Pet deposits are now $250, staying in line with professional cleaning costs. Thank you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Only if you are around to keep an eye on it, it’s peaceful on line (eg: non barking and non-aggressive!) and all pick-up rules still apply. The line must be located so as not to interfere with your neighbors, and the lawn can’t be torn up. (Some dogs are perennial diggers!) Please do not leave screw in tethers and lines lying on the lawn, as it’s one more thing I have to deal with when mowing.
This depends a bit on the size of your existing menagerie. We prefer to limit total numbers of pets as they can be hard on the place. If this is a first dog or cat, and you are an experienced pet owner, then sure! But please remember our list of dogs we cannot accept, and we would like to meet the dog, too. The pet deposit must be paid before the animal is allowed onto the premises, and like all our animal companions, it must prove itself a good neighbor. If it proves unsuitable, it will have to go.
Please pick up after your pet. It’s only thoughtful to spare someone a barefoot encounter with that which gets left behind and it’s more sanitary as well. You don’t have to plastic bag it and trash it, this seems silly to us… why take something that decays naturally and turn it into landfill? Please toss it off lawn into the rough where no one will get into it. Also, feces left behind on the areas where I have to mow with the weed whacker is particularly distasteful. The weed whacker distributes it in every direction and I get plastered. YUK! Ditto to feces left in the flower beds, where this unwary weeding lady can grab a handful. So, please, pick up after your pet! Thank you. Some dogs’ urine is so powerful it kills grass, leaving dead brown patches everywhere it goes. After awhile it looks like someone poured Agent Orange all over the front yard! Please, if your dog is one of these unfortunates, make sure he does his job on the gravel areas. There are things you can feed your dog to neutralize the urine. I would encourage you to quiz your vet (if you are not yourself one!) pretty closely about these products before buying them; are they safe for your dog?
Our non-refundable pet deposit is $150. This is utilized to pay a professional cleaner to steam clean the carpets and treat bare floors for allergens after pets leave. This is to safeguard the health of incoming tenants who may have allergy issues.
We accept a limited number of neutered cats and dogs, with restrictions on some dog breeds due to insurance regulations. (Please see All My Thoughts on Dog in the General Information section for more on this.) We cannot accept anything with a bite history, or if it has “issues” (people speak for serious bad behavior problems such as unusual aggressiveness, or unresolved fear problems that translate into “likely to bite if approached by small children,” etc)