Pets in Baja
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This page has been prepared by "Wild Bill" Wiederhold in response to the frequent appearance of pet questions on the Message Board. Special thanks to Wild Bill for the contribution.

To view suggestions and regulations from the United States Department of Agriculture, click here (

To view comments from the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento, California, click here ( Scroll down the page to find "REQUIREMENTS TO IMPORT SMALL DOMESTIC ANIMALS."

Fred Metcalf

Baja California Information Pages

Pets in Baja

"Wild Bill" Wiederhold, Correspondent

We've taken our dogs to Baja for many years without any legal problems. The main thing to have is a current proof of rabies vaccination, and the only time we've been asked to show it was when returning to the U.S.. A health certificate from a vet will do the same thing, but the primary worry is rabies. For that matter, I have friends who have found dogs in Baja that they've fallen in love with and have taken them to a vet down there for their shots. No problems were encountered at the border with the paperwork provided from the vet.

Some things to remember are:

Other things to remember:

This isn't necessarily everything . . . your needs may vary. If you have any more questions please feel free to write.

"Wild Bill" Wiederhold
Oceanside, CA
Copyright 1999-2011 W. B. Wiederhold

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