Your Pets

Information on importing pets to Japan

Dog & Cat

Our pet(s) is/are part of our family. Decisions whether or not to bring them to Japan are very personal and a concern for those in Public Health Command District - Japan (PHCD-J). This section will detail the Japan pet policy and how you can set you (and your pet) up for success during your move.

Are you bringing, or planning to bring, pets to Japan? Here is some important information you need to know beforehand.

Pets cannot ride on the official Navy buses to Yokosuka, not even in the baggage compartment. Contact your Sponsor for an assist, or contact the Bus Transportation Liaison at OR by phone at 011-81-46-816-7777 (international) 315-243-7777 (DSN from the US). The bus liaison needs several days, and a copy of your orders, to facilitate a transportation assist for pets.

Pets cannot stay at the Navy Lodge. Contact the NEX Kennel for a reservation for pet boarding. The number is 011-81-46-816-4530 (from the US). The NEX Kennel is open 0900-1500, Monday-Friday. (Yes, someone is there on the weekend to care for the pets.) ALSO contact the Navy Lodge to let them know about your arrival with a pet. If you will arrive after the NEX Kennel is closed, please contact your command for further assistance.

Pet import information is provided online at the following webpages: