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We arrived at Paris CDG from Atlanta at 7:15 am local time (more than an hour early). After walking from the arrival gate to our flight's luggage carousel, we found our Goldendoodle dog/cage waiting for us.
The dog's veterinary paperwork was to have been signed by an official upon arrival in France. Other than a single Air France representative (who claimed ignorance), there was nary a soul about. We even attempted to enter Customs with the dog, but were promptly asked to leave and were escorted to the exits.
Must I follow-up with some French Veterinary official? Is it required to register the dog with some agency?
Thank you in advance for any guidance.
 

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We arrived at Paris CDG from Atlanta at 7:15 am local time (more than an hour early). After walking from the arrival gate to our flight's luggage carousel, we found our Goldendoodle dog/cage waiting for us.
The dog's veterinary paperwork was to have been signed by an official upon arrival in France. Other than a single Air France representative (who claimed ignorance), there was nary a soul about. We even attempted to enter Customs with the dog, but were promptly asked to leave and were escorted to the exits.
Must I follow-up with some French Veterinary official? Is it required to register the dog with some agency?
Thank you in advance for any guidance.
Whenever I arrived in the Toulouse airport with my two cats, I have to say I was also surprised by the ease of entry. I think one security person looked over my cats' paperwork just because he overheard me say to my husband how surprised I was to be able to get through customs so easily. All he did was glance over the papers to make sure everything was as it should be.

The important thing to do now is to go to the vet to get your dog officially registered. Should be simple enough, you just need to go with the paperwork you have, and then the vet will fill out a special "carnet de santé" and you can even get your dog his own special European passport if you plan on traveling elsewhere in Europe with him. I joked with my husband that I was mad, because for some reason in the carnet, they put down that my cats were French, and I turned to him and said, my cats got French citizenship before I did!!!! :)

The hardest part is over now that your dog is here! Everything else (at least with the dog) should be easy peasy. :)
 

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Take your dog to your local vets get him microchipped and registered.If you want to take him to other EU countries say on holiday then you will need an EU petpassport which you may want to get at the sametime-the vet will tell you what you need to do if anything else is required
 

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We arrived at Paris CDG from Atlanta at 7:15 am local time (more than an hour early). After walking from the arrival gate to our flight's luggage carousel, we found our Goldendoodle dog/cage waiting for us.
The dog's veterinary paperwork was to have been signed by an official upon arrival in France. Other than a single Air France representative (who claimed ignorance), there was nary a soul about. We even attempted to enter Customs with the dog, but were promptly asked to leave and were escorted to the exits.
Must I follow-up with some French Veterinary official? Is it required to register the dog with some agency?
Thank you in advance for any guidance.
If your paperwork is in order walking through customs nothing to declare is the equivalent of declaring your dog. They could stop and check the paperwork if they so wish. If you would like to get your dogs paperwork signed off nothing stopping you checking with your local veterinaire sanitaire ( most practices have one) who can complete any paperwork and stamp.
What documentation dod you bring your dog in on?
 
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