Dog Days Pet Care: Supporting Our Military Personnel and Their Furry Friends

At Dog Days Pet Care, we understand that pets are part of your family. That’s why we’re thrilled to share some exciting news for our military service members and their beloved pets. The Department of Defense (DoD) has recently announced new policies regarding pet quarantines and the expenses involved in Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves. These changes, effective from January 1, 2024, are a big step forward in acknowledging the challenges faced by our military personnel when relocating with their pets

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Here’s a quick rundown of the new policies:

  1. Reimbursement for Pet Expenses: Military service members can now be reimbursed for certain pet expenses incurred due to a PCS within the continental United States. This includes up to $550 for a household pet (either a cat or a dog) and up to $2,000 for moves to or from locations outside the continental United States to cover costs related to the transportation of a pet, including mandatory quarantine fees.
  2. Final Pet PCS Travel Reimbursement Policy: Each military branch is now authorized to offer up to $550 per service member for a stateside PCS and up to $4,000 for overseas PCS moves. This benefit is designed to help offset the expense of shipping a pet, covering the quarantine fees that many host nations require before troops can bring their cats or dogs.
  3. Updated Joint Travel Regulations: These regulations now include a new pet reimbursement entitlement and allowances. This includes reimbursement for mandatory quarantine fees for household pets, with the actual cost of these fees being reimbursable, limited to $550 per PCS move.

If you have ever wondered:

  1. How long is pet quarantine in Hawaii? Your pet must remain in quarantine until it has completed the 120-day waiting period after passing an OIE-FAVN rabies serological test.
  2. How long is the pet quarantine in Japan? If dogs and cats meet import requirements upon arrival in Japan, the quarantine period will be within 12 hours. On the other hand, dogs and cats that do not meet the requirements are subject to quarantine at a detention facility of AQS for the necessary period (up to 180 days).

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At Dog Days Pet Care, we recognize the immense sacrifice our military personnel make for our nation. As a token of our gratitude and support, we’re committed to providing top-notch in-home pet care services. Whether you’re dealing with the logistics of a PCS move or need a helping hand with your pet, our team is here to ensure your furry friend receives the love and care they deserve, right in the comfort of your home.

We believe that pets thrive best in their familiar environment, and our services are designed to maintain their routine and minimize stress, especially during times of transition. From daily walks to overnight stays, our professional pet caregivers are dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to your pet’s unique needs.

As we celebrate these positive changes for our military families, Dog Days Pet Care remains steadfast in our commitment to supporting you and your pets. Thank you to our military personnel for your service and sacrifice. We are honored to be a part of your support system.

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Certainly! Here are the references in APA style, including the URLs:

  1. Department of Defense. (2024). New policy for military service members’ pet expenses. Retrieved from https://www.military.com/daily-news/2024/01/12/dod-approves-new-pet-policy-permanent-change-station-moves.html
  2. Pentagon. (2024). Pentagon issues final pet PCS travel reimbursement policy. Retrieved from https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2024/01/11/pentagon-issues-final-pet-pcs-travel-reimbursement-policy/
  3. Joint Travel Regulations. (2024). Updates to include new pet reimbursement entitlement. Retrieved from https://www.defense.gov/News/Releases/Release/Article/3211456/dod-approves-new-pet-policy-for-permanent-change-of-station-moves/

Dog Days Pet Care is here to support you and your pets. For more information about our services or to schedule a consultation, please visit our website or contact us directly. Here’s to a smoother transition for you and your furry family members!