I spent a morning drinking bad coffee and reading EU parliamentary articles about live animals from third countries. After an initial scare, I learned that
- the US is exempt from blood titration (a test that measure the amount of immunity in your blood specifically, in this case, for rabies),
- there seems to be no required location for the EU approved transponder (and Liv is currently sporting one over each shoulder – US on the left, international on the right), but it must read at 134 hertz and have 15-digits;
- and finally the EU pet passport process can only be started by an EU accredited veterinarian.
My plan is to follow the directions to the letter, have multiple photocopies of everything, and, if all else fails, have the cute little blonde hold the cute little puppy.