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Entering US specially in NY and NJ

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by Vadim Sedletsky, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Hi everyone,

    Some question I am having some trouble finding the right answer.
    My wife is thinking about doing her PhD in the US, I believe it will be either in NJ or in NY.
    I am looking for some BSL related laws regarding the import of specif breeds but i am unable to find any specifically to these two cities.

    Can you spread some light on the above? Is it true? there isnt a problem importing a PT mix to NY and NY?


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  2. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member

    I would suggest contacting your local U.S. consulate or the U.S. embassy for guidance. Where do you live at the moment?
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  3. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    Agreed with above. I believe certain cities in both states have breed specific legislation requiring insurance, etc. but not outright bans.
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  4. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    I live in NJ and there's only 5 cities in all of NJ that have declared pitbull type dogs to be vicious. No bans but you will have to muzzle them in public, etc. NY actually does have 2 bans and quite a couple declaring of the vicious non sense. I haven't looked into NY since college though which was 10 years ago so I'm not sure if they've lifted them or added more. Sorry to tell you this but wanted to give you a heads up... if you are planning on renting, especially in Manhattan, it will be really tough trying to get a lease with pitties.
    To bring the dogs in country they will require rabies vaccination (yearly, they will not except the 3yr shot) and depending which country you guys reside in now they may require some deworming. I forget which ones... I'm sorry it's been a while since I've went abroad with dogs. I think screw worms? Something I've never even heard of! Good luck!!!
  5. I can live with insurance as a requirement and even housing , so we should be OK with the arriving to the states with a bully. in any case it is not mentioned anywhere otherwise.
    Currently we live in Israel.
  6. BTW - We are here familiar with BSL as well and we obey to the same laws like :
    1. always muzzled
    2.leash 1M long max
    3. Castrated
    4. owner above 18

    and many more such as you cannot import a bully breed to Israel in any case.
  7. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member

    Another important factor will be airline transport and which carriers will accept your dog for transport. Since you reside in Israel, I would check with El Al, if they accept bully breed mixes and under what conditions. At the same time El Al will be able to tell you what the U.S. import documentation requirements are for dogs from IL. El Al is an excellent carrier and surely will be able to allow you to dot the 'Is and cross the Ts' as far as import regs are concerned.
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  8. Indeed already verified it, it seems to be not a problem.

    maybe i will meet some of you soon ;)
  9. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    To the OP, unless you are planning on staying with friends or relatives or buying a house, please do not under-estimate how hard it can be to find a rental with room for active dogs in some of the most crowded, expensive places to live in US!
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