Domestic Pet Travel Requirements
Interstate Travel within the United States
Each state has its own requirements for pet entry. Most states require a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection ("health certificate") and current rabies vaccination.
- Use the Oregon Department of Agriculture Import Requirements tool to verify your animal's specific requirements
- Typically, this involves a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), also known as a health certificate, issued no more than 30 days before entry and vaccination status must be current for rabies. For animals four months and older, current rabies vaccination required according to manufacturer´s instructions. No formal quarantine period is required in most instances. (Again, please use the ODA tool to confirm.)
- Note: An import permit is not the same as a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
Entering Other States
- Use the USDA APHIS Pet Travel page to be connected to your destination state's requirements.
Updated: November 7, 2023