U.S. Army Adopts Breed Restriction Policy for RCI Privatized Housing

Privatization Partners Pet Policy UPDATE 03/17/09: DogsBite.org has received a copy of the official memorandum for Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management regarding the standardized pet policy for privatized housing. The document was signed January 5, 2009 by Paul P. Bollinger Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Energy and Partnerships. SUBJECT: Pet Policy for Privatized Housing Under the Army's Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) Priv… [Read full blog post]

Fort Drum Prohibits Aggressive Dog Breeds from Base Housing

Fort Drum Housing Fort Drum, NY - Another military base has passed a breed-specific law to help keep on-base housing safe for children. Dog breeds "deemed aggressive or potentially aggressive" can no longer be kept on Fort Drum. The list of prohibited breeds includes: pit bulls, rottweilers, doberman pinschers, chows and wolf-hybrids. Existing owners will be allowed to keep their dogs as long as the animal does not demonstrate aggression or have a history of aggression. P… [Read full blog post]

Fort Riley, Kansas Army Base Bans Pit Bull Type Dogs

Banned Dog Breed PolicyFort Riley, KA - On September 30, 2008, Fort Riley Army base issued a memorandum for distribution. The subject of the memorandum was titled: Banned Dog Breed Policy. Effective October 1, 2008, Fort Riley banned new and unregistered pit bulls, American Staffordshire terriers and crosses of these breeds from the entire base. Effective October 1, 2008, pit bulls, American Staffordshire terriers, and crosses of these breeds will no longer be allowed o… [Read full blog post]

Fort Hood, Texas U.S. Army Base Passes New Pit Bull Restriction

Fort Hood, TX - A reader of DogsBite.org has brought to our attention that Fort Hood, a U.S. Army post, has recently passed a new pit bull law. The regulation prohibits new pit bulls and their crosses from living on base housing. It requires existing pit bulls to be registered with the Fort Hood Veterinary Clinic (FHVC) by 10 July 8. If the dog has not been registered by this time, it will be subject to removal. Military law supercedes state law, so Fort Hood is not bound by the State o… [Read full blog post]