Sao Paulo - 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?

Veterinarians are good. Some will even make house calls. Kennels are different than in the US in that they allow all of the dogs to remain in a communal area. You decide if it's better or worse for your pet(s). There is no quarantine if you have all the documents and the USDA letter/stamp. Delta is the only airline we found that were willing to allow our small pet to fly in-cabin into Brazil. Check your carriers before booking your flights. - May 2021

No quarantine required. There are tons of vets, pet shops and this is a very pet-friendly country. Many people adopt/purchase dogs here. Very easy to be a pet owner in Sao Paulo. - Apr 2021

Pets are worshipped in Sao Paulo. They all wear boots and have jewels on their foreheads and bows in their hairs. Petshops are on every corner. - Aug 2019

No quarantine is required but you will need a lot of health paperwork approved by your vet and the USDA prior to entry. Sao Paulo is a VERY dog friendly city when it comes to acceptance and attitudes towards differing breeds. However, there is not a lot of green space and dogs often go to the bathroom on the sidewalk (watch where you step since most people do not clean up after their pets). There are several recommended veterinarians that speak English. Note that if you take your dog out a lot you should look into the Brazil vaccinations (which are in addition to the ones required in the U.S.). - Nov 2017

- Apr 2017

Not sure but 1 out of 3 people have dogs here so I think the care is pretty good. Lots of dog walkers available. - Jan 2017

Pet shops and veterinarians are widely available. - Jan 2017

I don't know about quarantines, but, good lord, paulistanos love their pets. There are an infinite number of pet stores, doggie-day cares, kennels, and dog-walkers. I read the average paulistano family has more dogs than children these days. - Aug 2015

No, but they do need rabies vaccination and vet forms completed with USDA approval before entry. - Dec 2012

Can't comment - Jan 2012

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