Question Hi John. I am considering St. Matthews University in my list of selections for application to veterinary school after a visit to the island for continuing education with work. I have an American (NOT Japanese-she has a black mask and only American Akitas have that) Akita/Husky/???? mix dog who is my heart and soul. She is the sweetest dog ever, and LOVES everyone! I can't imagine leaving her behind in the US. Do you know if they only limit exclusions to Japanese Akitas, or have you seen American Akitas/mixes of them on the Island? Of course I'll check with the Embassy, but wanted someones personal experience input too. Thanks in advance for your time!
Answer Hi Tracy - thank you for your question. In all honesty I cannot recall seeing any Akitas/Husky looking dogs on island, however it's been a while since I've been back to Cayman. There are a number of requirements associated with bringing an animal to the island. Microchipped, proof of several different vaccinations, test results, etc. You'll also need a pet passport. Best bet is to contact the Caymanian Government Dept of Agriculture and find out the very latest laws and requirements.
I have spent months in Grand Cayman during 15 separate trips there and have come to know and love the people of this great Island. I used to be an owner of a condominium on Seven Mile Beach.
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Throughout 15 visits to this island, I've accumulated months of time living there in a condo I used to own right on Seven Mile Beach.
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