Pets

The Navy Lodge facility at the Support Site in Gricignano does not have a kennel. There is a small amount of pet-friendly lodging available at the Navy Lodge, but it is in limited supply, so be sure you or your sponsor call to reserve well in advance.

Pets may be housed in local (off-base) animal boarding facilities, or you may also consider leaving your pet with your sponsor or a friend. Per night kennel rates average about 10 to 15 euro per pet and cannot be filed with your travel claim. Kennel fees are non-refundable. Coordinate arrangements with your sponsor prior to arriving to minimize the stress on you and your pets.

If you rent an apartment on the local economy, most landlords allow pets. Residents who live in government quarters are allowed to have two indoor microchipped pets (cats or dogs) that are spayed or neutered. It is important that you notify the housing office and your sponsor about what kind of pets you plan to bring with you to Italy. The base instruction prohibits the boarding of any pets weighing over 70 pounds and there are some breed restrictions.

You can bring your pet to Italy with you on Air Mobility Command (AMC) flights on a space-available basis. There is an excess baggage fee and only a limited number of pets may be shipped on each flight. AMC will not ship any pets weighing more than 150 pounds. Be sure to inform the personnel department that schedules your flight to Italy that you will be traveling with a pet. There is a limit of two pets for each family, dogs and cats only, and you must provide the proper travel containers.

There is no quarantine period in Italy, but you will be required to have a current rabies immunization record on your animals. The pet must have had the rabies shot not more than 12 months and not less than 30 days prior to arrival in Italy. In addition, a veterinary health certificate with the following data is required:  personal identification of the owner and detailed description of the animal attesting to its good health. This certification is good for only 10 days from the date of examination and must be certified by an official veterinary service.

If your pet is old, requires special treatment or long-term medication, it is recommended that you not bring your cat or dog to Naples. No special diagnostic facilities are available. If your pet has a special health problem, have your sponsor contact veterinary services to determine whether or not adequate care is available. 

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