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More and more people are traveling with their pets and bringing dogs into the United States from overseas. Although a pet doesn’t need a passport to enter or re-enter the United States, you are required to provide certain documentation attesting to the health of your dog or cat. These rules serve to protect the U.S. pet and human populations.

In order to raise awareness of the specific requirements for bringing dogs into the United States from Canada and Mexico, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created posters in English and Spanish illustrating the requirements and they have asked the American Kennel Club to help get the word out about the requirements.

US – Canada – English Version

US – Mexico – English Version

US – Mexico – Spanish Version

Learn more about guidelines for bringing a dog into the United States with these other AKC blogs:

Planning to Import a Puppy?   

Poor Compliance with Rabies Rules could Result in Tougher Import Policies 

Please share this post and download these flyers to share with your kennel clubs, veterinarians neighbors, puppy purchasers, or anyone you know who might be planning to bring a dog into the United States.  

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