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.
All dogs and cats four months of age and older at Naval Support Activity Annapolis must be vaccinated against rabies and must be licensed through Anne Arundel County.
New residents moving into the county have 30 days to license their dog or cat. For more information on licensing your pet, visit the Anne Arundel County Website.
Upon receiving your orders at Naval Support Activity Annapolis, you should immediately request information and make arrangements for your pet's transportation, as space on flights is limited. This is especially true during the hotter months.
Passengers are responsible for complying with the required sizes for shipping containers, host country documentation, immunizations, border clearance requirements and associated costs.
Arrangements are more complicated for service members transferring overseas, so even more time should be allowed for planning in those situations.
For more detailed information on moving with pets and specific overseas quarantine requirements, contact your Fleet and Family Support Center and installation transportation office.
There are no boarding facilities on Naval Support Activity Annapolis, so check out the Fort Meade Pet Care Center. It has 28 indoor/outdoor runs and 11 individual cat units.
It provides 24-hour heat and air conditioning, automatic water fixtures and state-of-the-art aluminum bars, ensuring no entangled claws. The center also has a veterinarian on call 24 hours a day. For more information, call 301-677-4059.
In addition, Anne Arundel County has many boarding kennels. Consult the Yellow Pages in the local phone directory for a complete listing.
Pets are allowed at the following temporary lodging facilities: Navy Lodge Annapolis, 410-757-7900; Extended Stay America Annapolis, 844-532-2137; Red Roof Inn at Baltimore/Washington International Airport, 410-850-7600; and the Comfort Inn at BWI, 410-789-9100.
There are no veterinary services available at Naval Support Activity Annapolis. The nearest military veterinarian is located at Fort Meade in Maryland. Basic veterinary care is available by appointment.
The clinic’s primary mission is to provide care for military work dogs; appointments for family pets are on a Space-A basis. Call 301-677-1300 for appointments and information. A valid military ID is required.