Hi! My name is Michele and I am a military spouse who has lived in Schweinfurt for over two years. My husband and I are avid travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. Currently, the only thing missing in our lives is a dog. Unfortunately, our quaint living space doesn’t allow for pets. But we do have many friends here who are pet owners. So between them, we get plenty of K9 interaction for the time being. First on our agenda when moving back to the States – get a dog!
Needless to say, pets are on my mind. I would like to introduce you to Maggie May—owned by my friends Meg and Robert – part of our military family. Three years ago, Maggie joined her parents and boarded a flight to Germany. Since then, this seasoned traveler has explored numerous world famous countries—France, Italy and Czech Republic—just to name a few. Yet, as with any Schweinfurt military family, Maggie’s departure is looming in the near future.
Over a casual conversation, Meg and I started talking about what it takes to get Maggie back to the States. Boy was I surprised. I didn’t realize how complicated pet travel is. In addition to the routine procedures, Meg enlightened me to the fact that our base is closing. That means hundreds of Soldiers and families will all be out-processing at the same time—many of which own pets! Meg was able to tell me what she is doing to prepare, and showed me the resources available to families PCSing with pets. So, I figure, if this information helped Meg, it might help you as well.
Schweinfurt Veterinarian Clinic
Contact the Veterinary Clinic with any questions. They are always available to help. Plus, they will help you schedule any necessary appointments needed before travel.
Pet Tips & Tricks
Download this helpful guide for families PCSing with pets. Information provided by the Schweinfurt Veterinarian Clinic
I hope this information helps you and your pet prepare for the trip. Next stop… home sweet home!