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United States Army
Outbound - Personal Property Processing Office
Fort Carson, CO 80913
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.
Depending on the species and/or type of animal, specific licensing may be required for residents on Fort Carson as well as off the post. For specifics and or additional information, call the Fort Carson Veterinary Center at 719.526.3803.
Plan for your pet's trip in the same way you plan your own, well in advance. A clean bill of health is an important first step in assuring your pet's ability to adjust safely to unfamiliar surroundings. In addition, most states and countries require recent health certificates and disease inoculation documentation before you will be allowed to cross borders, making a trip to the veterinarian mandatory. Make sure your pet has a special identification tag with name, your name, and a destination address or that of a friend or relative.
When traveling by air. The pet kennel/carrier in which your pet will be spending most of his/her trip is of the utmost importance. Your pet must have room to turn freely while in a standing position and be able to use normal movements in order to stand erect or lie down in a natural position. A container for water should be secured to the inside of the carrier positioned so that it can be filled without opening the cage. A drip bottle is recommended. The Airline can provide you with further information.
If pets are traveling via air, two airports are available:
For details, call the Fort Carson Veterinary Center at 719.526.3803.
There are no quarantine regulations in Colorado. For additional information, call the Fort Carson Veterinary Center at 719.526.3803.
Boarding your pet can run from $20 to $40 per day, depending on the species and size of the animal. In addition, some facilities may require a deposit. Document requirements vary from kennel to kennel but it's encouraged to have your pet's complete health record with you. Most facilities require proof of current vaccinations, including rabies, distemper, and bordetella.
Boarding kennels are not available on Fort Carson. For information on available local boarding kennels, visit the Colorado Springs Better Business Bureau (BBB) or call the Fort Carson Veterinary Center for assistance at 719.526.3803.