Make Sure Your Pet is in Compliance with the Rules & Regulations of the park

Pets become a part of your family; often referred to lovingly as a son or daughter. Due to this you are likely to overlook some of their not so angelic behavior, but be wary you are ultimately held responsible for the actions of your pet.

As a pet owner and a park resident you are responsible for cleaning up your pets waste in a reasonable time even if it is in your yard. It is also up to you to make sure that your pet is kept in your lot and away from other residents who may not wish to be around animals. If your pet gets out and attacks another resident or a pet of another resident you will be held responsible. It can even result in your removal from the park after services of proper notices.

When looking into purchasing a pet you MUST first check with your park. The MRL’s allow a park to restrict, within reason, certain large and aggressive large dog breeds. They may also set restrictions on the weight and number of pets you may have in your mobile home. Service animals may be exempt from some of these restrictions.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), holding up the rules of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), issued a notice reaffirming that housing providers must provide reasonable accommodations to person with disabilities who require assistance animals. ADA regulations define “service animal” narrowly as any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. The revised regulations specify that “the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition.”

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