Pet Travel Question: Returning to the US with Dogs

Name: Jeff
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shetland Sheepdog
From: Republic of Panama
To: United States

What are the requirements to bring my dog back to the U.S.? I brought my dog from the U.S. to Panama on Nov 1, 2008 and I have the Rabies/Distemper Certificate I used at that time. My Sheltie is 3 years old now.


Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the question! Moving pets to the United States isn't as tough as moving them to many other countries. Basically you'll need to make sure your rabies vaccination is up-to-date and you'll need an International Health Certificate.

Here is the full list of requirements for importing pets to the US. Please contact us if you have any more questions, and good luck!


PetRelocation Team




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