Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

Yes. Bolivians love dogs. - Sep 2016


No quarantine, vets are prevalent but their qualifications vary. It can be hard to get pets in and out as the one U.S. flagged carrier (AA) has an embargo on flying pets into La Paz. You have to cost construct through Lima or Bogota, which is much much more expensive. - Nov 2014


No quarantine. Getting pets in and out of Bolivia can be a hassle. American Airlines is vague and generally unhelpful about pet shipping both into and out of La Paz - be sure to read the welcome cable for the latest information. Low temperatures in La Paz for the early morning arrival and high temperatures in Miami during transit can make travel arrangements challenging in the U.S. summer months particularly. Good vets are available and will come to your house for very reasonable rates, some even speak English. Grooming service is also available. Most people have their household help assist with pet care. There is a dog walker/trainer that has worked for a number of embassy families. Better quality dog food and cat food is not generally available-you can order through the DPO. There is some clumping cat litter available but if you are picky about this bring it in the consumables shipment. - Jan 2014


No. - Jul 2013


No. - Jun 2013


I don't think so, there are hundreds of dogs in the streets. - Jul 2012


No - Aug 2011


No. They only ask for the health certificate. - May 2011


No - Mar 2011


No. - Aug 2010


No - Jan 2010


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