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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. Per base commander, all pets living on base must have a microchip. If the pet(s) do not have a microchip, must be microchipped within 30 days – which can be accomplished by on or off base veterinarian services. The microchip is linked to the Spokane County Registration, we recommend to wait to register through SCRAPS until after the microchip has been implanted.
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: Balfour Beatty Housing will provide a pet addendum to all pet owners who wish to live in 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 prohibited and are defined as a Akita, American Bull Dog, Chow, Doberman, Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff), Rottweiler, and wolf-hybrids. Pit Bull (American Staffordshire Bull Terrier or English Staffordshire Bull Terrier). 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).
Note for pet owners: There are 17 units in which pets are allowed — must provide shot records and there is an additional fee of $10.00 per night. If there is no pet unit available but there is a regular unit available, you must kennel your animal or you must pay the excess cost to stay off base. Lodging has information on local kennels and hotels which accept pets. There is also a kennel on base that charges $25 to $28 depending on the type of accommodation for pets per nightly board.
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.
Health concerns for pets in this area include: Canine Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Respiratory Disease, Rabies, Fleas and Ticks. Additionally for dogs - Leptospirosis, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) with Parainfluenza, and heartworm preventatives. Additionally for cats – Rabies, FVRCP (feline Distemper), feline Leukemia, flea and tick preventatives, and heartworm preventatives.