TOPIC: I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions

I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions 2 years 11 months ago #24345

I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions? I saw a post recently by a PM in Knoxville that her brand new A++ community has no breed restrictions on pets. If they can do it, why can’t all of us? If the pet owners are following our community pet addendums and policies (and honestly on this particular point, I think most do) and walking their pets on a leash, then there would not be problems. How frequently are we in the apartment industry seeing incident of a so called “aggressive breed” pet actually biting someone or causing a problem? I have had more biting incidents or problems from poodles and chihuahuas than any other larger or so called “aggressive breed” pets. For that matter, I have seen more incidents of cats scratching a maintenance person or pest control person, than a dog. Any animal/pet can bite if provoked. We should address the irresponsible pet owners and lease violations in these cases regardless of the pet breed.
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I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions 2 years 11 months ago #24346

An interesting kick off speaker at NAA two years ago was with the Humane society (I think) and one of the stats she shared is that over half a million animals a year end up in shelters directly because of the housing industry and our animal policies.
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I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions 2 years 11 months ago #24347

Heather Blume I believe that and how much more income would we make if we allowed them. Not only would we get leases that we otherwise lose, but we also would not have as many residents claiming their pet is an ESA or service animal and therefore they would be required to pay all fees/deposits.
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I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions 2 years 11 months ago #24348

Cory Evon George I think you would still have some fraud, but I agree that it would likely be less. And animals are family members. Its like asking someone to give up their kid to many people. It seriously turns people off.
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I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions 2 years 11 months ago #24349

Check your insurance
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I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions 2 years 11 months ago #24350

Dan Lukes I understand, but if one high end community can do it, surely the rest of us can. Do we all need to use that same insurance company? Okay, then let’s Do that because an insurance company should not get to dictate such things when we already have community policies and pet addendums in place to prevent problems, such as all pets must be on a leash when outside. Etc.
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I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions 2 years 11 months ago #24351

If we all use an insurance company that would allow all breeds, then eventually the other insurance companies will follow suit because they don’t want to lose their business.
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I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions 2 years 11 months ago #24352

Cory Evon George Insurance Companies (and lenders) can dictate almost whatever they want (breed restriction, repairs, signage, building upgrades and repairs) - you can choose to follow their recommendation or face the possibility of cancellation or non renewal.
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I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions 2 years 11 months ago #24353

Cory Evon George until some says okay, I accept your breed restriction and thanks for my lower rate, because I have a lower risk profile.
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I’m curious to know how many on-site industry people agree with breed restrictions 2 years 11 months ago #24354

I understand about the insurance. Looking for opinions (call it a poll, if You like) from on-site employees on how we feel about these restrictions. Not an explanation of why we do it. Rules/policies change over time. How and why do they get changed? Do the on-site employees, the people on the ground, actually dealing with the issues get a say? How many insurance companies have had to pay out on a “restricted breed” animal causing a problem, where the pet owner wasn’t liable because they were following all community policies? Why doesn’t anyone challenge the insurance companies on this issue?
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