In order to obtain the Pet Passport you must first register your pet with the Vicenza Veterinary Treatment Facility. Your pet's vaccinations (most importantly the rabies vaccination) must be current. You will be provided with forms that have your pet's information and yours. One of these forms is the export document (Pet Passport form). You will also need a copy of your pet's rabies vaccination certificate.
The fee for the pet passport is approximately €12,50, plus a small service fee. This needs to be paid at a local post office (not the one on post). There is one located near Caserma Ederle, as well as downtown. The vet clinic will provide you the receipt for payment, pre-completed. Once you've paid the fee you will need to go to the ULSS office across from Hotel Mary. This office is where you will obtain your Pet Passport. Your pet does not need to accompany you. After obtaining the Pet Passport you will need to return to the vet clinic to have the passport filled out, stamped and signed by the veterinarian.
The address for the ULSS office is:
Viale Camisano, 61
They are open M-F from 0830-1200, and M 1430-1630. You must be no later than 15 minutes prior to closing.
If you are adopting a pet in Italy you must find out if they are already registered with the vet clinic and have a Pet Passport. If they are not registered and do not have a Pet Passport, you will want to do this as soon as possible. If they are, however, you will need a signed and notarized document stating that the current owner is relinquishing the pet to you. If you have questions on how to do this, please feel free to contact the Vicenza Veterinary Treatment Facility. You can find their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VicenzaVeterinaryClinic.
It is very common for pets to get loose right after arriving or moving into your new home. If your pet is registered you can be contacted when they are found.