Twentynine Palms -- The Combat Center’s Provost Marshal’s Office would like to provide some helpful information to the community about proper pet ownership.
If you are interested in adopting a new pet to your family, it is recommended to adopt from an animal shelter, rather than a dog breeder. Shelters will provide a lower price, mandatory vaccinations for your pet and they also prevent euthanasia. Most dog breeds are allowed aboard the Combat Center, but Pit Bulls and any mix of the Pit Bull breed is prohibited.
After you bring home your new furry friend, registration and vaccinations are required. Pet registration and vaccinations must be done through the veterinary facility here, if you choose to bring your pet into town for vaccinations, there are plenty of veterinary clinics in the Morongo Basin. Make sure all vaccinations are administered by a licensed professional, do not do them yourself.
Although the base welcomes pets, there are a few rules that must be implemented. Dogs enjoy being outside, but if you decide to leave you pet unattended outside, the Marine Corps order states that you must provide food, water and shelter. It is important to note that if an animal is left unattended outside for long periods of time, it may result in an animal violation notice. Additionally, if a pet barks too loud or creates excessive noise, it is the owner’s responsibility. If there is failure to correct the behavior, it may result in revocation of the owner’s pet privileges in housing.
Each housing unit is allotted up to two animals, and it is recommended to schedule regular checkups for your pet. If you are looking for an outside resource, contact the base veterinary office at (760)-830-6896 or visit Bldg. 1028 Calcite Rd.
If a dangerous dog breed is spotted aboard the Combat Center, report the animal to Lincoln Military Housing, located at 1003 Cottontail Rd., Twentynine Palms, or call (760)-368-4500. If the dog is spotted after normal business hours, report to PMO located at Bldg. 1407 and 1408 Bourke rd. or call (760)-830-6800.