For Pet Lovers: 6 Condo Pet Policies you should Know

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Living in a condominium has become one of the top choices most people have. Who wouldn’t, when you got to live a satisfying lifestyle? Right? Renting or owning a condo unit can be one’s fulfillment of their dreams.  After all, you can definitely enjoy the ammenities that are available for your use. However, for pet lovers, living in a condo might be challenging on their end, since not all condos are pet-friendly.

Generally, condominiums who don’t allow pets in their premises are avoiding unwanted situations that can destroy the condo’s reputation. Well, they have all the rights to implement that kind of policy since they are the ones managing it. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry too much about it since there are condos who allow pets. So, fret not!

Yes, good news as it may seem. However, as a home and pet owner, it is your duty to take responsibility of your pets. Also, there will always be a certain policy when you are living in a pet-friendly condominium. And to give you a short idea about it, below are the common policies most condominiums have.

1. Only certain types of pets are allowed

If you plan on bringing and having pets in your condo unit, you have to make sure that the kind of pet that you are going to have is allowed on the premises. And the most common types of pets allowed in a condominium are aquarium fishes, cats, dogs, caged birds and other small animals such as rabbits and hamsters for as long as they are domesticated.

2. Only specific dog breeds are tolerated

Yes, dogs may be allowed in condos. However, not all dog breeds are permitted and tolerated. If you are planning on having a Pit Bull, German shepherd, Doberman pinscher, and/or any other high-maintenance, active, unsociable or aggressive, then you better think again! The only types of breed that are typically welcome in condominiums are; Pug, Yorkshire terrier, Lhasa Apso, Toy poodle, Bulldog, Shih Tzu. Well, for you to make sure that the kind of breed is allowed or not, it is better for you to ask and verify it with your Property Management Office (PMO).

3. Only up to a certain number of pets are permitted

It is definitely a no-no for you to bring many pets in your condo unit. Remember, you are living in a private property where there are also homeowners who have their own life to live, not a place for any other animals. Generally, pet-friendly condos usually permit homeowners to have at least one pet per unit, while for some; they permit a maximum of two pets. Of course, that exempts the aquarium fishes. Beyond that, you are breaking the condo policies.

4. Your pet must be vaccinated

As a pet owner, you have to know that having and taking good care of your pets can be a high maintenance on your end. One of the policies most condos has when it comes to your pets is to have it vaccinated. Usually, pet owners should have a written certification from a licensed veterinarian concerning the vaccination of their pets and submit it to the PMO. Well, it is a policy that you have to comply to avoid accidents caused by your pets.

5. You must register your pet with the Property Management Office

Generally, when you are a pet owner, you cannot keep a pet in your condo unit without properly informing and getting approval from the condominium management. It is in their policy that you, as a pet owner, are required to register your pet before you can actually bring your pet into your new home. Moreover, this gives the management a way to identify the kind of pet that you have when in case something might happen.

6. Don’t leave your pets unattended

One of the most important rules for you to follow is to not leave your pets unattended. If you are leaving for work or for school, it is your responsibility on how you are going to make it tame even if you are not around. Giving them enough food for the day, or tie them so that they will not break and/or destroy anything inside your home are some of the things that you can do. Moreover, this is also a way not to irritate your neighborhood with your pets.

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