Bringing Your Pet Dog To Mexico

Finding information on bringing my dog to Mexico was frustrating at best. There was so much mis-information online, even the official Mexican government websites were contradicting the USDA’s official forms. Now having exported, and imported my pet dog several times, I thought I’d write a guide to make it easier for others.

Example of Official USDA Pet Certificate
Example of Official USDA Pet Certificate

DON’T use the Official USDA Pet Certificate. Instead, use the other acceptable option; provide a “letter” from your vet. The first time I brought my dog to Mexico they gave me a hard time about the official USDA certificate because it didn’t have a USDA endorsement ($25). I would have gotten the endorsement had I known, but I didn’t. Plus, it takes several days to get the endorsement back as you have to mail the certificate. I was traveling by land, so they’re usually pretty relaxed about stuff like this. They did let me cross, but not without giving me hard time.

Health Certificate Letter To Export Dog To Mexico
Example Health Certificate Letter to Export a Dog to Mexico

The alternative to using the official USDA form is having your vet write a letter. The second time I brought my dog to Mexico I flew. Because I was flying rather than walking, I felt I needed to be a bit more meticulous about having my paperwork in order. This time I decided on using the letter as it didn’t require the USDA endorsement. I had no problems at all.

However, there are many important points to consider when using the letter:

  • The letter must not contain any abbreviations. Including, but not limited to: Dates: “January” is accepted while “Jan” is not. States: Must be the entire word and not the two-letter abbreviation. Ages: “Months” or “Year” is accepted while “yrs” and “mos” are not.
  • The letter MUST be printed on Accredited Veterinarian’s letterhead.
  • The letter must be type written or done in word processor or computer. Hand written documents will be rejected.
  • The certificate must be issued within 10 days of export.
  • The animal must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Bring TWO ORIGINAL SIGNED copies.

I edited the example letter that the USDA provides, because when I contacted the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, and Rural Development they requested additional information that wasn’t on the USDA provided template. I included an editable letter below with fields for this information.

Just this one letter, thats all you need to bring.

Certificado Zoosanitario Para Importacion
Certificado Zoosanitario Para Importacion

At the airport you’ll be asked to enter the importation office before leaving the customs area. They’ll enter the details from the form into the computer, they’ll inspect your dog, and retain one of your original letters. They’ll then provide you with a “Certificado Zoosanitario Para Importacion” and you’ll be on your way.

 

 

Printable Editable Template:

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My Edited Unofficial Health Certificate LETTER To Export Dog To Mexico (The only form you need to bring)

 

More information can be found on the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website & on the SENASICA (In Spanish) website. 

15 Billion Sold a Day, 22 Hundred will Die Today

  • About a third of the male adult global population smokes
  • Smoking related-diseases kill one in 10 adults globally, or cause four million deaths
  • Every eight seconds, someone dies from tobacco use
  • About 15 billion cigarettes are sold daily – or 10 million every minute
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West Hollywood Sheriff Fabricates Police Report… And Gets Away With It!

West Hollywood Sheriff deputy mocking us for videotaping him.
West Hollywood Sheriff deputy mocking us for videotaping him.

I understand that officers are often the victims of spurious complaints, but I witnessed my friend being wrongfully arrested. The officer involved (who no one was able to give me the name of, at the scene or after) knowingly made a false report – complete fabrication and story telling. In short, he arrested my friend for absolutely nothing, and so far has gotten away with it scotch free. This kind of behavior compromises criminal cases for legitimate victims in the city.

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Lean Turkey Lasagna Meal Prep Recipe

Lean Turkey Lasagna Meal Prep Recipe
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Lean Turkey Lasagna Meal Prep Recipe
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  1. Preheat oven to 350o F
  2. Season ground turkey and cook in nonstick pan.
  3. Add marinara to create meat sauce and stir.
  4. Slice zucchini into thin slices, then slice into half rounds. set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl mix cottage cheese with egg white.
  6. In one of 6 jars: Layer zucchini, meat sauce, and 1-2 tbsp of cottage cheese mixture.
  7. Repeat one more time to fill jar.
  8. Top with 1 table spoon of shredded cheese
  9. Bake 6 jars for 30min.
  10. Wait to cool, replace lid, and refrigerate or freeze depending on how soon you will be consuming.
  11. enjoy.
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The INTJ Personality

“INTJ” is one of 16 psychological types used in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

In case you’ve never heard of The Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator, the MBTI preferences indicate the differences in people based on the following traits and preferences: 1

  • How they focus their attention or get their energy (extraversion or introversion)
  • How they perceive or take in information (sensing or intuition)
  • How they prefer to make decisions (thinking or feeling)
  • How they orient themselves to the external world (judgement or perception)

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
– Harlan Ellison

The most important points to know about INTJs:

  • INTJs spend a lot of time inside their own minds, and may have little interest in the other people’s thoughts or feelings. That doesn’t mean that he or she doesn’t truly have affection or regard for others, they simply do not typically feel the need to express it.  2
  • INTJ’s have a tremendous value and need for systems and organization2
  • The INTJ’s interest in dealing with the world is to make decisions, express judgments, and put everything that they encounter into an understandable and rational system.2
  • INTJs may go so far as to see many social conventions as downright stupid.3

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Desiderata, Max Ehrmann 1927

“Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it’s a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantement, it is as perrenial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”

— Desiderata, Max Ehrmann 1927