By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When making travel plans or moving to a new city it is natural that dog owners will want to bring their four-legged friends along for the adventure. In general Brazil is very accepting of dogs, allowing them to travel domestically on almost all public transport providing the dog is properly secured or, in the case of certain airlines and taxi services, confined within a suitable crate.

Unfortunately bringing a dog into Brazil for a vacation is not as simple, and many owners have reported stressful bureaucracy and hefty import . . .

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