Pet Travel Question: Moving Pets to South Africa

Chihuahua"How do I bring my dog to South Africa?"

What is the process and how long does it take to get my pet ready for travel to South Africa?




Hi Meena,

It's a long way to South Africa, but the good news is that this is a manageable pet move. We've helped several dogs relocate here, and will be happy to assist you, as well.

First, take a look at the pet import requirements for South Africa. You'll need to make sure your dog is updated on the required vaccines and will also need to obtain the appropriate paperwork. We'd be happy to discuss these details further -- just give us a call or fill our our online consultation form to connect to an experienced PetRelocation Consultant.

In general, we recommend that you start planning your pet move as soon as you know you're moving. Most moves require at least 30 days lead time, and some international moves demand even longer than that. Here's an overview from our blog explaining why it takes a few weeks to properly plan a pet move.

Again, please contact us if you have more questions, and good luck with the trip!

Pet Travel Details:

Name: Meena
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Chihuahua
From: USA
To: South Africa


PetRelocation Team




United States, South Africa
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