According to Humane Society statistics, nearly half of American households own a dog. Dogs have quickly become essential family members throughout America.
However, there is also a risk to owning a dog that impacts the entire community: the risk of dog bites. Due to a higher incident of attacks by certain breeds, many cities may only allow certain dog breeds within city limits. As an association, if you ignore these laws, your exposure of liability at the association level could be heightened. Due to this, many HOA communities have now begun to implement dog breed restrictions to further ensure the safety of the community.
Restrictions are created to limit the liability to HOA associations. While tenants may seem put off by these restrictions, it is important that they too understand their own liability with certain dog breeds. At MGR, we can help you answer all questions a landlord or tenant may have. Let us help by contacting one of our property managers today.