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 on Saturdays...
*Sender or receiver must make quarantine reservation directly through each location as P.E.T.S. does not initiate quarantine reservations.*
*Additional fees are charged by each quarantine location which are in addition to the P.E.T.S. transport fee.

1. HSSSC (Humane Society and Shelter South Coast)
Melinda Ventura, Director
31 Ventura Dr.
N. Darmouth, MA 02747
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...

Michael Cahill
Division of Animal Health, Director
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114


Patricia Cabral, Program Coordinator
617- 626-1786

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