Should I bring my dog with me to Morocco

I am planning to come to Morocco soon and am looking for advice about bringing my dog. I've already figured out whether I can and the answer is yes. I just don't know if I should as I am heading into a lot of unknowns and instability. My finances are sufficient to account for the added encumbrance, but I do not have work or residence lined up once in Morocco. My plan is vacation for a few weeks/ Job scout and drift between casablanca and tangier. the point is to experience unknowns and have a fresh adventure. Will my dog severely limit my opportunities in this country?

Hello and welcome to morocco ,
dog will not be a problem for you here , a lot of people bring there dogs with them and even moroccan have dogs and foods for pets in stores and an animal shilters and you are going to visit two of big cities in morocco so everything about dogs you will find from food to veterinary .
enjoy your trip nothing to worry about , you can take it with you everywhere .

Hi
If you plan to camp and overnight in a tent, you will not face a problem, but if you are going to rent an apartment or a hotel, you will face problems and Pitbull and staf are forbidden in law

She is a labrador, so I am good there. I've researched the accomodations and found that there are some that allow dogs. Enough to get by, although not ideal. I'm more worried about public perception and not being allowed or welcome in most public spaces.

This is reassuring, thank you.

Ah yes it's good to know.

Hello,
I think it will be no problem ! If dog has all necessary documents and passport ! Then here weather is super fine ! The only issue I see is, consider the booking of your dog place in case if your change your ticket or rebook your flight !

Welcome !

I have brought two cats previously with little issues. I am now about to bring over my two dogs, medium sized. They will require additional vaccines unique to Morocco and they can be exposed to rabies and other diseases if not kept away confined somewhat to the public. There are stray rabid dogs and cats all over Morocco and you can run into issues of health for your pet of not careful. I plan to keep mine in a fenced in yard snd bot necessarily for bringing out to general public all over Morocco. Good luck!

Hi, if you have traveled with Pets in the past on vacation then I don't think it will cause you to much problems wiles your trying to explore and scout. This might be a good opportunity for your to experience everything wiles having your Dog with you, as long as you have taken safety measure for your Pets and have the right documents I think It will be a good experience and trip for you all. If you pet requires a lot of attention then might be wise to leave it come and scout and then bring it with you on the next trip that way you can focus on what your trying to achieve, other than that you will enjoy Morocco and I wish you best of luck on your  scouting adventure.

I am sure you don`t want to miss good time of your trip without your fur baby, ignore the negative comments and specially from those who have no clue what it means to have our family member beside us and very much capable of taking care of those souls,

Moral of the story Yes bring your fur baby along with you

No problem if you brought cats so dog no problem but before you bring please check Morocco Embassy, if dogs are dobermann or German Shepherd may be need extra work but if dogs are violent may be can create problems in Morocco. No problem for poppies.

I have GSDs and there was no issue ,

You will need a certificate of clearance no less than 48 hrs before leaving your country and a vet examination, up to date on all vaccins. Check with airlines. I had to get mine in the US from the department of agriculture. Boarding a dog on an airplane is also a hassle and not always indicated.

Having a dog in Morocco is not impossible, since i did it, but not everyone is willing to rent with a dog, as they are not allowed in homes or hotels, cannot board trains and some taxis, since in Muslim countries they are considered unclean and carriers of disease. Also, beware of ticks that carry the deadly erlichliosis disease. Although you may find good veterinarians in cities, quality dog food is hard to find, unless the vets carry it, and expensive, usually imported from Germany. Beware of the heat also. It may be too oppressive for a dog and burns their paws. If you are coming to Morocco on a visit, maybe it is best to leave your dog with a responsible person.

Mjr.pyne wrote:

I am planning to come to Morocco soon and am looking for advice about bringing my dog. I've already figured out whether I can and the answer is yes. I just don't know if I should as I am heading into a lot of unknowns and instability. My finances are sufficient to account for the added encumbrance, but I do not have work or residence lined up once in Morocco. My plan is vacation for a few weeks/ Job scout and drift between casablanca and tangier. the point is to experience unknowns and have a fresh adventure. Will my dog severely limit my opportunities in this country?


If as you say that you're heading "into a lot of unknowns and instability" and plan to look for work in Morocco, you may find yourself with more problems. Perhaps it is better to stay put. Getting a job is challenging as it is for Moroccans, a country with a high level of youth unemployment. Employment opportunities are limited. Hence many are looking for ways to leave.

I don't know if the rules have changed since, but I recall Moroccans have priority, thus for a non-Moroccan to obtain work, there must be no suitable Moroccan who can do it (ANAPEC), I came across some foreigners who teach English. I'm not sure about other work opportunities. But in my opinion, Morocco is a country best suited for business/investment, tourism/leisure, religion/arabic studies, and retirement purposes. Coming to look for work and hoping to find stability will be challenging I think. Not saying it's not doable or trying to discourage you. And of course it depends on what you're bringing to the country. I wish you luck in your endeavor.

A dog is always a big responsibility but a dog is your best friend.  Dogs have made my life so enjoyable.
What a great adventure for you both

@Heart Collector


hi I'm bringing my two GSD to marrakech from US


are there dog parks? Can you bring your dogs with you to outdoor cafe/ restaurants?