Your dog must be healthy and have a valid rabies vaccine certificate to enter the United States.
Just get your dog a booster shot before arriving at the border.
●If your dog or puppy is being vaccinated against rabies for.
the first time, you must wait 30 days before bringing it into the United States.
What is needed to bring a dog into the US?
The CDC requires that all imported dogs must be healthy. Additionally, dogs imported to the U.S. must be vaccinated against rabies and have a valid certification of their rabies immunization. Imported dogs must have a current rabies vaccination or health certificate to prove the vaccination.
Can I take my dog across the Canadian border?
Domestic or pet dogs may enter Canada if accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination certificate. A licensed veterinarian must issue the certificate in English or French and clearly identify the dog by breed, color, weight, etc.
Can I buy a dog in Mexico and bring it to us?
Pet dogs and cats may be examined at the border into the US for any sign of diseases that could be transmitted to other animals or humans. Dogs and cats that are entering the US from Mexico must have a valid rabies certification.
Do dogs need to be quarantined when going to USA?
The CDC does not require general certificates of health for pets for entry into the United States. All pet dogs arriving in the state of Hawaii and the territory of Guam, even from the US mainland, are subject to locally imposed quarantine regulations.