Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog from India to the US


I have a list of documents required for my dog's move from India to the United States. I have a kennel club registered dog. Does my dog need to be neutered? What if I do not wish to neuter? We have all the records of his rabies vaccination and other vaccinations and can obtain the required certificates from his vet. What are the quarantine laws in the United States?

Thank you,



Hi Neha,

Thanks for your questions. Pet transport to the United States is relatively simple, and you can see the United States pet import requirements here. You'll notice that there are no regulations regarding neutering your pet, and your dog will be allowed in the United States even if he is not neutered.

It's great that you have your dog's certificates in order, just be sure that your International Health Certificate is issued within 10 days of your departure. Additionally, because India is listed as a country affected by screwworm, your dog will need to be inspected within 5 days of departure and declared free of screwworm on his health certificate.

The United States (with the exception of Hawaii) does not require a quarantine, so as long as your dog arrives in good health with all the necessary documentation, he will not need to be quarantined.

For a few additional tips, we recommend taking a look at these common pet travel questions as well as these travel kennel training tips for dogs. Hopefully this helps to make your journey a little easier. 

Thanks again for your questions, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more or if you think you'd like some help arranging your dog's travel. Good luck with your move to the United States!


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Neha
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever
From: Pune, India
To: Columbus, USA


Editor's Note: This post was originally published in July 2013 and has been updated with new information. 


PetRelocation Team




United States, India


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By Sunita Rani on June 23, 2017 at 4:37 am

Hi. We are shifting to orlando in near months. We want to take our pet dog breed named pug with us. Could it will be possible to relocate our pet to orlando and what will be the cost for same?Thanks Sunita

By on June 23, 2017 at 8:31 am

Hi Sunita, thanks for the question.

Please review the pet import requirements for the United States as well as our tips for traveling with snub-nosed breeds.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you're interested in learning more about our pet transport services and good luck with everything!


By Shikha on August 12, 2017 at 2:27 pm

I need that person who transferred dogs overseas to other rescue groups...and also want to know about the process of moving dogs in other country like US...Reply me as soon as possible. Thanks...

By on August 14, 2017 at 8:34 am

Hi Shikha, thanks for reaching out to us. If you're interested in learning about our services and possibly hiring our assistance, you're welcome to contact us here for a consultation.

Another option is to search for a local pet shipper via Finally, here is a link to the import requirements for the United States for your reference.

Hope this helps! Just let us know if we can be of assistance and good luck with everything.


By kruti gandhi on August 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm

My dog is 14 years old Pomeranian, I want to get her from India to US. Can someone please let me know whom to contact. I need someone who can handle the entire process.

By on August 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Hello Kruti, we are able to manage the entire process from India to the US for you. If you would like to get a quote or speak with a consultant about your Pomeranian's move, please contact us here for a consultation.Hope this helps! We look forward to hearing from you.

By Kruti on August 31, 2017 at 10:44 am

Sorry for late reply and I cannot find you email too. Can i call you? Can you give me a number and a time for this weekend on my email. I would be calling from California but i can manage whatever time you want me to call. Thank you and looking forward to speaking with you.Kruti

By on August 31, 2017 at 11:49 am

Hello again Kruti!

Our offices are unfortunately closed over the weekends. However, you are welcome to leave a voicemail or contact us during weekday business hours at 1-877-Pet-Move (738-6683). Keep in mind we are located in Austin, TX so we are CST.

We hope to hear from you soon!


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