You can bring your pet for treatment in the USA as part of our Bring Your Pet to Treatment program as long as you meet several regulatory requirements. The Centers for Disease Control regulates the importation of animals into the U.S. They have separate regulations for dogs and cats.
Dogs are subject to inspection when they arrive in the United States. If they appear to have an illness, which could affect humans, they must be quarantined and inspected by a veterinarian (at the animal owner’s expense) and cleared of illness. They also must have a certificate of vaccination against rabies at least 30 days prior to their entry. Animals without such certification (including those too young to be vaccinated) may be brought in if you sign a confinement agreement and allow the animal to be confined until they are considered to be safe to enter the country.
To bring a pet to treatment at Morningside Recovery, we do have certain restrictions on dog size and breed. Be sure to mention that you want to bring your pet to treatment with an admissions counselor and they can make sure that your dog is suitable for our center.
The only requirement to bring a cat into the U.S. and California is that the cat be healthy. As with dogs, if your cat appears to be ill, they will be required to get clearance from a veterinarian at your expense before they are released to enter the country. Rabies vaccinations are not required for cats in California, though if you plan to travel to other states after you complete recovery, they may have different regulations.
You can check the requirements for other animals here. Please check with an admissions counselor at Morningside Recovery to confirm that your pet (if other than a dog or cat) will be a suitable one for our treatment center. We are happy that you are considering bringing your pet with you to treatment at Morningside Recovery. Please don’t hesitate to ask an admissions counselor if you have any other questions.