Importing or Travelling with Domestic Dogs

Please note that:

  • These requirements apply to pet dogs or those described as personal importations.
  • Domestic dogs entering Canada do not have to be quarantined.
  • Canada does not require a microchip or tattoo identification for pet dogs.

These requirements apply to:

  • animals entering Canada permanently
  • animals in transit through Canada on their way to a final destination
  • animals entering Canada for a temporary visit

Requirements for Dogs Coming Into Canada

Age of dog upon arrival: (required)

Commercial dogs include dogs for sale, breeding, show or exhibition, scientific research, etc. Please note that rescue dogs destined for an animal welfare organization are also considered "commercial" for the purposes of importing. If you are bringing a dog into Canada on behalf of an animal welfare organization, please select "commercial".
Accompanied by owner: (required)