Pet & Animal Policies

A welcoming and safe environment is paramount to all of our residents. To help ensure ALL of our residents understand our pet and animal-related policies (No Pet and Animal Policy / Pet Policy / Animal Policy) we require EVERYONE to complete a third-party screening and review process. This process ensures we have formalized pet and animal-related policy acknowledgments and more accurate records to create greater mutual accountability. Please find the category below that best describes you to get started
  • No Pets or Animals

    This is a required application process for anyone that does NOT own a pet or animal. There is no cost ($) to you for completing the application process

  • Household Pets

    This is a required application process for anyone that owns a household pet. This includes dogs and cats and might include pets that live in cages such as birds, hamsters, rabbits, snakes or fish tanks (because of the contained water) so please ask your housing provider for clarification regarding these types of pets

  • Assistance Animals

    This process provides a HIPAA compliant and secure way of submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal (service animals, emotional support animals, companion animals, etc.) that will be reviewed by a third-party legal review team to ensure the accommodation request meets HUD’s Fair Housing Act guidelines. There is no cost ($0) to you to submit an accommodation request. Please make sure you are aware of your State’s laws, if any, for submitting a fraudulent accommodation request

* NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS & APPLICANTS: Everyone must complete the screening process. This is not only for pet and animal owners but also for residents and applicants that DO NOT own a pet or animal.
Pet & Animal Policy


All animals, including assistive animals, must be disclosed.  You must first fill out a separate application for each animal. This applies to any animal that will occupy the home, including service animals, therapy animals, emotional support animals, etc. First animal is $20 to register, additional animal $15 (these fees are non-refundable). No fee applies for service animals. is an independent third party animal screening service.

Your pet screening “paw score” will determine the amount of additional monthly Pet Rent which is paid per animal if application is accepted. This score is determined using a proprietary formula that takes into account things like animal age, weight, vaccination records, etc.

The following are the animal rent amounts if accepted by the owner and will be added to the currently advertised rental amount:

5 Paws – No Increase             4 Paws - $10.00/mo                 3 Paws - $25.00/mo                

2 Paws - $40.00/mo                 1 Paw - $55.00/mo

Please note that the following dog breeds are restricted by landlord insurance policies, and you would be required to provide your own animal liability insurance covering the specific dog and naming both our brokerage and the property owner as additional insured on the policy:

Pit Bull Terriers                         -    Staffordshire Terriers                           -    Rottweilers                           -    German Shepherds

Presa Canarios                          -    Chows                                                  -    Doberman Pinschers           -    Akitas                                   

Wolf-hybrids                              -    Mastiffs                                                   -    Cane Corsos                     -    Great Danes

Alaskan Malamutes                  -    Siberian Huskies                                                     

Female cats must be fixed and declawed or fixed and outdoor only. No male cats are allowed.

All animals must be approved by the Owner regardless of paw score and carry a specific liability policy naming the owner and West USA Realty as added insured parties.


Tenants shall ensure that all animals(s) are well behaved and shall not allow the animals(s) to disturb any other residents or neighbors.  Tenant to ensure the animal(s) cause no damage to the property.  Tenant agrees the animal(s) shall only be walked on a leash and only in areas so designated by the Owner/Landlord and the Homeowners’ Association.