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Canadian Food Inspection Agency
1400 Merivale Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Y9
1-800-442-2342
Canada Pet Policy

Entry Requirements:

You may cross the border into Canada with your pet easily as long as your pet has been vaccinated against rabies within 3 years of your date of arrival. Pets over 3 months of age require one of the following two options:

  • Rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian and written in English that clearly identifies the animal and states the date of vaccination
  • or

  • Health certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian and written in English verifying the date of the rabies vaccination.
  • Pets less than 8 months of age require the attached health certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian within 36 hours of arrival into Canada.

Quarantine Information:

Domestic dogs entering Canada do not have to be quarantined

Download Entry Application:

To download the application form required for entry into Canada with a domestic pet, please click the .pdf icon below.

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