Pet Safety

Care And Control of Your Pets Keeps You, Your Pets and Our Community Safe

Pets provide companionship, friendship, security, and are loyal to their owners. With pet ownership, however, comes responsibility to pets as well as neighbors. Our community Resident Guide, provided to you at the time you leased your home, lists some of the specific rules for pet care, limitations and responsibilities of pet owners.

  • Owners are responsible for the behavior of their pets and must assure their pets do not become a nuisance or menace to other pets, persons, or property.
  • As a pet owner, you have a responsibility to ensure your pet is immunized.
  • Authorized animals are limited to most breeds of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, domestic rabbits, white mice and white rats (from the USA), and caged birds or fish in bowls or aquariums.
  • No more than two pets (besides those in cages or aquariums) per household are allowed.
  • The following animals are some of the pets not authorized in our community:
    • Wild, exotic, or undomesticated
    • Pit bull breeds of dogs (American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire bull terriers, etc.) and Rottweilers. There are other unauthorized breeds. Contact our office or check our resident guide for more information. Any dog which is a percentage of pit bull or Rottweiler, up to half-breed dogs of these types are also prohibited.

Safe Pet Ownership Means Being a Responsible Pet Owner

  • Pet owners are responsible for control of their pets.
  • For safety reasons, it is important to secure all pets prior to a scheduled maintenance visit from the your maintenance team.  Pets should be kept in an area that does not require maintenance attention throughout the duration of the appointment.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Add a comment on controlling pets during maintenance service calls and a similar comment for the Facebook section.
  • Owners may be directed to permanently remove any animals displaying unprovoked vicious behavior such as lunging at people, continuous growling, biting, fighting, etc.  
  • For the safety of your pet, animals may not be left alone in a home, garage, carport, or back yard for more than 12 hours without pet sitter attention.  
  • Microchip your pet. Microchipping your pet means a greater chance that you and your pet will be reunited if your pet gets lost.
  • Always make sure your dog is on a leash when outside of a fenced yard, always provide water and shelter for pets and ensure dogs and cats have a collar with an updated phone number and home address.

Make Sure You Keep Harmful Substances Away From Your Pet

If you think your dog or cat may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact your veterinarian immediately. They will need to know what the dog has eaten, approximately how much, and when the dog ate the substance in order to determine the best course of action.

View more tips and information on pet safety at: Association of Professional Dog Trainers