How to Take a Dog Friendly Road Trip

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Dear PetRelocation,

What is necessary to bring my dog to Arizona by car? How long can my dog stay in Arizona with all the required info?




Hi Rebeca,

Good questions! Travel by car within the United States isn't nearly as strict as international travel, but it's smart to prepare for any challenges or rules that you may encounter.

Primarily we recommend that your dog is up to date on the rabies vaccine and you have proof that this is the case (either with tags or vet paperwork or both). Rabies laws vary from state to state, but in general you should always make sure your dog is current on all major vaccines when you travel (and if they are you can stay as long as you need to).

A microchip will not be required for your trip but we do recommend one. When you're on the road it's best to be prepared for anything, so in addition to bringing plenty of supplies, an extra leash, a first aid kit and a sturdy travel crate that can be strapped in safely, it's a good idea to double check that your contact information is up to date on your dog's tags and, if you do have a microchip, the data is correct.

Here are a few more tips for a dog safe road trip. Hope this helps, and good luck with everything!


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Rebeca
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorkshire Terrier mixed with a Chihuahua
From: California, US
To: Arizona, US

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PetRelocation Team


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