I brought Ziggy with me to Guatemala for a month to attend
Spanish immersion classes in Antigua. To enter the country an International
Health Certificate, issued by the Vet., approved by the USDA, and signed
by the Guatemala Consulate was required. The language school allowed
Ziggy to "attend class" with me. Ziggy enjoyed playing in the courtyard
near my desk each morning and became friends with all of the teachers
and students in Sevilla Antigua Language School. He attended most of the
afternoon activities put on by the school. Ziggy was even allowed to
reside in the Student Guest House with me. Later we moved to a furnished
efficiency apartment with a rooftop patio and lovely gardens for $400 a
month and enjoyed our 15 minute walk to school each day.
Bring a crate of some kind for your dog to sleep in. Hotels that allow dogs want to know that they will not be sleeping on the hotel beds. Ziggy uses the same soft sided travel bag that he travels in--with the top zipped open. Also, bring doggie waste bags, a 60ft leash and a small supply of
dog food to give yourself time to settle in and find the supermarket. If
you plan to climb the volcano with your dog---bring a set of dog boots. The lava rock is hot and can burn the tender skin between the pads.
Ziggy and I learned the hard way:(