Pet Policy

All Owners & Tenants agree to abide by The Villas Condominium Association rules regarding animals including, but not limited to:
 
Pets are limited to Two (2) domesticated dogs or cats. No one may permit their pet to roam freely anywhere within the Common Elements; every dog or cat owner shall keep such owner's dog or cat on a leash or within an appropriate pet carrier whenever such dog or cat is permitted outside the confines of the pet owner's Unit. Pets (including birds, reptiles, rabbits, and other similar pets) shall not be left unattended on balconies, terraces, patios or in lanai areas. Pets shall only be walked or taken upon areas designated by the Association. Pet owners shall collect and dispose of all animal waste from their pets. Pet owners shall register their pets with the applicable local authority and shall obtain all licenses and inoculations for their pets, as required by applicable law. Pet owners shall not permit their pets to cause disturbances; including, but not limited to, making noise audible to the occupants of other Units.

For the purposes of these Rules & Regulations, the Board of Directors does restrict the weight limit on pets up to 35lbs each as verified by a licensed Veterinarian listed on vaccination records and defines dangerous breeds of dogs under Declaration 17.3 to include, but not limited to, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Bull Mastiff, Doberman, Chow Chow, etc.
 
The Owner or other occupants of a Unit shall be subject to a $100 fine for each violation of this Rule or Subsection 17.3 of the Declaration, or for each day of a continuing violation after notice.
 
Please register your pet using this form online here and email all requested documentation to the Community Manager
 
Please have consideration for your neighbors!
 
Clean up after your pets, use the proper receptacles, keep your pets on a leash, and pets are not allowed in the pool or pool area. Pets shall only be walked in those portions of the Common Elements designated by the Association. No one likes to step in animal waste, be chased, scared by an unleashed dog, or deal with noise nuisances by owners who do not control their pets. Please do not leave pets in high temperature areas.
 
As per the governing Condo Documents:
  • Two domesticated dogs or cats may be maintained in a Unit provided such pets are:
    • Permitted to be so kept by applicable laws and regulations
    • Not left unattended on balconies, terraces, patios or in lanai areas
    • LEASHED at all times when on the Common Elements and/or
    • Generally, not a nuisance to residents of other Units or of Association Property
    • Not a pit bull or other breed considered to be dangerous by the Board of Directors
    • No dogs left in garages or cars
If you notice a pet owner not picking up after their pet, please email the manager through the Contact Us Page or visit our website at www.thevillascondos.com to send a complaint through the website. Please leave the unit # where the pet and pet owner resides, time and date of occurrence and where the violation took place.
 
"A violation of the pet regulations shall entitle the Association to all of its rights and remedies, including, but not limited to, the right to fine Unit Owners (as provided in the By-Laws and any applicable rules and regulations) and/or to require any pets to be permanently removed from the Condominium property".
 
Service-Animal (SA) or Emotional-Support Animal (ESA)
  1. A unit owner or tenant may make a request for an accommodation to house a service-animal (SA) or emotional-support animal (ESA) in their unit.  The request shall be made to the board, in writing, by the unit owner or tenant.  Pursuant to this request, the Board may require the unit owner or tenant to provide reliable disability-related information, which:
    • i. Verifies the existence of a disability.
    • ii. Outlines the needed accommodation.
    • iii. Shows the relationship between the person’s disability and the need for the requested accommodation.
  2. The SA/ESA may remain in residence so long as it does not damage property, create a disturbance, place other persons in fear for their safety, or create an unsanitary environment.  In that regard the owner or tenant:
    • i. Must not permit the SA/ESA to bark in the unit or other commonly used areas of the condominium building and grounds.   
    • ii. Must pick up and properly dispose of all SA/ESA waste that the SA/ESA deposits on the condominium grounds.
    • iii. Must not permit the SA/ESA to growl or bark at persons as they pass by.
  3. The Condominium Association reserves the right to revoke its approval of the SA/ESA if these standards and other commonly recognized standards for animal behavior in multifamily residential housing are not met.
Adopted September 23, 2019