Things to  Read Thoroughly b4 Welcoming your Furbaby

1. This page

2. Post Adoption Manual; usually sent via email when the adoption is granted.

3. Training Record if applicable

Required Documents

These are documents you need to have in hard copy when coming to the airport.

1. Adoption Letter; will be sent to you a few days before the flight.

2. Health Cert.; will be sent to you a couple of days before the flight.

3. Customs Paper; will be sent to you once the dog flies out of the airport in South Korea.

4. Adoption Agreement; this should shows the adoption fee as $200.

                                                                ; will be sent to you a couple of days before the flight. 

5. Proof of Payment; will be sent to you a couple of days before the flight. 

The day of the adoption

These are documents you need to have in hard copy when coming to the airport.

  • 1. Have all documents from above; Adoption Letter, Health Cert., and Customs Paper, printed and ready to go.

  • Have $60 CAD ready in tens preferrably.

  • 30 minutes before the expected landing, go CBSA office at YVR.

; It is on the 2nd floor as shown below.

If you would like to download the whole map, please click the button below.

  • Tell the officer there that

    • "My dog is coming from South Korea"

  • Hand in 5 documents you prepared.

CBSA officer WILL try to trick you!

If the officer asks you how much you paid to adopt the pup, please say, "$200".

If asked, say that $200   INCLUDES    the cargo fare.

If you say "$450 or $500 USD, your tax can be as high as  $130.

He or she might try to categorize your adoption as a commercial.  Make sure you say it is personal.

There are two possibilities here.

Possibility 1

If the officer says "Pay for the import tax & inspection  fee here",

Possibility 2

If the officer says "pay the import tax  & Go to the airport and wait there",

  • Pay the import tax; $25~$30 CAD.

  • Pay the inspection fee; $35~$37 CAD. 

  • Go to the airport.

  • Wait at 'USA/International Arrivals'.

  • Meet our flight volunteer and give $20 CAD to her/him.

    • FV should have paid for the porter tip already.​​

  • Pay the import tax; $25~$30 CAD.

  • Go to 'USA/International Arrivals' and wait.

  • Meet our flight volunteer and give $60 CAD to her/him.

    • FV should have paid for the inspection and the porter tip already.​