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Moving with a pet during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

When military personnel need to relocate, the logistical aspects can be overwhelming. If you also have a beloved pet, the task becomes even more challenging and anxiety-inducing. Moving with a pet during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) requires careful consideration and thorough preparation to guarantee their safety and happiness throughout the process. By prioritizing your pet's needs and adequately planning ahead, PCSing with a pet can turn into a seamless and rewarding experience for both you and your furry friend.

In a positive and progressive move, the DoD has recently approved a policy that aims to alleviate some stress. This policy recognizes the strong bond between service members and their beloved pets and extends support to cover the expenses of pet travel. It acknowledges the importance of keeping service members and their families together, even when they are relocating or deploying. Under this new policy, service members can now receive financial assistance, potentially up to $5,000, to transport their pets. This ensures that their furry companions can accompany them wherever they are stationed, eliminating the emotional distress of leaving a pet behind and promoting overall well-being. The DoD's decision demonstrates a compassionate and forward-thinking approach to supporting service members and their families, understanding that pets are an essential part of military households.

Relocating to a new duty station is an unavoidable aspect of military life, but what about our beloved pets? Pets are more than just animals; they are an essential part of our families. Luckily, the DoD acknowledges this and has introduced pet-friendly policies to ensure that military families can bring their cherished pets with them during PCS moves. This not only reduces the stress and worry of being separated from our furry companions, but also fosters a sense of stability and familiarity for both the pets and the family. Recognizing the significance of keeping pets with their families, PCS with Pets aims to provide support to military families during their PCS moves. We understand that pets are cherished members of our families and should be treated accordingly.

Whether you require assistance or seek valuable resources and information on moving with your pets, look no further than PCS with Pets. Our team of knowledgeable PCSing experts are readily available to assist you with all your needs! Email us at or join our Community Forum for personalized help.