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If you are considering adopting a pet from Playa Animal Rescue, we will be more than happy to try and assist you in any way possible. Animals know no borders! Adopting a pet is always an exciting time! But what if you adopted a pet from Playa Animal Rescue and you don’t live in Mexico? Cross border adoptions are very simple if you take the time to understand the how’s and why’s of getting your pet home.
It’s important to begin planning well in advance of your departure date with your newest member of the family. Proper planning will help lessen the stress for you and your pet and provide you with realistic expectations of international pet travel. A few important things to consider:
• First and foremost you need to contact your airline carrier with which you plan to travel. All major airlines have information on their websites that direct you through this process and should be able to answer any questions you may have.
• Does your airline accept animals, and do they ride in the cabin or cargo hold?
• Is there a limit to the number of pets per flight? Check with your airline, some have a limit.
• Do you have the proper container for transporting your pet? All require pet carriers.
• Do I have to change planes? It is suggested to travel on a non-stop flight if possible when traveling with a pet.
• Are there outside temperature restrictions for your departure and arrival city? Check with your airline and/or destination airport.
• Is there an age restriction? Some puppies may be too young to travel.
• Are there any special vaccinations my pet will need before I can bring him home? Most airlines require your pet to have all of the standard vaccines which you can have administered (if not done so already) in Playa del Carmen.
• Should I sedate my pet for travel? This is not generally recommended for air travel. As it can put your pet at risk by throwing off their equilibrium.
• What documents will I need to travel with my pet? Airlines as well as Customs/Immigration require proof of current vaccinations signed by a Veterinarian. Playa Animal Rescue will provide this for you.
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