Pets

USAG Bavaria Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF)
Bldg. 222, Rose Barracks
DSN: 476-2370
Civ: 09662-83-2370
Int: +49-9662-83-2370

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 0730 – 1600
Occasionally closed during posted hrs due to mission priorities, as well as closed the last working day of the month and U.S. Federal Holidays






Shipping Your Pet 

 Shipping Your Pet from
CONUS to Europe


In order to ship a pet from the United States to Europe, there are a few requirements that must be met:

Different airlines might impose other regulations in relation to carrier size, heat embargos, and animal weight. Check with the airline carrier you are flying with for specific guidelines.
For more information regarding your pet please go to the following website:
http://www.healthcare.hqusareur.army.mil/ERVC/
Click on “Animal Medicine” which will take you to Dangerous Dogs, Health Certificates, and Pet Shipment Requirements.
Shipping your pet from Europe elsewhere – if you are PCS to a country than the USA, consult your VTF at the earliest opportunity – as soon as you get orders – as some countries requirements can take up to 6-9 months of planning and tests to ensure a smooth move.
Crate requirements for Dog
The crate needs to be air-lined approved, with live stickers. The crate also needs to have water and food bowls. They also should have the grate on the bottom so the animal can go to the bathroom and not be sitting in it.
Make sure that the person also asks how many additional hours they may need to pay and get the animal boarded. For example, an Individual needed to be the airport 5 hours before boarding to have dog placed on the plane.

 

 

Below is a chart of the dimensions for crates.
Amount of the ticket price for travel for the pet depends on the weight and crate size.


Breed Size Chart & Dimensions for Pet Porters & Varikennels

DO21100
Regular Varikennel #100

21"x16"x15"H,
with handle
Ivory (Tan) Color
Actual CrateWeight: 7 Lb

Cats, Toy Poodles, Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus

DO21551
Fashion Varikennel #200

28"x20.5"x21.5"H
With Handle
Ivory with Navy
Actual Crate Weight: 12 Lb

Beagles, Shelties, Min. Poodles, Cockers, Lhasa Apsos

DO21552
Fashion Varikennel #300

32"x22.5x24"H
No Handle
Ivory with Charcoal
Actual Crate Weight: 18 Lb

Springers, Border Collies, Bull Dogs

DO21553
Fashion Varikennel #400

36"x24"x26"H
No Handle
Ivory with Red
Actual Crate Weight: 19 Lb

Boxers, Dalmatians, Collies, Airdales, Setters, Aust. Shepherds, Dobermans

DO21554
Fashion Varikennel #500

40"x27"x30"H
No Handle
Ivory with Grey
Actual Crate Weight: 26 Lb

Afghans, Retrievers, Pointers, Shepherds, Rottweilers

DO21700
Regular Varikennel #700

48"x32"x35"H
No Handle
Ivory (Tan) Color
Actual Crate Weight: 44 Lb

Irish Wolfhounds, Newfoundlands, St. Bernards, Mastiffs, Greyhounds

SOURCE: http://www.futurepets.com/SKY_KENNEL.HTM

 

 

 Five tips on traveling with your pet by plane:
 Make reservations well ahead of time and confirm them 24 hours before takeoff.
 All airlines require a health certificate issued within 10 days of your departure date, whether you're traveling within the United States or abroad. Your veterinarian will have to examine your pet and certify that he is free of disease and healthy enough to travel.
Note: animals must be at least 8 weeks old to travel by plane.
 Be at the animal check-in (if you're handing over your pet yourself) at least 2 hours prior to a domestic flight or 4 hours prior to an international one, to allow plenty of time to complete the formalities.
 Pets must travel in manufactured pet carriers – homemade ones won't do. Label the carrier "Live Animal," and mark "up" arrows on all sides of the crate. Also, write your home address and telephone number clearly on the crate
 Be at the animal check-in (if you're handing over your pet yourself) at least 2 hours prior to a domestic flight or 4 hours prior to an international one, to allow plenty of time to complete the formalities.
 Pets must travel in manufactured pet carriers – homemade ones won't do. Label the carrier "Live Animal," and mark "up" arrows on all sides of the crate.
Also, write your home address and telephone number clearly on the crate
Airline Information
Airline Rules

Each airline has separate rules. Some have pet embargo rules, which result in times during the year that pet travel is not allowed. Some airlines no longer accept pets and rely on special pet carrier or animal transport companies. Make sure you check with the airline well in advance regarding their pet travel rules, as they can change without notice.
The following are some of the rules of individual airlines:
Continental Airlines

As with most airlines, Continental allows small pets to travel in the cabin. For those pets traveling alone, Continental has brought in a new program called PetSafe QuickPak Cargo. Under their program, you reserve space for your pet well in advance and reconfirm those reservations 24 hours before flight time.
Pets should be checked in as cargo from a special QuickPak Desk near the ticketing counter, one hour prior to flight time. The 24-hour help-desk will create an itinerary for your pet (depending on origin and destination temperatures). If your pet doesn't fly as reserved, you get your money back.

Continental has no specific pet embargo dates. If the temperature of the destination or arrival airport is over 85 degrees or less than 10 degrees Fahrenheit,  your pet will not be allowed to fly cargo that day. For pets over 7 years of age, Continental strongly recommends a heart examination and blood work to make sure there is no underlying liver or kidney damage prior to flying.
Delta Airlines

Delta has instituted a pet embargo from May 15 to Sept. 15.
This means that no pets are allowed to fly cargo during these dates. Pets are still allowed as carry-on anytime throughout the year, but the kennel must be able to fit under the seat in front of you.
If your pet is transported as carry-on or is traveling with you as cargo, the cost is $75 each way. Check Cost
If your pet travels by plane alone, there is a substantial cost difference.
You will be able to pre-book a maximum of 7 days in advance and a minimum of 1 day of the desired flight.
Upon arrival in the destination city, pets will be delivered to the Delta cargo facility within 60 minutes.
United Airlines

As with other airlines, pets are allowed as carry-on anytime during the year but there are size and number of pets limitations.
If your pet travels as carry-on with you, the charge is $75 each way. Check cost.
Pets can also be shipped as cargo. United has no specific pet embargo dates.
If the temperature of the destination or arrival airport is over 85 degrees or less than 10 degrees Fahrenheit; your pet will not be allowed to fly cargo that day.
American Airlines

American also has a pet embargo from May 15 to September 15.
As with other airlines, small pets can accompany you as carry-on. If traveling with an owner, the cost is $80 each way.
Prices vary if your pet is traveling alone.
Exceptions will be made for service animals and official bomb- and drug-sniffing dogs (with documentation).

There are temperature restrictions.
According to www.aa.com, "Pets can not be accepted when the current or forecasted temperature is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit at any location on the itinerary (75 degrees Fahrenheit for snub-nosed dogs and snub-nosed cats).
Pets can not be accepted when the ground temperature is below 45 degrees Fahrenheit at any location on the itinerary unless the pet has a veterinarian's statement of low temperature acclimation (see www.aa.com)
When temperatures fall below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, pets may not be checked even with a statement of low temperature acclimation."
US Airways

US Airways also has no specific embargo dates. Pet travel is prohibited when the outside temperature is over 85 degrees or under 10 degrees Fahrenheit. US Airways does not allow pets to travel in the cargo hold anymore because of extreme temperatures in Phoenix and Las Vegas, where we have two large hubs.
The exception is shuttle routes between New York LaGuardia, Boston, and Washington National Airport.
They do not allow pets to travel to Hawaii due to state agricultural rules.
Pets traveling as carry-on cost $75 each way. For pets flying cargo, costs are based on weight and destination. Complete details are at usairways.com. US Airways (480) 693-5754.
Northwest Airlines

Northwest has no specific embargo dates and determines if pet travel is allowed by daily temperature. Pet travel is prohibited when the outside temperature is over 85 degrees or under 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Pets traveling as carry-on cost $80 each way. For pets flying cargo, costs are based on weight and destination.
Southwest Airlines

Southwest does not allow pets to fly at any time.
SOURCE: http://www.petplace.com/dogs/airline-rules-for-travel-with-your-dog/page2.aspx