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Old 12-07-2013, 11:20   #1
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Curious how many others have a service dog that travel with them and what issues you run into at various ports and destinations.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:26   #2
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Re: Service Dog

Don't know if you're the one being helped by the service dog, or if it is you who handle a service dog...

So, briefly, within the US you should not encounter difficulties. For foreign countries, you should write to the ones on your itinerary directly to ascertain what would be necessary for you to do (and some may not have anything) to avoid the quarantine periods that are standard.

Get creative. Find out what is their biggest concern. For instance, there is no rabies in New Zealand. They don't want to import it. But your vet could tell you if there is a blood test your pet could submit to for it...

I know seeing eye dogs can travel on airplanes, but I don't know what happens offshore with them. Sorry not more help.

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I have a service dog. There is a US certificate of health that you can have your veterinarian fill out. That certificate plus your shot record's is all I have ever been asked for. If you google for example "traveling to mexico with service dog" you will probably find everything you could ever want to know.

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Re: Service Dog

Sarge, do you get hassled? I have heard lots of stories of abuse and ignorance of the rules, even with US carriers.
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I have a service dog. There is a US certificate of health that you can have your veterinarian fill out. That certificate plus your shot record's is all I have ever been asked for. If you google for example "traveling to mexico with service dog" you will probably find everything you could ever want to know.

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What about foreign grocery stores or restaurants?

When we lived in Europe it seemed even pet dogs were more welcome in public places than in America.
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Nope... no one has ever messed with me about anything. Sailing or flying or driving.
I think it is all in how you present yourself.
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