Still, there are snags. Besides breed and weight restrictions, some other problem policies contain requirements for cats to be declawed. Age restrictions are common, with the ban extending to young puppies and kittens on one end, and senior pets on the other. Limiting the number of pets one may own is another prevalent practice.
We are celebrating the companies showing responsible and responsive policies. Twin Ponds at Nashua, New Hampshire, is a company that welcomes animals of all sizes and breeds, because, in its own words, the company believes it is mentally and physically good for people to have pets. The company has over 300 dogs in about 400 units at any given time and the units are always near full occupancy, with people waiting to move in. They were at full or near-full capacity even during the economic turndown, while neighboring apartment communities struggled.
Roscoe Properties, which offers rental units throughout Texas, Levitan Investment Properties, based in Flagstaff, Arizona, and Gumenick Properties, with communities in the southeast, are other examples of Pets Are Welcome communities.