Gold Medal Property management does permit pets on certain properties if the property’s owner has approved of pets in their rental home. Approved pets include dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, reptiles, birds and fish.
The non-refundable deposit per animal is $200 each for up to 25 lbs and $300 each for over 25 lbs. German Shepherds, Grade Danes and Mastiffs require property owner approval and proof of adequate insurance.
Records from a veterinarian verifying the breed and that all vaccinations are up to date are required for any canine or feline pet agreements. Local government entities may have additional requirements and tenants are encouraged to understand and comply with all requirements for their selected property address. Multifamily units (fourplex or larger) do not accept pets over 25 lbs. Pet fee will be based on weight of the pet (expected weight when fully grown if currently a puppy).
Certain aggressive breeds of dogs are prohibited at all times, including Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios, Chows Chows, Doberman Pinschers, Akitas, Wolf-hybrids, Cane Corsos, Alaskan Malamutes, and Siberian Huskies. Please contact our office for a complete list of banned dog breeds.
The non-refundable deposit for fish/reptiles/gerbils/hamsters/etc. under 15 gallons is $200 per tank. For 15-30 gallons the non-refundable deposit is $300 per tank. For tanks over 30 gallons the non-refundable deposit is $500 per tank. Tanks exceeding 50 gallons require property owner approval & proof of adequate insurance.
Pet Violation Fees
Prior to introducing a pet to your rental home, you must contact the Gold Medal Property Management office and inform us of the proposed pet and pay the pet deposit. The pet violation fee is $100 for the first day and $10 each day thereafter until the pet is removed and this has been verified by a member of the Gold Medal Property Management Staff.
Explanation of our Dangerous Dog Policy
At Gold Medal Property Management, maintaining safe homes for our tenants is one of our top concerns. As such, we must implement a pet policy that provides safety to all our tenants and protection for our home owner’s property.
In 2015, 34 dog bite-related fatalities occurred in the US. Pit Bulls accounted for 82% of all dog bite related fatalities yet make up only about 6.6% of the total US dog population. Pit Bulls and Rottweilers accounted for 91% of all dog-bite related deaths in 2015 and 76% of all fatal attacks during the 11 year period of 2005-2015. Texas led lethal dog attacks with 5 in 2015. (Source: dogsbite.org).