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Q: When traveling to Canada with a dog, do you need any special papers?

February 28, 2009 | By Jackie W. | 5 answers | Expired: 2045 days ago

When traveling to Canada with a dog, do you need any special papers?

I am traveling to Canada in April with my Greyhound. I'm not sure what sort of paperwork I will need for my dog, if any. Does anyone travel to Canada with their dogs, do you need a health certificate? Proof of vaccines?

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Nicole W.
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Feb 28, 2009

I'm presuming, since you didn't specify, that you're traveling from the USA, in which case it's pretty simple. Puppies under 3 months need no paperwork, just to be in visibly good health. Dogs three months and over need a veterinarian signed and dated rabies vaccination certificate from within the last 3 years that contains a description of the dog by breed, age, gender, coloring, and any distinguishing marks. Present the vaccination certificate along with your passport, or birth certificate and photo ID, to the customs agent and you should be all set!

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Kiko53
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Feb 28, 2009

Be careful what breed you take to Ontario. I'm not sure how much the law has changed, but ANYTHING even looking like a pit could get you and your dog in trouble.
wagthedog.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2007/9/12/3225120.html

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Anonymous
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Feb 28, 2009

I have found that going into Canada they are a bit too lenient ... and often do not even glance at the paperwork. However ... the American side is a bit strict when coming back into the U.S., so be sure everything is in order like Nicole said.

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