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Department of the Air Force
Traffic Management Office (TMO)
371 Ft. Lancaster Ave.
17 LRS/LGTT, Bldg 423
GAFB, TX 76908
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.
Traveling with pets requires extra research and planning. Consider the overall health and age of the animal, additional expenses for travel, lodging or kennels, and deposits. If traveling by car, determine in advance which hotels along the way will accept pets. Some families find it best to stay at campgrounds, rather than hotels.
If traveling by air, additional considerations include airline travel rules (size, type and health of animal, cage requirements, total number of animals allowed in cargo and in cabin per flight) and expenses — the government does not pay to transport animals. A significant factor affecting families wishing to transport pets by air is the onboard temperature. There are rules regarding air transport of animals during times of extreme hot and cold temperatures at departure and arrival points, as well as at stops. San Angelo is in the West Texas desert and gets very hot. Check with your airline, with the traffic management office, or look at the Federal Aviation Administration website for information and rules regarding pets and air travel.
Remember to obtain and hand carry pet medical and vaccination records. You will need them for commercial transportation, for boarding and for licensing.
It is important to remember that base lodging may have a limited number of pet rooms available. It is important to call ahead and check. Members may need to either board or kennel their animals, or stay at a hotel that accepts pets. San Angelo has a number of hotels with pet friendly rooms. You can check with base lodging to see if they have a list of hotels that will accept the military per diem rate.Licensing
All dogs and cats more than 3-months-old and living within the city limits of San Angelo must be vaccinated yearly against rabies and must carry current registration tags. The tags are good for one year and are issued for animals with certificates of rabies vaccination. The tags are issued by some licensed veterinarians, the Finance Department in City Hall, and the Humane Society. San Angelo has a leash law for dogs.Quarantine
Texas does not require a quarantine period.
Please note Goodfellow Air Force Base and the Military and Family Readiness Center does not endorse or recommend any specific veterinary clinic.
Goodfellow does not have a veterinarian on base. Pet owners should research veterinarian services in the San Angelo area via the internet prior to arrival. Remember it is a good idea to make advance reservations for your pet, as soon as you know your arrival date. Your sponsor can be of assistance in finding a veterinarian.