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Old 08-16-2019, 01:52 PM   #1
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Crossing Canadia border with small pet dog?

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We are leaving our home in California for the exciting trip up to Chilliwack to pick up our new 19' on 8/22. We had planned on bringing our 8 yrs old spayed mini dachie but now I'm worried as I have no backup plan if the border agents don't allow her in with us. We have looked up the pet requirements and have her required complete original up-to-date rabies certificate and exam documents,
Has anyone had a problem taking their pets through the border in the last few monthes?
Can anyone recommend a good animal boarding facility nearby while we have our orientation?
I know others have taken their cats and dogs on this pickup trip so any suggestions are highly appreciated. We are so excited!
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:54 PM   #2
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No problem all you need is the rabies certificate and they won't even ask for that.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:57 PM   #3
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Sounds like you're good to go. The only thing they might additionally ask, is if you have any open pet food. That almost seems to change daily though.
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I get a letter signed by my vet within 90 days of traveling that my pet is current with all shots, particularly rabies. It has never been asked for......in fact they ask me to roll down the rear window and once they see the dogs they bring out treats....
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:04 PM   #5
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We just picked up our 19 in July and we brought our dog since we traveled from Florida. Everyone there was great with her during orientation -- they gave her lots of treats! It is a dog friendly environment. We had no trouble at the border; they didn't even ask for her shot record either entering or departing. Leaving Canada they only asked if we had any open dog food that had lamb, which we didn't. The hotel we stayed at the night before right next door Sure Stay by Best Western)also was dog friendly.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:06 PM   #6
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It's a good idea to take a small bag of the dog food in its original packaging, and check for any meats not allowed. But I've never been asked about that, either. Once or twice about rabies but not recently.
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Same suggestions as above and we crossed with 3 little ShihTzu’s . Pat
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Hi,

We are leaving our home in California for the exciting trip up to Chilliwack to pick up our new 19' on 8/22. We had planned on bringing our 8 yrs old spayed mini dachie but now I'm worried as I have no backup plan if the border agents don't allow her in with us. We have looked up the pet requirements and have her required complete original up-to-date rabies certificate and exam documents,
Has anyone had a problem taking their pets through the border in the last few monthes?
Can anyone recommend a good animal boarding facility nearby while we have our orientation?
I know others have taken their cats and dogs on this pickup trip so any suggestions are highly appreciated. We are so excited!
We just got back from our visit to Canada. They didn't even ask for our dog's papers, and we have two dogs (and had their paperwork in order). On the way back they asked us to roll down the window to see what was in our back seat. They dogs made it clear that they were the ones in charge of "security". LOL
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We just got back from our visit to Canada. They didn't even ask for our dog's papers, and we have two dogs (and had their paperwork in order). On the way back they asked us to roll down the window to see what was in our back seat. They dogs made it clear that they were the ones in charge of "security". LOL
Yes, we always say there is a dog in the back seat. They respond just roll it down half way.

Coming back into the U.S. we were also asked about dog food with lamb which we did have. But we also had a receipt showing it was bought in the USA so they let us keep it. Advice: bring dog food receipts for crossing into the U.S.A.
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We have crossed the border a couple of times with a Boykin Spaniel and a Ratty and haven’t had any problems or questions.
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