What Paperwork is Needed for Domestic Pet Travel?
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Chihuahua
From: Los Angeles, CA, USA
To: Seattle, WA, USA
I'll be traveling to the state of Washington for the weekend (NOT MOVING). What documents are needed to allow my pet to enter the state of Washington?
Thanks for your question! Regardless of whether you're moving or just taking a quick trip, you'll need to supply the airline with a health certificate issued by your vet stating that your dog is healthy and fit to fly.
In addition, we recommend having proof of an up-to-date rabies vaccine as well as a microchip. Take a look here for more information.
If you're driving to Washington the health certificate is not necessary, but we still suggest having proof of a current rabies vaccine, accurate ID tags and a travel crate your dog feels safe spending time in along with plenty of road trip supplies. Here are more tips for how to take a dog-friendly road trip.
Hopefully this answers your question, Elizabeth. You're welcome to look over these basic travel tips from our blog, as well, and please contact us if you're ever interested in seeking out door-to-door pet transportation services.
Have a great trip!