In my search for information on getting a pup to you folks who reside outside of the United States, i have come to the conclusion that if it were me, i would fly to MEDFORD INTERNATIONAL AIR PORT in Southern Oregon, buy an 8 week old pup and carry it on as carry on ... and return back to my country. (1-1-2010)
It seems that any pup over the age of three months old will be required to have rabies and even quarantine in some countries.
When you discuss this with an air line in your country, please remind them that the pup will be only 8 weeks old and NOT required to get a rabies shot.
The pup WILL have an I.d. chip implant and a health certificate as well as inoculation shot records and worming records. the pup will be small enough to fit under the seat in the air plane and will be less than 30 lbs.
8 wk old pups are usually 10 - 17 lbs. small crates are usually 5-10 lbs and no heavier.
If you are not able to pick up your puppy that you have put a deposit on, when he/she is eight weeks old (give or take a couple days), you will be charged $5.00 a day for boarding fees. OVER SEAS shipping may require you to board your pup here until it is 4 months of age. This is an expense for me and you will be required to pay boarding fees.
The boarding fees will need to be paid before you receive the puppy.
Federal USA health charges or taxes or freight charges or any other USDA fees are the responsibility of the new puppy owner and is your fee. If I have to pay for this, you will be charged for reimbursement.
Any charges that I normally do not pay, I am not responsible for. If you are required to get a Rabies shot or flea and tick, or id chip implant or any other thing your country asks of you, it is not a normal fee for me and you will be charged.
ENTERING THE USA WITH A PET AS CARRY ON
When examined at a port of entry, cats and dogs must show no signs of diseases communicable to humans. If there is evidence of poor animal health, an examination by a licensed veterinarian might be required, at the expense of the owner. The U.S. authorities may also require a health certificate. Vaccination against rabies is not required for cats. Dogs must be vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days before entry, except for puppies under three months of age. Other animals are also subject to controls or quarantine requirements. Further information may be obtained from the US Customs and Border Protection Web site.
When you return to Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will require proof of vaccination against rabies for all cats and dogs over three months of age. For detailed information, contact the Canadian food Inspection Agency.