Crossing the US/Canada border with pets
June 4, 2010 12:48 PM Subscribe
What documentation works for taking a dog from U.S. to Canada and back? Do I need a USDA form, or will a letter from the vet suffice?
posted by krista_p to travel & transportation (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am planning a car trip with the dog that will include crossing from the U.S. to Canada and back. Both sides say I need a "certificate" of rabies vaccination, but provide little elaboration on what that certificate should be. My vet gave me the USDA International Certificate of Health Examination (USDA From 7001), but this would need to be signed by yet ANOTHER vet, which entails more time, money and hassle.
Any advice on what has worked for you would be most helpful. I have also emailed the relevant border/customs agencies in both countries, but as these are answered in "priority order" I don't know when I will hear back.