Pet Travel Question: Exporting a dog from Madagascar

Name: Clifford
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: German Shepherd Mix
From: Madagascar

Hi, I have a dog I plan on bringing home from Madagascar to the USA in May 2013. I understand moving may take a lot of time, especially from a country like Madagascar. I'm in the Peace Corps here and will finish my service then. I would like to see if this is possible? I am quite fond of my dog and want to prepare if it will take a long time.


Hi Clifford,

Thanks for the question... It's very smart of you to get a head start on this pet move, as it can take some time to orchestrate an international journey like this.

Here are the pet import requirements for the US (this is actually one of the less-restrictive countries to enter) and as far as leaving Madagascar goes, you'll need to contact the relevant government body (such as the Madagascar Ministry of Agriculture) in order to obtain an export permit.

Please contact us if you have any more questions, and good luck with your move home!


PetRelocation Team




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