HONOLULU (AP) -- It doesn’t matter that they belong to President Barack Obama -- first family dogs Bo and Sunny had to go through Hawaii’s strict quarantine procedures to travel to the islands for their holiday vacation.

Hawaii is rabies free and all incoming dogs have to jump through several hoops, including an expensive rabies blood test and 120-day waiting period.

Isaac Maeda of Hawaii’s Rabies Quarantine Branch said Monday that the Obamas complied with all requirements asked of usual pet owners.