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United States Navy
Personal Property Office
Naval Base Guam Bldg. 3191
Santa Rita, GU 96915
Vehicle Processing Center/POV
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.
Guam is currently working on enforcing pet licensing and registration laws. However, if you live on Naval Base Guam pet owners are required to register their dogs and cats with Boller Veterinary Treatment Facility; for more information call 671-333-3225.
Contact Family Housing at 671-333-2081/2 for information on pet procedures in Government Housing. When not confined in the government home pets will be leashed and in the control of a mature responsible individual who is able to physically control the actions of the animal. The only authorized area for dogs to run freely is the dog park located on Haputo Road behind Harbor View Housing, NBG or the park at Mt. Tenjo Avenue in Apra View Housing area. Owners are required to have bags to pick up any fecal waste from the pet and dispose of the waste properly. They must also ensure the pet vaccinations are kept up to date.
PCSing to Guam with a pet is not easy and can be costly. Please be aware that all live animals coming to Guam, regardless of category, REQUIRE AN ENTRY PERMIT. United Airlines or an International Pet and Animal Association agent can fly pets to Guam. Pets coming from the United States may spend a night at the Honolulu Airport in Hawaii before coming to Guam; note there is a fee associated with the stay. Most cats and dogs are allowed to fly to Guam but do take into consideration Guam's tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. It is recommended that pets that are very old, very young (not less than 9 weeks), chronically ill or debilitated, or pets that experience difficulty in hot climates, not be imported into Guam. Pregnant animals past 45 days of gestation are prohibited entry into quarantine. There are also restrictions on types of pets and when they can fly; contact the airlines for transporting prices and restrictions. You may also contact the Guam Department of Agriculture at 671-300-7965/66; Fax: 734-6569; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for further information.
Guam was declared rabies-free during 1972. In order to maintain this status, the government has strict quarantine requirements for importation of dogs and cats. All dogs and cats brought into Guam from other than rabies-free areas of Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the British Isles must undergo one of three quarantine periods consisting of 120-days, calculated quarantine, or up to five days at a Department of Agriculture-approved animal quarantine facility.
For importation of pets other than dogs or cats (e.g. birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.), please contact the Department of Agriculture Animal Quarantine Office for the most current information. You may obtain additional quarantine information by visiting the Naval Base Guam website.
Requirements for 120-day quarantine:
The following must be submitted to Guam's Department of Agriculture prior to approval of entry permit:
$60 (non-refundable) entry fee per pet plus $5 per pet license per licensed year. Payment can be made by cashier's check or money order made out to "Treasurer of Guam" with documentation and mailed to: Department of Agriculture/Animal Quarantine, 163 Dairy Road, Mangilao, Guam 96913.
Requirements for the 30-day quarantine:
$60 (non-refundable) entry fee per pet plus $5 per pet license per licensed year. Money order or cashier's check made payable to "Treasurer of Guam" with documentation and mailed to: Department of Agriculture/Animal Quarantine, 163 Dairy Road, Mangilao, Guam 96913.
Requirements for the "5 days or less" quarantine:
Copy of the results of a rabies antibody test (OIE-FAVN) processed 120 days before entry to Guam. Microchip number is required for this test.
$60 (non-refundable) entry fee per pet plus $5 per pet license per licensed year. Money order or cashier's check payable to "Treasurer of Guam" and mailed with application and documentation to: Department of Agriculture/Animal Quarantine, 163 Dairy Road, Mangilao, Guam 96913.
Please fax the required documents to the Department of Agriculture, ATTN: Animal Quarantine. Faxing of documents is recommended to ensure receipt and expedite processing. Please contact the Animal Quarantine office to ensure receipt of the required documents. Consider utilizing your sponsor to assist with submission of both entry permit payment and documentation. The testing laboratory must submit the OIE-FAVN test results by fax directly to the Animal Quarantine Office.
Quarantine Facility Options On-island
Any dog or cat eligible for the 5-day quarantine program shall be transported to the designated quarantine facility where a post-arrival examination by the Territorial Veterinarian or a licensed veterinarian approved by the director must be completed within 24 hours of arrival.
If the documentation is incorrect or incomplete, arriving animals will be sent to a quarantine facility for quarantine awaiting proper documentation. If documentation is incomplete to meet the requirements of the five or less day quarantine program, the calculated quarantine program or 120-day program will go into effect.
The veterinarian responsible for post-arrival examination must submit a health examination certificate to the department verifying the health of the dog or cat and provide his/her recommendation for the animals' early release or continued quarantine status as deemed necessary. The examination certificate, along with the attending veterinarian's recommendation, must be submitted to the department prior to approval and release of any dogs or cats. A Certificate of Completion must be obtained from the department prior to release.
The post-arrival examining veterinarian may require quarantine for observation for animals that show any signs of illness or disease during the examination.
Animals eligible for the 5-day quarantine program but are quarantined by the examining veterinarian during post-arrival examination due to unusual health anomalies must be cleared for release by the Territorial Veterinarian or a licensed veterinarian approved by the director.
Upon release from quarantine, register your pet.
Animals must be registered immediately after moving into base housing with the Boller Veterinary Treatment Facility. Registration must be updated annually and be accompanied by a current rabies vaccination certificate. Families living in off-base housing should register their pets with the Government of Guam.
Pet Quarantine Reimbursement
Reimbursement for actual mandatory quarantine fees for household pets is authorized not to exceed $500 per PCS move. Keep receipts for quarantine expenses and file your claim with your Command Pay and Personnel Administrator or Naval Base Guam Personnel Support Detachment upon your arrival to Guam.
There are three authorized kennels that are boarding/quarantine facilities for incoming pets. Andersen Pet Lodge on Andersen Air Force Base, 671-366-5020; Harper Valley Kennels, 671-477-8381; and Animal Medical Quarantine Facility, 671-637-8387; so making reservations for your pet's stay must be done in advance. Boarding cost depends on the type of animal and number of pets. There are also fees associated with quarantine and transportation cost from the Guam airport to the facility.
The Boller Veterinary Treatment Facility and the Andersen Veterinary Treatment Facility are fully operated vet clinics (i.e. vaccinations, spay or neutering services, and micro-chipping, de-worming, etc.) but do not have emergency care. Patrons who have morale, welfare and recreation privileges are eligible to utilize both clinics.
For more information call the Boller Veterinary Treatment Facility at 671-333-3225 and the Andersen Veterinary Treatment Facility at 671-366-3205.