Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca Mexico Travelingwith2dogs.com
Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca Mexico



My name is Deborah and I love to travel with my husband Don and our two dogs, Olivia and Sofia. They are Toy Australian Shepherds.

For years, before we got Olivia and Sofia, Don and I traveled to many places throughout Europe and Asia.

Traveling did not stop since we got them.

Instead, our style of traveling has changed. We take the dogs with us pretty much everywhere.

That means we find Pet Friendly places to stay, restaurants and interesting places to visit with our dogs.

When we first started to travel with Olivia and Sofia, I searched on the internet for information about traveling with dogs and pet friendly things to do and see.

I only found general information. I needed more specific information.

I thought if I am searching for more specific information, others must be too. 

That is why I started this blog. I want to help others by sharing our real-life experiences traveling throughout Mexico and Guatemala with our dogs.

On this website, you will find step-by-step guides on the pet requirements for each country and what to expect.

Information on Pet Friendly destinations and not so Pet Friendly destinations.

Plus, I share with you where we stayed – Pet Friendly vacation rentals and hotels.

I include my reviews of the property and how pet friendly they are.

I hope this information is helpful to you.

Please leave a comment below to let me know if there is other information you find useful when traveling with dogs.

Happy Travels and Happy Tails!

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Debbie Jackson

Hello Deborah, We’re planning on flying with our 22 lb cavachon from US (ATL) to Guatemala for 2 months BUT I’m perplexed at the requirements for his return to US. He was born in US in December 2021, vaccinated fully by US veterinarians (1yr & 3 yr rabies), has his ISO-certified microchip and I have an appointment for a USDA vet to fill out his ‘CDC Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Record’ . Where I’m confused is do I need to apply for the CDC Dog Import Permit to return to the US because we’ll be there about 64 days? Also,… Read more »

Debbie Jackson

Sweet ! I’m assuming we won’t need a rabies titer either because he is fully vaccinated by a US vet.

Debbie Jackson

We did tell the airline his weight with the carrier and for Delta (DTW-ATL-GUA) it’s 10 days. Both the vet & I checked on the paperwork window. But thanks for the extra concern! (Should I get the rabies titer just to be safe?)

Debbie Jackson

Sorry, I just realized that you wrote ‘the window of time will be the same going down and coming back” referring to the paperwork. If I have the ‘CDC Vaccination and Microchip Record “CDCVMR” ‘ done in the US, will I have to have it done again in Guate to return? Or are you referring to the Guate Govt Export Certificate for the return plus the original US Vet recorded CDCVMR ? I admit, I’m worried that I’ll miss some technicality and my dog won’t be allowed to come back with us.

Debbie Jackson

Deborah, you’ve been a MIRACLE of INFO ! Now it’s clear what, when and where these documents are to be sourced from and who needs them. I can sleep tonight ! I wish I could gift you something for your help & advice.


I adopted a Lhaso Apso/terrier mix about a year ago, he’s currently 3 years old. I am considering taking him to Mexico over Christmas break along with my teen. He’s about 20 lbs. and travels well by car, but never has flown. I will get him a wheeled carrier and get him comfortable with that beforehand. I am just wondering if Mexico City is a good option or where? It’s our first time flying since my husband died 3 years ago. We love wandering around and trying food and experiencing new cultures. Any ideas appreciated? Thanks!


Hi Deborah! your information is great! I have a doggie that we adopted from Ukraine (well…foster failed) and at 13kg she’s too big for the weight requirements for airlines. Considering her past, I hate the idea of putting her in cargo. Are you aware of any alternatives to enable her to travel in the cabin? My new job requires some extended stays in Latin America, first in Mexico, so I want to bring her with me.


Thank you for your response, Deborah!


Thank you, Deborah, for the information you provide on your blog. Like many others, I was confused by the “official information” regarding travel to Mexico by car from the US with my dogs.