Checklist for PCS Your Pet

  1. Review Your Options – Military Aircraft/ Patriot Express availability, Commercial air that accepts pets to your location, Cruise Ship, Pet Shipping Companies
  2. Start Saving
  3. Research – Vet Screening, Quarantine, pet friendly temporary housing, crate size, breed bans, Summer Embargo for commercial airlines, Base pet restrictions, Customs Clearance requirements, microchip requirements, Visit receiving Veterinary Treatment Facilities Facebook Pages
  4. Get to Work – appointments, purchase crate and start crate training, check airline restrictions and available reservations, check for grant money to assist with costs, update pet ID tags and microchips, upload all important pet documents and current photo digitally so you have access
  5. See Your Vet – screening, vaccinations, stress advice
  6. Receive Orders – make reservations, contact sponsor
  7. Packing – medications, documents, comfort items, leash, baggies
  8. 15 days prior to travel – coordinate for additional pets on military aircraft
  9. 10 days prior to move – get final vet certification paperwork signed
  10. Moving Day – separate pet articles, help pets not to stress, hand carry medications and documents, pack food and toys in carry on,
  11. Temporary housing – reserve housing that accepts pets
  12. Coordinate transportation to the base/ temporary housing location/ pet boarding site on arrival at the airport