USA Resources: Pets

Cats require no additional documentation.

Bringing dogs to the US:  The CDC currently has Ukraine listed as a high-risk country for dogs. All dogs that have been in a high-risk country in the past 6 months must require a titer test, proof of rabies, microchip and CDC Dog Import Permit at least 30 business days (6 weeks) before you intend to enter the US.

Permit Application Requirements:

  • For dogs to be eligible for an import permit, they must:
    • be at least 6 months old
    • be microchipped
    • have a valid rabies vaccination certificate issued outside the United States
    • have a valid rabies serologic titer from an approved laboratory (submitted by a veterinarian).
      • Titers must be drawn a minimum of 30 days after initial rabies vaccination; for Ukrainians, the CDC is waiving the 45 day wait period to travel.
    • View the list of approved laboratories here – scroll down to find the country where you are currently residing.

After you have completed the titer test, you may apply for your permit here:

After you receive your permit, you may only enter the US through one of the approved ports of entry, which includes all 18 airports with a CDC quarantine station: Anchorage (ANC), Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis (MSP), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), San Francisco (SFO), San Juan (SJU), Seattle (SEA), and Washington DC (IAD).

For dogs that have resided in a country not on the high-risk list for at least 6 months, you do NOT have to present a rabies vaccination certificate or CDC Dog Import Permit to enter the United States.

All documents are required to be in English.


Your pet may be required to be quarantined for 30 days at your expense. 

More information is available on the CDC website. You may also email Jenn, one of our coordinators who has experience with bringing pets from Ukraine, if you have specific questions: