So Monday I arrive in El Salvador with my dog...a 50 pound boxer. I thought I'd share what I've learned about shipping our dog. I am leaving from California, so you may want to check with your local division, but here are the steps for bringing our dog.
My husband checked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure what I had found on the internet was true.
1. Rabies and vaccinations must be up to date.
2. You must obtain a certificate of health for the animal, no sooner than 10 days before you arrive.
3. Once you get that health certificate you do the following:
4. You take it immediately to your local USDA office to verify that the certificate documents are according to standards, showing the animal has no contagious diseases. Here is the web site, explaining exactly what is required:
For Los Angeles, this is the contact number and address:
APHIS 310 725-1970,