MarkeTactics Pet Policy Recommendations

We had a great response to the Doggone It! Article. The suggestions changed hundred of dog policies across the country. Occupancies are soaring!

As a follow up to our article, Rob Foellinger has the following suggestions for your animal policy.

Dogs & Cats

  1. Reject the following breeds: All Hounds including beagles (except Dachshund), all Terriers, Chihuahuas, Apsos, Shih Tzus, Siberian Huskies, Pekinese, Chow Chows, and miniature Poodles.
  2. Dogs over 50 pounds must be provided with a sanitary crate (galvanized steel dog cage) of adequate size to allow freedom. Dogs must be crated at all times when owners are absent from the apartment.
  3. Bulldogs, Akitas German Shepherds, Dobermans and Dalmatians must have certificates indicating that they have successfully completed an accredited basic obedience training course.
  4. Cats must have veterinary certificate stating that front claws have been removed. Optional: Accept only dogs and cats with veterinary certificates indicating that they have spayed or neutered.
  5. Due to their need for extensive daily exercise, reject all dogs with adult weights over 80 pounds.
  6. Reject any dog or cat with a history of disruptive or aggressive behavior. Note: Mixed breeds are classified according to which breed the animal resembles most in appearance and behavior.

Other Animals

  1. Reject all ferrets, squirrels, skunks, foxes, pigs, large tropical birds (parrots, etc.), insects and spiders, as well as lizards and snakes over 2 feet in length. Reject any mammal born in the wild.
  2. Small rodents (hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, mice, etc.) Must be housed in an appropriate steel cage. Lizards, snakes, crustaceans, and amphibians must be kept in an appropriate terrarium with a secure top.
  3. Aquariums must not exceed 20 gallon capacity.
  4. Reject any pet with a history of disruptive or aggressive behavior.

Rob Foellinger


Reprinted with permission.
Rob Foellinger is President of MarkTactics Consulting Group, 317-845-2964. He is a national speaker who has earned recognition across the country as a Marketing Consultant, Instructor, Strategist, and Author. Write to Rob Foellinger at 12206 Windsor Drive, Fishers, Indiana 46038.


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