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Shipping Pets


There are no kennels at Buckley AFB. Use the Yellow Pages and the Internet to investigate kennels around Buckley. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to investigate the prices and facilities.

Remember, it is a good idea to make advanced reservations for pet boarding as soon as you know your arrival date. This is an area where your sponsor can be of assistance. Licensing costs for animals in the Denver Metro area range from $5 to $15.

Licensing & Vaccinations

Dogs/cats that are NOT spayed or neutered, the annual permit fee is $15. For spayed/neutered dogs/cats, the annual permit is $5. Aurora and Denver ordinances require residents to have their dogs/cats spayed or neutered. All animals are required to have a rabies vaccination. For more information on licensing of pets, contact the animal agency in your city or county.

The City and County of Denver and most surrounding communities have animal control laws. In most areas, dogs must be confined to the owner's property or a leash at all times. There is no quarantine for pets arriving in Colorado from overseas locations. The owner must provide a current health certificate not older than 30 days stating the pet is without disease and has current rabies inoculations.

Pet Travel

For information regarding quarantines and restrictions contact your local TMO office or the US Department of Agriculture in your area prior to travel. For information regarding pet shipment in conjunction with a PCS, contact your local TMO office. They have information and pamphlets regarding shipping, airline regulations, kennels, quarantines and restrictions for worldwide locations. However, since regulations and restrictions change, we recommend you confirm this information with your local SPCA, County, or City Humane Service for current information concerning pet care during shipment.

Associated Links
Official Defense Personal Property System (DPS) Portal. Find out what type of information can be found and where to find it on by watching the video presentation, "What's on"

USDA Pet Inspection Service
Contains information on pet quarantines and traveling with pets.

UK Pet Quarantine
Information necessary to bring Pets to the UK. The United Kingdom does have a “Dangerous Dog Act” which imposes restrictions on certain breeds and imposes stringent rule should the breeds be brought in country.

Shipping Pets to Japan
Information on quarantine and shipping pets to Japan

Hawaii Quarantine Procedures
Information on pet quarantines for Hawaii.

Air Force Household Goods -- Official AF Web Site
Official AF household goods shipment and storage web site.

Traveling Tips for Persons with Disabilities
Find information on air travel.

TSA Service Animal Information
Find information about traveling with service animals on planes.

Defense Personal Property System Portal (DPS)
DPS Password & Login Procedures video presentation shows how to get your DPS Password and Login to the system for the first time.

Air Force Housing
This website serves as a one-stop shop for Airmen and their families to obtain information about the housing options and support services available to them at Air Force bases world-wide.

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