Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-10-2007, 10:21   #1
Registered User
 
Sunspot Baby's Avatar

Join Date: May 2003
Location: New Bern, NC
Boat: Prout Manta 38' Catamaran - Sunspot Baby
Posts: 1,521
Images: 14
Question DR Pet Entry

According to the hispanola.com web site, I need a health certificate for our dog issued within 14 days of entry to the Dominican Republic.

We will, of course, have a certificate, but it will probably be issued more than 14 days before entry since we will transit and enjoy the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos on the way down.

Has anyone on the forum been hassled because of the date on their pet's health certification?

George
__________________

__________________
She took my address and my name
Put my credit to shame
Sunspot Baby, sure had a real good time
Bob Seger
Sunspot Baby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-10-2007, 12:19   #2
Registered User
 
Fishspearit's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: FL
Posts: 576
While I haven't been there in quite a few years, some things I expect don't change much. Once you see the sad state of the mangy mongrels that run wild around the island you'll see the irony in requiring your pet to have a health certificate. Worst case, being out of date may allow them to twist your arm for a bit heftier 'mordida' but I wouldn't expect a big problem. They did make sure that my vicious 14 pound dog was securely caged before the customs guys would board though.
__________________

__________________
Fishspearit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-10-2007, 20:40   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rhode Island
Boat: Tayana FD-12
Posts: 612
Images: 6
we are in DR at the moment. Which port are you comming in? We brought in our cat with a health certificate that is 5 months and it was fine. Small ports don't know all the details but bureaucracy is unbelieveble. Don't give them US dollars unless there is an official-enough looking receipt. On one ocation when I knew they are just trying to rip me off, I just gave them my CC. They looked at it, and couldn't do anything with it. Usually in very small prots a small bottle of rum does the trick.
__________________
phorvati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2007, 06:15   #4
Registered User
 
Sunspot Baby's Avatar

Join Date: May 2003
Location: New Bern, NC
Boat: Prout Manta 38' Catamaran - Sunspot Baby
Posts: 1,521
Images: 14
We will probably enter at Luperon or Porta Plata. We have friends that live near the latter and will visit them.

We wont take the time to fully explore but might get as far as Samana. As I understand it, we have to check out at each port and in at the next. Did you get a permit from your first port of entry to make taking the cat to other ports possible, or do you have to deal with it each time?

George
__________________
She took my address and my name
Put my credit to shame
Sunspot Baby, sure had a real good time
Bob Seger
Sunspot Baby is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pet Poll JusDreaming Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 75 05-08-2008 21:11
Cats (any pet really) and customs Wargasm Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 4 25-11-2007 17:23
Pet Peeve (just venting) Chief Engineer Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 24 24-10-2007 02:29
Unwanted Pet. Alan Wheeler Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 22 22-04-2007 05:59
A better Pet overboard device..... 2divers Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 13 22-09-2006 17:49



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:21.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.