Posted July 09, 2018 07:21:56 The province says it is now taking applications for pet passports to a step-by-step process.
The provincial government says applications will be open through July 12 and will be accepted from July 18 to August 10.
It says the province will issue a limited number of pets for the next two years and is working with a number of Canadian breeders to find the best homes for their pets.
The province says pets are required to be in good health, have good socialization skills, have socialization, exercise and socialize with other dogs.
They must be up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipping, worming and spay/neuter.
The pets will be supervised and be vaccinated against rabies.
The province said it will also provide free rabies testing.
The number of pet passport applications has been steadily rising over the past few years, said Diane Molnar, a spokesperson for the provincial government.
She said the province is taking advantage of a surge in pet owners as demand for pets has risen.
The Pet Passport program is aimed at helping pet owners get a pet in Canada as quickly as possible.
The program requires applicants to fill out a short form that is signed by the pet owner.
The application can be turned in online or mailed.
Molnars says the fee is $150.
She says the cost will be shared with the owner and not the province.
Molnar said it is a way to help people who are struggling financially.