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United States Army
Household Goods/Transportation Office (outbound)
301 C. St.
Yuma, AZ 85365-9498
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.
http://www.hsoyuma.com/ Recommend all pets are current on Rabies and Distemper (Da2PPV for dog, FVRCP for cat) vaccines prior to arrival to Yuma. Other vaccines may be recommended based on lifestyle of your pet (i.e., – Lepto Virus, Coronavirus, Rattlesnake vaccine).
Pets residing on YPG must be registered with the YPG VTF within 10 days of arrival. Currently there is no mandatory requirement for microchipping your pet; however, this is strongly encouraged because it is the only way to ensure your pet can be identified if lost on post. Pets that cannot be identified are brought to the Yuma County Humane Society within 24 hours of being picked up on post and put up for adoption 72 hours after arrival to the humane society.
All dogs must be licensed/registered with the City of Yuma (City Hall) or The Humane Society of Yuma, depending on where you live. This must be done within 30 days of arrival by contacting the Yuma County Humane Society, 4050 S. Avenue 4 ½ E, Yuma, AZ 85365, 928-782-1621 or at One City Plaza. YPG Families can register their pet(s) through the Humane Society website and the Humane Society will mail them the pet license. In order to receive a license for your pet you must provide a copy of a rabies certificate.
Cats are only required to be licensed if they live within city limits. More information may be found at:https://www.yumaaz.gov/government/yuma-police-department/animal-control-services/pet-licenses.
When traveling with a pet always make sure that their vaccinations are up to date and that you have a copy of their records and a month's supply of any medications that they are taking. Air travel with pets requires not only up to date rabies vaccinations, but a health certificate signed by a veterinarian within 10 days of travel (may vary depending on airline – contact your ticket agent for details). If you are on PCS orders overseas, additional requirements exist for Hawaii and Japan because they are rabies-free. Other restrictions may apply depending on the import regulations for the country you are traveling to. The YPG VTF has packets available with required documents for overseas pet travel. Effective July 14, 2021, the CDC is temporarily suspending (stopping) dog imports from countries classified as high-risk for rabies. The suspension includes U.S.-origin pet dogs returning to the U.S. from any high-risk rabies country. Please visit the USDA Aphis website for more information on pet travel.
Dogs and cats: Arizona does not have quarantine requirements for dogs and cats that travel. If a dog or cat bites someone, proof of a current rabies vaccination is required in order to avoid euthanizing the biting animal. All bite incidents (animal to human) get a 10 day (generally) in-home quarantine.
Exotic pets: YPG Housing does not allow exotic pets on base. Please call the Desert Oasis Housing Community at 928-329-9014 for more information.
The YPG Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) cannot officially recommend boarding facilities. The following is a listing of places that have good reviews:
The Yuma Proving Ground Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) is located at Building 226 on First Street. Animals are seen by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 928-328-2064. Pet owners must show proof of DOD service (active duty, retired military, or dependent) to receive care at the Veterinary Treatment Facility.
The veterinary section also operates a clinic at the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma VTF once a week, with appointments made through our normal YPG clinic number. Limited appointments are available due to other mission requirements. We recommend that you have a relationship with a civilian veterinarian to maintain continuity of care for your pets. A list of civilian veterinarians in Yuma is available at the VTF.