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Old 05-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Travel to Canada

Planning a trip to Canada. Traveling with wife and Dog. I have gotten
conflicting info on what I need to take besides all our current vaccination
papers to get my dog across and get him back. Can anybody help
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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Hi there I found this for you;
DogFriendly.com: Pet Regulations for Travel Between the U.S. and Canada
I Googled this "pets traveling to canada from usa" without the quotes.
Hope this helps,
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:22 AM   #3
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To be honest, the last few times we have crossed the border either way, no one has even asked. But basically proof of a current rabies vaccination is generally all that is required but here is something that you might not be aware of. Customs will want your dog food to be in its original packaging and unopened if they choose to be picky. A least going south. It has to do with concern over Mad Cow disease. Some foods may contain certain meat by-products so make sure you have an unopened package of whatever you usually feed your dog at the time you cross the border.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:40 AM   #4
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Current vaccination papers and as far as the dog food is concerned sirpurrcival is correct but, when we went across last year neither items were checked. That doesn't mean that they won't check them though.

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Good info, I was wondering the same, as we may be Going there this summer....Thanks
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We frequently travel across the border with our dog, asked once if we had vaccination papers by U.S.Customs but was not interested in seeing them. Have been asked about dog food only once. Do have the records with you just in case. Enjoy the trip.
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We found that coming back to the US a signed passport was helpful.

We forgot to sign our new ones which allowed the Border Agent to set our heart beats a little higher. ("Your passports are not valid!")

The dog had no problems either way with a recent vaccination record.
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We found that coming back to the US a signed passport was helpful.

We forgot to sign our new ones which allowed the Border Agent to set our heart beats a little higher. ("Your passports are not valid!")

The dog had no problems either way with a recent vaccination record.
US Citizen MUST have a passport to go back into the US. What would happen, if they don't?
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Not exactly true. You can also get a less expensive Passport Card. This is only good for ground travel. You still need to fill out the same paperwork, have photos, and make an appointment at the Post Office to complete the process. The two we just applied for were $110 total. In some states adjacent to Canada, a chip can be placed on your drivers license but we are not from one of those states.

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US Citizen MUST have a passport to go back into the US. What would happen, if they don't?
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You should have no problems with the dog, I travel often to the Great White North.
Just be sure of the rabies tag and paper. A.
Welcome to CANADA enjoy your stay.
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The state of Washington issues an Enhanced Drivers License, or Enhanced Identification Card (for non-drivers). Cost can be up to $60 per person. The examiner told me the EDL/EID is good for crossing the borders of Canada and Mexico. He said 37 states honored, and maybe issued a similar card. It may be called a passport card as someone else mentioned. You can probably research this by going to your state (or province) home page on the internet to learn if your state offers such a card.

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From Canada to US they always check the dog food (looking for lamb products in the food) Currently not allowed to take lamb products across the border. We buy the pet food in the States for our MH so as not to have a difficulty crossing. Coming back into Canada they have only asked for vac papers once. Just have proof of vacination with you and you should not have any difficulties.
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