No pets, except fish, are permitted in the residential facilities (except Family Housing. See below). This includes all non-human mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Fish tanks larger than 10 gallons are not permitted in the halls.
Guests are not permitted to bring pets into the residence halls at any time. Please note that failure in the timely removal of the pet from the residential hall (as determined by hall staff) may result in the enlisting of animal control services.
Service Animals & Emotional Support Animals:
Approved service/emotional support animals, are permitted in the residential communities. A certified service/emotional support animal is permitted for a resident with approved medical documentation. To register animals and for other accommodations that need approval, please follow the guidelines outlined with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Please also review DRC Service Animal Policy, DRC Therapy and Emotional Support Animal Policy, and DRC Responsibilities of Individuals with Service, Therapy, or Emotional Support Animals.
Service/emotional support animals that are found to be aggressive, create a nuisance, sanitation concerns, or threaten the safety of others will not be allowed to remain in the hall.
All roommates (and/or suitemates) need to approve of the animal through written confirmation. If all occupants of the shared space are not in agreement, the student with the animal will be administratively relocated to another unit.
Family Housing Pet Policy:
We strongly discourage animals in the houses. Only a Family Housing license holder may request to have a pet. A license holder is allowed a maximum of two (2) animals per family house. University Housing, at its sole discretion, may deny any request for a pet. If the license holder is granted a permission to have pet(s), prior to the animal(s) moving into the house, the license holder is responsible for paying a pet fee of $200.00 per semester all of which is non-refundable. In addition to the pet(s) fee, all license holders must provide documentation of the following for each animal: 1) spayed or neutered 2) current vaccination of rabies 3) dog licensure through Maricopa County. All animal breeds categorized as an aggressive breed are prohibited. All animals(s) must be indoor pets. Failure to seek approval prior to obtaining an animal may result in your pet being denied and possible cause for license agreement termination. Feeding of any stray animal(s) owned or free roaming is strictly prohibited. This means that all water and food for authorized animals must remain indoors at all times.
University Housing at any time may revoke a pet approval without notice if an emergency situation concerning the animal(s) arises or applicable animal control laws or regulations mandate removal, isolation or quarantine of the animal(s). Upon notice, any unauthorized animal shall be removed immediately from the residence. We may turn the pet over to a humane society or local authority. We will return the pet to you upon request if it has not already been turned over to a humane society or local authority. We have no lien on the pet for any purpose; but you agree to pay for reasonable care and kenneling charges for such pet. If you do not pick up the pet within two (2) days after removal, the pet shall be deemed abandoned. If you or your guests with or without knowledge or permission violate this section you may be charged for damages, receive a fine, be evicted, and/or subjected to other remedies of this License.
- Pets are prohibited from being in any university buildings.
- The license holder agrees that only the animal(s) described and named on their pet waiver will occupy the premises. No additional or different animal(s) are authorized under this waiver.
- License holder understands that there is a pet fee of $200.00 per semester (billed at the beginning of both fall and spring semester), all of which is non-refundable. Additional fees may apply at move-out if the premises are not free of any damage or odor caused by pet(s).
- University Housing will not consider a pet waiver request for certain types of animals or breeds of dog, purebred or not. Animals that will not be permitted under any circumstances are ferrets and snakes. Dog breeds that will not be approved include, but are not limited to: Rottweiler, Doberman Pincher, Pit Bull, Akita, Great Dane, Chow Chow, German Sheppard, Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Presa Canario, Boxer, or Dalmatian.
- Any non-compliance by the license holder’s animal(s) with the terms of this waiver or with the rules and regulations governing animals on the premises, including guests of the license holder, shall entitle Management, at its sole discretion to revoke this waiver, in which case the license holder will immediately remove the pet(s). Violation of this waiver shall result in charges, damages, fines, eviction and/or remedies of this License. Situations that would warrant this action may include the animal(s) becoming annoying, bothersome, or in any way a nuisance to other residents or interfering with Management business including, but not limited to, completion of work order or preventative maintenance.
- License holder agrees that all pet(s) must be kept inside at all times except when on a leash and under the control of the license holder or responsible adult. It is the responsibility of the license holder to ensure that pet droppings are disposed of properly. This includes, regularly changing litter or cages and cleaning up pet droppings outside. Any person owning, possessing, harboring, or having the care, charge, control or custody of any dog shall immediately remove and thereafter dispose of any fecal matter deposited by the dog on a public or private property. Violation of this may be cause for license agreement termination.
- Neither a female dog during her breeding or mating season nor a vicious dog shall be permitted at large.
- All dogs must be physically restrained by a leash when outdoors and cage/kennel when unattended indoors.
- License holder will provide documentation of the following for each animal no later than move-in (or prior to adding additional or new pets to the license agreement):
- Vaccination records (ex: rabies)
- Dog License through Maricopa County
- Distemper (required for cats)
- License holder agrees that the pet(s) will not be left unattended and/or uncared for over 24 hours. If a pet(s) is found unattended to or not cared for more than 24 hours, Management, at its sole discretion, may remove the pet(s) and place it with a responsible adult, humane organization or turn the pet over to the pound or other authorities at the license holder’s expense.
- License holder indemnifies Management and the University from all liability whatsoever concerning or related to the pet(s), including, but not limited to, pound costs, injury, damage, and attorney fees and costs.
- “Pet Sitting” is not permitted per University Housing Policy.