Domestic requirements

Family pets coming into Oregon from within the US must obtain a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate) within 30 days prior to entry.

Vaccin​ation requirements

Current rabies vaccination is required for dogs and cats 4 months and older. Oregon accepts 3-year rabies vaccines, except when the animal is from an area or state under rabies quarantine, in which case the vaccine must have been given within the previous 12 months.

Import per​mits

An import permit is not required. 

International requirements

There are two layers of import requirements: 

  • National requirements
  • State of destination requirements  

The import of dogs and cats into the US is under the authority of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

USDA provides information on taking your pet to, or from, the United States.

The State of Oregon import requirements include: 

  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate) 
  • Current rabies vaccination for dogs and cats 

You will need to obtain the health examination certificate and rabies vaccination from a veterinary authority in the country of origin. 

Airlines have their own requirements for animals, check ahead of time so that your pet meets their prerequisites for travel.

The required documents for entry into the US will be inspected by customs agents at the port of entry when you arrive in the US. There will be no quarantine if all documents are in order.



Animal Health
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4680