Dominican Republic Pet Import Rules and Requirements

Relocating to the Dominican Republic? Want to bring the whole family? Arranging pet transport to the Dominican Republic simply means understanding the import requirements and following them carefully, perhaps under the guidance of a pet relocation professional.

Bringing pets to the Dominican Republic will require a microchip, an up to date rabies vaccine, and a health certificate illustrating pets are healthy and fit to fly. It's also recommended to crate train pets in the weeks before a move and book the flights using pet friendly airlines.

Read more about shipping pets to the Dominican Republic below, and don't hesitate to reach out to PetRelocation if you'd like to find out more about the safe pet transportation options to your new home.

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Regulations for Importing Pets to the Dominican Republic

Attention: This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated to meet the current requirements. Before you travel, be sure to contact the appropriate authorities for your destination country.


Each pet shall be identified by means of a microchip. No other form of identification is acceptable. The microchip used should comply with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785.

Rabies Vaccination and Certificate

All pets must have an original Rabies Certificate, and this certificate must state the microchip number, the date of inoculation and the validity of the particular vaccination you obtain.

Vet Health Certificate (Form 7001)

This is the standard Health Certificate to be filled out by your USDA accredited veterinarian. Must be issued within 10 days of the flight.

USDA Endorsements

The following forms must be sent to your local USDA for their stamp of approval. Your PetRelocation Specialist will guide you through this process.

  • Microchip Implantation Record
  • Rabies Certificate
  • Vet Health Certificate

Additional Details

In order for us to successfully clear customs we will need the following prior to the pet’s arrival:

  • Copy of pet owner's passport

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