Dogs

by Betsy
(Seattle, WA)

14th March, 2013
Where can I find out the rules for bringing our dogs to Equador? Is there a quarantine period? Vaccinations required and what types? We plan on living either in the Manta or Cuenca areas.

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Jun 19, 2013
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See Your Vet
by: joe

Your vet will provide you with the correct information. You can also call the Ecuadorian Conciliate and they will send you the papers. There is no waiting period for you animals. When you arrive in Ecuador your dogs leave with you.

Jun 19, 2013
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See Your Vet
by: Anonymous

Your vet will provide you with the correct information. You can also call the Ecuadorian Conciliate and they will send you the papers. There is no waiting period for you animals. When you arrive in Ecuador your dogs leave with you.

May 16, 2013
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Bringing your pets to Ecuador
by: Malcolm Reding

Bringing your pets to Ecuador:
After much research on this subject, which contained much misinformation, here is the latest up to date information for taking your critters to Ecuador. Ecuadorian import regulations state that 2 animals per person can be imported. It is really quite simple as long as you follow the steps in order. These steps are as up to date as possible. I followed them in May and June and had no problems except for travel kennels and temperature. Here are the 3 steps and some personal experiences.
1. Take your animal or animals to your veterinarian and inform them you want to take the animals to Ecuador. The Vet will give you a USDA form 7001, which has the name(s), breed and immunization status of your pet(s) the form has room for several animals. The form is good for 30 days from the date it is signed and it clearly states that on the form.

2. Then you must send the form along with a check for $38 to the area veterinarian in your state. Don’t send $38 per animal, it is for the entire form. The web site for finding your veterinarian’s location is: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/area_offices/ Click on your state and you will find the office. Send the form 7001 and the $38 check FEDEX and include a prepaid FEDEX return envelope. You will get the approved form back in a few days. Make sure you include a note stating the animals are going to Ecuador or you will get a phone call. Do NOT let the USDA office tell you the form 7001 must be translated and Apostilled. That is simply not true and the form you will get in step 3 is already in Spanish.

3. Take or mail the form 7001 along with a $50 money order to the Ecuadorian consulate nearest your home. I lived in south Florida, so I hand carried it to the Miami Consulate. The consulate will approve your form and send it back with a very impressive official document giving you permission to take your pet(s) to Ecuador. The form is in reality your pet(s) visa. I was informed by the consulate that I had 21 days to arrive in Ecuador with my pet(s). Flying from Miami to Ecuador is a good idea, there are many flights and it is only a 4-hour flight non-stop to either Quito or Guayaquil. If you fly into Miami the day before, you can get your animal visa in person at the consulate, it takes about one hour and you will need $50 in cash. The address is:
Ecuadorian Consulate Miami
117 NW 42nd Avenue
Miami fl 33126
Here is a link to all Ecuadorian consulates and Embassies world wide, you might want to bookmark the link: www.embassypages.com/ecuador

May 10, 2013
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Dogs in Ecuador
by: Steve

My wife brought our two little dogs down on her last return trip. You have to get them cleared by vets in the States before you bring them, but otherwise it's not a problem. There will be paperwork here to do beforehand. It's tedious and time consuming but not that difficult.

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