Pet & Animal Policies

If the property listed shows “Possible Pet with Pet Deposit”, it doesn’t mean that owner will accept anything. We have to get permission for each pet for that home, from each home owner.  

Please ask prior to showing / viewing the house if your pet is allowed. We don’t want to waste your time or ours.  

For example; some owners will take an inside cat but not an inside dog, or one outside but not inside or even one under 25 lbs but no larger. 

Each situation is different so it is better to ask up front.

  • No Pets or Animals

    This is a required application process for anyone that does NOT own a pet or animal. There is no cost ($) to you for completing the application process

  • Household Pets

    This is a required application process for anyone that owns a pet or animal. This includes dogs, cats and includes pets that live in cages such as birds, hamsters, rabbits, snakes or fish tanks (because of the contained water) so please ask the PM team at Southern Homes for clarification if your particular pet or animal is required to complete this process.

  • Assistance Animals

    This is a required review process for anyone with a non-obvious disability and disability-related need for an assistance animal. This process provides a HIPAA compliant and secure way of submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal (service animals, emotional support animals, companion animals, etc.) that will be reviewed by a third-party legal review team to ensure the accommodation request meets HUD’s Fair Housing Act guidelines. There is no cost ($0) to you to submit an accommodation request. Please make sure you are aware of your State’s laws, if any, for submitting a fraudulent accommodation request

* NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS & APPLICANTS: Everyone must complete the screening process. This is not only for pet and animal owners but also for residents and applicants that DO NOT own a pet or animal.
Addenda and Documents
  • Pet Application
  • Pet Deposits
Pet & Animal Policy

All ANIMALS must go through the pet screening process & have a pet application turned in with the rental application an accurate photograph must be provided. Once you are given permission for that specific pet, it does not give permission to bring new pets on to the property. Owners take this very seriously and require us to evict tenants who violate pet policies. Small pets such as gold fish or gerbils will not require a deposit but more active pets will.  

** Refundable Deposits– When you leave the home and there isn’t any damage, pest control issues, yard damage or strong pet odors, you will be refunded your pet deposit. Any clean up, pest control or damages will be taken out of the deposit and any difference will be refunded. However, if there is any additional damage beyond your deposit, it will come out of your security deposit. The home needs to be restored back to its original state as you received it.  

** Non-Refundable Deposits – This is a onetime non-refundable deposit to cover additional normal wear & tear to the home. This also covers a onetime Pest Control done in home (not to cover an infestation). 

*All Pet & Animal Owners* are required to obtain & keep a Rental Insurance policy with Liability on the pet (Aprox. $15 monthly) No exceptions! 

If your dog is outside, it cannot run lose! A dog cannot be tied to a tree or left on a dog run either.  

Your dog must be secured within a fenced in yard or within a chain link kennel. Don’t forget to re-seed bare spots in grass from the dog house or running path! *Remember, even outside dogs have to get approval.  



A pet deposit of $250.00 refundable per inside pet under 40 lbs is required 

A pet deposit of $350.00 refundable per inside pet over 40 lbs is required 

Any dog over 75 lbs must get special permission! 

There is an additional $100 non-refundable deposit on all inside pets.  

*Most owners will not allow dogs over 25 lbs inside – (Some do, But please ask us, if you have a larger dog) 


A pet deposit of $150.00 per outside pet between 30 and 70 lbs is required 

A pet deposit of $200.00 per outside pet between 70 and 120 lbs is required 

Small pets less than 25 lbs do not normally live outside! 

They require the same as inside deposit because they usually end up inside.