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United States Army
Joint Personal Property Shipping Office Northwest (JPPSO-NW) - Lewis Main
2150 Liggett Avenue
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
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.
There are no quarantine laws for pets.
Pets must be registered with the base veterinary clinic within 10 calendar days of occupancy of government quarters or when a housing occupant acquires a new pet. To register your animal, bring a copy of a current rabies certificate, signed by a licensed veterinarian and your Defense Department ID card. You will be asked to fill out a registration form upon arrival so we may input you and your pets into our system.
General idea of services costs:
Costs with every visit:
Exam Fee (Vet): $35
User Fee: $2
We cannot advocate for any specific boarding facility except The Pet Brigade due to being a military facility. They can be reached at 253-912-4898. Hours: Monday through Friday from 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pet health certificates are required for interstate or international travel. Please bring a fecal sample from your pet to your appointment. If your pet is traveling by car to another state, you need a health certificate within 30 days of travel. If your pet is traveling by plane to another state, most airlines require a health certificate within 10 days of travel.
There are no Veterinary Services provided on Lewis Main services are provided on McChord Field. Joint Base Lewis-McChord Veterinary Center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They close at 12 p.m. the last working day of each month for inventory. You may reach them by calling 253-982-3951/3952/3954.
All procedures are by appointment only. We have specific policies regarding child and pet safety. Please ask us to explain when you make your appointment.