Mexico City is Pet Friendly. TIP


In Mexico like in many other countries, there are some rules about bringing your pets to Mexico like vaccines, and other sanitary issues.  In Mexico, only cats and dogs are considered pets for purposes of regulation.

Requirements for bringing pets to México

You must contact official personnel from SAGARPA-SENASICA ( to issue an Importation Certificate for your pet, for this purpose, the official will carry out a physical and documental inspection in order to verify compliance with the following requirements:

Present an original Certificate of Health and copy with the following elements:

  • Issued by an official veterinary from the proper authority or, it this veterinary has a private practice, on letterhead, with his or her professional identification number printed on the document, or a photocopy of the identification (or equivalent).
  • Name and address of exporter (in country of origin or from where the pet is being sent) and of the importer (address of destination in Mexico).
  • Date of rabies shot and its expiration date (animals less than three months of age are exempt).
  • That in the inspection prior to their trip, the animal(s) was/were found clinically healthy.
  • That the animal(s) has/have been internally and externally dewormed within the last six months and are free of ectoparasites. (THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY FOR PETS WHOSE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OR FROM WHERE THEY ARE BEING SENT IS THE USA OR CANADA).

If you comply with the aforementioned, you must contact a veterinary (of your choice and on your own account, within Mexico), who will issue the certificate of health and will apply the corresponding treatment.

2. Your pet must enter inside of a clean, bedless carrier or container, without implements or accessories. If these are found, the items will be removed and destroyed. The carrier or container will receive a preventive spray treatment by official personnel from SAGARPA-SENASICA.

3. You will be able to enter with the daily ration of loose, balanced pet food. We will remind you that, in Mexico, this type of food is available at Registration and Authorization at SAGARPA-SENASICA.

4. If you send your documented pet as cargo, verify the requirements at the airline of your choice and consider the need to use the services of a customs agent for its discharge with Customs.

Note: If you are transporting more than three pets, you must cover the cost of the Animal Sanitation Importation Certificate ($2,042.00 pesos, subject to change, according to the current Federal Rights Law).

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Pet microchip: Mexico does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you. If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.

Vaccinations: pet rabies vaccination Proof of current vaccination against rabies prior to entering Mexico must be provided. Dogs must be vaccinated against hepatitis and distemper. Kittens and puppies under the age of 3 months are exempt from the rabies vaccination requirement.

Blood Titer Test: Test A blood titer test is not required to enter Mexico from any country.

Ticks & Tapeworm Treatment: Before your cat or dog can enter Mexico, it must have be treated against internal and external parasites.  Cats and dogs must have treatments for ticks shortly prior to entering the country. Note that these treatments are not required for pets originating from the United States or Canada, but highly recommended. Tick-borne infections such as ehrlichiosis are not unusual in the country, so it is wise to protect your pet.

Health Certificate: Within 10 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian completes 2 original copies of the Health Certificate for Mexico. A USDA or CFIA licensed veterinarian completes the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. The form must be typed if departing from the US. If you are traveling from another country, the Governmental Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse your forms.

Entering Mexico by Air: airplaneThere are multiple international airports in Mexico where pets can enter the country. Notice should be given to veterinary officials so they will be available to inspect your pet upon landing. Verify Airline Pets Polices with your airline.



Parque México

Avenida México, Hipódromo Condesa, 06100.

Abre de lunes a domingo de 7:00 a 10:00 horas.

Near the Metrobus station Sonora.

Has an specific area and water fountains or pets.

Parque España

Av. Sonora s/n, Cuauhtémoc, Col. Condesa, 06140.

Near the Metrobus station Sonora.

Parque Hundido

Located in Porfirio Díaz and Insurgentes. Near the WTC in Insurgentes Sur.

In front of the Metrobus station Parque Hundido.

It has an area for pets.

Jardín Alexander Pushki

Avenida Cuauhtémoc s/n, Col. Roma Norte, C.P. 06700

Cuenta con área para mascotas con sanitarios y bebederos caninos.

Parque de los venados

División del Norte s/n, Santa Cruz Atoyac, esquina con Municipio Libre, C.P. 03303.

Has an specific area and water fountains or pets.



Hotel W

Campos Elíseos 252, Miguel Hidalgo, Polanco, C.P. 11560.


Condesa DF




La Gatería

Tabasco 337, Col. Roma Norte, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06700.


Pizza Amore

Florencia 44 local A1, Juárez, Del. Cuauhtémoc, Zona Rosa, C.P. 06600.