Pet Travel Question: Military Dog Move

Name: Samuel
From: Dubai
To: Orlando, Florida
Pet: Mixed Breed 7 Months old, 20 lbs.

Question: I adopted this pet while stationed in Afghanistan and I want to take her to the United States.  I want to know what documentation and medical tests will I need to travel (in transit) through the Dubai airport.  I am traveling on United Airlines and I want to take her as baggage.  Can you please assist me in this matter?  Thanks. She is a great dog.

Hi Samuel,

Congrats on connecting with a great dog! Here are the pet import requirements for the US that you’ll need to be aware of. This is actually one of the easier countries to enter—primarily you’ll need to focus on the rabies vaccination and health certificate. We also recommend choosing a pet-friendly airline with established pet policies in place.

Contact us if you have any more questions, and good luck with the move!


PetRelocation Team




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