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Pets on the move: PCSing pets

Photo of a dog sitting in its kennel.

Otis waits to check-in at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. Pets must remain in their kennels while in the terminal or public areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A photo of people waiting in line to check in.

Travelers with pets wait to check-in at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. Depending on their destination, passengers must check in with their pets two to four hours before their departure time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A photo of a dog sitting in a kennel.

Fritzi, a corgi, sits in a dog crate at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. Passengers wishing to travel with their pets must choose a kennel with ventilation on at least three sides and space up to three inches from the top of the kennel to the ears of the pet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A photo of an Airmen checking documents for a passenger.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Geoffrey Ea, 721st Aerial Port Squadron passenger service agent, checks documents at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. Passengers are required to have all pet documentation for check-in including microchips, immunizations, proof of ownership and veterinary health certificates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A photo of a man weighing a dog on a scale.

Theodore Russell, dog owner, weighs his German Shepherd at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. Air travel with pets incurs a fee depending on the weight of the pet and the kennel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A picture of a vehicle parking next to an aircraft.

A 4K Tug pulls carts to a commercial aircraft outside the Ramstein Passenger Terminal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. Space on aircrafts are limited for pets, so it’s recommended to call the Traffic Management Office as early as possible to reserve a space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A photo of Airmen carrying a dog kennel to an aircraft.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Klucker (right) and Senior Airman Jeff Cannella, 721st Aerial Port Squadron passenger service specialists, carry a dog to a commercial aircraft outside the Ramstein Passenger Terminal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. Pets and kennels weighing in excess of 150 pounds are not accepted for travel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A photo of an Airmen placing a cat on a conveyor belt.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Klucker, 721st Aerial Port Squadron passenger service specialist, places a cat on a conveyor belt outside the Ramstein Passenger Terminal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. It’s recommended to make sure a pet is safe for air travel because aircrafts may subject them to extreme temperatures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A photo of a cat riding up a conveyor belt to an aircraft.

A cat rides up a conveyor belt en route to a commercial aircraft outside the Ramstein Passenger Terminal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. A family can reserve space for up to two pets per flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A photo of a civilian preparing to take a kennel into an aircraft.
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A commercial aircraft staff member prepares to receive a pet outside the Ramstein Passenger Terminal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. Space for pets on planes is limited, therefore it is recommended to call the Traffic Management Office as early as possible to reserve space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

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Travelers with pets go through the check-in process at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. Depending on their destination, passengers must check in with their pets two to four hours before their departure time.