People consider pets as part of the family so it’s important for community associations to embrace that and document guidelines for pet ownership to ensure a positive and productive relationship for all.
Sit. Stay. Set standards: The most valid and enforceable pet restrictions are written in community declarations
When drafting or amending pet rules in community associations, it’s important to be familiar with local laws. It’s also essential to review your community’s declaration to ensure rules can’t potentially be challenged by an owner as unreasonable.
Communities striving to be pet-friendly can sometimes end up in the doghouse, and it’s usually not the animal’s fault. Create fair and reasonable pet rules to keep the fur from flying.
Not a day has gone by at CAI that we haven’t been thinking about the Champlain Towers South collapse and how we can prevent another like it. We have an opportunity to turn tragedy into change for people who live, work, and volunteer in community associations.
Pet adoptions soared in 2020, with many dogs, cats, and other animals finding homes in community associations. Here’s how your community can become more inclusive to its new furry residents and their owners.