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Pet Importation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulates the importation of domestic pets and other animals into Canada. There are detailed guidelines for different species that vary according to their country of origin and age. The agency has the right to refuse to allow an animal to enter Canada.

Owners of dogs and cats will need to provide certification proving the animal has been vaccinated against rabies.

It is against the law to bring Pit Bull Terrier dogs into Ontario at any time. Exceptions are made for individual Pit Bull dogs participating in recognized dog shows.

For More Information

The Dog Owner’s Liability Act
Includes information on the Ontario pit bull ban, importing pit bulls, municipal pounds, the power of animal control officers and a frequently asked questions section.

Importing or Travelling with Pets
Import guidelines for cats, dogs, fish, reptiles, birds, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, hamsters, foxes, raccoons, spiders and other species.

Humane Transport / Animal Welfare
Tips for pet owners to ensure pets are safe from harm and injury while travelling by land, air or sea.

I am immigrating to Canada. How do I bring my belongings with me?
Information about documenting the goods you are bringing to Canada and the types of documents to present to customs officers. The official forms can be downloaded from this site. Includes information about bringing a car and pets into the country. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

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