All dogs MUST be quarantined away from a shelter/pound/animal control facility for at least 7 days and all puppies require 14 day quarantine in a foster home/quarantine facility/vet’s office/kennel. This will allow for any contagious illness they may have contracted to become apparent so as to provide the opportunity for treatment before transport. Also, this allows time for vaccinations to become effective.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires that all animals being transported MUST have an Interstate Health Certificate issued from a veterinarian licensed by the state from where your buddy is boarding the transport. This is a multiple carbon copy, multi-colored document with a USDA or APHIS Form # on the bottom-left corner. The Health Certificate MUST be issued within 10 days of the date your dog is being delivered (not picked up). This certificate verifies to everyone involved that your dog is healthy and up-to-date on vaccines. The Health Certificate MUST be annotated with the name and address of the person adopting or fostering the dog. You MUST provide an additional copy of the certificate to us for our records.
In addition to the Health Certificate, medical records are REQUIRED to show vaccine and fecal history. History must include Bordatella to prevent kennel cough, rabies (canine 12 weeks or older) with tag, and 1 DA2PPC (distemper, adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza, parvovirus, and coronavirus) commonly known as Distemper vaccine. All shots/vaccinations should be up-to-date and clearly marked on the paperwork.
Documentation of negative fecal exam results for intestinal parasites (coccidian, giardia, and hook) is REQUIRED prior to transport.
Every dog is REQUIRED to be on some type of flea/tick prevention. If fleas/ticks are discovered on your dog, it will not be allowed to board the transport.
Pregnant dogs will be transported but REQUIRE documentation from a licensed veterinarian stating approximate due date is not within 2 weeks of transport date.
Dogs that have been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as kennel cough, intestinal parasites such as coccida, giardia or hookworm, sarcoptic mange (scabies), etc. WILL NOT be transported unless the dog has been treated and a vet states that the animal is not contagious.
Females require 3 whole days after spay before transport and males require 2 whole days after neuter before transport.
All dogs should be wearing some type of identification. This should include name, phone number of who they are going to (adopter, foster or rescue) or the same info from who they are coming from. The temporary collars your vet uses work great.
You may send along additional items such as transitional food or toys but keep in mind we do not have much space and only allow for one ziploc gallon bag per animal