Pet fee and/or deposit

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We have been allowing for pets for several years. It gives our listings an advantage over other rentals in the area that usually don't allow pets. We don't have any restrictions on type or breed but I've learned over the years that if a pet owner can't afford the pet fees or complains about it they aren't really taking care of their pets well or paying their bills. We charge $300 per pet as a non-refundable pet fee at lease signing and $15 per pet per month as a pet rent. We also send out letters periodically when the owners aren't picking up their poop in the yard that they have 30 days to do the cleanup (or hire a pet clean up vendor that we recommend) or we will bill them for the cost and it is a violation when it comes time for lease renewal. 

@Isham Zabala I charge a $250 non refundable pet deposit, in addition to the security deposit. And then we charge $30 for dogs and $2 for cats in pet rent.

The $250 essentially pays for the fee cleaning when they leave.

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