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United States Marine Corps
Household Goods/Transportation (Outbound)
Yuma, AZ 85369
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.
Pets need to be registered at the Provost Marshal's Office, or call 928-269-6303. Your dog or cat will be issued an MCAS identification tag that is to be worn by the pet at all times. There is no cost for registration, but proof of rabies vaccination for cats and dogs and Humane Society registration for dogs must be presented. Dogs and cats living on station must be registered with MCAS Veterinary Service within five days of arrival. Arizona law requires that all dogs be vaccinated and licensed at age four months. New residents of Yuma County have 30 days to comply with this regulation.
Dogs should also be vaccinated against distemper, parvo and corona viruses and cats be vaccinated against distemper and leukemia.
All dogs three months or older residing in the county must be licensed by Yuma County Humane Society located at 285 N. Figueroa. The license verifies that your dog is current with his/her rabies vaccination. Cost per dog is $25.00 per non-neutered and $7 per neutered, per year. Oct - May hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tues -Sat. Appointments can be made at 928-782-1621.
All dogs and cats over three months of age in the City of Yuma are required to be licensed and wear collars with the license tag attached. Effective August 1, 2011, the City of Yuma began administering its own dog licensing program. Cats must be micro chipped if they do not wear a collar. For more information, call 928-373-5000. Licenses already issued by the Humane Society of Yuma will continue to be valid.
There are no mandatory quarantine regulations onboard the installation
If you will be shipping your animal via airplane, please call around to the various airlines for the lowest rates.
There are currently no kennels for boarding aboard MCAS Yuma. However, the city of Yuma offers several boarding services to choose from. The prices are determined on the size of the animal and can range from $10/day up to $27/day. There are several boarding locations that do offer a 10% discount for military, so always be sure to ask when making reservations or inquiring about prices.
MCAS Veterinary Service is located in Bldg. 591, adjacent to the commissary. The veterinarian comes from Army's Yuma Proving Ground once or twice a month depending on the number of appointments be sure to call and verify availability. To schedule an appointment, or questions call the YPG Veterinary Services at DSN 312-328-2064. You may also have your pets vaccinated by a civilian veterinarian, but need to show proof to Pass and Registration office upon registering your pet(s).
The United States Marine Corps has set official policy on types of dogs allowed in installation housing and other rules surrounding pets on base. You must read this policy before you plan your move, if you plan to live in government housing.
The majority of apartments and homes for rent will allow a small animal (under 15 lbs), with a pet deposit.
Most apartment complexes will accept animals over 15 lbs., be sure to verify weight limitation. Rental homes are also limited to large animals. We recommend pets stay in another location until adequate arrangements can be made. Yuma weather can be hard on some outdoor pets when temperatures exceed 120 degrees.