General Requirements

Appropriate license depending on activity (‘Broker’s’ license if you are transferring a pet to new owner in New Hampshire; ‘Shelter’ license if you have a licensed facility within New Hampshire, etc). It is best to contact the New Hampshire State Veterinarian for specifics prior to any consideration for quarantine.

Health Certificate within 10 days of quarantine. This Health Certificate must be filled out by a licensed veterinarian. The pet must be found free of contagious disease prior to transport. Although a heartworm test is not required for quarantine, it may be required by the transport company. If a pet has been heartworm positive in the past, it must have a microfilaria test demonstrating that it is negative and does not have circulating microfilaria prior to quarantine.

-The health certificate should indicate that the pet is fit to travel and does not have the potential for contagious disease

        *free from obvious disease or parasites

        *negative fecal

*skin lesions could be mistaken for parasites and contagious disease. It is best not to transport a pet with active skin lesions.

Adopter/Foster information should be provided for the new Health Certificate to be issued after quarantine.

Licensed Transporter: The transporter for your rescued pet, must be licensed to transport into the state of New Hampshire.

No medications can be transported with a pet. No medications can be transferred to a new owner with a pet. Pets on medications should not be transported without special permission from the State Veterinarian.

Not too young: Pets must be 8 weeks or older.

Current on Rabies: Rabies vaccination is required if the pet is 12 wks or older.

Other Considerations:

-Some transporters (Pets LLC) will not transport pets that are not spayed/neutered.

-Pets must be in foster for at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and not coming directly from an animal shelter.

-Pets cannot be released from quarantine unless free from contagious/infectious disease. A fecal is rechecked prior to issuing the new Health Certificate. If parasites are found, the pet cannot leave the quarantine facility until treatment is complete and a recheck fecal has been found to be negative. Be sure that the original fecal test was by flotation and NOT smear. Prolonged quarantine gets expensive!

-Some pets shed parasites intermittently. Panacur/fenbendazole is the most broad spectrum dewormer and routine treatment prior to transport may be reasonable to avoid an additional stay while in quarantine.

It is our goal and our passion to help you be successful with rescue! Together we can stay current with state laws, which evolve over time, and provide safe passage for your pets!