"He's in a good place," Richards told TMZ on Saturday. "He's safe and with a trainer."
But the decision to send her dog away didn't come easy, despite a total of five reported incidents where Kingsley attacked humans.
"At this point I am looking into options to what the next step is for Kingsley," Richards, 50, said in a statement received by the New York Post after Kim's sister, Kyle (who also appears on the show), confirmed that her daughter had been bitten.
Alexia was hospitalized after being attacked by her aunt Kim's Pit Bull
Despite the animal's aggressive behavior, it doesn't appear that the mom of four – who got the dog to be her companion once her children moved out of the house – has any plans to put him down.
"As many of you can relate, he is my best friend," says Richards. "This is a very difficult decision and time for all of us, but the safety of my family always comes first."