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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Canada

Domesticated dogs and cats entering Canada from the following countries:

The countries officially recognized as such by Canada as rabies-free include: Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Fiji, Finland, Iceland, Ireland (Republic of), Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (Netherlands Antilles), Saint Pierre et Miquelon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Turks and Caicos, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland), and Uruguay. If you are traveling to Canada with a dog between the age of three (3) months and eight (8) months, please see additional requirements below.

The same requirements apply to dogs that originated from Canada and are being returned directly from a country designated by the Minister as having been free from rabies and living there for not less than six (6) months.

Dogs and cats entering Canada from non-rabies free countries:

If you are traveling to Canada with a dog between the age of three (3) months and eight (8) months, please see additional instructions below.

Dogs between three (3) and eight (8) months of age or younger from any country: 

Due to the problems with puppy mills and the movement of puppies, Canada is very sensitive to dogs entering the country between three (3) and eight (8) months of age and will assume that, if you, as the owner of your dog, are not traveling with your dog, it will most likely be considered a commercial shipment by customs and be subject to a microchip and an Import Permit. One exception to this requirement involves puppies traveling from the United States entering Canada for competitions. In addition to the requirements above, the person responsible for the pet must also show proof of entry into a competition. If this proof is unavailable, then the owner must obtain an Import Permit issued from the CFIA office in the province in Canada to which they are traveling.

Entering Canada with puppies under three (3) months of age:

Dogs and cats under three (3) months of age are exempt from import requirements.

Medically Certified Guide Dogs:
Assistance dogs that are endorsed as a guide, hearing or other service dog are not subject to any restrictions for importation when the person importing the dog is the user of the dog and accompanies the dog to Canada.

If you are traveling to Canada with a dog or cat non-commercially for a set period of time, you will need to provide evidence that you will be leaving the country with your pet at that time.

Banned Breeds: American Staffordshire Terriers, Pit Bull Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers are banned from entering or transiting Ontario or Toronto.

Fees are payable for inspection of dogs being imported into Canada from countries other than the United States. In certain cases, dogs imported from the United States will require inspection; inspection fees will apply. Upon arrival at the first port of entry in Canada, the dog and the accompanying paperwork will be inspected. The fee must be paid at the time of inspection.

Dog Passport Canada

Whenever you travel to a foreign country it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.

Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.

Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Canada. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Canada. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.

Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.

Pet Microchip: Although Canada does not require a pet microchip unless the import is deemed commercial, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling.

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Posted on 2013-04-09 20:25:52.0
Hi, could you let my know the step if my doggie immigrate from Hong Kong to Canada.
Posted on 2013-05-12 11:26:01.0
Mony Chan..find you information here for take your pet to Canada
Posted on 2013-05-12 11:28:31.0
What are the requirements for 2 cats to visit Canada for one week?
Posted on 2013-05-13 18:15:41.0
What are the requirements for a 10 yr old dog to immigrate to Toronto Canada.from cyprus
Posted on 2013-05-15 13:48:32.0
The listed regulation differ slightly from what this article says, check out:
Posted on 2013-05-15 16:15:20.0
I truly thought there was a quarantine period regardless, but this seems to say not. were from Australia which I do believe would be rabies free. So have I read this right? easy easy easy, no quarantine, just vacs up to date, an inspection fee, and that's it?
Posted on 2013-05-16 22:58:50.0
Just don't bring your animal back to Australia. Minimum of 30 days in quarantine here. Also add on all the blood work. It took us around 6 months to get Benny ready to send over here.
Posted on 2013-05-17 00:10:08.0
lol we don't even have a dog, nor are we moving to Canada. I was just bored and curious but thanks Attila. and wow 6 months is long :(
Posted on 2013-05-17 00:14:42.0
My 10 year old dog has lymphoma and currently in remission. We have been in the U.S. for 8 months and want to take her home to Canada for her last few months. Her 3 year rabies vacine expired a week ago. The vet has told us the rabies vacine will more than likely put her out of remission and the cancer will come back. Can we have the rabies titer test done and use that instead of risking another rabies vacine.
Posted on 2013-05-28 00:36:16.0
She needs to be with her pugs..... Poor Roxy....
Posted on 2013-05-28 23:29:29.0
As long as you have the documents that she came frome Canada originally, you shouldn't have any problems. I travel across the border just about weekly with my animals. As long as I can show that I have their papers, there have been no hassles. I have been asked to show them once in 8 years. Get a certificate from the Vet stating that it was a 3 yr. vaccine. As long as she has been vaccinated regularly, they are pretty good. Give Customes a call and ask, that is another option.
Posted on 2013-06-10 05:54:11.0

Your doggie will need to be vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days before entering Canada and must have a health certificate issued shortly before travel by a licensed veterinarian.
Posted on 2013-07-17 03:06:42.0

Current rabies vaccination and health certificate.
Posted on 2013-07-17 03:07:49.0
What is the procedure for a 3 year old cat to travel from Saudi Arabia to Canada? What is the procedure for a 3 year old cat to travel from Saudi Arabia to Canada?
Posted on 2013-08-19 19:50:19.0
Your cat will need a current rabies vaccination. If your cat is not currently vaccinated, then it will need one at least 21 days prior to entering Canada. You will also need a health certiificate issued by a licensed veterinarian shortly prior to travel. You can find instructions and forms here if you need them:
Posted on 2013-08-21 04:32:50.0
What other requirements (other than immunizations) are required for a cat to travel to Canada.
Posted on 2013-08-26 15:23:48.0
I'm importing my dog of 2 years from syria to ontario canada. Do I need to take a blood test for him?
Posted on 2013-09-02 10:03:34.0
No, a blood titer test is not required to enter Canada. However, your dog must have a current rabies vaccination and a veterinary certificate.
Posted on 2013-09-10 03:11:54.0
You will need a veterinary certificate and proof of rabies vaccination to enter Canada. There are no other immunization requirements.
Posted on 2013-09-10 03:19:12.0
Would I have to use a pet carrier or restraint to travel with my dog food in Ontario, canada?
Posted on 2013-10-09 21:01:17.0
Would I have to use a pet carrier or other restraint to travel with my dog in Ontario, Canada? And she is a Rottweiler. Will that be a problem? :) thanks~
Posted on 2013-10-09 21:03:55.0
Ontario bans Pit Bulls, and I would certainly check on Rotties. Ontario Area Office 174 Stone Road West Guelph, Ontario N1G 4S9 Telephone: 226-217-8555 Facsimile: 226-217-8491
Posted on 2013-10-10 04:13:28.0
I want to buy a cat from Canada and make him a passport and then go to Jordan , how long will the making of the passport take ?
Posted on 2013-10-24 16:43:52.0
To enter Jordan, your cat will need proof of rabies vaccination and a veterinary certificate. The vaccination should be given at least 30 days prior to entry if it is the first vaccination. The CFIA should endorse the certificate. Information here:
Posted on 2013-10-25 03:45:24.0
I am a student in Montreal and own a 4 month old kitten, for winter vacations I am going back home to Switzerland for 3 weeks. I was hoping to take my kitten with me. What are the requirements to enter Switzerland and then back to Canada in January? Thank you!
Posted on 2013-10-26 18:15:26.0
Your kitty needs to be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days prior to entering Switzerland (in that order). Within 10 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian must complete the Annex II form for Switzerland for endorsement by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. You can find instructions and forms here: Your documentation should be fine to reenter Canada after 3 weeks.
Posted on 2013-11-09 02:07:26.0
Licensed veterinarian means any vet, animal hospital, animal clinic or LICENSED means federal authorities?
Posted on 2013-11-22 14:23:16.0
Canada does not require endorsement from the country vet. As long as your vet is licensed, you will meet the requirement.
Posted on 2013-11-23 14:19:23.0
Im from the philippines .where can i get a passport for my 3 dogs going to canada?
Posted on 2013-12-07 01:20:55.0
Please be so kind and give me an advice regarding traveling with my pet dog from Roumania ( UE) to Canada. My pet have less than three months ,at this age rabies vaccination is not recommended. I booked a Lufthansa fly and they don’t have age restrictions for transport. Thank you very much. Ioan Oliu
Posted on 2013-12-07 13:28:05.0
You can find instructions and forms here: Everything can be emailed to you.
Posted on 2013-12-10 03:35:51.0
Puppies and kittens entering Canada less than 3 months of age are exempt from import requirements. Your pup should travel with a health certificate from your veterinarian. You should plan to have your pup vaccinated for rabies when it reaches 3 months of age.
Posted on 2013-12-10 03:39:01.0
Hello I need an advice regarding my puppy. I'm traveling from Hungary to Canada and my puppy is gonna be 9 weeks and 4 days Is he allowed to enter Canada or he is too young and be quarantined? Or I'm afraid he won't be allowed on the plane from Amsterdam to Canada? Couldn't find the minimum age for puppies entering Canada. Thanks
Posted on 2013-12-10 21:06:37.0
Anita - puppies entering Canada under 3 months of age are not subject to import requirements or quarantine. Now, you will have to contact the airline to find out their minimum age requirement. Many have 15 week minimum. Try to find one that will carry your pet in the cabin and serves the entire route.
Posted on 2013-12-17 03:47:16.0
Our puppy will turn 3 months on December 26. This is the same day we plan to come to canada, from the US. She has not been vaccinated for rabies yet. Will we be able to take her ?
Posted on 2013-12-24 15:30:58.0
Sorry I did not get to your email in time. It is advised that you vaccinate your puppy as soon as possible, whether you plan to remain in Canada or return to the US.
Posted on 2013-12-27 20:27:34.0
i have a dog is in the philippines and i want to bring her to vancouver canada and have her stay here is there a fee that i am required to pay besides the pet passport? she is 5yrs old.
Posted on 2013-12-27 22:20:44.0
So if I am understanding correctly I can ship an 8 week old puppy from Utah to Canada with out its rabies vaccine if I get a health certificate 36 hours prior to shipping as long as the airline approves?
Posted on 2013-12-30 21:22:33.0
In order to enter Canada, your pet will need proof of rabies vaccination and a veterinary certificate. If your pet is traveling without you, then you will need a health certificate as well. Canada is sensitive to commercial imports, so if you cannot travel with it, you should claim it in Canada as the owner. Find an airline that serves the entire route and contact their cargo department for unaccompanied transport.
Posted on 2014-01-01 14:38:32.0
Puppies and kittens under 3 months of age are exempt from Canadian requirements as long as they are not being imported for commercial purposes. If you are traveling with the puppy as the owner with no intention of transferring ownership, then you do not need an import permit, microchip or health certificate. However, the airline will have minimum age and certificate requirements.
Posted on 2014-01-01 14:46:17.0
So is there a quarantine in Canada or not? Thanks
Posted on 2014-01-09 23:43:38.0
No quarantine if your pet has meets requirements. Unless traveling from a rabies free country, your pet must have been vaccinated for rabies and arrives with proof of that and a veterinary/health certificate. There is an import permit and microchip required if it is a commercial transport.
Posted on 2014-01-10 15:27:01.0
i have an 2year old Akita dog, fully vaccinated , i would like to know how long the quaratine is and how much would i be expected to pay for him to be imported to CANADA?
Posted on 2014-01-10 17:03:38.0
thank you so much! :)
Posted on 2014-01-10 21:14:21.0
There is no quarantine when entering Canada if your dog is vaccinated for rabies and is accompanied with a health certificate. The customs clearance is will incur charges if preliminary inspections cause further examination by veterinary officials. In this case, the charge will be $30. If you are asking about airline costs, that would depend on which airline and where your pet is coming from. You will need to contact the airlines for that information.
Posted on 2014-01-11 02:15:48.0
Just had a question with regards to my Dog, i will be traveling from India to Canada do i have to place her in quarantine? and she will be vaccinated completely and she will not be chipped here as the European chips are not applicable in Canada is that true?
Posted on 2014-01-12 13:57:44.0
As long as you are traveling with your dog, a microchip will not be necessary to enter Canada. However, EU microchips are accepted in Canada for commercial imports. You will need proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate to enter Canada. There will be no quarantine.
Posted on 2014-01-13 01:39:19.0
Hi there. I'm from South Africa & I'm considering immigrating to Canada. What would the requirements be for me to take my cat over with me & would there be a quarantine period?
Posted on 2014-01-13 12:53:31.0
There will be no quarantine if your cat is accompanied with a rabies certificate. The rabies vaccination needs to be administered anytime prior to entering Canada.
Posted on 2014-01-14 04:01:13.0
Thanx so much!!!!
Posted on 2014-01-14 08:32:59.0
Hi, Is there a limit of how many dogs I can bring into Canada? I brought a few already and adopted a couple of more now and need to if there are any limits? Thanks!!
Posted on 2014-01-16 16:11:16.0
Danielle - we are not aware of any limits as to the number of personal pets that enter Canada. You will need to enter with them as their owner and have no intention to transfer ownership or turn them over to a shelter.
Posted on 2014-01-17 13:36:00.0
PetTravel thanks so much
Posted on 2014-01-17 13:42:36.0
Question, we are currently in the Philippines with our chihuahua who we traveled here with early December we might be wanting to come back before 6 months does my dog have to stay here 6 months before returning to canada? I am unsure of the wording of the above instructions.
Posted on 2014-01-24 05:42:39.0
If given a micro chip while in the United States, does this micro chip have to be an international micro chip? Or would the United States domestic still be readable in Canada?
Posted on 2014-01-25 00:22:35.0
Marnie - No, you do not have to stay in the Philippines for 6 months prior to returning. Your pet can enter Canada with proof of rabies vaccination and a veterinary certificate of health issued 72 hours or less of the time of entry.
Posted on 2014-01-25 18:22:17.0
Canada requires that a dog being brought into the country be microchipped, but it does not specify the type of microchip. The ISO compliant microchip has 15 digits, but if your pet's microchip is other than that, it should be accepted in Canada.
Posted on 2014-01-25 18:26:32.0
Hi, my daughter wants to bring a 3 years old dog from Romania. We have the vaccine certificate, but by the summer the vaccine will be 1 year old.. Should the dog get a new rabies vaccine? Also, on the Canada Custom website, it’s says that the dog shouldn’t have the microchip, should I have that just in case? One last question, I have translated the Romanian Certificate signed by the veterinary doctor, however, should that be legalized? Thank you so much, Violeta Badea
Posted on 2014-01-28 19:56:12.0
Violeta - as long as you are not bringing your dog into Canada for commercial purposes such as breeding or for sale, you will not need a microchip. We always recommend one just in case your pet gets separated from you. The first thing that Animal Control officials do is to scan a lost pet for a microchip. Be sure and register your intormation on a microchip database if you decide to microchip your pet. The veterinary certificate needs to be in English or French and it does not need to be legalized. However, it must state that the animal has been in the exporting country since birth or for at least six (6) months immediately preceding shipment to Canada. Finally, it must be accompanied by documentation from a competent government authority, stating that rabies has not occurred your country of origin for at least six (6) months immediately preceding your pet’s entry to Canada.
Posted on 2014-01-30 03:40:50.0
Hi! Are there any special requirements for a dog being transported from China to Canada, other than the rabies vaccination certificate?
Posted on 2014-02-03 20:16:33.0
My brother brought his dog over from China. Do want to call him for advice? Jess has his #.
Posted on 2014-02-03 20:37:46.0
As long as the owner is traveling with the dog and there is no commercial intent (breeding, show dog, rescue or resale), there should be no other requirements unless your airline requires a health certificate issued by your vet just before travel. Good idea to travel with one.
Posted on 2014-02-04 03:55:55.0
I am wanting to ship a 15 week old puppy from the US to Canada. If I have this correct it needs to have a rabies vaccination and health paper from my vet within 36 hours of arriving in Canada. Any thing else?
Posted on 2014-02-07 03:53:15.0
Hi, we found a dog in Cuba, 2 weeks ago. We were not able to fly it with us on Sunwing, so she is flying with a fellow tourist, Laura, this Sunday. The paper the vet has listed her rabies vaccine on lists my husband as the owner, NOT Laura,along with the dog's description, . Will this cause a problem at customs?
Posted on 2014-02-07 06:24:21.0
We adopted an 8 wk old kitten here in Florida. What vaccinations does he need to cross the border with us to Canada. We are driving.
Posted on 2014-02-07 22:56:14.0
Unless your pet is under 8 months of age, there should not be a problem. In the abundance of caution, I would have your husband send a notarized letter of authorization for your friend to check your pet through customs and meet her at the airport. The letter should also state that this is a personal pet and will not be imported for breeding or resale.
Posted on 2014-02-07 23:44:50.0
You have met the requirements as long as you are traveling with the pet. If the puppy is traveling unaccompanied, then you need to avoid the appearance of a commercial import. Canada requires a microchip and import permit for pets brought into the country for purposes of breeding, rescue or resale.
Posted on 2014-02-07 23:48:38.0
Your kitty will not be subject to Canadian regulations until it is 3 months of age. A health certificate is certainly to travel with but not required.
Posted on 2014-02-07 23:51:28.0
monica21puri Monica - As you are traveling wtih your pet, it will need proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate to enter Canada. You will need to find an airline that wll permit your Pekinese in the cabin and offers the most direct flight. You will need an airline compliant pet carrier.
Posted on 2014-02-10 03:40:01.0
Hi, I have a question. I want to bring my Chihuahua with me on a visit to Canada for a little over a month and I'm going to be traveling with him in the cabin with me, he is a little over 8 months old, will I need anything other than his proof that he has his rabies vaccination?
Posted on 2014-02-15 17:55:57.0
Hi Kyle - unless your airline requires a health certificate, you should be good to go.
Posted on 2014-02-17 03:59:15.0
Greetings... I am planning to import a puppy, under 12 weeks of age, from Berlin, Germany to Ontario, Canada. I'm understanding that I do not have to have anything other than vet health clearances and ID for puppy. Do I have to concern myself with an Import Permit??? I am a breeder, but will not know if this puppy will ever be bred until after all health checks are done at time of breeding... which will be about 2-2.5 years old. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Posted on 2014-02-17 18:22:34.0
Hello Pat - the rules state that any dog being imported to Canada for purposes of sale, breeding, show or exhibition, scientific research or rehoming (rescue animals) need a microchip and an import permit. If you are a registered breeder, then you may have to convince customs officials that the puppy is intended to be your personal pet.
Posted on 2014-02-18 04:38:54.0
PetTravel - thank you for your reply. This puppy WILL be my personal pet, but the word "intent" is what makes this process complicated. I do intend to breed him, provided he clears his screenings at 2-2.5 and it is more than a possibility that he won't pass, rendering him a "pet". I will go through proper channels and obtain an import permit. I was worried it would take 30 days, but was told over the phone that it can be processed in 3-5 days if I do it before the beginning of April. Now having quite a time in finding the best airlines with comfortable/ample seating and leg room so that I can bring him on the plane with me.
Posted on 2014-02-18 13:59:49.0
Pat Barrington It is our understanding that the import permit will come from the local provincial office. Glad to hear you are taking the cautious approach.
Posted on 2014-02-19 02:40:43.0
Hi, If i go by car from US to Canada for visiting my family, I will bring my dog with me. He is 3 years old.He got his first Rabies Vaccination last year . so this summer ,I am going to Canada do I need to get another Rabies Vacc for him within 30 day before going ???? I know I have to give to the border : Rabies Vaccination and Veterinary Certificate and his ID . Are these enough to go or Does he need Pet Passport ??? . Please help
Posted on 2014-02-27 04:38:22.0
Vit - as long as you are traveling with your pet, have a rabies certificate showing a current rabies vaccination, you should encounter no problems at the border. Traveling with a health certificate is a good idea, and we would recommend it, but it is not required.
Posted on 2014-02-28 15:47:18.0
Hello.I'm planning to go to Canada permanently.I have a 2,5 year old puppy.I just want to see if I understood it right.1)A current Veterinary Certificate accompanied by a rabies certificate 10 days prior to departure to Canada.2)I don't need a microchip but it's better to have an identification on her.3) Proof that rabies have not been existing 6 months prior to her departure and that she has been 6 months in the same location that I have stated.What concerns me mostly is how safe will my dog be?Will she be looked at or will she travel a straight 10-11 hours without care?What is the safest way for my dog to travel so many hours?
Posted on 2014-03-18 12:20:56.0
Hi Barbara - it is best if you can transport your pet directly from Greece to Canada. If you must layover in a country, make the layover 1.5-2 hours and be sure and stay on the same airline. Avoid flying at times where temperatures are excessively high or low (spring and fall), if possible. Be sure and acclimate your pet to its crate far in advance of travel. Be proactive and demand confirmation that your pet has been loaded. Tell the crew to be sure and monitor the hold as there is precious cargo traveling there. Most pets fall asleep to the drone of the engines. Get a good crate and secure it well. No one wants their pet to escape their crate. Remember that hundreds of thousands of pets travel each year safely. You can find more information here: Hope this helps.
Posted on 2014-03-19 03:20:04.0
hi there I have purchased 2 highland lynx kittens from Atlanta Georgia ..I plan to fly them into Ontario Canada .. to live with me they will be vet checked they will be 10 weeks old ... do I need any other documents other than a health records??/ they wont have their rabies shot yet because they are too young there A PERMIT I HAVE get ???
Posted on 2014-03-21 21:01:15.0
Hello Katnjay - unless you intend to use your kittens for breeding, show or other commercial purposes, there is no need for any permits to enter Canada.
Posted on 2014-03-22 14:34:32.0
well they are pets ...and I don't get registration papers until I confirm Spay or neuter .....thanks so much for your information
Posted on 2014-03-22 16:09:17.0
I am planning on purchasing a siamese kitten in Washington and would be driving it across the border into canada. Do I need to purchase any documents or permits?
Posted on 2014-03-30 20:42:19.0
If your kitten is under 3 months of age, import requirements do not apply. However, you should have a health certificate.
Posted on 2014-03-31 04:11:33.0
I have 11months old male french bulldog, I already called the airline and will be travelling next week, already made an appointment to my vet doctor, to provide medical certificate to bring to bureau of animal industry in quezon city, question is, do I still need a pet passport? please reply asap.
Posted on 2014-04-01 13:38:21.0
Chito - Canada is very pet friendly. In order to enter Canada from Mexico(I believe that is what you are doing) you wil need a rabies certificate proving vaccination for rabies and a veterinary certificate. You should also have a statement from your vet attesting to the fact that you have not had a case of rabies where the pet is living for the past 6 months.That will make up your pet passport. You can find complete instructions and forms required here:
Posted on 2014-04-03 03:05:06.0
My wife is currently in India and found an injured puppy (broken leg) which she wants to bring back to toronto. She cant find a vet in India that even has an xray machine to help. She would have to send the puppy on a separate flight to herself as she has a two day stop over in England on her return and so it would be best if she sends the puppy separately for me to pick up at the airport. She leaves in less than two weeks. We are trying to find information as to whats needed for her to get in to Canada and would appreciate any help we could get. Would they accept a dog that has a rabies shot less than two weeks before arrival etc. Any help or information anyone can provide would be much appreciated
Posted on 2014-04-18 02:16:09.0
Hi Matt - Canada will require proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate issued within 72 hours of travel to enter the country. There is no wait time for the rabies vaccination. However, you will need to negotiate with the airline to have him accepted in his condition. Contact the cargo department of an airline that flies the entire route as the airlines do not interline pets.
Posted on 2014-04-19 20:34:57.0
Hi I'm seeking a new job in canada I need to come with my dog so what is the procedure to bring her along pls revert if possible
Posted on 2014-04-28 20:18:14.0
Hi Jaanvi - Canada is very pet friendly. Your pup will need proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel to enter the country. Not sure about any export requirements of your country.
Posted on 2014-04-30 04:52:19.0
Hi! Any issues with bringing a 2yr old cat from South Africa? Beyond the normal vaccination/ health certificate?
Posted on 2014-05-06 21:29:47.0
Canada is very pet friendly. You should have no problems accompanying your cat when entering Canada if you have proof and details of rabies vaccination and health certificate in either French or English.
Posted on 2014-05-08 02:37:00.0
Canada does recognize 3 year rabies vaccines. She will need a health certificate and proof and details of the vaccine.
Posted on 2014-05-08 02:38:40.0
Hi, we emigarting to Canada. I Been told my dog dont need have a passport. If he not comming back. Its that true??
Posted on 2014-05-22 19:38:07.0
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Posted on 2014-05-23 04:28:27.0
It seems like a lot but I have 5 dogs I need to bring into Canada. 2 are over a year old, 1 is barely 8 months, and the other 2 are 4 weeks. Am I allowed to bring this many dogs into Canada with all the right information?
Posted on 2014-05-25 20:59:24.0
Hi, I'm purchasing an 8 week old puppy from Washington. I live in Regina , Canada. If I pick up my puppy, what fees, taxes or duty will I have to pay on it?
Posted on 2014-05-27 01:41:39.0
I'm bringing my Chi to Wales for a month. Will I need to do anything to bring her back into Canada? I need a Canadian vet certificate to bring her to Wales. Will I need a vet from Wales to look at her before returning?
Posted on 2014-05-27 15:24:27.0
Hello! I want to export a puppy (4 months old) from Romania to Canada. Please, can you tell me what airline pet friendly company can I use for this service? Thank you.
Posted on 2014-05-28 08:32:46.0
Andrea - your pet will need proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. If your dog is entering Canada from a country that Canada recognizes as rabies-free, then the vaccination is not required.
Posted on 2014-05-30 02:51:32.0
You should not have to pay any fees unless the puppy will need any additional examinations when cleared at customs.
Posted on 2014-05-30 02:57:48.0
Jason - to take your dog to Wales, your pet will need a microchip, then a rabies vaccination (in that order but same vet visit is fine). Your pet can enter Wales no sooner than 21 days after vaccination. Your vet will complete an Annex II form within 10 days of entry to be endorsed by the CFIA. Your Chi will also need a tapeworm treatment within one and five days of entry. You can find details and links to instructions and forms here: You can re-enter Canada with this documentation unless your airline requires a health certificate.
Posted on 2014-05-30 03:02:48.0
Hi Mariana - try starting with Lufthansa. They have a good route to Vancouver. (not sure which city in Canada you want to export your puppy to..)
Posted on 2014-05-30 03:07:12.0
Jessica - we are not aware of a limit as to the number of animals you can import to Canada.
Posted on 2014-05-30 13:51:48.0
Thank You (:
Posted on 2014-05-30 22:50:30.0
Hi, does my dog need a passport to move to canada/saskatoon from the uk. Thansk
Posted on 2014-05-31 08:37:47.0
Hi Caroline - you will need a current Veterinary Certificate completed by a licensed veterinarian in either English or French and dated within 10 days prior to departure to Canada or proof of current rabies vaccination.
Posted on 2014-06-01 03:37:13.0