Pet Travel to the Dominican Republic

Travelling with your pet to the Dominican Republic is relatively easy!


No quarantine period is required for healthy cats & dogs entering the Dominican Republic.

Paperwork/Passport required: is a an excellent resource for world wide travel and provides a step by step process on all requirements for pet travel to the Dominican Republic. It is easy to follow and very informative. It will discuss paperwork/passport, vaccinations, forms for downloading and also has a pet travel on-line store e.g. you can purchase travel kits for labelling kennels properly. I highly recommend this website for pet travel.

Booking a Flight:

There are several airlines that are pet friendly from Canada/US to the Dominican Republic. Each has its own policies and depending if travelling cargo or check-in you should review to determine what is best for your situation.

WestJet did an amazing job with our three german shepherd dogs and were extremely helpful at both Toronto and Puerto Plata Airports. Leaving Toronto they ensured all crates were labelled correctly and the dogs were secure for their trip.

Tip: If travelling with dogs – before arriving and after leaving the airport stop at a green space to let the dogs have a bathroom break and a quick walk about. We also did not feed the dogs any food before the flight only a drink of water.


At the Puerto Plata airport we picked up our dogs (travelled by cargo) in the cargo drop-off which is in the same area as luggage carousel (just off to the right – same place as golf bags, etc). Take your pet to the Immigration department inside the airport to present paperwork/passport. There is a small fee for processing the paperwork. Once paperwork is reviewed you are all set and can be on your way.

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