U.S. Army MWR



Your dogs and cats add joy to your life. You sometimes need to travel, though. When you need a safe place for your four-legged friends, check out local Army MWR Pet Kennels.

Located on or near your Army base, kennels provide temporary housing for your pets. Use a kennel while you settle into your new home, travel for work, take an emergency leave or prepare to transfer to a new assignment.

Cat and Dog

The kennel provides shelter, exercise and a safe haven for your beloved pet. Temperature-controlled and clean buildings provide modern amenities. Designed to be as stress-free as possible, the facilities typically provide individual beds and generous exercise areas.

Trained, attentive and professional staff members care for your pet. They understand their needs. In many cases, Army spouses make up a large portion of the workforce.

When reserving a spot in the kennel, make sure your pet complies with the medical requirements. Vaccinations must be up to date, and you’ll need to provide proof of current vaccines. Check with your kennel about the specific shots your pet needs.

Additionally, your pet must pass a fecal parasite test. You’ll also need to treat your furry friends with flea and tick medicine.

For your pet’s safety, bring food and medications from home. The staff will administer any medications according to your instructions.

While kennels provide safe housing, some locations also provide educational classes. As a family, learn how to care for and groom your pets. Your dogs can even learn obedience. These classes are especially helpful for families with small children or young pets.

The Army MWR understands the needs of active duty and retired service personnel. Travel is an inevitable part of life. The next time you need to leave your pet in good hands, take advantage of Army MWR pet kennels.


Army MWR Kennel & Pet Services Finder

Please check with your local MWR Office for Pet Services in your local community

 Joint Base Lewis- McChord

Fort Campbell, KY
 Fort Irwin, CA

Fort Stewart, GA
 Fort Polk, LA

West Point
 Camp Darby/ Livorno MWR
 USAG Japan  
Fort Riley, KS 
(Pet Adoptions)

Fort Meade, MD
 USAG Benelux
Fort Benning, GA

Fort Bliss, TX

(Vet Clinic Only)

 Fort Sill, LA

(Vet Clinic)
 Carlisle Barracks, PA
(Vet Clinic Only)
Fort Belvoir, VA
(Vet Clinic)
 Chievres/ SHAPE