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AMC Pet Info

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Pet shipments will be in conjunction with PSC moves
Authorized pets are limited to household dogs and cats
Pets cannot be left behind and travel unaccompanied
Pet reservations are made through your local transportation office

Pet Fee:

Pet and containers weighing under 70 lbs are $110
Pet and containers 71-140 lbs are $220
Pet and containers 141-150 lbs are $330
Pet and containers over 150 lbs are not authorized

Authorized Pet Containers:

Containers must be hard shell and NOT soft sided or collapsible for pets going in the below baggage compartment
Pets must be able to stand up, turn around, and lie down with normal posture and body movements
Containers must provide adequate ventilation

Two Pets In One Container:

Two small pets (under 31 lbs each and 6 months old or younger) of the same species that are used to cohabitation may be shipped in the same container
Still requires two approved pet reservations through your local transportation office
Two pets in one cage will only be charged as a single pet and container

Space Available Pet Program:

Program to allow PCS passengers the opportunity to ship more than 2 pets
See your local transportation office 15 days prior to flight departures to see if unused pet spaces exist
The transportation office will print out a confirmation for your records if approved 

In-cabin Pets

Pet spaces are severely limited on Patriot Express Missions to 10 cargo pet spaces and 3 in-cabin pet spaces (notify transportation office if in-cabin pet desired)
Kennel size is restricted to 20L x 16W x 8H. Soft shell containers allowed.

Pet Comfort:

Place several layers of absorbent material such as newspaper or absorbent material in the bottom of the cage. Do not use straw, grass, sand, soil, sawdust.
Place the animal's favorite blanket and play toy in the cage.
Give the animal sufficient food and a chew bone for the trip.
Attach a water bottle.


Talk to your local veterinarian and transportation office for border clearance documentation and health certificates for your new duty station.

Pet Check-in:

Passengers may check-in for seat confirmation from 1200 the day prior to the flight until 1100 the day of flight
Pet fees can be paid on the day of the flight.
The pet will remain with the passenger until pet acceptance at 1200 the day of the flight


During summer months connecting commercial airlines may have heat embargos on shipping pets
Commercial carriers are not responsible to feed and water your pet. If aircraft ground times exceed 2 hours you may request to walk, feed, and water your pet.