Pet Travel Question: Moving a Puppy to Hong Kong

Name: April
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
To: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Pet: Golden Retriever Puppy (will be approximately 8 weeks old)

Hello There,

My husband and I are both from Calgary, Alberta but are living in Hong Kong for my husband's work. We have wanted a dog (golden specifically) for years but have not lived in pet friendly accommodations. We now are! We know a renowned breeder in Calgary so this is where we will be purchasing our puppy. I am looking for the requirements for moving a puppy from Calgary to Hong Kong. We also plan to return to Canada one day - so we want to be sure our puppy can return with us. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Will already be in Hong Kong, but tons of family in Calgary to help with the move of our puppy.


Hi April,

First of all, congrats on the new (future) puppy! It's definitely a smart idea to start planning your travels well in advance, and we're happy to help. These are the pet import requirements for Hong Kong, and for your return trip, the pet import requirements for Canada. As you can see there are a few documents, vaccines, etc. to take care of.

It's important to talk to your vet about flying your puppy, as well, but generally we recommend that you wait until dogs are at least four months old. At this point they can be vaccinated against rabies and are also physically better equipped to withstand the rigors of travel.

Please contact us if you have any questions, read more about Hong Kong pet travel on our blog, and fill out our free quote form if you're interested in hiring us to help with your move.

Good luck, and we hope to hear from you soon!


PetRelocation Team




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