DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
ANIMAL INDUSTRY DIVISION
REGULATION NO. 112. IMPORTATION OF DOGS
(By authority of section 45 of Act No. 466 of the Public Acts of 1988, as amended, being
section 287.745 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.)
R 285.112.1 Importation of dogs into Michigan.
Rule 1. (1) Any dog imported into Michigan shall be accompanied by a certificate
of health issued by a veterinarian legally qualified to practice in the state or
province of origin of said dog, and a legible copy of such certificate, approved by the
chief veterinarian of the state or province of origin, shall immediately be
furnished the state veterinarian of Michigan. Such certificate must show that said dog
is free from rabies or any communicable disease and has not been recently exposed to
such disease. Name the breed, sex, and age, and state definitely the point of origin and
destination of said dog and the name and post office address
of the consignor and consignee, and, if vaccinated, the date on which the vaccine was
(2) Any such dog for importation which originates within a radius of 50 miles of any
point where rabies has been known to exist within a period of 6 months prior to shipment
shall have been properly vaccinated with a killed antirabic vaccine within 6 months
prior to date of importation. Any dog imported into the state which has originated
within a radius of 50 miles of any point where rabies has existed within a period of
months prior to importation may, at the discretion of the commissioner of
agriculture, be subject to quarantine at destination for a period of not less than 60 days
following arrival within the state of Michigan.
(3) This rule shall not apply to any dog passing through this state to points beyond,
nor to any dog within the state for temporary stay for exhibition purposes, when
such dog is kept properly under control of the owner or custodian.
History: 1979 AC.