Pit Bull Ban

Pit Bull Transport to Puerto Rico

Hi PetReloction,

My family has had our dog for 5 years and we will be moving to Puerto Rico soon. Can we take her with us?

Thanks,

Erika

 

Hi Erika,

Thank you for your inquiry -- unfortunately Pit Bulls are not allowed to be imported into Puerto Rico at this time.

Per the USDA website:

All breeds of Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, American Pit Bull terrier, and hybrids produced by crossbreeding with dogs of other breeds are prohibited to be introduced or imported to Puerto Rico.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Erika. Breed bans are certainly frustrating and can throw a wrench into international travel plans.

Be aware as you continue to research Pit Bull travel that many airlines require reinforced crates when transporting this and other breeds, and there are a few other countries that practice breed-specific legislation, as well.

For more information, take a look at these resources about breed-specific legislation and traveling with Pit Bulls. Please let us know if you have further questions and think we might be able to help with anything.

Good luck!

 

Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Erika
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pit Bull
From: Texas
To: Puerto Rico

Moving soon? Contact us to learn about your safe pet transport options. 

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PetRelocation Team

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Country:

United States, Puerto Rico

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By Alondra on February 25, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Hello, I'm planning to travel to Puerto Rico on June for vacation and I would like to take my pitbull with me she will be 8 months the day we travel, she is trained, vaccinated, neutered and registered where we live. I'm not planning to leave her in Puerto Rico she will be returning back to the US with me, we just want to go for Vacation can she come?
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on February 26, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Hi Alondra! Unfortunately, you will not be able to bring your dog with you to Puerto Rico, as pit bull terriers are a banned breed there. Thanks for reaching out to us with your question!
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