Dogs on base

Shanell - posted on 12/10/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I have a question are you aloud to own a dog ifyou live on base. I am new to being a military wife(Army) and I own dogs. I currently live back home with my dad my husband is still in basic training and I was wonder when we get stationed I could have my dogs living with us on base. Also how would I go about transfering a dog on a plane? Anyone every fly there dogs on a plane? Ohh and is it cheaper to live on base?

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Julia - posted on 12/11/2009

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On every post I have ever been on Pit Bulls are the one breed not allowed, in Hawaii they didn't allow Beagles either because of the howling.
Flying animals is actually not bad if you ship them cargo. But for that I would either wait until your husband is at his duty station so he can pick them up or try to ship them the same day as yourself and pick them up yourself. I shipped my animals (one dog one cat) from Hawaii to Ohio this way, I have family in Ohio that picked them up and it worked out perfectly. Most airlines will charge between 150 to 250 each to ship them on the plane with you. It cost me 150 total to ship cargo. Also with shipping cargo it is easier to not have to worry about your pets especially when you have children to deal with as well. I had a 3 yr old and a 6 week old when I left Hawaii.
I would suggest living on base. Considering he is only just in basic now which means he is no higher ranking than an E4. It will be too expensive for you to live off post renting or buying.

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u need to book mark the website army housing onestop (just google that to get the exact web address) and SAVE IT FOREVER ....it has info about every army base out there

Debbie - posted on 12/11/2009

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You can own dogs and live on post. They limit the amount of animals you can have. Normally only two dogs. However, check which post you will be going to. Most of them now restrict which breeds you can have. Talk to an airline about flying them out. Depends on where you go and what your BAH is. We are in Fort Lewis, WA and our BAH is 1600 but we bought a house and our mortgage is 1400. We do have all the utilities and such which bump it up another 250/mo. When you live on post, your BAH goes directly to housing. You do not have to pay trash, water, etc. You have an allotment for electricity and gas. If you go over, you have to pay, if you are under, you get a reimbursement check. Any post that has privatized housing will be run this way. If your dogs are on post, you are required to have them registered, micro-chipped and all shots current.

Mindy - posted on 12/10/2009

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Having dogs will depend on the base. One you find out where you are going you can usually look that up on their housing pages. We have had dogs and lived on base in several places. If they allow them you will have to have up to date records and some places require microchipping ( which base vet usually can do for cheap ) . Depending on where you are or what rank you are it can definitely be cheaper to be on base. I have never transferred our dogs by plane but I would just start calling airlines. We have always driven so sorry I can't help there.

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Leilanilucas92 - posted on 05/09/2017

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My husband and I Received a puppy from my parents as a gift he's a 8 weeks old Belgian Malinois has all shots but the rabies shot he's chipped as well. We love the dog but our dilemma is we don't know where my husband going to be stationed yet we find out in two weeks and we don't know if that breed is allowed on base? and we don't know what shots are required for him to live on base with us or if he's to small ? Any help is greatful

Dawn - posted on 12/14/2009

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Where we are you can't have pit bulls or Rotts. you have to pay a refundable deposit of 250, only allowed 2 dogs, they have to be registered with the base, microchipped and up to date on shots. But....that really varies on where you are stationed and their individual rules. Best thing to do is call and ask.

Jocelyn - posted on 12/13/2009

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Dogs usually aren't an issue on post...but like everyone said no Pit Bulls (viciousness and dog fighting) but on most posts you can have up to three animals. Though you usually get charged more when you clear housing for carpeting and such. Living on or off base depends on rent and available housing...depending on where your stationed on post housing in nearly impossible to get (if you even want it); we have been in some pretty yucky housing!!! Having pets in the military can be some extra work sometimes but it can be done...we have 2, soon to be 3 dogs and I must say it is all worth it!!! For what it's worth, we have taken to living off post; I like the idea of being able to "chose" the house I live in especially when I can't chose the location!!! Good Luck!!

Rebecca - posted on 12/12/2009

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In Canada we are allowed to, at the one i'm at anyways. And as far as i know all of them. I have friends from one end to the other and all have a dog. We need to register them though through the town as a lot of people feel the need to leave doors open during posting season when the trucks arrive adn feel if the animal is there when they leave the dog will go with them. We have a huge "turnover" at our local SPCA and it is very sad to see some dogs at the age of 7 beign brought in and being left there so long becasue of their age.

Amber - posted on 12/11/2009

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my husbands not in the army hes in the marines but the bases weve been to your not allowed to have pitbulls either.. but the base im on now the only houses ive seen that you can have pets are officer housing but they have off base military housing and you can have pets in those houses

Danielle - posted on 12/11/2009

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Yes you can have dogs on base but I would check with the base that your husband will be stationed at because some dogs are band because they are considered vicious. I do think is cheaper to live on base because the only bills that you have is phone, cable, and internet if you choose. I live on post and we save up to $500 each paycheck and we have 5 kids but of course we are both military.

Julia - posted on 12/11/2009

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Pit Bulls are considered vicious dogs. Yes I know it is all in the way they are raised however I have seen a pit bull that was raised with a kid since he was 8 when the kid was 16 he was feeding the dog when the dog flipped and bit him in the face. The mom did nothing and kept the dog, the dog then bit that kid 2 more times before the HOSPITAL called the cops and the dog was put down. I have been to 3 different bases, Fort Huachuca, AZ, Schofield Barracks, HI, and now Fort Jackson, SC and none of them allow pit bulls.

Shanell - posted on 12/11/2009

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Thanks for all your help. Does anyone know why pit bulls aren't aloud or if any bases do let them live there?

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