Grateful Doggies 

Canine Freedom Transport

Grateful Doggies Canine Freedom Transport Company 

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TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

All dogs MUST be quarantined away from a shelter/pound/animal control facility for at least 7 days and all puppies are suggested 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 or a State issued form.  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.  

In addition to the Health Certificate, medical records are REQUIRED to show vaccine history. All adult dogs are required to have had within the last year: bortadella, rabies and a combintion vaccine that MUST include Parovirus and Distemper

Fecal exam results must be provided with treatment plan

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. Capstar is an instant kill product that can be administered at least 2 hours before boarding.

Pregnant dogs will be transported but REQUIRE documentation from a licensed veterinarian stating approximate due date is not within 4 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.

Suggested is 3 days post spay surgery 2 days past neuter surgery however it is up to the vets recommendation

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 or you can mark the inside of a vinyl collar with sharpie marker

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

WE HAVE A DEAL WITH THE US POSTAL SERVICE: WE TRANSPORT DOGS AND LEAVE THE PACKAGES TO THEM
We do not transport crates, large bags of food, beds, blankets etc.