Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant.
This category includes dogs, domestic cats, and other household pets such as ferrets, pet birds, rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, domestic mice and rats.
Note: These rules do not apply to animals that are part of menageries. For those rules, see below. Pot-bellied and miniature pigs fall under rules for swine.
Dogs and Cats from Within Wisconsin
Proof of current rabies vaccination is required for dogs that are five months or older.
Cats and other household pets from within Wisconsin have no requirements.
Dogs and Cats from Outside Wisconsin
Both species five months or older need to be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian, and regardless of age, need certificates of veterinary inspection stating:
- Age of the animal
- Date of last rabies vaccination and revaccination due date for animals five months or older
Other Household Pets from Outside Wisconsin
These animals need certificates of veterinary inspection, but have no testing or vaccination requirements.
Small animals from other nations need to meet requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, (608) 662-0600, and Centers for Disease Control, (800) 232-4636.