If you are one of the nearly 30 million pet owners who likes to share your vacations with your fur children, you will be happy to know that a growing number of vacation rentals in Rocky Point will now welcome your dog(s).
Taking your pet back and forth across the border is usually a pretty simple process, but do follow the laws-- just in case. If an official on either side of the border decides to check and you don't have the proper documentation, and if that official is in a bad mood that day, s/he has the right to hold/quarantine your pet, which is not something you want to happen. I have never been stopped or questioned on either side of the border regarding my little dog, but play it safe and get a valid U.S. Veterinarian Health Certificate & Rabies Certificate not more than 6 months old. Any local vet should be able to provide these for you.
From travel.state.gov's 'Tips For Travelers To Mexico':
U.S. visitors to Mexico may bring dogs or cats by presenting the following certificates at the border:Also remember that you will notice a lot of strays in Mexico and you don't know what kind of health they are in, so be careful about letting your dog mingle. AND there is a small but growing problem with dog-napper, especially if your dog is small and purebred. You need to keep a close eye on your pets. Don't let them roam unattended. Don't leave them in your car while you run into the store or restaurant. Have tags on them. Keep them close. (Also bring plenty of your doggie's favorite food and doggie treats, mainly because the price of such in Mexico is likely to shock you out of your socks.) And, of course, if you want these lodging options to remain pet friendly, always do your part by cleaning up after Fido or Fifi and make sure s/he doesn't cause problems for the property owner or other guests...
- A pet health certificate signed by a registered veterinarian in the United States and issued not more than 72 hours before the animal enters Mexico; and
- A pet vaccination certificate showing that the animal has been treated for rabies, hepatitis, pip and leptospirosis.
Below is a short list of hotels/motels that are pet friendly as of early 2009.
- Penasco del Sol
Medium sized pets are welcome with a $50 non-refundable pet fee. Pet amenities include a sleeping pad and water bowl. Please note that furry guests are accommodated in Junior Suites on the second floor of the hotel.
Paseo Las Glorias # 1
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico 83550
Phone: 01152 (638)383-0302
Fax: 01152 (638)383-0306
Toll Free: Mex, 01-800-614-9484 | US, 1-888-683-0067
Baja Hotel and Cantina
No extra charge for pets
From U.S.: 011-52-638-383-68-78
From Mexico: (638) 383-6878
FAX number: (011-52-638) 383-7679
Dream Weaver Inn(Formerly Fisherman's Inn Old Port)
Calle Pescadores #3 in Old Port
Phone: (011-52) 638-383-4805
US Office: 602-903-3871
Granada Del Mar
135 Matamoros Ave.
Phone in Mexico: (011-52-638) 383-2742
Playa Inn (formerly Best Western)
Ave Sinaloa 62
Puerto Penasco, MX 83550
Phone in U.S.: 480-598-3715 | 602-490-0039
Phone in Mexico: (011-52-638) 383-0250
Toll Free: 1 800 952 8426
If you know of others, or are the owner of a hotel/motel that is not listed here, please let us know so we can add it. But also note that this is not an invitation for free "for rent by owner" classified ads. I think that could quickly overwhelm me. ;-)
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