As part of efforts to try to understand the scope of importation of dogs into Canada and what measures might be taken to help reduce the infectious disease risks, we are conducting a survey of dog importers. We invite anyone involved in canine importation activities to participate:

Dr. Scott Weese of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph is performing a study evaluating canine importation, to evaluate current practices, identify areas for improvement and evaluate areas that the canine importation community would like improved or developed (e.g. information materials, best practices guidance). As part of this study, an online survey of people who are involved in canine importation is being performed. This confidential survey will evaluate importers’ practices, perceptions and needs.

To participate in the study, access the survey by clicking here. For questions or additional information, Dr. Weese can be contacted at