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Travel with Pets/Shipping dog from philippines to Massachusetts


I like to ask what are the requirements to ship my Adult Japanese Spitz from Philippines to Massachusetts. I am in F-1 Visa and I am planning to get work permit after graduation. My dog is looking for me everyday and misses me and I miss her too. I want to move her to MA. Does she needs pet passport or something to come here. I will use my money to get her here.
Another question is that how much does it cost to ship a dog from Philippines to Massachusetts? I know it's more expensive than humans.
I am willing to take care of her while she's here at MA and she will love it here.
Please help me with this problem and thank you

Coming into the USA is quite simple as far as health requirements and paperwork. But the biggest issue is trying to find someone to ship her to you. If you can go and bring her back with you it is the easiest and cheapest way. Since you would be on the same plane she would travel as excess baggage. If you are not on the plane and a family is shipping her to you, they will find they may not qualify. Most airlines require pets coming into the usa alone to be tendered to the airlines by a known pet shipper since they worry about security issues since 911. Know pet shippers know this and they charge a lot...So the only requirements are a health certificate by a licensed vet the health certificate must show current vaccines and that your dog is free of Screworms. Other than that there is not much more required. Hope this helps.

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Lisa Kelly


My main focus is teaching pet owners how to choose and properly prepare an airline carrier kennel for a safe and comfortable trip. I can answer any questions on the subject of purchasing an airline approved carrier or kennel. I can also answer questions on how to modify or prepare an existing pet carrier kennel to be safe and considered airline compliant. Also any questions on how to ship a pet domestically in the USA. I can not answer questions on required paperwork for importing or exporting pets internationally.


My experience includes owning and running a Luxury Cat Care Facility since 1997 - Kitty Cat Condos. While running the facility I have used my daily pet experiences to invent and develop many pet travel products, many of which are Patented. The most well known is DryFur® Travel Pads. I now run a blog dedicated to sharing free information to pet owners who are often overwhelmed with the task of traveling on airlines with their beloved pets.

ABKA - 1997-2002 IPATA 2005-2010 Presently not an active member of any Organization

Most of my articles are published on my blogs at and I have been interviewed as cat expert for an article in Animal Wellness on the subject of Choosing the right Cat Carrier for traveling. Also interviewed as pet expert on Animal Radio on the subject of how to travel with your pet safely on airlines.

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Awards and Honors
1. Disposable absorbent pet transport cushion-United States Patent 7231888 2. Awarded Best Cat Boarding 3 times by CatFancy Magazine in 2005-2007-2010 3. Awarded Best Pet Product by CatFancy for DryFur® Travel Pads 2005 4. Awarded Product of the Year Pet Product News for DryFur® Travel Pads 2005-2006 5. Awarded Editors Choice Product of the Year DogFancy DryFur® Travel Pads 2006 6. Awarded Best Pet Product for Airline Kennel Securing Hardware 2010

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