9.1 OWNER RESPONSIBILITY
Tenants are responsible for the behavior of their pets and must assure their pets do not become a nuisance or menace to other pets, persons, or property. Owners must maintain clean surroundings and provide proper humane care for their pets. Owners displaying a lack of responsibility jeopardize their privilege of having pets in AMH housing. AMH reserves the right to require the removal of any animal when there is confirmation of neglect, abuse, biting, nuisance, or destruction of property.
9.2 AUTHORIZED AND PROHIBITED PETS
9.2.1 AUTHORIZED PETS. AMH Tenants are allowed to possess or maintain no more than two adult pets. Excesses caused by pets giving birth must be removed from the residence within eight weeks. Tenants must request a waiver for any pregnancy or additional pets. Breeding of animals for commercial use or sale is prohibited in AMH units. Spaying and neutering is encouraged.
9.2.2 PROHIBITED PETS. The following breeds of dogs (including mixes of these breeds) are prohibited: Pit bull (American/English/Irish Staffordshire Bull Terriers), Rottweiler, Doberman Pincher, Chow, and wolf hybrids. In addition, the following animals are prohibited from being kept as pets: farm, ranch, or wild animals, marsupials, primates (monkeys and apes), ferrets, raccoons, hedgehogs, pot-bellied pigs, exotic felines, squirrels, skunks, rodents (rats and mice), reptiles, snakes, spiders, and any animal requiring a permit from the Fish and Wildlife Service. NOTE: Guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, caged birds, and fish are not considered exotic and may be kept as pets.
9.2.3 GRANDFATHERED PETS. A limited number of prohibited breed dogs were in residence prior to the Installation wide prohibition. The only grandfathered animals are those that were residing with the current Tenants at the time of prohibition. Tenants are not allowed to obtain additional prohibited pets. Puppies from grandfathered pets are prohibited to stay after the eight week without an additional pet waiver.
Pet ownership is a privilege that shall be extended to all Tenants at JBER. Prior to taking occupancy in an AMH unit, all privately owned pets over four months of age must be registered with the JBER Veterinarian and have certificates showing they have received the required vaccinations or microchips as required. Registered animals are required to wear a registration tag showing they have had a rabies vaccination. Tenants must notify AMH once registered pets are no longer in the household. For further details on compliance with JBER pet regulations or information regarding the registration of new pets, please visit https://www.auroramilitaryhousing.com/residents/pets/.
Tenants are responsible for controlling their pets at all times. Pets must be confined to the home or in a fenced yard. Pets capable of jumping the fence must be tethered with a ground anchor. At no time may pets be tethered to trees, bushes, any building, fence or structure. When outside of the home or fence, pets must be on a leash and under the control of an individual physically able to control the animal. Pets must never be tethered outside the fenced area.
Kennels, dog runs, electrical fences, electrical wiring, or extensions to AMH provided fences are not permitted in family housing areas. Use of smaller indoor or portable style cages or crates is allowed on the interior of housing units.
9.6 NUISANCE PETS
Pets that exhibit aggressive behavior or cause a public nuisance to neighbors through noise, smell, personal threat, or other undesirable behavior will not be allowed to remain on JBER. Aggressive behavior is indicated by any of the following: (i) unprovoked barking, growling or snarling at people/animals approaching the animal, (ii) aggressively running along a fence line when people/animals are present, (iii) biting or scratching people/animals, or (iv) escaping confinement or restriction to chase people/animals. If you have concerns regarding a nuisance or aggressive pet, please contact Security Forces at 907-552-3421. Continued reports of nuisance pets can result in removal of pet from AMH housing units.
9.6.1 BARKING DOGS. Animal noise can be highly disruptive to other Tenants. Be considerate of neighbors by keeping dogs under control. Quiet hours are Sunday through Thursday from 2200 to 0600 and Friday and Saturday from 2300 to 0600. Report excessive barking to Security Forces at 907-552-3421.
9.7 CARE AND UPKEEP
Tenants are responsible for the sanitary, safe, and healthy care of both the pets and the AMH unit.
9.7.1 CLEANLINESS AND SANITATION. Pet owners must clean pet areas daily, or more often if necessary, to prevent the areas from becoming a public nuisance. This must be accomplished year-round. When walking pets, owners must immediately clean up feces left by the pet. At no time will owners allow animals to utilize their basement, garage, or any other housing interior as a pet run or a pet waste disposal area.
9.7.2 SHELTER. Leaving pets outside for unreasonable periods of time (especially in extreme weather conditions) or without proper food or sufficient water is considered inhumane and cruel. Pets left outside are required to have adequate shelter from the elements. Do not leave pets unattended in vehicles. Pets may not be left alone in a home, garage, or back yard for more than twelve (12) hours without attention.
9.7.3 DOG HOUSES. Dog houses must be located within five feet from your housing unit. Portable containers used for transporting pets may not be used. Dog houses must be kept in good repair and painted to match the color scheme of the housing unit, use of bright contrasting colors is prohibited. Dog houses should be moved periodically to avoid damaging the yard.
9.7.4 PET DAMAGE. Pets must never be allowed to dig under fences or against foundations. Do not allow pets to scratch or chew any portion of your AMH unit. Tenants are responsible to immediately repair such damage. Damage caused by pets is not considered normal wear and tear.
9.8 STRAY/LOST ANIMALS
Call Security Forces at 907-552-3421 to report a stray or lost animal.
9.9 PET SITTING
Tenants may accept the responsibility of watching pets for a neighbor, friend or co-worker, in their home if the additional pets do not bring the total household pets to more than two. The pet sitter is accepting full responsibility and liability for the animal’s actions, to include any possible damage costs.