Pet Kennel

Hours of Operation

Monday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Holidays 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Pet Kennel
Bldg. 1042

+81 (46)407-5915

Military DSN Tel:

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The Camp Zama MWR Boarding Kennel is located next to the Zama Vet Services Office. Our facility primarily caters to USAG-J assigned Army personnel on PCS in/out status, TDY, emergency leave, and regular leave status personnel. If space is available, we will also accept animals from other installations throughout Japan.


Kennel Prices (As of April 1, 2017):

$13 per day (One cat)
$20 per day (Two cats)

*Food included


$15 per day (One dog)
$20 per day (Two dogs)
$25 per day (Three dogs)

*Food for dogs will be $2 per day, per dog


All animals will have to receive the following vaccines prior to boarding and show adequate proof, in English, of said shots:

  • Dogs - Rabies, Distemper Combo, and Bordetella.
  • Cats - Rabies and Felocell (Feline Distemper shot).

All shots are mandatory. Failure to provide this information will automatically disqualify all animals for boarding.

Cancellation fees are $20 regardless of either cat or dog. There is no cancellation fee charged if clients call the Pet Boarding Kennel at least 72 hours before boarding.

There are currently 21 dog kennels with runs, and 12 cat kennels.

Importing Dogs and Cats
  • Japan discourages the importation of dogs and cats under the age of 12 months. These pets rarely meet the vaccination and FAVN testing requirements. Pets under the age of 12 months can be imported but must start with a 180 day quarantine period.
  • All dogs and cats must FIRST obtain a microchip prior to receiving any vaccinations and FAVN testing. The microchip number must be included on the rabies and health certificates and on the Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization (FAVN) Results form.
  • All dogs and cats arriving from a non-rabies free country or area must be vaccinated with an inactivated rabies vaccine at least 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to arriving and must show a history of 2 rabies vaccinations.
  • All dogs and cats must have a Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization (FAVN) Test performed. This test measures the protective antibody level against rabies.
  • All dogs and cats must have a health and rabies certificate issued by a Military Veterinarian. A USDA Federal Veterinarian must certify with a raised seal all certificates issued by civilian veterinarians.
  • All dogs and cats must give prior notification to the Japan Animal Quarantine Service as soon as commercial transportation is scheduled.
  • All cats are required to have their NEGATIVE FeLV/FIV blood test before boarding into our Pet Kennel facility. (NEGATIVE FeLV/FIV blood test is good for one year) *This is different than the FAVN Rabies titer test required before entering Japan.
Download Documentation

Please fill out the forms below prior to boarding your pet to ensure a smooth boarding process.

*For PCS-ins, please fill out the PCS Reservation in addition to the Questionnaire, Waiver, and Kennel Boarding forms.


 Other Documents

  • Pet Boarding Requirements
  • Japan Pet Requirements Memo
  • The "ldeal" Timeline
  • Flowchart for per preparation for importation into Japan
Informational Links

Please visit the following web pages for more information:

Off Base Kennels

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