all the way from Texas
to Panama City, Panama and back with our
dog. We would like you to feel comfortable
taking your dog with you on a trip like ours. Click here for an article
the September/October issue of Escapees
Magazine telling you how you can take
your pet into the countries of Central America. For more information on forms, etc. check out
this site for general info:
As of 2006 it is no longer necessary to take the APHIS form (mentioned
in our article and below). Just take a valid Rabies Certificate (make
copies for each border crossing).
See Belize for the procedure to
receive a permit in advance there. WARNING: Dog
owners should not plan on camping at Caeser's in Sta. Elena, Belize.
The owner's dogs have been reported to be viscious to visitng dogs.
Dog and Vets
We boarded Brindle in Panama City while we cruised the canal. We
placed her with veterinarian Nora LaPenta:
Altos del Chase, Pmá (El Dorado District)
Nora speaks English and is well known in veterinary circles.
There are a number of other veterinary clinics listed in the Yellow
Here is a vet recommended by one of our readers. " ....there is a
great vet in San Pedro Sula, Honduras ..... He speaks english very well
and is a very decent guy who likes dogs. Dr. Tito, ph 558 0100 or
cell 3390 1460. Email: Titovet08@hotmail.com (unconfirmed)