Pet Travel Question: Buying & Shipping Puppies

Name: João
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Siberian Husky
From: South Africa
To: Portugal

I'm thinking of buying a Siberian husky puppy from a breeder in South Africa. Can you please tell me what I need to do for this? How old should the dog be before being shipped to Portugal?


Hi João,

Thanks for your question. These are the pet import requirements for Portugal, and we recommend waiting until your puppy is at least four months old before flying.

However: because of the unfortunately common incidence of puppy scams (many of which are based out of Africa), we advise that you avoid obtaining a puppy in this way. It's risky to send money to unknown individuals, and we've heard from many pet lovers who have been taken in by dishonest scammers. If you're looking to add a puppy to your life, the best way to find one is to deal locally and, if possible, adopt a dog from a shelter or other rescue organization.

Please let us know if you have any more questions, and good luck with everything!


PetRelocation Team




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