Require health certificate. Must be vaccinated against rabies not more than 12 months prior to importation if over 6 months of age.  Dogs or cats imported into Massachusetts that are not currently vaccinated for rabies will be required to be vaccinated within 30 days of entry or upon reaching the age of 6 months, whichever last occurs.  The health certificate needs to indicate non-exposure to rabies.  

Animals imported from out of state shelter/rescue organizations shall also comply with the Emergency Order 1-AHO-05, found at Shelter Rescues