Pet Travel Question: Bringing a Dog to Canada

Name: Hayley
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
From: UK
To: Canada


We are looking to move out to Canada next month permanently and want to take our dog but have not got a clue where to start. I have asked vets and they can't even help. Does he need any injections, does he need a passport? Please help.

Many thanks,



Hi Hayley,

Traveling with pets can be confusing, but it becomes a lot easier once you know what's required. Check out the pet import requirements for Canada. There, you'll find all of the health requirements and documentation your dog will need in order to enter Canada. You'll notice that most of the requirements consist of documentation, and that the only required vaccine is for Rabies. You can find more information about importing dogs on the government of Canada's website.

In addition to these requirements, pet air travel requires an airline-approved travel crate. Also, if you haven't already purchased plane tickets, you should try to book with a pet-friendly airline (we often use KLM, Lufthansa, and United). These airlines have established pet policies which ensure the safety of your dog—an especially important concern when flying during the hot summer months.

If you are interested in learning about our door-to-door pet moving services, please fill out our free quote form. Additionally, if you have any more questions about pet transport, feel free to contact us. Thanks for your question and good luck with your move!


PetRelocation Team




UK, Canada
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