OUR PET POLICY

Pets are negotiable and must be approved by Management.  If a cat or dog is approved, there is a $250 pet deposit required.

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.  

*  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, 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 or statement from the vet 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.