Pets and Mexico Real Estate Part I

Pets and Real Estate in Mexico

Many people include their pets in everything they do. They are a part of the family’s nucleus and are allowed to join in on most activities. When pet owners go shopping and/or run errands, they patronize pet-friendly places. It is not uncommon to see people traveling or going on vacation with their pets in tow. Throughout the decades, the hospitality industry, including food service and retailers, have readjusted their pet policies. There are still certain restrictions in place, but times are changing for our four-legged friends.

Animals and especially dogs and cats have been present since the beginning of time. It has been a historical tradition that families with kids are more likely to have pets than those who don’t. In the same token, some empty nesters grew accustomed to having a pet around the house. It seems as we get older, having a four-legged companion makes for good company.

However, what happens if you want to relocate? And let’s say that move is south of the border! You might want to know a few things about pets and Mexico real estate. It really isn’t that big of an issue when wanting to take your favorite companion(s) along with you. Pets can help you cope with anxiety when experiencing a life-changing adventure. They are always there to lend unconditional support, comfort, and confidence.

Pets and Mexico Beach

The following paragraphs will hopefully provide some basic information that will make your transition that much easier.

Documentation Needed to Bring a Pet Into Mexico

Beginning December 16, 2019, a certified certificate of health for your pet(s) is no longer needed to enter Mexico. However, this doesn’t mean you can casually come across the border and go on your merry way. The pet’s owner must proceed to Mexico’s Agricultural Health Inspection Office (OISA) for a brief inspection of the animal. The following procedures are required before official entry is allowed.

1. When you arrive at Mexico’s port-of-entry, the dog(s) and/or cat(s) must be in a clean cage(s) or carrier(s).
2. Before granted permission to cross the border, the pet(s) must be inspected and cleared for the following:
● Show no symptoms of infection are diseases.
● The animal shows no signs of ectoparasites.
● The animal has no signs of wounds or has any previous wounds healing.

Here are a few other important facts that will provide you with an easy transition.
● If your pet has an aggressive personality, you might want to consider a muzzle.
● It isn’t a bad idea to have your pet’s documented shots and medical history.
● You can only have that days’ worth of food for your pet when entering Mexico.

You can also contact Mexico’s OISA ahead of time if you have any questions or concerns. The numbers and website are 01 (55) 5905-1000 or 1 (800) 987-9879 –
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel/by-country/pettravel-mexico

Air Traveling With Your Pet 
Most airlines do accept traveling with pets, but like everything else, there are certain restrictions. Here are a few basic policies throughout the airline industry.

● The size of your pet will determine if it can travel in the cabin or the cargo hold.
1. The cabin can accommodate smaller dogs in a travel carrier that fits under the seat.
2. Larger dogs will fly in the cargo hold in an approved carrier.
● No matter the pet’s size, it must fly in the cargo hold if the flight lasts longer than 8
hours.
* Please note, it is always better to consult with your airline of choice regarding taking a pet on your trip.

Traveling pets

Finding A Suitable Property
Once you have decided to relocate to Mexico, finding the ideal home for both you and your furry companion will begin. There has to be a happy medium when looking for a place where pets and Mexico real estate come together. You should address several specific requirements before touring properties with a qualified agent. Here are a few suggestions:

● Would there be enough room for you and your pet to live comfortably?
● Is the complex – building – community pet-friendly?
● Is the home’s flooring pet-friendly?
● Are there any areas where your pet can get out and stretch its legs?

Other considerations like having a balcony, garden or patio, appropriate furnishings, and the ease of maintenance should be part of your buying criteria as well. These are just a few suggestions that might narrow down your search for that perfect home a little easier.

When researching potential homes, you might want to consider a free-standing home
seriously. The advantages would be more room and having a private outdoor space. The disadvantage would require more overall upkeep. The benefit of a condo would be less upkeep regarding landscape and building maintenance. However, depending on the size of your pet could dictate the space you need to spread out and play. You may find both types of homes in a variety of communities.

To be continued in Pets and Mexico Real Estate Part II…

Pets & Vets in Playa del Carmen

Are you planning to move to Playa del Carmen with your pet and you want to know which vets are the most reliable? Well, If you have been to this paradise before, you will be familiar with all the animals here. Everyone in Playa adores pets and you will notice walking around Playa del Carmen, especially the famous 5th Avenue, that a lot of people have a dog or two. So, if you are planning to come for a visit or to move here for good, do not leave your furry friends behind. With the warm weather here in Mexico, not only will you be in paradise but your pets will be too!

If you are looking to see how to bring your pets to Mexico, please check out our blog showcasing how to do that. This blog is to encourage you to bring your pets down to Mexico with you and to explain to you about the safety with animals here in Mexico and if you ever need to frequent a vet, where you could find the best ones.

Vets in Playa del Carmen

Of course with any place you take your pet, it’s important to always be aware of your surroundings. Some people throw things on the ground that could harm your pet so being 100% alert at all times will help keep your pet safe. You will notice some places put out water bowls for pets along 5th Avenue. This is just to show you how thoughtful the locals here in Playa del Carmen are.

Here’s a list of the best vets In Playa del Carmen:

How to get there? –  Av. Paseo Tulum Mz 19A Lt 1 Local 12, Paseo Playacar. Playacar F2., 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Location: Av Luis Donaldo Colosio 37, Santa Fe del Carmen, 77712 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico 

  • Clinica Veterinaria:

Visit Clinica Veterinaria at  45 Avenida Nte., Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Location: Av. Tikal Mza 29, Lt 2 Antes de la pluma de entrada a Playacar Fase 2, Playacar Fase 2, Calica, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

 Coco’s is located on Calle 44 Nte, El Pedregal, 77712 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Where? Playa del carmen, Quintana Roo Colonia Zazil-ha, calle 38 Nte, /30 y 25 bis Av. Nte, Mza 38 Lote 10, Local 20 altos, C.P. 77710, Mexico

These vets will make sure your pets are safe!

Vets in Playa del Carmen

Depending on where you are located in Playa del Carmen, it is always important to check in to a vet and familiarize yourself with a good place for your animal. If worse comes to worse, you know what to expect when you take your pet into the clinic. You can register your pet with the vet clinic of your choice, so when you take your pet into the clinic that’s already been done. It’s important to stay up to date with your pet’s vaccines in order to avoid any infections or viruses.