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Household Goods/Transportation Office (Outbound)
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
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.
Huntsville and Madison County require dogs and cats to be registered. Proof of vaccination is required for registration. Microchipping your furry friend helps track them if they stray. A leash law is enforced in city limits and in park areas. To reach the local animal control agencies call:City of Huntsville Animal Control, 256-883-3782.Madison County Animal Control, 256-532-1519.
All animals much be microchipped and registered with the Veterinary Treatment Facility if residing on post. Registration mush be completed within three working days of moving into family housing. Call family housing about restrictions of certain breeds.
When transporting a pet, please consider the overall health, age and disposition. Some pets love to travel while others are stressed out by change. Keep the pets crated or on a leash until they adjust to the new location. Alabama has hot summers, so never leave a pet in a vehicle if the temperature rises.
Health certificates are required for OCONUS travel. Please visit the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website for specific information on current requirements for each country. If a health certificate is needed, please contact the Veterinary Center for additional information and availability of this service.
Redstone Arsenal Veterinarian services can be reached at 256-876-2441.
Open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed from noon - 1 p.m. each day for lunch.
Appointments needed; no walk-ins.
All dogs and cats on the installation must be registered with the veterinary treatment facility within three working days of moving into family housing or acquiring animals. Proof of rabies vaccination and microchip must be present at the time of registration. The veterinary treatment facility on Redstone can not board your pet. You will need to make arrangements with an area kennel to house your pet.
Candlewood Suites at Redstone have pet-friendly rooms.
Due to limited manpower and resources, veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full-service civilian veterinary hospital.
Veterinary Services for Redstone Arsenal can be reached at 256-876-2441 for further questions.
Open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed for lunch from noon - 1 p.m.