Pets to Guam
Bringing pets to Guam takes a bit of planning and coordination to make sure your pet experiences the least amount of discomfort Pets on Guam are rabies free, and the government takes extra precautions to keep it that way.
Your four-legged companion is part of the family, and leaving them behind is not an option for most families. Sending pets to Guam from off-island can sometimes be a hassle, but Guam Rental Finder can briefly explain the general requirements for animal quarantine on Guam and guide you in the right direction. Harper Valley Kennel is the only veterinary clinic that offers 24/7 quarantine services to ensure you a speedy safe process. If you would like to read into detail on bringing your animal to Guam, please visit www.harpervet.blogspot.com
It is Guam Law for bringing pets to Guam requires your pet to complete a 120-day confinement in an approved Commercial Quarantine Facility. If specific pre-arrival and post-arrival requirements are met, animals may qualify for a short quarantine. The only exemptions are animals’ belonging to the Federal or State Government Agency or origination from the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii with direct flights to Guam may be exempt from quarantine requirements after meeting shipping and veterinary examination requirements.
You should determine if your animal should move to Guam as the stress of travel and quarantine may be a bit overwhelming for some pets that are chronically ill, debilitated, very old, very young, or not accustomed to hot, humid climates. Please keep in mind that animals that are past 45 days of pregnancy are prohibited entry into the quarantine.
For quarantine you will need to meet pre-arrival qualifications such as: application for entry permit, vaccinations, affidavit for export, quarantine reservation, and health certificate. Your animal must be equipped with an electronic microchip and undergo an OIE-FLUORESCENT Test and Rabies Antibody Test. These documents should be sent preferably 2-3 months prior to departure date. There are application fees and processing fees.
Guam has its very own animal shelter that rescues stray, abused, and lost animals. The Guam Animals In Need (G.A.I.N) is full of our fluffy four-legged friends waiting to be adopted. In the meantime while the animals wait to be adopted, many volunteers spend the day cleaning and playing with them. The shelter can always use your help to manage the everyday chores of the animals. For more information on how you can adopt an animal or just simply volunteer you can visit www.guamanimals.org or call (671)653-4246.
We hope you and your little friend will enjoy Guam soon enough. The parks are waiting.