Dear Co-op Counselor; HELP!

Dear Co-op Counselor:

I’ve just moved into a Cooperative, and I’m so   happy I made the move!  I’d like to get a pet, but I’m not sure what kinds of animals are permissible, and, if I can even have a pet at my Cooperative.  What steps should I take before becoming a pet owner?  How can I ensure that having pets on the grounds won’t interfere with the rest of the members’ enjoyment of the property?
Please advise.

Pet Lover


Dear Pet Lover:

The first step is to make sure that you are in compliance with the Cooperative's pet policy. This involves obtaining the Cooperative's pet policy to make sure that your pet is properly registered with the Cooperative. Some Cooperatives limit the amount of animals per household as well as prohibit certain breeds of animals.

You may also want to make sure that your pet is properly registered and licensed with the City or County in which your Cooperative is located. Many Cooperatives require proof of license as well as proof that your pet is up to date on all of its vaccinations as well.

Be mindful of pet rules and regulations throughout the Cooperative; make sure you keep your pet on a leash and clean up after your pet. Strictly following the Cooperative's pet policy will ensure that you won't interfere with other Members’ enjoyment

                                            Signed: Co-op Counselor (CC)