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Old 01-31-2023, 10:11 AM   #1
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Pet Health Certificate for Alaska

I've done tons of research for our upcoming trip to Alaska this summer, but somehow missed the requirement of the pet health certificate for crossing into Alaska. Has anyone had this done in Canada? We'll be taking our time going through BC, AB, and Yukon so will need to get it done in Canada. I haven't come across any mention of people being asked for the certificate at the border, but was also told it gets filed with the state by the vet.
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Did not have one, and was not asked at any border crossings. We did carry our vet records, but never needed them.
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When crossing from the U.S. into Canada you'll need proof of rabies shot. That's it.

If your dog has an ongoing health issue get a health certificate from a vet in U.S. prior to crossing.

After doing the above you don't need anything to cross into Alaska.
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We went to Alaska this summer. The only time we were asked for a health certificate was leaving Haines back into Canada. I produced the rabies certificate and the Canadian border patrol was satisfied.
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Pets to alaska

We are a specialty dog breeder, and we ship ALMOST anywhere, but we found that Canada was very hard to deal with, last year we sold one to a guy in Nova Scotia, Canada. We had to go to our vet here in Colorado, and they fill out all the paperwork for the USDA, and it's only good for like 72 hrs. if I remember right, there is also a Canadian version of the USDA that you will need to deal with, we did all the USDA papers here and had the puppy nanny fly him to Portland, Maine, and the buyer drove down and picked it up, when he got to the Canadian border they charged him $474 Canadian, for import tax. After doing this for 14 years, there are places that you just do not want to take a pet to. Forget taking one to Hawaii, or ANY island country, some European countries, are even worse, we thought that China would be hard, but if they fly to a major inland airport, it was easy. If you need more info, just contact us.
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We are a specialty dog breeder, and we ship ALMOST anywhere, but we found that Canada was very hard to deal with......
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We got one prior to leaving this past summer. We were never asked and did not need. We made 4 crossings total during the course of the summer.
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Thanks, all! We've crossed into Canada several times in the last couple of years so are familiar with that and never had issues. Sounds like we're good for Alaska as well.
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Thanks, all! We've crossed into Canada several times in the last couple of years so are familiar with that and never had issues. Sounds like we're good for Alaska as well.
Crossing into Alaska is the very same as when you return to the lower U.S. The issue on this trip would be crossing into Canada.
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I've done tons of research for our upcoming trip to Alaska this summer, but somehow missed the requirement of the pet health certificate for crossing into Alaska. Has anyone had this done in Canada? We'll be taking our time going through BC, AB, and Yukon so will need to get it done in Canada. I haven't come across any mention of people being asked for the certificate at the border, but was also told it gets filed with the state by the vet.
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I've traveled through Canada quite a few times with the pup and I've always made sure to have a health certificate, but have never been checked.
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