Camp Lejeune, NC, like many other Marine Corps bases, has had a breed ban in base housing for “pit bulls” and Rottweilers since 2009. However, they allowed current base housing residents to grandfather their dogs.
Lejeune has now changed the pet policy. Grandfathered dogs are no longer allowed. All owners of “pit bulls” and Rottweilers must remove their dogs from base housing by September 30. No exceptions.
There’s an ongoing online petition you can sign to ask military officials to standardize military pet policies, including removing base breed bans: http://www.change.org/petitions/standardize-military-pet-policies
New Lejeune pet policy bans specific breeds, aggressive dogs
August 04, 2012 8:55 AM
AMANDA WILCOX – DAILY NEWS STAFF
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is changing their pet policy and banning all aggressive dogs and specific dog breeds as of Sept. 30.
Although the Marine Corps banned aggressive dog breeds in 2009, owners who had lived on a Marine Corps base with a restricted dog prior to the ban were allowed to “grandfather in” their dogs and keep them on base but new residents were not allowed to bring the restricted breeds on base when they moved.
Animal Control has recently taken over pet registration aboard Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River, and as a result, they’re enforcing a stricter ban on pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf hybrids.
As of Sept. 30, regardless of when the dog was acquired, all owners of pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf hybrids must either move out in town or give up their dog. […]
Full article retrieved 8/5/12 from http://www.jdnews.com/articles/marine-106859-corps-aggressive.html
Implementation procedures for banned dog breeds released for Pendleton residents
Written by Lance Cpl. Daniel Boothe, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Camp Pendleton announced implementation procedures for banned dog breeds today, after receiving approval of a request to extend the waiver period originally mandated by Headquarters Marine Corps.
Marine Corps Order P11000.22 Ch 6, released in August, mandated all installations ban any breed of pit bull, rottweiler or wolf hybrid dog from residing on base. It also prevented visitors from bringing banned breeds on base.
[…] “The Marine Corps Order’s original deadline gave residents only 60 days to complete breed testing and approval,” said Grabman. “But Camp Pendleton went through a pretty extensive review and waiver process to get that date pushed out until April of 2010 to ensure residents have adequate time to meet all the requirements.”
[…] Pendleton’s Domestic Animal Control will require majority breed determinations for animals in question at the owner’s expense.[…]
Full article retrieved 12/29/10 from http://scoutnewspaper.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1129&Itemid=411
Contact 1st Lt. Brian Block, Marine Corps Headquarters:
1st Lt. Brian Block
Headquarters Marine Corps, The Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
Proposal would ban some dogs from base housing
By Trista Talton – Staff writer
Posted : Monday Aug 3, 2009 8:02:49 EDT
A new Corpswide proposal calls for banning specific dogs and mixes of those breeds from all Marine bases as soon as September.
The draft order, which would be included in the Marine Corps Housing Management Manual, prohibits pit bulls, Rottweilers, canid/wolf hybrids and mixes of those dogs from being on “any Marine Corps installation, at any time.” The only exception would be trips directly to and from a base veterinary office, “with no other stops aboard the installation authorized.”[…]
Full article retrieved 8/3/09 from http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/08/marine_dogs_080209w/