Pet & Animal Policies

A welcoming and safe environment is paramount to all of our residents. To help ensure ALL of our residents understand our pet and animal-related policies (No Pet and Animal Policy / Pet Policy / Animal Policy) we require everyone who has or is planning to get a Pet or Assistance Animal to complete a third-party screening and review process. This process ensures we have formalized pet and animal-related policy acknowledgments and more accurate records to create greater mutual accountability. Please find the category below that best describes you to get started

  • No Pets or Animals

    This pet screening application is only required for applicants who intend to bring a household pet or an assistance animal into the property. If you do not have a pet or assistance animal, please skip this step and ignore the disclaimer below this section.

  • Household Pets

    This is a required application process for anyone that owns a household pet or is planning on getting a household pet. This includes dogs and cats. Check with the property manager to ensure that the home you are applying for allows pets before completing this application. Please note that hamsters, rabbits, birds, snakes, and other animals aside from dogs and cats are not allowed in any of our homes.

  • Assistance Animals

    This process provides a HIPAA compliant and secure way of submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal (service animals, emotional support animals, companion animals, etc.) that will be reviewed by a third-party legal review team to ensure the accommodation request meets HUD’s Fair Housing Act guidelines. There is no cost ($0) to you to submit an accommodation request. Please make sure you are aware of your State’s laws, if any, for submitting a fraudulent accommodation request

* NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS & APPLICANTS: Everyone must complete the screening process. This is not only for pet and animal owners but also for residents and applicants that DO NOT own a pet or animal.
Pet & Animal Policy

NOTE: Not all of our properties will accept pets. Please confirm the pet policy for the property you are interested in before submitting your application. While the Owner may accept pets with a fee, many will not accept breeds such as: Chow Chows, Shepherds, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Mixed Terriers, Boxers, Dobermans, Great Danes, Mastiffs, Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, Wolves, or Wolf-hybrids, any mixed breeds of these animals, or those in excess of (30) thirty pounds full grown. Property Manager RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EXCLUDE ANY PET DEEMED UNSUITABLE.

LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, CLEANING, ETC.: Tenant shall be liable for the entire amount of all damages caused by such pet and all cleaning, de-fleaing, and deodorizing required because of such pet.  This includes, but is not limited to carpet & pad, doors, walls, woodwork, window treatments, wall paper, screens, and any other part of the property including landscaping, leveling yard, and damaged fencing.  If such items cannot be totally cleaned or repaired, tenant must pay for complete replacement.  Payment for damages, repairs, cleaning, and replacements shall be due immediately upon demand.  Tenant shall be strictly liable for the entire amount of any injury to the person or property of others, caused by such pet, and Tenant shall indemnify owner for all costs of litigation and attorney’s fees resulting from it.  There is no limit on liability.

MOVE-OUT: Upon move-out of Tenant, the carpet must be professionally cleaned, deodorized, and de-fleaed in order to protect future Tenant(s) from possible health hazards, regardless of how long the pet occupied the property.  Tenant shall also be liable for the deodorization of the property.  If additional cleaning is necessary in the judgment of Property Manager, such cleaning, deodorizing, and de-fleaing may be arranged for by Property Manager and paid for by Tenant.

PET RULES: Tenant(s) are responsible for the actions of the pet at all times and agrees to abide by the following rules:

  1. Tenant(s) agrees that the pet will not disturb the rights, comforts, and conveniences of the neighbors.  This applies whether the pet is inside or outside of the property.
  2. When the pet is outside the fenced area, the pet shall be kept on a leash and under Tenant’s supervision at all times.  Property Manager shall have the right to pick up loose pets and/or report them to the proper authorities.
  3. Tenant(s) shall not permit pet to defecate anywhere in the property, including the interior, garage, and patios. If such should occur, Tenant(s) will be responsible for the immediate removal of waste.  Notwithstanding any provision herein, Tenant shall comply with local city ordinances regarding pet defecation.
  4. Dogs and cats must be housebroken.  All other pets must be caged at all times.  No pet offspring are allowed.
  5. All pets must have proof of vaccination for the entire length of occupancy.

ADDITIONAL RULES: Owner shall, from time to time, have the right to make reasonable changes and additions to the pet rules herein, if in writing and distributed to all Tenants who are permitted to have pets.

VIOLATION OF RULES: If any rule or provision of the Pet Agreement is violated by Tenant, other guests, or invitees, Tenant shall, at owner’s option, immediately and permanently remove the pet from the premises upon written notice by Property Manager; and Property Manager shall have all other rights and remedies set forth in the Lease Agreement including damages, eviction, and/or legal and attorney’s fees.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT PETS: Resident agrees to immediately and permanently remove the pet from the premises if Property Manager receives reasonable complaints from neighbors, or if Property Manager, at its sole discretion, determines that the pet has disturbed the rights, comforts, or conveniences of the neighbors.