Lagos - Post Report Question and Answers

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?

Limited veterinarians and exotic animals are banned. There isn't a lot of green space here for animals (or children) to run around in. - Jul 2020

Many people bring their pets, so it can be done. We did not bring our dog, since we had a family member willing to take care of her during our tour, and while that made me sad I don't regret the decision. There is really no green space (really) in Lagos. - Jun 2019

Veterinary care is difficult to come by, there are a few options but when they are on vacation you are completely on your own. There was no quarantine period. Also, it seems many people are terrified of even the smallest of dogs. - Aug 2018

There is at least one good vet that most of the Consulate uses. Animals do not need to be quarantined, but there is a complicated and expensive registration process that you need to do to register them ahead of time. - Mar 2018

No, but pets need to be registered with the ministry. It's a long, convoluted, confusing process, so if you plan to bring a pet, start early or take a risk in sneaking Fido in. - May 2016

No quarantine. You can get the import permit from GSO prior to arrival. There is no vet care. We met a nice woman who is a vet, but she treats pets because she's a nice person, not because it's her business. Without her though, it would be really tough on our pets. - Nov 2015

No. - Dec 2011

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