Permission to keep a pet is granted at Landlord's sole discretion and is subject to tenant's strict adherence to all aspects of this pet policy. Any tenant who wishes to keep a pet will first obtain management's approval and sign a pet agreement.
Only common household pets will be allowed. These include dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, and rodents, such as guinea pigs and hamsters, kept as companion animals. No tenants will be allowed to keep more than two cats and/or dogs. Requests to keep more than one pet of any other species will be approved a Landlord's discretion.
In making a decision on whether to approve a tenant's request to keep a dog, Landlord will take into account the dog's temperament and the arrangements the tenant has made for training and exercising the dog. Landlord may, at its sole discretion, deny requests for any animal.
Pets are to be kept inside the tenant's apartment. Dogs going in and out of the building must be on a leash and under the tenant's control.
Tenants are responsible for keeping all areas where pets are clean, safe, and free of parasites, including fleas. Dog owners must immediately pick up and dispose of, in a sanitary manner, all dog waste deposited on the street or grounds. Cat owners must place soiled cat litter in tied plastic bags and dispose of the bags in garbage pails designated by the Landlord.
All adult dogs and cats must be spayed or neutered, unless a veterinarian certifies that health problems prevent the dog or cat from being spayed or neutered. All pets must receive proper veterinary care, including all appropriate inoculations; must be well-groomed, and must be given a healthy diet and exercised according to their needs. All pets must also be maintained in accordance with applicable state and local laws. Dogs and cats must wear identification tags at all times.
No pet is to be left alone in a tenant's apartment for a period longer than that which is appropriate in light of the needs of the individual pet. While this period may vary depending on the pet in question, Landlord and tenant understand that, in general, dogs should not be left for more than 9 hours, and other pets for more than 24 hours, on a regular basis. When the Landlord has reasonable cause to believe a pet is alone in an apartment and, if that pet is creating a disturbance or any other emergency situation appears to exist with respect to that pet, Landlord will attempt to contact the tenant to remedy the situation. If the Landlord is unable to contact the tenant within a reasonable period, the Landlord may enter tenant's apartment and make any necessary arrangements for the pet's care, including removing the pet and placing it in a temporary home, such as a boarding kennel. Any costs incurred will be deducted from tenant's pet deposit. (See 9 below).
Tenants are responsible for ensuring that their pets do not disturb or annoy other tenants or neighbors. Tenants whose pet(s) are determined by the Landlord to be disturbing others must remedy the situation immediately. A tenant who fails to remedy the situation after three (3) warnings will receive a thirty (30) day notice to remove the pet from the premises. If the tenant fails to remove the pet, the tenant will be considered to be in breach of tenant's lease or other rental agreement and may be required to vacate the premises.
Tenants are responsible for and must immediately pay for all damages or injuries caused by their pets. In addition, each tenant who wishes to keep a pet must pay an annual fee and pet deposit upon signing the pet agreement. If the cost of repairing any damages caused by the pet exceeds the pet deposit, the Landlord may use funds from the tenant's regular security deposit to cover the excess. If the Landlord uses all or any portion of the pet deposit or security deposit to cover any pet-related damages or expenses incurred by the Landlord during the tenant's tenancy, the tenant must immediately restore the deposits to their full, original amounts.
The annual fee is non-refundable. The pet deposit is fully refundable if the Landlord determines that there are no damages or other expenses caused the pet(s) upon tenant's vacating the apartment or permanently relocating the pet(s).
Annual Fee (NON-REFUNDABLE)
Dog $100.00 (2nd dog - $50.00) Cat $50.00 (2nd cat - $25.00) Other Animals $50.00 (2nd - $50.00)
PET DEPOSIT (REFUNDABLE) $300.00
Fees are adjusted periodically (normally July 1st) by the Board of Trustees and therefore are subject to change.
Failure to adhere to these terms will result in the termination of tenancy of the premises.