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Cruising with a dog to other countries?

Hi SailNetters!
This is my first post here, but not my first cruising.

We are considering sailing down the west coast of US (from Seattle), and continue down through Panama to the Caribbean.

Our family of 3 consists of me, my husband and our dog, a Great Dane.
I'm researching rules and regulations on bring the dog to different countries right now, and would love the hear first hand experiences on cruising with a dog.

Have you found any specific countries in central america and the caribbean to be particularly dog friendly? (Or particularly non-dog-friendly?)

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We have friends who cruised in the Eastern Caribbean with a wonderful standard poodle and they found it to be very difficult and very costly. I don't remember the details but there were some countries that did not allow dog's to enter without extended isolation in kennels. In other country's a vet had to come to the boat to see the dock at a cost of $100 to $200. For one winter's cruising they had spent something like $2000 on fees related to the dog.

Good luck, don't know if Noonsite has dog info? Have you checked there?

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You can find the rules for each country at noonsite.com

Dogs are frequently not welcome in the Carib unless they are independently wealthy.
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Oh boy! That's alot of DOG. Everything i've heard is it's a big PITA... But at least you'd have something to ride around on when on land!

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Maybe Land is on to something. Tell them that your pup is actually a horse.
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This was discussed at length recently

do a search on dog and you should find it.
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Thanks for your replies!
I'll check out noonsite!

Interestingly, search on the forum produces no results if the string is 3 or less characters, so "dog", "pet" or "cat" got no results
"dogs" did...
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Please let me know what you find out. I am in Oregon on the coast and have 2 small mini dogs and plan to travel south this spring. thanks
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This was discussed at length recently

do a search on dog and you should find it.
I did that but all I found were posts about/from an irascible, knowledgable trimaran sailor.
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We're also planning on bringing a dog aboard to mexico, specifically the baja peninsula and the islands in the Sea of Cortez. Does anyone have experience cruising with dogs in this area? Any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks


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