Pet Travel Question: Rules for Shipping Puppies

Name: Ethel
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Puppy
Pet Breed: Miniature Poodle
From: Germany
To: United States

What is needed and how do I get the puppy here to the US? The puppy is only a week old right now and it will need to come here to the US when it is about 6 to 8 weeks old. Can you tell me what I need to do?

Thanks for your help,


Hello Ethel,

Thanks so much for contacting us with your question. First, here are the pet import requirements for the United States. Compared to many other countries they're not too difficult -- you'll just need to follow the basic protocol.

As far as your puppy's age, we do recommend waiting until the dog is at least 16 weeks old before flying. Travel can be stressful and older pups fare better, and also the puppy will need to be old enough to receive all the vaccines.

Let us know if you have any more questions, and good luck!


PetRelocation Team




United States, Germany
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