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Karing Kennels

Welcome to Karing Kennels. Come visit us and experience top-of-the-line grooming, boarding, and high-quality dog food. We also have an adoption facility so you can find the perfect furry addition to your family!


Book your pet for a stay at Karing Kennels Boarding Facility.

Boarding Checklist

At Karing Kennels, your pup will receive the best care possible. Travel with ease and in comfort, knowing your animal will be loved and cared for by our trained staff. We require a deposit equal to one night’s stay within 3 days of submitting an online reservation. Reservations can only be made online or by coming into our facility.

Vaccination requirements: (pets cannot board without these)

Dogs: Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella (kennel cough) | Cats: Rabies, FVRCP

Follow our Instagram @karingkennels or message our FB Boarding page for updates while your pet boards with us.


At Karing Kennels, we know that when it comes to your pet, you want only the best. That’s why our specialty shop is stocked with a variety of top-shelf food, toys, training equipment, and more. You can even bring your pet into the store! We are proud to offer high-quality foods. We even stock healthy treats so you can feel great about rewarding your furry family members. Our pet collars and leashes are both stylish and functional, and even when you’re traveling with your pet we have carriers that are sure to make you stand out.
Make Karing Kennels your one-stop shop for all of your pet’s needs, where you and your pets are family!

Here are some of the must-have supplies that we offer!

• Canine Caviar
• Ancestry
• Grooming supplies such as brushes, nail clippers, de-shedding combs, etc.
• I Love Pet Head shampoo & conditioning
• Pet Tag engraver service
• Slip Lead for training
• Barkworthies Treats – Including our best-seller “Elk Antler” long-lasting bone with dental clean!

Follow our Facebook @KaringKennelsBoardingFacility page for updates on retail products we have in stock.

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Book Your Grooming Appointment Here!

Grooming Agreement

Help your pup look their best with the grooming service provided by Karing Kennels. Services include items like shampoo, ear cleaning, nail cap applications, haircuts and gland expression, and more!

Walk-in services are available daily until 2:00 pm. Walk-in services are: nail trims, ear cleaning, teeth cleaning, and gland expression

Follow our Instagram @karingkennelsgroomshop we post pictures daily.

Learn More about Breed Sizes

Book Your Grooming Appointment Today

PCS Information

Are You PCSing to Kadena?

Please note that late-night drop-offs outside business hours from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm and 7:00 am - 10:00 am incur a $25 fee. Drop-offs between 6:30 pm-7:00 am incur a $50 fee.

If you are arriving on a holiday or arranging to pick your pet up on a holiday, please note there is also a pick-up and drop-off fee. Please see our Boarding & Grooming section below for fee information and be sure to arrange your pick up and/or drop off at the time you check your pet in.

Helpful Hints for PCSing With Your Pet

When PCSing to or from Okinawa, your pet will need to have a health certificate completed within 10 days of arrival or departure. Many airlines will require a health certificate dated within two or three days of your flight. Please contact your airline to verify. The health certificate must be signed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and can be acquired at the Kadena Veterinary Clinic.

To obtain your Health Certificate, call the Veterinary Clinic two Mondays prior to your departure to make an appointment. You must bring your pet’s rabies tag and rabies certificate to your appointment. If seen by a civilian vet, both your health certificate and rabies certificate must have a USDA-raised seal stamp and be signed by the attending vet (only when PCSing from the US to Japan). If seen by a military vet there is no need for the USDA seal. Instead, a Form 2208 and 2209 are issued and must be signed by the attending military vet.

Please contact Okinawa Veterinary Treatment Facility for more details regarding PCSing to and from Okinawa. They can be reached by Japanese cell phone at 050-5865-3083, from a U.S phone at 1-512-672-7593, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rabies shots must be given a minimum of 30 days – but no more than 12 months – prior to your departure.

Dogs must have a current kennel cough (Bordetella) vaccination if using Karing Kennels Boarding Facility. The vaccination must have been given at least three days prior to boarding and cannot be older than 12 months.

Please refer to here for dog and cat import requirements.

Checking Weather for Your PCS

If you are PCSing between 15 May and 15 September, prepare to have an alternate plan in case the flight is unable to fly your pet due to temperatures at the transfer point exceeding 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Suggestions for your alternate plan:

  • Choose early morning or late evening flights to avoid the worst heat of the day.
  • Plan on renting a vehicle to drive to your final destination in the event that your connecting flight cannot fly your pet due to temperature restrictions.
  • Leave a Power of Attorney with a trusted friend who is still on island and is willing to watch your pet and make arrangements to fly them to you at a later date.
  • If you are traveling commercially, you will need to take your pet, the kennel, your military ID, flight information/itinerary, and five copies of your pet’s rabies certificate, health certificate, and your orders to the quarantine office at the Naha Airport at least two days prior to your flight. The quarantine office is open Monday – Sunday 8:30 am - Noon and 1 pm – 5 pm. Please call ahead to confirm hours.
  • If your pet is traveling commercially without you, you will need a USFJ Form 380 EJ, which can be obtained from the Travel Management Office (TMO).
  • Due to adverse side effects, talk to your veterinarian about whether the use of tranquilizers or sedatives is recommended for your pet during travel.
  • Try to travel on the same flight as your pet.
  • For several weeks before the flight get your pet used to spending several hours in their travel crate at a time.
  • Talk to your airline about specific crate requirements.
  • Freeze water in either the water dish or a water bottle the night before. It is also suggested that you not feed your pet within six hours of departure.
Helpful Numbers For PCSing With Your Pets
  • Karing Kennels Boarding Facility
  • DSN: 966-7593
  • JP Cell: 0363-868-2263
  • USA: 512-672-7593
  • Naha Quarantine Office, Okinawa • 098-857-4468
  • Embassy of Japan, Washington DC • 02-939-6700
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service, Virginia • 703-358-2104 (ext. 5423)
  • Quarantine for Hawaii • 808-483-7151

Commercial airlines from Naha:

  • Japan Airlines (JAL) • 862-3311
  • All Nippon (ANA) • 861-1212

Missing Pets

Is Your Pet Missing?

If your pet is missing from any military installation, e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

It is very important that you call us immediately. We leave an answering machine on during non-business hours and check it first thing in the morning. A pet found as a stray will be held for 1 week from the day that it came in and if no one claims, it will be put up for adoption based on behavior and capability.

It is recommended that you create and post flyers featuring your pet’s name, photo, and contact information in both English and Japanese.

Capture Fees

$25 • If the pet is reported missing within 24 hours, the pet is registered, microchip, shots are current, or wearing current rabies tags. ($75 if not reported within 24 hours)

$50 • If the pet is reported missing within 24 hours, the pet is not registered, shots are not current, not microchipped or no current rabies tags. ($150 if not reported within 24 hours)

Please report missing pets to both the Security Forces operations desk (634-2475) and Karing Kennels Boarding Facility.

Adorable Adoptable Pets!

Adoption Fees & Requirements

There is a $100 adoption fee for any dog, cat, puppy or kitten along with any required spay or neuter deposit for pets that are not currently fixed. The new pet owner will fill out the required application prior to adopting a pet. After the application is reviewed and passed, the new owner will fill out the adoption agreement and receive an adoption packet. A copy of the adoption agreement will be put into the pet’s medical records.

Follow our Facebook page to see any pets we currently have available for adoption

Owner Turn In

Important Information

View Owner Turn-In Fees

All pets must have a Wellness Exam done within the last 10 days before the date of turn-in. The Wellness Exam is a thorough physical exam that will list all proper diagnostics of the pet and is to not be confused with a Health Certificate. Dogs need to have a current heartworm test and cats require a FeLV/FIV test done within 10 days of the turn-in date. If any health issues are identified during the Wellness Exam the owner will be responsible for a medical fee to address those issues. If pets test positive for heartworms, pre-payment of the treatment is required at the time of turn-in along with any turn-in fees. There is no additional fee for a FeLV/FIV+ cat, but we need to be made aware of this. The heartworm test is a requirement to assure us the pet has a negative result. The owner will be responsible for paying heartworm treatment fees at the time of turn-in if the test is positive.

$100 • If the pet is registered, shots are current, spayed/neutered, wellness exam, and microchipped.

$300 • If the pet is not registered, shots are not current, no microchip, or not fixed.

$250 • For a litter of puppies or kittens between 8 – 10 weeks of age.

$300+ • For any medical issues that Karing Kennels will need to address. Ear and skin infections, cherry eye, missing hair, etc. are all issues that the owner will be held responsible for. If an owner has adopted a pet from us and has turned it back into Karing Kennels before a spay or neuter has been complete, the money originally paid at the time of adoption for the spay or neuter will NOT be refunded or transferred to a new owner who adopts the same pet.

Rehoming Your Pet Through a Private Adoption

If it comes time to find your pet a new home, whether adopted from Karing Kennels or a private adoption, you must remember to transfer ownership at the Kadena Vet Clinic.

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Karing Kennels - Boarding Facility

Kadena AB, Building #4065. Just inside Kadena Gate 3

Hours of Operation

  • Daily
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Federal Holidays

    Karing Kennels Grooming
    Walk-In services such as nail trims, ear cleaning, gland expression, and teeth cleaning, are guaranteed until 2:00 pm daily.

    *Any drop-off or pick-up outside of our normal business hours MUST be scheduled and have a confirmed appointment time. (call or email)

Karing Kennels - Adoption Facility

Located in Building 54300, straight out of Kadena Gate 3

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