I just talked with my vet about health certificates. One of our adopters flying in from out of state was letting me know her state required one.
In the past, I had understood that only dogs flying via cargo or those crossing into Canada were required to have a health certificate. But after talking to my vet yesterday, she let me know that most states require a health certificate for any dog crossing the border (whether it be flying; cargo or cabin or driving). Now, there may be some states that don’t require it, but to be on the safe side we’re going to assume this is true of all states.
So from now on, I’m going to be getting health certificates for each puppy that will be going to its new home out of the state of Washington. You may never be asked to provide it if you cross a border or board a plane with your puppy, but we want to make sure you and your puppy are in compliance and will make it home with all the proper paperwork! This will be an added fee (right now it’s an additional $60). But I will check with my vet and see what kind of a discount she may give for possibly doing multiple health certificates at one visit. Those pups staying in the state of Washington will not need one.
All of our current puppies going home are all lined up for the proper paperwork for those pups traveling out of state.