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United States Air Force
Traffic Management Office
20 W Bong St.
Bldg. 2245 Room 127
Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
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.
Licensing/Registration Requirements apply on-base, in Spokane, and in the rest of Spokane County:
*On-base: Pets on base are required to be registered with the Fairchild Veterinary Treatment Facility within 3 days of moving into housing - there is no charge.
Pet Licensing (dogs and cats) is mandatory in all areas of Spokane County within 30 days of acquisition of a pet or when the pet reaches 6 month of age. It is recommended that the license be attached to a substantial collar and worn by the pet at all times.
In the city of Spokane and in Airway Heights:
*Cats - $28; if spayed/neutered - $18
*Dogs - $53; if spayed/neutered - $28
For registration form and additional information please visit https://www.spokanecounty.org/4353/Fees-and-Fines
Or call 509-477-2532
On-base -- Pets must be secured with leashes or under positive control while outdoors, except in fenced patios and yards. Pets must not be left tied or unattended in exterior appurtenances or unfenced yards, or allowed to run loose outside fenced yards.
Off-base -- Dogs must be kept confined to your property or be on a leash (on a leash no longer than eight feet in length). Cats may not run at large without being spayed or neutered, or be on private property without permission of the property owner.
Restrictions on Types of Pets Allowed:
(*2 AMC West Family Housing, LP (Fairchild AFB, Base Housing)
1. Residents may not board exotic animals such as, but not limited to, reptiles, rodents (other
than hamsters and guinea pigs), ferrets, hedgehogs, skunks, rats, raccoons, squirrels, pot bellied
pigs, monkeys, arachnids, or any farm animal. Only cats, dogs, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs and gerbils, and birds are allowed.
2. Only two (2) walking pets are allowed per home.
3. Animals banned by state and federal laws, which includes ferrets, are prohibited.
4. Aggressive or potentially aggressive breeds of dogs are defined as a Pit Bull (American Staffordshire Bull Terrier or English Staffordshire Bull Terrier), Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Chow, and wolf hybrids. Prohibition also extends to other breeds of dogs or individual dogs that demonstrate or are known to demonstrate a propensity for dominant or aggressive behavior, to include having the following type of behaviors:
a. Unprovoked barking, growling, or snarling at people approaching the animal.
b. Aggressively running along a fence line when people are present.
c. Biting or scratching people.
d. Escaping confinement or restriction to chase people.
5. The 92 ARW/CC is the approval authority over installation access, control, and domiciling for any animal other than service dogs, including pets, therapy animals, and service dogs in training, which fall under the criteria of an "aggressive" or potentially aggressive" breed or if other than a dog or cat species (e.g., exotic and farm animals). Approval authority is delegated he 92 MSG/CC with concurrence from Balfour Beatty Communities.
6. Breeding or raising animals in housing is prohibited.
7. No "visiting" pets are permitted without prior Management approval).
Pet owners should consider all the issues, the most important being whether or not to relocate their pet. Considerations include pet's age/health/breed, mode of travel, climate, quarantine regulations, travel and kennel expenses. Many hotels and airlines do not accept pets; those that do often charge a fee and/or a deposit.
It is important to make arrangements well in advance of travel, particularly if flying. Airlines have restrictions/limits and special procedures in regards to traveling with pets. Factors involve the breed, the size/weight, the type of carrier, health certificates. Airlines also have travel restrictions during periods of inclement weather and weather extremes, both hot and cold. Check with your airline for up-to-date information.
Perform a daily health check; appetite, energy, and disposition may change. Watch for discharges from the nose or eyes, excessive scratching or biting of any body part, unusual lumps, limping, loss of appetite, abnormal elimination, or excessive water consumption.
Put your cell phone number on the collar or ID tag; carry a recent photo.
Visit the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel) for requirements of pet travel to different country and American Veterinary Medical Association website for more travel tips. Costs for pet travel are not reimbursed by the government but may be authorized as a tax deduction. Keep your receipts and consult your on- or off-base tax preparer, or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The Fairchild Inn (Lodging) offers 17 units in which pets are allowed (2 pet limit). There are 15 two bedroom pet friendly and 2 one bedroom pet friendly units. Make reservations as soon as possible; be prepared to board your pets if Lodging’s pet friendly units are not available. You will be required to accept a non-pet unit-if you decline lodging reimbursement will be forfeited.
“Pet Friendly” usually does not mean “free” find out about any extra charges in advance. Base regulations prohibit you from leaving pets in your vehicle.
Fairchild Offers :
The Fairchild AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility offers: vaccinations, deworming, health certificates, pet registration, rabies tags, euthanasia, microchip identification tags, dental/full body radiograph and some diagnostic testing for cats and dogs. Spay and neuter surgery as well as, dental cleaning is offered based on the schedule and man power of the clinic.
You must be a Military ID card holder to be eligible to use the on-base Veterinary Treatment Facility.
Health concerns for pets in this area include: Canine Distemper, Rabies, Fleas and Ticks. Additionally for dogs - Leptospirosis, kennel cough, and heartworm. Additionally for cats - leukemia.
402 N. Vet Road, BLDG 2424 Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
(509) 247-2583 Monday - Thursday 0800-1200/1300-1600
Clinic held from Monday to Thursday
Pet Emergency Clinic is located at 21 E Mission Ave, Spokane, WA, 99202, 509-326-6670.