DOGGY INTERSTATE HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Certificates should be attached to the outside of the paperwork envelope
with tape, paperclip or staple.
dog or puppy on our transport MUST have an interstate Health Certificate.
A print out of the dog's shot record from your vet is NOT an interstate
Health Certificate... All health certificates, regardless of each state's
requirements, are only good for 10 days from delivery, as required by the
We apologize, but only
these official certificates can be accepted by law.
DOGGY TWO-WEEK QUARANTINE
dog or puppy has to have been away from the shelter/pound/animal control
for a minimum of 2 weeks...it can be at a vet's, a kennel or a foster
home. This protects all the pets. We'll take your word, but hope you
understand how important it is and that you'll be honest.
USDA: PUPPY MINIMUM AGE
Puppies must be at least 8 weeks old (10 weeks is better but not required)
and have to have had 2 rounds of shots, the last one to be given 7 days
All dogs and puppies must have their complete medical
records and interstate health certificates before they can be transported.
We also have to ensure that they are all up to date on shots, which
Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus Vaccine (MLV),
also called the 5 way shot.
requires the Leptospira Bacterin vaccine, which is in the 7 way shot,
(kennel cough vaccine). During the change of seasons it is especially
important to have this vaccine give at least 7 days prior to transport.
fecal for worms, coccidia and giardia
(if old enough) 12 weeks and older
NO PREGNANT DOGS
sorry but it is not safe for us to transport pregnant dogs at any
POLICY: DOGGY MEDICATION
cannot transport dogs or puppies that are on antibiotic medication (which
includes Cephalexin, Doxycycline, Albon, Baytril, etc). Meds for a chronic
medical condition, such as thyroid medicine, glaucoma, anxiety or
seizures, is acceptable. Heartworm and flea/tick prevention is okay, too.
Dogs or puppies with an upper-respiratory infection, kennel cough,
coccidia, giardia, ringworms, sarcoptic mange (any form of Mange) or any other contagious
conditions are not considered healthy and should not be issued a health
certificate and therefore cannot travel on our transport.
DOGGY PROPER ID
and puppies need to have a collar with legible ID. Include the
animal's name, the phone of who it is going to (adopter/foster/rescue) OR
the phone of who it is coming from (adopter/foster/rescue). What seems to
work the best and is the least expensive is white athletic tape, written
with permanent magic marker. We walk all the dogs with slip leads, so an
actually collar is not necessary, though it does help the adopter when
picking up the dog to have a collar to attach the leash to.
POLICY: PLEASE DON'T FEED THE PUPS
do not feed your dog or puppy at least 4 hours before dropping it off at
transport. We do provide light meals and snacks during the trip.
OUR POLICY: PLEASE SEND CLEAN DOGS
As a curtsy to the driver's & other dogs on the transport, Please clean
your dogs before meeting the transport (a smelly dog is not pleasant
when on the road for several days) . It makes it much easier for the
transport to deliver a clean dog to the receiver too!!
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