Links - MA rules re: dog importation
Rules for adopting a dog in the state of MA--click on links below.
Currently, any rescue (whether located in MA or not) adopting a dog from out of state must be registered with the state of MA.
Once the animal arrives in the state, a 48 hr quarantine is required at a MA approved quarantine facility.
*Failure to follow MA rules may result in steep fines and cease and desist orders being filed to the sending and/or receiving rescue.*
Here are the current MA approved quarantine facilities PETS LLC delivers to every Saturday afternoon...
*Sender or receiver must make quarantine reservation directly through each location as PETS does not initiate quarantine reservations.*
*Additional fees are charged by each quarantine location which are in addition to the PETS transport fee.
1. VenElger Pet Care
855 Main St.
Westport MA 02790
CASH OR CHECK ONLY-NO CREDIT CARDS.
Bath is available at an extra charge.
2. Center for Advanced Veterinary Care (AVC)
OPEN 24 hrs.
55 Carl Dr.
Manchester, NH 03103
Reservations can be made directly online or by calling AVC.
For more info re: MA dog importation laws, contact...
Division of Animal Health, Director
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Patricia Cabral, Program Coordinator
- Importing & exporting dogs & cats into MA
- List of approved MA shelters & rescues
- MA Emergency order from 2005
- MA shelter and rescue program
Use the form below to submit a link.