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Household Goods/Transportation Office Outbound
Personal Property Transportation Office (FISC)
Box 97, Bldg 110
Jacksonville, FL 32212-0097
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.
Cats and dogs are required to be licensed and vaccinated in the local community. Additionally two pets per family are allowed in government quarters. There are no pet boarding facilities on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville. However if you reside in base housing it is mandatory that you register your pet(s) with the Base Veterinarian office located in building 537; bring proof of inoculations. Pets must be spayed/neutered and have a microchip I.D. implant prior to residing in base housing. There is a leash law on base and your pet must be constrained to your property and not allowed to run loose.
Make sure your pet is healthy and strong enough to travel. For example your pet may be too old or too young for the trip. Check with your veterinarian. If you are traveling by air also check with your airline for any age or health restrictions. Atlantic Air provides excellent guidance and tips about air travel with pets.
Many of the major airlines do not accept pets for air travel May through September due to heat/temperatures.
The military's Air Mobility Command has a weight limit of a maximum of 150 lbs for total combined weight of the pet and approved pet carrier. Pet(s) and kennel weighing greater than 150 lbs will not be accepted for shipment under any circumstances.
There is no pet quarantine on this base.
General pet boarding costs for dogs and cats can be expensive and can also depend upon length of stay, feeding, grooming, etc. It is important to make reservations early especially if near a major holiday. There are limited lodging spaces for pets on base both in The Navy Gateway Suites and Inns and The Navy Lodge. Check to see if there is availability for your pet. If not visit the yellow pages or websites for a listing of additional boarding facilities.
Authorized patrons are military I.D. card holders. Our facility is limited to services permitted by regulation. These include vaccinations, heartworm testing, fecal testing and minor treatment of the ears, eyes, and skin on an outpatient basis. Some products such as heartworm and flea preventatives are available for purchase.
We do not provide emergency services for pets. Additionally we are prohibited by regulation from performing routine surgeries on privately owned pets. The Jacksonville area has many fine veterinarians to provide services we are prohibited from providing. We suggest you ask friends and acquaintances with pets for recommendations on a local veterinarian.