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Davis-Monthan Transportation Personal Property Element
3515 S. Fifth St.
Tucson, AZ 85707
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Policies and rules for shipping pets vary at each installation. It’s important to understand the regulations, prohibitions and laws at your new installation before moving with a pet. Below, you’ll find installation-specific details for registering, boarding and transporting your pet.
If you must travel by air with your pet, here are a few tips:
Vaccinations, Licensing and Registration
If an adult dog has no history of vaccines, it would need two doses of DA2PP and Bordetella given three weeks apart, and a one-year rabies shot. Dogs are vaccinated yearly for DA2PP and Bordetella. The first rabies vaccine is good for one year and the follow-up rabies vaccine is good for three years in Arizona.
If an adult cat has no history of vaccines, it would need two doses of FVRCP and FELV three weeks apart, and a one-year rabies shot. Cats are vaccinated yearly for FVRCP and FELV. The first rabies vaccine is good for one year and the follow-up rabies vaccine is good for three years in Arizona. All cats must be tested for FELV before vaccination for the disease.
Registration of Dogs and Cats
All dogs and cats are required to be immunized against rabies in the state of Arizona. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base requires a full series of vaccinations, including the rabies vaccination. The pet must be registered with us if it lives on base. If the pet lives off base, it needs to be registered with Pima County. For more information, contact the DMAFB Veterinary Clinic at 520-228-3529.
Registration and immunization are required on a yearly basis. If your animals were not vaccinated at the Davis-Monthan veterinary treatment facility, bring the certificate of rabies vaccination to the VTF for registration and/or to update heir records.
All dogs 3 months of age or older must have a current Pima County license, and the license must be affixed to a collar and worn at all times. To obtain your dog’s license, your dog must have a current rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian. Contact the Pima Animal Care Center at 520-243-5969.
Call the veterinary clinic on Davis-Monthan AFB at 520-228-3529. Our vets are on a rotational schedule. Call for more information.
Air Force Aid is now also available to members who qualify during PCS moves.
There are limited Temporary Lodging Facilities on base to accommodate pets. Make your reservations well in advance to ensure availability. There is still a $10.00 charge.
For help finding a pet friendly accommodations, visit the PetTravel website. Click the Search Pet Friendly Accommodations button for a list of pet friendly hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, small inns and vacation rentals in Tucson, pet information for all the world's airlines, plus information on travel by ship, train, bus and car.
There are no kennels on Davis-Monthan. Local kenneling options include, but are not limited to:
For further questions call the veterinarian clinic on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at 520-228-3529.
The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Veterinary Clinic is located at 5350 E. Arizola St., Tucson, AZ 85707. Call 520-228-3529 or fax 520-228-7106.
All animals are seen by appointment only. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. The clinic is closed Saturday &Sunday and on family days, weekends, holidays and the last working day of each month. Hours are subject to change. Our veterinarians work on a rotational schedule. Call in advance.
The base veterinary treatment facility is available to help you maintain your dog or cat’s health and keep their shots up to date. Services provided include vaccinations, treatment of zoonotic diseases (ones that can be transmitted to humans), heartworm testing, leukemia testing, ear cleaning, health exams, microchip identification implants, health certificates and a variety of products to enhance your pet's quality of life.
Services are open to anyone with a valid military ID, which entitles them to governmental medical care.
Due to high demand, it is strongly recommended to call early to schedule your next appointment. The private animal care clinic may be able to provide appointments for some general sick calls; however, this is based on appointment availability and capabilities.
Unfortunately, hospitalization, intensive veterinary care and emergency services are not available. All chronic illnesses must be seen by an in-town veterinarian.
Summer in Tucson is a particularly difficult time for pets, as temperatures soar above 110 degrees. Take every precaution to ensure your pet is well hydrated as it travels and that you do not leave your pet in your vehicle, even during a brief stop. Many pets (and children) die each year from being left in closed vehicles during the summer.
Always have your animal tagged in some way in case they escape. Microchips are very popular and quite inexpensive, and even a paper collar with contact information is better than nothing at all. In fact, if there is a possibility of your pet strangling in a portable kennel or on car equipment, then use paper.
Allow your pet to stretch, drink, snack or use the restroom as often as you stop.
Desert Pet Care and the Law
It heats up fast in Arizona. Help protect your pet from the danger summer heat brings.
Air Force Aid emergency Assistance may also be available during PCS moves...
The pavement is extremely hot in the summer ... even for your pets. Keep in mind: If the ground is too hot for you to walk on barefooted, it is too hot for your pet to walk on with bare paws. Artificial grass heats up and can be too hot for your pet, too.