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Pet Question: Importing Domestic Dog??

jackc00
November 28th, 2006, 10:55 PM
My dog is less than 8 months old and I am planning on importing it from Taiwan (categorized as rabies-free country). I did a brief research on Canadian Food Inspection Agency and here is what it says.



Domestic or pet dogs between the ages of three (3) and eight (8) months, which are accompanied by their owners, require rabies certification in accordance with Section 2 (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/import/dog_chien_2e.shtml) if from a rabies-free country, or in accordance with Section 3 (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/import/dog_chien_3e.shtml) if from a country that is not designated as rabies-free. No additional certification is required.



It sounds pretty easy but here comes the question. I am an international student and can international student import dogs?

Thanks,

mesaana
November 29th, 2006, 11:35 AM
Yes, you can.

From CFIA website:
"Do the requirements listed apply to pet dogs imported on a temporary basis, such as a visit or while travelling through to another country?

Yes, the requirements apply to all pet dog importations including temporary visits and in-transit visits."

I don't know where you live, but if you have more questions, I suggest you contact the Animal Health Import specialist in your area:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/import/conpere.shtml

Good luck!

jawert1
November 29th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Also do yourself a favor and make sure all of your dog's vet records are with you and up to date. I know in the States, you need to prove not only rabies vaccination but that the animal has a fully clean bill of health and up to date innoculations. :pawprint: