Shipping Pets

Shipping Pets


At the Inn at Fort Bliss, there are a limited number of pet rooms available at Lodging. Advance reservations for these rooms are suggested. There is a $75 non-refundable pet fee for a pet room. Guests arriving with pets must bring current vaccination records. The following pets are not authorized at Lodging: Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Terriers, English Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers (full or mixed breed) wolves & wolf hybrids.

Pets other than domestic dogs, cats, small caged rodents, birds and fish are not allowed on Fort Bliss. This includes exotic animals, whether mammals or reptiles, as well as domestic livestock such as goats, sheep, pigs, chickens etc.

As of 12 August 2004, dogs belonging to the following breeds are prohibited from Fort Bliss: Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Rottweilers (full or mixed breed), and wolves and wolf hybrids. If you have questions or need more information on this policy, please contact the VTF or the Housing Office.



Due to its location along the border, El Paso is an area with a higher than average incident rate of rabies. It is recommended that pets receive all required shots prior to or immediately upon arrival.



Travelers shipping pets into El Paso should time their arrival/and/or transfer of pets at other airports to ensure the pet does not sit out on the hot tarmac during transfer between aircraft. If at all possible, try to schedule the flights in the early mornings or evenings for your pet’s safety. All cats and dogs must receive rabies shots and tags annually, through your local veterinarian. All dogs and cats over four months of age must have a current rabies vaccination.


Base regulations

Families living in government quarters are limited on the number and type of pets allowed. Check with the housing office for regulations.



Dogs or cats that bite any individual must be quarantined for a 10 day period. Bites must be reported to Animal Control workers at 915-532-5966. There is no quarantine required for pets being brought into the El Paso geographic area.



All dogs and cats are required to be immunized against rabies and registered annually. Fort Bliss requires a full series of vaccinations as well as the rabies vaccination. Dogs and cats residing off post must be registered with the City at the Animal Regulation & Disease Control for a fee of $8.00. More details may be obtained at the Fort Bliss VTF. Animals residing on post must be registered with the Fort Bliss VTF within three working days of their arrival. Proof of rabies immunization within the last year is required of all dogs and cats over three months of age at the time of registration.

Registration and immunization are required on a yearly basis. If your animals were not vaccinated at the Fort Bliss VTF, bring the certificate of rabies vaccination to the VTF for registration and/or update of their records.


Veterinary treatment facility (VTF)

The VTF is located in Building 6077, Carter Road, El Paso, Texas 79920-5001 and can be reached by calling 915-742-2266; fax 915-742-6202. More information may be found on the VTF website.

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