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Traffic Management Office (TMO)
226 Steen Blvd.
Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205
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.
Grand Forks Air Force Base Homes (https://www.grandforksafbhomes.com) welcomes pets, including large dogs. A maximum of two pets are allowed per home and our policies include certain breed restrictions. The following dog breeds are considered aggressive and are not permitted on the Grand Forks installation, contact Grand Forks AFB Homes at 701-595-8000 for the following and other breed or animal restrictions:
All pets must be on a leash if they are not within a fenced area. All pets must have adequate shelter, water and food if they are outside and owners must make changes based on the climate in this area. For more information on the specific rules on pets residing in base housing, contact the Balfour Beatty Communities Housing Office at 701-594-8000 or Grand Forks AFB Homes: Balfour Beatty.
Information on the Grand Forks AFB Horse stables can be obtained by calling the Grand Forks AFB Outdoor Recreation Center at 701-747-3688.
Winter Pet Care
Many pet owners live with the misconception that because their pets have a coat of fur, they can tolerate the cold better than we can. This isn’t necessarily the case. Like us, these fur-coated creatures are used to the warmth of indoor shelter and cold weather can be hard on them as well. Be careful when laying salt, as some mixtures can be abrasive or harmful to pets if they come in contact with it. For additional information on cold weather pet safety, visit the American Veterinary Medical Association website.
The CDC has the authority to issue a CDC Dog Import Permit to bring 1-2 dogs from countries classified as high-risk for rabies. See https://www.cdc.gov/importation/bringing-an-animal-into-the-united-states/dogs.html.
CDC’s temporary suspension for dogs imported from high-risk countries for rabies has been extended through July 31, 2024. This includes dogs arriving from countries without high risk of rabies if the dogs have been in a high-risk country in the past 6 months. All current requirements will remain in place.
Beginning March 1, 2023, all foreign-vaccinated dogs entering the United States from rabies high-risk countries must have a valid CDC Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Record in addition to either a CDC Dog Import Permit or a reservation at a CDC-approved animal care facility. CDC will NOT accept foreign-issued pet passports or any other certificates for foreign rabies vaccinations.
Dogs with current valid US issued rabies vaccination certificates do not need a permit.
Special restrictions apply for pets traveling by air. All animals flying CONUS and OCONUS require a "10 Day Health Certificate" and updated vaccinations. Check with the airline your animal(s) are flying on for specific guidelines and details, especially in this COVID-19 environment. There will be small details that will vary from airline to airline. Ensure you have the most updated information regarding pet travel by checking the guidelines by logging onto the airline's direct website.
Pets can only travel during certain times depending on temperature and the flying destination.
If your pet(s) are flying overseas, additional paperwork is necessary to bring your pet into that country. Your pet may have possible quarantine requirements in Japan, Guam, Hawaii and the United Kingdom. Ensure you are in contact with the destination state U.S. Department of Agriculture or vet clinic by visiting their websites for specific details, information and forms.
Located below are websites for common countries where military personnel are stationed. The most updated website is the USDA for pet traveling, but always check with your base vet clinic for more specific guidelines for military service members.
There is no quarantine requirements for privately owned pets of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. However, if you are bringing a horse to the base, there is a quarantine period. Prior arrangements, vaccination, health certificate and Coggins testing are required. Contact the Grand Forks Air Force Base Outdoor Rec at 701-747-3688.
Your pet may need additional vaccinations, medications or certain certificates depending on where you decide to board or kennel them.
Some tips for deciding on the best boarding kennel for your pet:
The Better Business Bureau has accreditations and ratings for some of the following Pet Boarding and Kenneling facilities within 85 miles of Grand Forks AFB. Check the site for most recent accreditation and rating status: