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Restrictions on types of breeds

Island Palm Communities Pet Policy Addressing Breed Restrictions

Island Palm Communities Revised Pet Policy for Privatized Housing Under the Army’s Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) Privatized Program

Effective 23 January 2009, the following pet policy requirements are in effect for residents of Island Palm Communities in addition to those guidelines contained in Section 4 of the Island Palm Communities Resident Guide and Community Standards Handbook (effective 01 January 2007).

a.  Comply with all applicable state, federal and local laws and all installation specific requirements associated with the ownership, registration, control, and vaccination of pets.

b.  May not board in privatized housing any dog of a breed (including a mixed breed) that is deemed “aggressive or potentially aggressive” unless the dog is a certified military working dog that is being boarded by its handler/trainer. For purposes of this policy, aggressive or potentially aggressive breeds of dogs are defined as Pit Bulls (American Staffordshire Bull Terriers or English Staffordshire Bull Terriers), Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Chows, and wolf hybrids. Prohibition also extends to other dogs that demonstrate a propensity for dominant or aggressive behavior as indicated by any of the following types of conduct:

  1. Unprovoked barking, growling, or snarling at people approaching the animal.
  2. Aggressively running along fence lines when people are present
  3. Biting or scratching people
  4. Escaping confinement or restriction to chase people

c.  May not board in privatized housing exotic animals such as, but not limited to, reptiles, rodents (other than hamsters and guinea pigs), ferrets, hedgehogs, skunks, rats, raccoons, squirrels, pot bellied pigs, monkeys, arachnids, or any farm animal.

Residents of Army Hawaii Family Housing that are currently boarding pets prohibited by this policy may continue to board the pet until they vacate Army Hawaii Family Housing homes unless the pet demonstrates a propensity for dominant or aggressive behavior as indicated above.

Island Palm Communities reserves the right to:

  1. Determine additional requirements for tenant liability insurance.
  2. Terminate tenant lease for failure to remove aggressive or unruly pets.
  3. Assess pet deposits/additional charges for damages that exceed deposit amount.
  4. Grant exceptions to this Pet Policy, after validation from US-Army Garrison Oahu that the exception does not conflict with existing Army policy for installations.

For further information or questions regarding pet policies in Island Palm Communities homes, please contact your Island Palm Communities leasing consultant.

IPC Pet Policy, Rev. January 2009

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