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    Default Bringing my a dog...

    Hi,

    just wondering what the rules are about bringing a dog to the DR... Rhodesian Ridgeback by the way, my personal bodyguard

    Thanks

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    This might help.... just search for a few words.

    http://www.dr1.com/forums/travel-que...og-dr-u-s.html

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    We just came 3 weeks ago with our Toy poodle from Japan, we had a bunch of papers, the dog's passport and when we arrived here, they only wanted to see the money you have to pay for bringing the Dog 300 pesos.

    So basically you need nothing, however I suggest you have a look at that link above.

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    Default bringing your dog has some requirements....

    Check with your airline regarding travel kennel requirements. Your dog must be able to stand up freely and be able to turn around comfortably. They do differ from airline to airline.

    Airlines also have weight restrictions for dogs a well. Check with your airline. Most have a 100 lb combined kennel/dog weight restriction.

    Airlines also have travel blackouts for dogs so again, check with your airline.

    Your dog needs a vet's health certificate that is valid (only valid for 30 days). Your dog needs a current rabies shot as well. Distemper is rampid here so we had booster shots for our dogs. We also had a series of immunizations for liptosporosis (sp?) as that can cause some serious health issues.

    There are some different things floating around the island so make sure your dog has been protected against fleas and ticks and that you treat your dog regularly (every 3 - 4 weeks) while you are here.

    We brought two dogs from Canada a year ago and they asked for our health certificates in customs. We paid $10 US per dog to bring them in and get an "official" form to bring them into the country.

    Again, check with your airline and your vet to make sure you have your bases covered.

    You will also want to invest (not expensive but worth it) in a poison kit once you get here. Better safe than sorry.

    Safe travels!

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    About the poison kits, did you buy that kit in DR or in Canada/US?

    Cost? What does it bring? Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Silver Fox 60 View Post
    Check with your airline regarding travel kennel requirements. Your dog must be able to stand up freely and be able to turn around comfortably. They do differ from airline to airline.

    Airlines also have weight restrictions for dogs a well. Check with your airline. Most have a 100 lb combined kennel/dog weight restriction.

    Airlines also have travel blackouts for dogs so again, check with your airline.

    Your dog needs a vet's health certificate that is valid (only valid for 30 days). Your dog needs a current rabies shot as well. Distemper is rampid here so we had booster shots for our dogs. We also had a series of immunizations for liptosporosis (sp?) as that can cause some serious health issues.

    There are some different things floating around the island so make sure your dog has been protected against fleas and ticks and that you treat your dog regularly (every 3 - 4 weeks) while you are here.

    We brought two dogs from Canada a year ago and they asked for our health certificates in customs. We paid $10 US per dog to bring them in and get an "official" form to bring them into the country.

    Again, check with your airline and your vet to make sure you have your bases covered.

    You will also want to invest (not expensive but worth it) in a poison kit once you get here. Better safe than sorry.

    Safe travels!

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    I got mine in Sosua from AAAS (Friends of the Animals). There is an injection as well as some pills. I have the instructions for use written on the bag. I can't remember the cost but it wasn't much. Each kit is based on the dog's weight so if you have more than one dog, you need more than one kit. I keep mine in the fridge and I think I was told they are good for about a year and then they should be replaced. I have never had to use one so that is a good thing!

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    Awesome! THanks for the info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Silver Fox 60 View Post
    I got mine in Sosua from AAAS (Friends of the Animals). There is an injection as well as some pills. I have the instructions for use written on the bag. I can't remember the cost but it wasn't much. Each kit is based on the dog's weight so if you have more than one dog, you need more than one kit. I keep mine in the fridge and I think I was told they are good for about a year and then they should be replaced. I have never had to use one so that is a good thing!

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    The kit is for the poiisonous toads that used to roam (maybe still do) the cane fields.

    One sniff by a dog and it'll be dead in less than an hour.
    They curl up in the corner and suffer, I'm told
    Thats when you use the kit.

    Big toads.. Japanese i think brought in to kill the vermin eating the sugar cane.

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    About the rabies, the conditions are that the vaccine be valid for the year and cannot be done 30 days prior to travel. They also want to make sure that they have been treated for parasites inside and out. With that done, they will issue a health certificate.

    Good luck!

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    More than 30 days prior.... is that what you mean ??

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