We, at All Paws Matter Rescue, believe that love has no borders and that if we are able to help a dog from another country, its our duty to do so.
After many successful flights,which equals many lives saved, we continue to need flight escorts to save even more.
I know people have many questions when considering being a flight escort for one ( or 2 ) of our dogs and so I have compiled the most frequently asked ones and will answer them here.
If you have any other questions, please use the Contact us form on this website and we would be happy to answer.
For a testimonial from a woman who escorted 2 dogs from Mexico back to Canada for us, go to the "Comments" page and scroll down to the 2nd paragraph.
1Is there any cost to me?
None whatsoever. We pay for the dogs's flight of course and even book their tickets ourselves so you don't need to spend time doing that.
2How long will it take me to get through customs with the dog?
It generally takes an extra 15 minutes. However, we cannot guarantee any times, of course, as it all depends on different factors that day and flight ( Has there been any issues with any other passengers, etc etc.)
3Do I have to answer any questions about where I got the dog?
Our dogs come into the country under our commercial import number and all paperwork is done by our customs broker, Strader-Ferris( who are very well respected in the industry and very experienced.) The dog (s) will be listed as property of All Paws Matter with you being listed as our volunteer. All dogs will have all needed medical paperwork of course, and are seen by a vet within 5 days of their flight in order to be issued a travel certificate ( which confirms they are in good health and can fly).
4How do I pick up and drop off the dog?