MyBurlingtonApartment.com
Real Estate Management
70 S Winooski Ave - #283
Burlington, VT 05401
802-552-RENT

Pet Policy
Our units are pet-friendly, with Managements approval and a few terms and conditions.  The following policies take into account the needs of Management, pet owning tenants and also non-pet owning tenants, including the needs of the pets themselves.  The intent of this policy is to help create a harmonious co-existence of all tenants and their pets by fostering an attitude of respect, cooperation and consideration.  

*   All pets must be approved by Management.      Any animal may be deemed unacceptable by     Management if it is not considered an     appropriate pet for the rental unit or situation     (for example, but not limited to, based on its     disposition).  

*   Approved cats and dogs will require an     additional $250 pet deposit per animal.  There     is no required pet deposit for small caged     animals.  Pet deposits are refundable barring     any damage or outstanding balances due by     the tenant upon move out.  Furthermore,     tenants understand that if damages     and/or any other expenses related to the pet     exceed the amount of the pet deposit, the     tenant is solely responsible for the     total amount of all charges due.

*   Potential acceptable animals include cats,     dogs, birds, fish and small caged animals. 

*   Venomous animals are not permitted in any     of our units.   

*   No Pit Bulls, German Shepard's or Husky's,     Dobermans, Great Danes, Rottweilers,     Chow's, St. Bernard's, any other large breeds          or mixes of these breeds are allowed in our     units.

*   There is a 1 dog and 1 cat max per unit,     however, Management reserves the right to     increase the number of pets allowed at their     discretion.

*   NO mid-lease purchases, adoptions or     rescues of cats or dogs are permitted, which     means that you must own the cat or dog that     you intend to live with for at least 6 months     prior to moving in to one of our units. 

*   Tenants are required to clean up all dog feces     immediately, and to keep their unit, porch,     yard and any other communal spaces free     and clear of urine and feces, pet odors, and/or     insect infestation.        

*   All pets must be restrained by a leash, carrier     or cage.  All pets must always be under the     control of a responsible individual while in     the common areas of the property.

*    All pets must be properly licensed in     accordance with applicable state and city     ordinances, with evidence of licensing     provided to Management.  All cats and dogs     are required to wear a collar with an ID tag     that indicates the pet's name, owner's name,     owner's address and owner's telephone     number.  Rabies tags should also be on the     collar at all times during tenancy.    

*   All cats and dogs over the age of 6 months     must be spayed or neutered, unless a     veterinarian certifies that health problems     prevent it.  A medical receipt is required to     prove that the animal is spayed or neutered. 

*   All pets must be up to date with all rabies and     distemper vaccinations/inoculations in     accordance with state and local law, prior to     moving in.  Proof of vaccinations/inoculations     must be provided to Management by the     pets veterinarian.  All pets must receive     proper veterinary care as needed.

*   Cat owners must place soiled litter in tied,     plastic bags and dispose of it in the garbage     bin. 

*    A waste removal penalty fee of $50 per     occurrence will be assessed for failure to     comply with pet rules on waste removal.      Such fee will be imposed when Management     has reason to believe dog or cat owners have     failed to pick up after their pet properly, and     Management shall not be required to show     evidence of such to impose fine.

*   Pets shall be temporarily removed from the     housing unit for purposes to include, but not     necessary limited to, delivery of maintenance     repair services, extermination services and     preventative maintenance/inspections, as     requested by Management.

*   No pets shall be left unattended in a tenants     unit for longer than that which is appropriate     in light of the needs of the pet.  In general,     dogs should not be left unattended for more     than 4 hours, and other pets for more than 24     hrs, on a regular basis.  When Management     has reason to believe a pet has been left     unattended for an extended period of     time, Management will attempt to contact the     tenant and the ER contact person listed on the     pets ER contact sheet to remedy the situation.      If the tenant or ER contact person is unwilling     or unable to assume responsibility for the pet,     Management may enter the tenants unit and     make necessary arrangements for the pets care,     including removing the pet and placing it in a     temporary home, such as a boarding facility, at     the sole cost of the pet owner.  If necessary, any     costs incurred may be deducted from the     tenants pet and security deposit.  

*   All complaints about pets must be in writing,     and will be reviewed by Management.  A     meeting may be held by Management, with     the complainant and the pet owner to clarify     and attempt to resolve the issue.

*   Pet owners are responsible for ensuring that     their pets do not disturb or annoy other     tenants or neighbors (example, but not     limited to excessive barking in unit).  Tenants     whose pet is determined to be disturbing of     others by Management must remedy the     situation immediately.  A tenant who fails to     remedy the situation after 2 warnings will     receive a 30-day notice to remove the pet,     except in the case of a serious problem, e.g. a     vicious dog, whereby the length of     time may be shortened in the interest of     public safety.  If the tenant fails to remove the     pet, the tenant will be considered in breach of     the tenants lease agreement and may be     required to vacate the premises.

*   Tenants are responsible for all damages and/or     injuries caused by their pet(s), including but not     limited to, extermination costs.   

*   ALL DOGS MUST BE LISTED ON THE PET     OWNERS RENTERS INSURANCE POLICY.      THE PROPERTY OWNERS ARE NOT     RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PETS IN THEIR     UNITS. 

*   SUBLETS ARE SUBJECT TO THE SAME     POLICIES LISTED ABOVE.   

*   TENANTS WITH SERVICE ANIMALS ARE     EXEMPT FROM PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL     DEPOSIT, ACCORDING TO FEDERAL AND VT     FAIR HOUSING LAWS.   PROOF FROM THE     STATE OF VT OR A LETTER FROM YOUR     PHYSICIAN IS REQUIRED TO BE ON FILE.  For     more information about renting with service     animals, please visit, accd.vermont.gov.