This policy establishes the rules and conditions under which a pet may be kept in Get MULTIfamily Property Management (“GMPM”) residential dwellings or its managed properties. The primary purpose of these rules is to establish reasonable requirements for the keeping of common household pets in order to provide a decent, safe and sanitary environment for existing and prospective tenants, GMPM employees, the public, and to preserve the physical condition of GMPM property. Under 2003 Title 24 CFR §960.705, this policy does not apply to Assistive Animals that reside in public housing or that visit Get MULTIfamily Property Management. It does not limit or impair the rights of persons with disabilities or affect any authority GMPM has under other legal provisions to regulate animals that assist persons with disabilities.
Pet – any living animal.
Assistive Animal – an animal which in the opinion of a treating professional provides assistance, service, or support to a person with disabilities and which is needed as a reasonable accommodation to such individual with disabilities.
TYPES AND NUMBER OF PETS ALLOWED
A maximum of two pets: a cat or a dog, not to exceed 50 lbs each, or a fish tank not to exceed 20-gallons will be allowed unless permission is granted by the owner to allow more pets. Tenants who own more than the number of pets permitted at the time this policy is implemented may keep those pets as long as they were kept in compliance with a preexisting pet policy for their property. This exception applies only to the currently owned pets; therefore when one currently-owned pet leaves the household, the tenant may not replace the pet but must comply with the new policy.
HOW TO APPLY FOR PET OWNERSHIP
A tenant who desires to acquire a new pet, keep an existing pet or add any new pet in a manner consistent with these rules must apply online here.
The tenant shall provide in this application:
(a) a complete PetScreening pet profile with at least a 3 PAWs score, and these items in the pet profile
- an identifying description of the pet accompanied by two photographs,
- certificates of spaying or neutering of dogs and cats and the inoculations required by law. If health problems prevent such spaying or neutering, a veterinarian’s certificate will be necessary to allow the pet,
- in the case of a dog, a copy of the current license required by law,
(b) the name and phone number of two contact persons who can be called upon to care for the pet in an emergency,
(c) pet rent of thirty U.S. dollars ($30.00) per pet, per month for dogs and cats and fifteen U.S. dollars ($15.00) per pet per month for fish tanks up to 20-gallons, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice and small lizards is required for each pet residing in the dwelling and
(d) a one-time non-refundable pet fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00) per pet for dogs and cats and one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per pet for fish tanks up to 20-gallons, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice and small lizards and
(e) Sign our Pet Addendum
A tenant who wishes to keep a currently owned pet must provide the information listed above if he or she was not previously required to do so. No pet ownership fee will be required of tenants who are registering currently owned pet(s) that were in compliance with any development pet policy.
OBLIGATIONS OF THE TENANT
- The tenant agrees to take reasonable steps to control and care for their pet at all time.
- The tenant agrees to prevent and report any signs of pet damage within two days. Notifications shall constitute Tenant’s permission for the Landlord to enter the unit to inspect.
- The tenant shall be responsible for proper care, including but not limited to flea control, yearly inoculations (certifications of which must be updated annually here) and compliance with all applicable state and federal statutes, city ordinances, and all authority rules and regulations.
- The tenant shall keep their property and surrounding areas free of pet odors, insect infestation, waste and litter and maintain the property in a sanitary condition at all times.
- The tenant shall be responsible to clean up after their pet, including carrying a “pooper scooper” and disposable plastic bag any time the pet is outside the dwelling. Pet waste shall be bagged and disposed of in appropriate trash receptacles. Pet waste and pet litter shall not be flushed down the toilet.
- The tenant shall be responsible for disposing of pet remains in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
- The tenant shall keep his/her pet inside the property at all times except for transportation on and off property and daily walks. When outside the dwelling, dogs must be controlled on a leash. Other pets shall be in suitable portable cages when outside the dwelling. No pet shall be tied or chained outside the dwelling. Identifying tags shall be required in addition to the license, rabies vaccination and any other tag required by law.
- The tenant shall pay promptly, upon receipt of a bill, for the cost of all materials and/or labor for repair of any damage caused by their pet (including carpet cleaning) and all materials and/or labor used for necessary extermination (such as insect infestations and tick or flea remediation).
- The tenant shall be responsible for ensuring that the rights of other tenants to peace and quiet enjoyment, health, and/or safety are not infringed upon or diminished by his/her pet’s noise, odors, wastes, or other nuisance.
- The tenant agrees to contain the pet while the Landlord or its agents are on the premises for any work that needs to be completed on the premises, when the property is being shown, or for any other reason that permits the Landlord access to the premises pursuant to ARS 33-1343.
- The tenant agrees to comply with all state, city, federal or other governmental entity rules, laws or regulations that govern pets including but not limited to pet registration, licensing, limitation on type or number of pets allowed in these premises.
- The tenant agrees to keep all pets, other than dogs and cats, in cages at all times.
The tenant is fully liable for all behaviors of their pet and may be evicted as a result of any activity involving their pet.
GMPM has the right to restrict the breed, size, or species of the pet permitted on the premises (Service animals excepted). GMPM may withdraw their permission for the pet to live on the premises at any time based on reasonable standards that involve the conduct of the pet or the Tenant.
Pets of vicious or aggressive disposition deemed by management to be potentially harmful to the health and safety of others are prohibited. The following breeds are prohibited:
- Pit Bulls
- Chow Chows
- German Shepherds
- Wolf Hybrids
- Rottweilers Akitas
- Siberian Huskies
- Doberman Pinschers
- Alaskan Malamutes
- St. Bernards
- A mix of any of these
Poisonous reptiles, rabbits, pigs, fowl, livestock, monkeys, horses, snakes, birds of prey, insects, and arachnids are strictly prohibited.
- The tenant agrees that the landlord may enter the apartment without notice to the tenant if they reasonably believe the pet is in distress, injured and in need of medical care or abandoned. If the pet is determined to need medical care, the landlord may remove the pet immediately and seek medical attention.
- The tenant is liable for any and all medical costs or costs to board said pet.
- The tenant releases the landlord from any liability or harm created by or caused to the pet in meeting these stated obligations unless said actions by the landlord are deliberate and intentionally cause harm to the pet.
- The decision of the landlord to enter and remove the pet or seek medical care is at the landlord’s sole discretion.
Below are common violations of our Pet Policy:
- Feeding or harboring stray animals. Feeding or harboring a stray animal shall constitute keeping an animal without written approval.
- Altering your property, patio or other areas to create an enclosure for a pet
- Installing bird feeders or feeders of any type without written approval..
- Keeping puppies or kittens in their household longer than 12 weeks after birth.
- Adopting a pet at a local shelter and keeping in your property without written approval.
- Having a family member’s or friend’s pet in their property without written approval, even if just for a day
- Having a friend over who brought their pet along with them.
All complaints shall be referred to GMPM
- Violations of this policy shall be considered a violation of a material term of the lease. GMPM will require the removal of a pet upon violation of these rules. Tenant understands the fee for violating the pet policy is $250 plus $10 for each day thereafter that violation exists and that GMPM may commence eviction proceedings.
- Any pet found outdoor or in common areas without a proper license, tags and restraint shall be reported to the animal control unit or other applicable authority for its removal.
- No pet is to remain unattended without proper care. The tenant shall designate one or more persons as an emergency contact that can tend to the pet if the tenant is unable to do so. In instances where a pet appears to have been abandoned for more than 24 hours, and an emergency contact cannot be located, GMPM shall report the matter to the Arizona Humane Society or other applicable authority for its removal. If necessary, GMPM will enter the dwelling, as in an emergency, to rescue the pet. Any costs for such action or care is the responsibility of the tenant.
- If GMPM determines that the pet must be removed because of behaviors involving that pet, Tenant agrees that they will remove that pet immediately if the incident involves a health or safety concern, and not later than 10 days if there is any other reason to require the removal of the pet.
DETERMINATION OF NO-PET ZONES
Individual developments may establish reasonable no-pet zones in areas such as playgrounds or other common areas provided that rules governing these areas are reasonable and do not conflict with any Federal, State or local law or regulation governing the owning and keeping of pets in dwelling accommodations, and the essential terms of this policy, with the approval of GMPM, local tenant task force, and Regional Manager. GMPM shall post such areas as no-pet zones.
The tenant acknowledges that the Owner is not an insurer of tenant’s property and is required to have insurance to cover any losses or liability that may result of actions of the pet. Furthermore, the tenant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Owner and its agents from any claims, including attorney fees, which the tenant may incur as a result of the negligent or intentional acts of the tenant’s pet or their guests’ pet. Tenant may be liable for failing to comply with this addendum. Owner and its agents shall not be liable to a tenant or their guests or any third parties for any harm as a result of any pet issue other than for the intentional act of the Landlord. Landlord may impose or modify rules and regulations involving pets with a thirty-day written notice to the Tenant and those rules and regulations will become a part of this addendum and fully enforceable, including but not limited to the imposition of fines and the requirement for the Tenant to provide and pay for DNA testing of the pet.