Free Pet Agreement Form for Rental Properties



It’s your choice as a rental property owner or manager to allow or not allow pets in your rental properties. For myself, it depends on the property, the unit, and the specific pet the tenant wants to bring in. If you do allow pets in your rental units be sure to have a pet agreement form written up and signed by the tenants that lay out the “rules of the land” regarding having their pet in the unit.

Some great clauses to add into a pet agreement may include a pet deposit, instructions on how to keep the premises with a pet on them (cleanliness), instructions and policies that lay out fines/penalties for pet droppings left on the rental property common areas, etc.

Anyhow, if you don’t already have a good pet agreement form you can download and use the free pet agreement form below.

As always, our attorneys make us say it… these forms are for reference only and you should always pass any forms you use for your business by a competent attorney in your local area to make sure they jive with all state, federal, and local law.

Download the Free Pet Agreement For for Rental Properties

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3 Responses to “Free Pet Agreement Form for Rental Properties”

  1. andrea April 1, 2009 at 5:55 am #

    Dear REI Brain,
    I have been looking for a pet lease agreement on line and came across your
    form. Please research more forms online as your company does not
    include that tenant shall be held liable for damage, injury to property and others resulting from pet behavior.

    You seemed very nice, so I thought I would send one I found that is excellent.
    thank you,
    Andrea

    This pet agreement is an amendment to the lease dated between the tenant,
    , and the landlord, .
    1. Tenant has read and signed the pet policy attached to this agreement.
    2. Tenant agrees to abide by the pet policy and landlord agrees to permit tenant to keep the pet(s)
    described in this agreement in accordance with the pet policy.
    Type of Pet Name of Pet Age Description
    3. Tenant shall be liable for any damage or injury whatsoever caused by the pet(s) and shall pay
    landlord or landlord=s agents or employees immediately, upon demand, for any and all costs
    incurred by landlord as a result of damage or injury caused by the pet(s).
    4. Tenant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend landlord and all of landlord=s agents and
    employees against all liability, judgments, expense (including attorneys= fees), or claims by third
    parties for any injury to any person or damage to property of any kind whatsoever caused by
    tenant=s pet(s).
    5. Tenant shall provide the following information and promptly notify landlord in writing of any
    changes:
    Emergency caretaker for pet(s):
    Name:
    Address:
    Telephone:
    Veterinarian:
    Name:
    Address:
    Telephone:
    PET AGREEMENT
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    6. Tenant agrees that landlord and landlord=s agents and employees have the right to enter tenant=s
    apartment without prior notice if there is reasonable cause to believe that a pet has been left alone in
    tenant=s apartment and either that pet is creating a disturbance or any other emergency situation
    appears to exist with respect to the pet. Landlord or landlord=s agents or employees shall attempt
    to contact tenant before entering the apartment and shall enter only if they are unable to contact
    tenant within a reasonable amount of time. Upon entering, landlord or landlord=s agents or
    employees may make any appropriate arrangements with respect to the pet=s care, including
    removing the pet and placing it in a temporary home. Landlord or landlord=s agents or employees
    may deduct any cost incurred from tenant=s pet deposit.
    By signing this agreement, tenant has agreed to the above and has paid a pet deposit of $ _____.
    This deposit is in addition to and separate from the customary security/cleaning deposit collected at the time
    of tenancy. The pet deposit is fully refundable if landlord or landlord=s agents or employees determine there
    are no damages caused by the pet(s) upon tenant=s vacating the premises or permanently relocating the
    pet(s).
    Dated: __________________ _____________________________________
    Landlord
    Dated: __________________ _____________________________________
    Tenant

  2. reibrain April 2, 2009 at 1:36 am #

    Totally agree… thanks for sending that in!

    – Trevor

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