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Posts tagged ‘documents’

Bringing a pet into the United States: A reader’s research

Last week I posted a report by reader Marianne about her return to the U.S. from Ireland with her Miniature Poodle. I referenced a post I’d written in October 2010 about the hoops you need to jump through to import a pet. This weekend, I returned to my in-box and found a gem of a message on the same topic, from reader Susan — she’s a lawyer, bless her, so when she’s confronted with a collection of odd federal and  … Read more

Requirements for bringing a dog to France from the U.S.

You need to have four three things in hand to take your dog to France from the United States:

1. Proof, in the form of a “Rabies Vaccination Certificate,” that your dog’s rabies vaccination is current. According to the French Embassy, “every animal must have a valid rabies vaccination, even if less than 3 months old. If it is the first rabies vaccination for the pet, you must wait 21 days between the last shot of the vaccination protocol and  … Read more

Mexico: Crossing the border with a small dog

Photo by Señor Codo

At about this time of year, when Seattle becomes rainy and grey, a trip to Mexico starts sounding particularly good. We spent last Christmas in San Miguel de Allende, and enjoyed every warm moment of it. Chloe came into our life the week after we got back, but I would return with her in a heartbeat. What documents are required to bring a dog with you into Mexico? The Mexican consulate in Seattle never answered  … Read more

Travel book review: Globetrotting Pets — An International Travel Guide

Published in 2003, this book is very useful but it’s starting to show its age. Be sure to double check the entry requirements for the countries you’re traveling to, and don’t be surprised if you need to get updated contact information. That said, I’m very glad to own Globetrotting Pets — the author gives you a good understanding of the kinds of documents needed and how to get hold of them, and generally reduces the task of preparing for international travel  … Read more