What are the requirements of bringing dog to the states?

Justhereforanswers

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My dog, I had her for 3 almost 4 years (she was still a puppy when we got her) and she been living with my husband. Now he’s coming to america in a few months and we want to bring her, I know rd is a country with high risk of rabies according to cdc. She had her last rabies vaccination almost a year. What are the requirements lol(someone said its almost impossible so I want to make sure. what I read did not seem impossible). She will be going to Atlanta.
 

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My dog, I had her for 3 almost 4 years (she was still a puppy when we got her) and she been living with my husband. Now he’s coming to america in a few months and we want to bring her, I know rd is a country with high risk of rabies according to cdc. She had her last rabies vaccination almost a year. What are the requirements lol(someone said its almost impossible so I want to make sure. what I read did not seem impossible). She will be going to Atlanta.
go to the jetblue website or any other big company >"travel with pets" and there you get all the real info. Here you get opinions.
 

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more iformation is needed ?? can it fit under the seat ? check airlines site ?? need vet certificate & shot records.
 

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Starting August 1, 2023, the temporary suspension for dogs entering the United States from high-risk countries for dog rabies has been extended. This includes dogs arriving from countries without high risk of rabies if the dogs have been in a high-risk country in the past 6 months.

  1. Dogs vaccinated against rabies in the United States by a US-licensed veterinarian may re-enter the United States from a high-risk country without a CDC Dog Import Permit if the dog:
  2. Expired US-issued rabies vaccination certificates will not be accepted. If the US-issued rabies vaccination certificate has expired, the dog must get a booster dose outside the United States and meet requirements for foreign-vaccinated dogs (see below).
  3. Foreign-vaccinated dogs coming from high-risk countries are now required to use the CDC Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Record as proof of rabies vaccination. Use of this record is also encouraged for US-vaccinated dogs, though not required. Dogs entering the United States from high-risk countries are still required to meet all requirements of the temporary suspension (see www.cdc.gov/dogtravel).
  4. Three or more dogs coming from high-risk countries must arrive at specific ports of entry with a prior reservation at a CDC-approved animal care facility. All dogs must have a valid CDC Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Record and adequate rabies serologic titer or they will be required to complete a 28-day quarantine at the US animal care facility. This option is also available to importers of 1-2 dogs who do not have a CDC Dog Import Permit.
The DR is a High Risk Country:

 

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I have also seen that to bring a large dog to the USA (one that will not fit under the seat) is next to impossible at this time.
Few airlines are flying them from what was said.
 

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My dog, I had her for 3 almost 4 years (she was still a puppy when we got her) and she been living with my husband. Now he’s coming to america in a few months and we want to bring her, I know rd is a country with high risk of rabies according to cdc. She had her last rabies vaccination almost a year. What are the requirements lol(someone said its almost impossible so I want to make sure. what I read did not seem impossible). She will be going to Atlanta.

Best advise here:

go to the jetblue website or any other big company >"travel with pets" and there you get all the real info. Here you get opinions.

We bought our dog in the DR a couple of years back and she came with us to EU. I would follow the advise from Manuel01, check with airline, check with customs etc. Things can change as windeguy pointed out above as well, so better have the latest info...

As an "opinion", in our case, all checks were done by a vet in the DR and by the officials at PUJ airport (dog's paperwork), nothing was done when entering into Schengen at Frankfurt airport. The customs booth was not manned there though, and I even tried to hunt down customs official in FRA, without luck, so all checks in EU were only done afterwards by vet.

I would check the dates when the dog had this and that and that paperwork is as required, that's all... But specifics with US officials...
 
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My dog, I had her for 3 almost 4 years (she was still a puppy when we got her) and she been living with my husband. Now he’s coming to america in a few months and we want to bring her, I know rd is a country with high risk of rabies according to cdc. She had her last rabies vaccination almost a year. What are the requirements lol(someone said its almost impossible so I want to make sure. what I read did not seem impossible). She will be going to Atlanta.

There is a current ban for dogs coming from high risk countries into the US.

The DR is on that list.

The ban has been extended again until July 31, 2024.

There are limited exceptions for guide dogs etc.


Respectfully,
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There is a current ban for dogs coming from high risk countries into the US.

The DR is on that list.

The ban has been extended again until July 31, 2024.

There are limited exceptions for guide dogs etc.


Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
CDC issues regulations to control the entry of dogs into the United States from other countries. These rules apply to all dogs, including puppies and service animals. They also apply whether you are a US citizen, legal US resident, or foreign national.

 
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CDC issues regulations to control the entry of dogs into the United States from other countries. These rules apply to all dogs, including puppies and service animals. They also apply whether you are a US citizen, legal US resident, or foreign national.



Although not applicable to the op, there are narrow exceptions granted with quarantine times etc., but they exist. By way of example, I know of one dog that worked the DR ports with his handler and that dog was retired and allowed back into the US this past year.

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Ok then we will wait till August…

In August I think you will find that your are in the middle to the no pets in Cargo period from May to November due to potential heat issues. Pets in Cargo is a difficult proposition these4 days. Step 1: Find an airline that flies where you want and when you want that will accept a dog as Cargo. Step 2: Ask the airline directly what they need you to do. Step 3: Deal with the CBC requirements. Step 4: Book your tickets and your dog onto a flight as early as you can. Step 4 cross your fingers and hope nothing comes up to ruin your plans.