At Millennium Management, we love our pets!
Millennium Management (MM) knows that pets can provide both companionship and a sense of community. We also know that pet owners are often the most responsible residents we have. MM acknowledges both the benefits and responsibilities that go hand in hand with having an animal companion and so we have carefully outlined the following Policies to ensure a positive experience for all of our Residents, visitors and MM employees.
Any Resident wishing to bring a pet into one of our properties must read, understand and abide by the rules outlined in this Policy.
We all know that having an animal companion is not an economically efficient choice. Between food, vet bills, leashes and treats, it can add up to a hefty sum. Most seasoned pet owners are also aware that choosing to have an animal companion will increase living expenses. And while we don’t enjoy adding to these expenses, they are a necessary and common element of residential leases. Therefore, each dog and cat which resides in a MM household is subject to a Registration Fee and monthly “Pet Rent”.
Permission for you to keep a pet is granted at the sole discretion of MM and will be based in part on the pet’s own merit, as well as the tenant’s ability to abide by the following Policies. The Resident registering any particular pet will be considered the Pet Owner.
Failure to provide accurate and truthful information regarding a pet or failure to follow this Policy may result in sanctioning including, but not limited to removal of the pet and the forfeiture of the privilege to keep any future pet.
Millennium Management Pet Policies
Pet Owners will be liable for all damage or harm caused by their pets. Pet Owners assume all responsibility and are strictly liable for any and all amount of injury to any person or damage to any property. Pet Owners shall indemnify MM for all costs of litigation and attorney’s fees resulting from the same. It is strongly suggested that Pet Owners obtain liability insurance or check with their existing insurance carriers to guarantee that adequate pet coverage is included. More information about pet insurance is available on our Pet Insurance page.
Dogs and cats must be leashed and under control when outside the household. All pets shall be properly licensed and inoculated as required by local, county or state statute, ordinance or health code. All dogs and cats must wear a collar with identification tags that indicate the pet’s name, the Pet Owner’s name as well as their address and telephone number.
No overnight visiting, pet-sitting or temporary boarding of pets is allowed unless approved in writing by MM.
Pet Owners are responsible for keeping their pet from disturbing other Residents or becoming a nuisance. Nuisance may include, but is not limited to, chronic noise such as barking or whining that disturbs other tenants; failure to properly clean and dispose of pet waste; and unleashed, tethered or unattended pets outside of the Pet Owners household.
Pet Owners must immediately remove, clean up and appropriately dispose of any pet feces, waste and litter using approved outdoor receptacles. Pet Owners must not dispose of feces, waste or litter in any indoor receptacle unless no outdoor option is available. Used litter must NOT be disposed of in the toilet regardless of product’s claim of “flushability.” Pet Owners will be responsible for any property damage caused by the improper disposal of pet waste.
As needed, the Pet Owner’s residence may be periodically inspected for fleas, ticks, pests, and/or damage to the residential facilities. MM will schedule the inspection and notify the resident in advance of the scheduled inspection. If fleas, ticks, or other pests are detected, the residence will be treated using approved methods. The Pet Owner will be billed for the expense of any necessary pest control treatment.
Pets with an aggressive or dangerous disposition will not be allowed. MM may require the removal of a pet that poses a threat to the health or safety of others, disrupts the environment and/or residential community, or if the Pet Owner does not comply with these Policies.
Is My Pet Allowed?
The term “pet” refers to a domesticated species and genus of animal commonly recognized as a household pet. The pet must not be one of an endangered species or otherwise under special government surveillance or control.
Examples of authorized pets include dogs, cats or animals that must be contained in a cage or tank at all times such as birds, tropical fish, geckos, chameleons, bearded dragons, small reptiles or amphibians (turtles) and small lizards of ten inches or smaller.
Households shall have no more than two dogs or two cats.
Households may not have more than 40 gallons of aquariums. Acceptable arrangements would be one 40-gallon tank, two 20-gallon tanks, four 10-gallon tanks, etc. This is to avoid excessive condensation problems and water damage from accidents.
Examples of unauthorized pets include, but are not limited to ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, iguanas, rabbits, birds, snakes, spiders, scorpions, insects, mice, rats or other rodents that could present a fire danger if they were to escape their enclosure and find their way into walls where they have been known to chew through electrical components and create a fire hazard.
No venomous animals of any kind are allowed.
If you’re not certain as to whether a specific pet is permitted, please contact MM before acquiring the pet or signing a lease.
Cats are to be from fully domesticated litters and cannot contain any percentage of a feral or wild line.
Puppies are required to have obedience or crate training. This is to minimize or prevent problems like noise and property damage.
Don’t take it personally but there are certain breeds or classifications of canines that, due to standard insurance requirements, are not allowed as pets in any MM property. We have owned some of these dogs and know that a majority of them are wonderful, kind creatures with responsible, caring owners and we regret that we will not be able to call you Residents. However, any dog showing physical traits of any of the following breeds cannot be authorized:
- Alaskan Malamutes
- Cane Corsos
- Chows Chows
- Doberman Pinschers
- German Shepherds
- Great Danes
- Pit Bull Terriers
- Presa Canarios
- Siberian Huskies
- Staffordshire Terriers
Service animals that provide assistance or service to a disabled person are not considered pets, are not limited by this Policy and do not require a Registration or Fee or Pet Rent. However, they must still be registered with MM so that we can maintain an accurate list of pets in our properties.
In 2004, a Joint Statement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice, stated that charging an extra fee or requiring an additional deposit from a disabled tenant as a condition of granting a reasonable accommodation violates the Fair Housing Act. If the service animal causes damage to the premises, the landlord may seek recovery of those damages from the disabled tenant or out of the security deposit.
Note that under the ADA, emotional support animals are not considered a reasonable accommodation as they are excluded by lack of training from 28 CFR 36.104, the definition of “service animal,” under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
Service animal means any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair[sic], or fetching dropped items.
Terms and Fees
A one-time $200 Pet Registration fee is applicable for each dog or cat. In addition, there is a $40/month Pet Rent fee for each dog or cat which will be added to the rent amount. This applies to all leases and sub-leases regardless of the lease length.
Resident understands that this list of Policies is subject to change as deemed necessary by MM.
Resident understands that any complaint or notice received regarding their pet(s) is considered a violation of the lease and may result in immediate removal of the pet(s) and/or lease termination; whichever MM deems necessary.
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