Import Your Pet Into Canada

Get Started On Your Pet Import Into Canada

All pets entering Canada must report to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA.) and post a security bond to ensure taxes due are paid. We will help you with both. Below are the steps to take to get started on your import:

Step 1: Download And Complete Account Set-Up Documents

1. Power of Attorney:
  1. This allows PCB Customs Brokers to act on your behalf in the importation with CBSA and CFIA.
  2. Please note that this form must be signed with a pen. Customs will not accept an e-signature at this time.
  3. The “Exporter” is the person or company that you are purchasing/adopting the pet from.
  4. The person who is adopting/purchasing the pet is the “Importer” unless otherwise arranged with the seller.
2. Customs Invoice:
  1. Be sure to add the date of birth and weight of your dog in the description field.

Step 2: Fill Out The Form Below And Upload The Documents

Service Fees
Customs Release Fee:
$200
(per pet)
Additional Charges Where Applicable:
Airport Call Out Fee:
$150 - $250/h

Charged for all pets arriving into Canada via air transport. Dependant on call-out time: evenings, weekends, holidays.
Pet imports into Canada are duty-free. However, Federal (GST) and or provincial tax (PST or HST) are applicable. Service fees subject to extra charges where applicable.

What Happens Next:

PET OWNER

1

Provide pet details and Power of Attorney to PCB
Download the form

PCB

2

Review documentation for accuracy and completion. Email a confirmation of receipt along with a link to provide your payment detail.

PET OWNER

3

Use our emailed link to upload your payment details.

PCB

4

We notify you that your import account has been created. Our release team will email you for any additional documentation required, such as a Vet certificate.

PET OWNER

5

Once available, email the veterinary certificate, bill of sage and any other required documentation to PCB.

PCB

6

We declare the import to CBASA, post the Import Bond security, communicate with the carrier on release status.

PET OWNER

7

You pick up your pet at the Canadian location arranged by you and your chosen carrier/transport provider.

PCB

8

*If the pet is arriving by air, we will have an agent on site at the time of arrival to declare the shipment to Customs. This in-person process is not required for pets arriving by ground transport.

Testimonials

“What didn’t PCB do for us? This company went far and above the call of duty for us. Not only did they call in a driver on the weekend when they are closed to make our puppy delivery happen, they kept track and kept in touch on the phone to make sure everything went smoothly. The driver was so nice and friendly it put us at ease that our puppy was in good hands. Bottom line this would have not happened especially during covid with out them helping us out. It was a ton of leg work but was made easy with their help. Thankyou Donna and PCB so much! You made a family Christmas dream come true!”
“Thank you so very much for your care and support facilitating our recent cross-border transfer. We are eternally grateful for your collective work helping this wee international traveler/pup from her only known home in Kelowna to ours, in Anacortes, just in time to melt our hearts and upend our lives.”