NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING YOUR DOG TO THE USA FROM MEXICO: REGARDLESS WHERE IT ORIGINATED…

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Starting August 1, 2024, the new rules from the CDC will go into effect.

This will make sending our rescue dogs up north considerably more challenging.

CDC issues regulations to control the entry of dogs into the United States from other countries. These rules apply to all dogs, including puppies, service animals, and dogs that left the United States and are returning. They also apply whether you are a U.S. citizen, legal U.S. resident, or foreign national.

If you don’t follow CDC’s rules, your dog won’t be allowed to enter the United States. If denied entry, your dog will be sent back to the last country of departure at your expense. The country of departure is where the last trip originated—not where the dog was born or where it lives.

Requirements for all dogs

All dogs must:

Dogs that do not meet all entry requirements or do not have accurate and valid forms will be denied entry to the United States and returned to the country of departure at the importer’s expense. These requirements apply to all dogs, including service dogs and dogs that were born in the United States.

60 days before travel out of the United States If traveling by air, present the following to the airline before boarding your dog: CDC Dog Import Form receipt andCertification of U.S.-issued Rabies Vaccination form or USDA APHIS-endorsed export health certificateArrive at the location on CDC Dog Import Form receipt present the following to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer: CDC Dog Import Form receipt andCertification of U.S.-Issued Rabies Vaccination form or USDA APHIS-endorsed export health certificate
30 days before travel out of the United StatesVerify dog will be at least 6 months old on day of travel back to the United States.​​Get your pet microchipped or have your veterinarian verify their microchip number. Make sure the microchip number is listed on all veterinary records.​​Visit veterinarian to get your dog their rabies vaccination (or booster) before travel. Your dog must be at least 12 weeks (84 days) old when it gets its first rabies vaccination.Make sure your dog’s rabies vaccination will be valid (not expired) for the entire duration of travel.
2-10 days before travel back to the United StatesContact your veterinarian to have them complete either: the Certification of U.S.-Issued Rabies Vaccination form, orthe USDA endorsed export health certificate if your dog will be only in dog rabies-free or low-risk countries and will return from the country listed on the certificate or that documents a valid rabies vaccination issued in the United States (if your dog will be in a high-risk country, this option is available during the transition period)
Day of travel back to the United States If traveling by air, present the following to the airline before boarding your dog: CDC Dog Import Form receipt and Certification of U.S.-issued Rabies Vaccination form or USDA APHIS-endorsed export health certificateArrive at the location on CDC Dog Import Form receipt present the following to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer: CDC Dog Import Form receipt andCertification of U.S.-Issued Rabies Vaccination form or USDA APHIS-endorsed export health certificate

For more information here is the link : Bringing a Dog into the United States | Bringing an Animal into U.S. | Importation | CDC