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Property owners and managers

There can be benefits to establishing pet-friendly guidelines for your property. There are many responsible, clean, and respectful renters looking for pet-friendly housing. Because they must search harder for a place to live, pet caregivers are more likely to stay put. Lower vacancy rates mean lower costs and fewer headaches for you.

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Sample pet policy (coming soon!)


Questions for people with any kind of pet

  • What type of pet do you have?
  • How long have you owned your pet?
  • Do you have a letter of recommendation and current records from your veterinarian stating that your pet is in good health and up-to-date on its vaccinations?
  • Where is your pet housed during the day? At night?
  • Has your pet ever displayed aggressive tendencies towards people or other pets?
  • Do you have a written reference for your pet from your current property owner/manager?
  • Have there been any complaints about your pet at your current address? How did you resolve them?
  • Did your pet cause any damage at your current address? If so, did you reimburse your property owner/manager for the damage?
  • Does your pet have any medical or behavioral problems? If so, what treatment or training is it receiving?
  • May I contact your current property owner/manager to further discuss your pet?
  • Would you object to my visiting you and your pet after you move in to see how your pet is adjusting?
  • Who will care for your pet when you are on vacation or away on business?
  • Has your pet been spayed or neutered?
  • Is your pet licensed?
  • Does your pet wear identification?

For people with cats

  • Does your cat go outside?
  • Does your cat use the litterbox that you provide?

For people with dogs

  • Do you keep your dog on a leash when you go for walks?
  • Have you and your dog completed any training classes? If so, which ones?
  • Do you kennel or crate your dog?
  • Do you always make a point of immediately cleaning up after your dog?
  • Is your dog housetrained?
  • How much time does your dog spend alone each day?
  • How often do you exercise your dog?

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Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

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Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 522-4325

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St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

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9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

Operating hours

  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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