Responsibility as a pet owner

Your responsibility as a MTVH resident: 

  • Any pets should not be allowed to cause a nuisance, annoyance or behave in an anti-social manner, otherwise, you may be required to remove them from your home. The Dogs Trust gives practical advice on improving dog behaviour and all aspects of dog ownership.  
  • You must ensure that you keep your home clean and free of damage. You will be responsible for immediately cleaning any fouling in communal and garden areas.
  • Keep dogs on a lead when in any internal or external communal area. This includes walkways and gardens. Cats should not cause a nuisance.
  • You will meet the welfare needs of the animal ensuring adequate provision. If you become ill, or your mobility deteriorates or if you are away from the property for any other reasons. The RSPCA has great advice on responsible pet ownership. Please see this link: https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pet
  • Assistance dogs should be identifiable by wearing formal identification. This includes assistance dog white harness, dog jacket, lead slip or ID tag on the dog’s collar. 
  • When a member of staff or a contractor visits you, we expect you to put your pet in a separate room, if requested. This is for the health and safety of our staff. 
  • Dogs must be microchipped. It is a legal requirement for all dogs in the UK to be microchipped. Your local vet will be able to provide help and advice about microchipping. 

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