- Any tenant wishing to bring pets onto the above named property must read, understand and abide by the rules outlined in this Policy, the primary purpose of which is to ensure that safe and sanitary surroundings are provided for all tenants, visitors and management employees, to protect the physical integrity of the property, and to protect and provide for the well-being of the pets themselves.
- Tenant must register all pets with property management. Permission to keep a pet is granted at the sole discretion of management and will be based in part on the pet’s own merit, as well as the merit of each tenant and the tenant’s ability to maintain proper control over it.
Types of Pets
- The term “pet” refers to a domesticated species and genus of animal commonly recognized as a household pet, examples of which are cats, dogs, birds and ﬁsh.
- Assistive animals that provide assistance, service and support to a disabled person are not considered pets and are not limited by this Policy. However, they must be registered with management.
- Vicious pets, aggressive dog breeds, exotic pets or any poisonous or venomous pets will not be permitted.
- Pets may not be kept or bred for commercial purposes while on the property. All pets (dogs & cats) will be spayed or neutered. Proof of which will be required for approval.
- Unauthorized pets, including pets of visitors or guests, will not be allowed on the property even on a temporary basis.
- The maximum number of pets allowed for each unit is two (2). Assistive animals will be counted toward the maximum number of pets allowed.
- The maximum size and weight of any dog may not exceed 15 pounds.
- All dogs must be restrained by a leash when in the common areas or on the grounds. Dogs may not be tied or tethered to the property under any circumstances. Dogs must be secured in their tenant’s trailer or kept in a professionally manufactured kennel in the absence of the pet owner.
- Dogs must be kept inside the owner’s trailer from dusk until dawn. Dogs are not allowed to be kenneled outside at night. This rule is in place to ensure dogs do not bark at night and disturb other tenants of the park.
- All kennels must be pre-approved by park management; be professionally manufactured; sized appropriately for the pet; placed to the rear of each trailer; and shielded appropriately from the view of other tenants. No hand-build kennels are allowed.
- Kennels are not to be used during extreme weather conditions (heat/cold). Pets must be kept in the owner’s home for protection. Pets left out in extreme conditions will not be tolerated and will result in immediate action to include warning letters, fines, pet removal, tenant eviction and criminal prosecution.
- All cats and dogs must wear a collar with identification tags that indicate the pet’s name, the tenant’s name and the tenant’s address and telephone number.
- All cats and dogs must be licensed in accordance with all applicable ordinances of the local municipality and must display a current license tag on their collar.
- All cats and dogs must have current rabies and distemper vaccinations and must display a current rabies vaccination tag on their collar. A veterinarian’s statement regarding vaccinations must be provided to management.
- If a pet is left unattended for an inappropriate period due to the tenant’s illness, neglect, or inability to provide pet care, management, at its discretion, may enter the tenant’s unit and arrange for the pet’s care. Tenant will provide management with the name, address and telephone number of a person or source who will accept the responsibility for the pet’s care in the event of such an occurrence. Any costs incurred will be deducted from the tenant’s pet security deposits.
- Mistreatment, abuse or neglect of any pet will not be tolerated.
Condition of Property
- Tenant agrees to keep the unit in good condition and allow periodic inspections by management to assure that there are no damages caused by pet.
- Presence of a pet may not interfere with maintenance or routine pest extermination of the unit. Tenant is responsible for removing or protecting the pet when these procedures are requested or scheduled by management.
- Tenant is responsible for keeping all areas where pet is housed clean, safe and free of parasites, including ﬂeas. Dog owners must immediately pick up and dispose of all dog waste deposited on property. Cat owners must place soiled litter in tied plastic bags and dispose of it in outside garbage facilities, not the toilet system. Litter boxes must be changed a minimum of once a week, or more often if odor problems occur. If the septic system is damaged as a result of tenant’s actions, such as disposing of litter via a toilet, tenant will be responsible for the cost of inspection and repair.
Complaints and Warnings
- Tenant is responsible for keeping pet from disturbing other tenants or becoming a nuisance. Nuisance may include chronic noise that disturbs other tenants; failure to properly dispose of pet wastes; and unleashed or unattended pets.
- Complaints regarding failure to comply with this Policy must be made in writing to management. If the complaint is determined to be valid, management will issue a warning to the tenant who must immediately remedy the situation. Additionally, a charge of one hundred dollars ($100) will be made for each warning issued.
- A tenant who fails to remedy the situation after one warning will receive a 7 day notice to remove the pet. Threatening behavior, animal bites or attacks by a pet will constitute grounds for immediate removal. If the tenant fails to remove the pet after receiving notice to do so, tenant will be considered to be in breach of the lease and may be evicted, and if so, will forfeit any pet security deposit.
Damages and Fees
- Tenant is responsible for and must immediately pay for the cost of all damages or injuries caused by his/her pet and will also be responsible for the full cost of ﬂea extermination in the building that may be required because of the tenant’s pet.
- There is a three-hundred seventy-five dollar ($375) additional pet security deposit for park owned homes, a two-hundred dollar ($200) deposit for pad rentals only, due at the time the pet is registered and accepted, to be refundable, less one hundred dollars ($100) within 15 days following the lease expiration after all costs, if any, for the removal of all pet odor, wastes, hair and ﬂeas have been removed and all damage to the property, including the yard and building, has been repaired.