Hawaii Dog Park Guide
Hawaii Dog Parks can be a great place for your
dog to exercise, run around leash free in a (usually) fenced in area and
socialize with other dogs. There are over one thousand off-leash dog parks
in the U.S and Canada and the number is growing monthly. Each dog park has different requirements and rules
to use the dog park. These may include age of the dog and people, vaccination
requirements, behavior and socialization requirements, spay or neuter
requirements, and other requirements. Some require you to purchase a permit to
use the dog parks in an area, most are free and open to all. Even if you
want to keep your dog separate from other dogs while traveling you can usually find
hours when your dog or dogs can use the dog park alone to exercise. To find a
dog park in select the city that you are looking at.
US and Canada Dog Park Guide
Cities with Off-Leash Dog Parks
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Entering Hawaii from Mainland US or Elsewhere
Department of Agriculture
Rabies Quarantine Branch
99-951 Halawa Valley Street
Aiea, Hawaii 96701-5602
Telephone Number:(808) 483-7151
Hawaii has much stricter pet admissions procedures than the continental
U.S. This is due to the fact that Hawaii is a rabies-free territory and
wants to remain as such. People traveling with pets to Hawaii from the
mainland U.S. or Alaska must have their pets meet the requirements as
well. With the exception of exemptions from the rabies-free countries of New Zealand, Australia, Guam and the British Isles, all dogs entering Hawaii must complete either the 120-day or 5-day-or-less rabies quarantine.
Through the 5 day or less quarantine program it is possible to take your
dog directly out of the airport with you if all steps are properly
followed. http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/faq answers a number of questions regarding quarantine regulations.
http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/aqsbrochure.pdf is the official brochure regarding Hawaii Rabies Quarantine, and covers fees, pertinent procedural information for pets coming into Hawaii, pet admissions upon arrival, and care for your pet before/during and after quarantine.
Pets coming into Hawaii are required to have a micro-chip implant, a health certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian within 14 days prior to arrival, be vaccinated for common infectious agents, and have their rabies vaccination completed with an approved inactivated rabies vaccine. Dogs over 90 days of age at the time of arrival must be vaccinated not less then 10 days—nor more than the manufacturer’s recommended booster interval before arrival against: Canine distemper virus, canine infectious hepatitis virus or canine adenovirus-2, canine
parvovirus, canine parainfluenza virus, leptospirosis, bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough). Canine coronavirus is recommended but optional. Puppies between 2-3 months are to be vaccinated according to AVMA guidelines.
Honolulu is the only port of entry for ALL animals. Your pet must first come to the Animal Quarantine Station on Oahu for positive identification and examination. Inspection hours for dog and cats
at Honolulu International Airport (HNL) are between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. This is very important
information for visitors who are qualifying their pets for direct release.
Flights should be arranged to arrive by 3:30 pm to assure they can be seen that
day or they may have to stay overnight, and if they are not picked up by 10 am
the following day a $59 charge may be added. Further important information
regarding the 120 day quarantine laws, advisory updates, their “5 day or less
quarantine program, contact information, reentry requirements, forms, facts, and
more can be found at the following website: http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info
. The owner, consignee, handler, or carrier shall pay all expenses including private veterinary examinations and returned shipments to shipper or consignor for animals failing to meet pre-arrival requirements.
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