Planning on Bringing Pets to USA – Importing Dogs and Cats to USA
Importing pets to the US requires careful planning, but the good news is that US pet import rules are generally simpler and easier to follow than most other country rules. See below for information about out how to safely import your pet to the USA. You can also read our simple guide for bringing dogs, cats, and other pets to the US.
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 or a SCApet Specialist.
For travel to the US from another country, you’ll need the following:
All pets need a health certificate stating they are healthy and fit to fly. This certificate must be completed by your vet within 10 days of travel.
Current Rabies Vaccine
Pets from rabies free countries are not required to have a current rabies vaccine, however, it is strongly recommended to vaccinate your pets since most US states do require it.
Optional vaccines: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Para-influenza, Bordetella
Note: Dogs must be 30 days old prior to import.
Rabies vaccines are not required for cats but are highly recommended.
Optional Vaccines: Feline enteritis (also known as Feline panleucopenia or Feline distemper), Rhinotracheitis and Caliciviru
Moving your pet within USA can be frustrating and very time consuming.
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All estimates are provided in writing to avoid any confusion on the pet transport services we include.
Pet transport services for military & DOD families
Please note: Active duty U.S. military personnel on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) along with their spouses, and the State Department Foreign Service Personnel (FSP) and their spouses are permitted specific benefits for relocating their pet dogs and cats when traveling on duty from and to international destinations.
Most questions can be answered here.
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We work with you to design, customize and implement your pet transport that will be safe and comfortable for your pet, and practical for your family during your travels.
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