CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.- Changes are on the way for pet owners who live on Marine Corps bases here in the east.

Beginning September 30th, pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf hybrids will no longer be allowed as pets on Marine Corps bases. Camp Lejeune's Deputy Director of Public Affairs, Joshua Smith says the restrictions are part of an initiative that began in 2009.

"At that time service members who owned those breeds aboard base were given the opportunity to receive a waiver until the september 30th 2012 deadline," said Smith.

That waiver allowed owners of those specific breeds to keep them until the deadline but new residents moving onto the base are not allowed to own any of the restricted breeds. Camp Lejeune is also requiring all pet owners to register their animals on base by the end of the month.

During the registration process, base animal control will use DNA testing to determine if a dog is mixed with any of the banned breeds. They also test dogs for aggressiveness.

Service dogs on base must also be registered under the new policy. Residents must have all updated shot records for their dogs to register the animals on base