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Military Pet Relocation Reimbursement

Published on: January 6, 2023  |  Author: Starwood Pet Travel

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Have you heard the news? The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act may provide military service members who are relocating their family and pets on permanent change of station (PCS) orders reimbursement for their pet transportation costs!

Military Pet Move Reimbursement

According to the Defense Travel Management Office, "As of January 1, 2024, military Service members going through a PCS within the continental United States can be reimbursed up to $550 for one household pet, either cat or dog, and up to $2,000 for moves to or from a location outside the continental United States to cover costs related to the transportation of a pet." This new measure will immensely help military members of any rank offset the costs involved with relocating pets to their new homes. 

How to Get Reimbursement

Recent updates have announced that this policy will not be in effect until Jan 1, 2024. The Joint Travel Regulations will be updated on that date. Starwood has been working with active duty personnel to understand the changes to the DoD's Joint Travel Regulations. We will update this post regularly as more information becomes available and share details from service members accessing the new funds.  

How Starwood Can Help

At Starwood, a veteran-owned company, we have the privilege of working with military families on a daily basis. As part of our commitment to supporting our brave service members, we are delighted to offer our Pet Protection Plan at absolutely no cost to military families.

Active duty military personnel and veterans have countless reasons to choose Starwood. We specialize in military moves and take pride in providing a dedicated Pet Travel Coordinator who will work closely with airlines and local agents worldwide. Our coordinator will guide you through every step of the journey, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience.

With Starwood's expertise and personalized service, you can trust us to take care of all your pet transportation needs during your relocation.


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