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Rental Property Owners

Dear Landlord,

Happy Paws is a community group of animal lovers working to reduce the number of homeless, abandoned, and euthanized pets.  Each year far too many companion pets are euthanized only because there is no room for them.  And in this difficult economy with more and more people loosing thier homes, more people are forced to surrender their beloved pets to animal shelters because they can't take them to their new rental home.

There are many responsible renters who would love to adopt a special pet and save a life.  Pets bring so much happiness into homes.  Especially for children, the elderly and disabled.  A pet can mean the world of difference in their lives. 

Don't let a few bad apples (or stories) ruin the bunch.  The majority of pet owners are responsible and will do everything in their power to ensure no damage comes to your property. 

Please, we encourage you to re-think allowing pets in your rental properties.  We understand this may be a difficult decision and you may have reservations. But there are many things you can do to ensure a happy relationship with renters who have pets.

Listed below are just a few suggestions of how you can ensure your rental property stays in good condition and still allow pets:

  1.  Require a reasonable pet deposit

  2.  Inspect your property at least twice a year

  3.  Require renters to have their pet licensed/registered

  4.  Require renters to have their pets spayed/neutered

  5.  Limit the number of pets a renter can have

  6.  Meet the pet before renting

  7.  Have size requirements of the type of pet depending on the residence

  8.  Require renters to have the responsibility to keep lawn areas clean and

       non-damaged and to make any repairs.  Inspecting your property will

       ensure this.

It is horribly sad how many healthy and loving pets are put to sleep each year.  These poor animals could be saved and live happy long lives if given the chance.  Please, help change the lives of people and animals alike.  Allow pets.

Sincerely,

Happy Paws and Community


Signed,

Kimberly Phillips

This petition closed almost 2 years ago

How this will help

Let's help reduce the amount of homeless pets.  Encourage more landlords to allow renters to have pets!  We can do this with a positive message of hope, encouragement, education and suggestions of...

Let's help reduce the amount of homeless pets.  Encourage more landlords to allow renters to have pets!  We can do this with a positive message of hope, encouragement, education and suggestions of rules and guidelines for landlords. 

This letter will be sent to property owners and real estate management firms. Let's convince them that allowing pets won't ruin their property, but will only save lives!

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