if you want to bring the pet back… it will cost you around 2000 CND and takes 6 ~ 8 months to complete the paperwork and wait time. so make sure the dog will stay in Canada, as it’s a hassel bringing pets back.[/quote]
I just did this as well in Dec 08. 2 dogs, it cost us 105CAD, the paperwork must be started 30 days prior to leaving for the rabies shot, not 6-8 months. It was not that much of a hassel at all.
Just beware of some of the dates etc.
From Air Canada website. http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/baggage/pets.html
Annual holiday blackout dates
Due to increased passenger and cargo loads, Air Canada is not able to transport pets:
* From December 18 to January 7 (as checked baggage).
* From December 15 to January 11 (as cargo).
* From June 20 to September 10 (as checked baggage).
Clients wishing to travel with pets must book flights that fall outside this embargo period.
Additional winter restrictions
From 1 November through 31 March, and at any other time when temperature is 0 degrees Celsius and below, pets are not accepted on the following aircraft:
* CRJ 100/200 (CRJ)
* CRJ 705 (CRA)
* Embraer 175 (E75)
* Embraer 190 (E90)
* Beech 1900D (BEH)
On select CMA, airCreebec, Air Georgian, Calm Air, Pacific Coastal, and Air Labrador flights
Note: Although not restricted, the cargo compartments on our Airbus A319, A320, and A321 aircraft are not heated and temperatures can be as low as two degrees Celsius, so it is not recommended to transport animals on these aircraft during the winter season.
Air Canada Cargo has a summer embargo from June 20th to September 28th for the following stations: ATL, MCO, MIA, FLL, LAS, IAH, PHX. This is due to extreme heat conditions and USDA regulations. Advise passengers to contact Air Canada Cargo at (866) 615-1155 for further information.