Pet Travel Question: Bringing Pets to and from the European Union

Name: Sharon
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Komondors
From: Canada
To: Ijzendijke, Netherlands

My partner and I want to travel in Europe for six months. We have a home in Ijzendijke(Netherlands) to live in (family home). We would like to leave from Toronto in April and return the end of Sept. We plan this for 2014. We want to be on the same flight as our dogs. We were planning on buying kennels but didn't know if the Airline would accept them. I read all the requirements the EU states, however they state after four months the dogs have to have a rabies shot again. Can we have that done in Europe and will it allow the girls to return home with that shot?

Thank you,



Hi Sharon,

For reference, here are the pet import requirements for the Netherlands and for Canada. To return to Canada the dogs will need to have up-to-date rabies vaccines (administered more than 30 days from the departure date and less than a year). As far as kennels, they need to be airline approved and sized correctly. Here is some information from our blog about choosing a pet travel crate.

Please take a look at this information and let us know if you have any more questions. Thank you, and good luck with the trip!



PetRelocation Team




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