Pet policy

This Pet Policy (“Policy”) is agreed to by all residents as it is incorporated into and made part of any executed lease.

The Landlord limits the number of animals allowed to the following guidelines:

  • Up to 4 pets per household including any aquarium and each small cage animal are allowed.
  • The maximum combined weight of all animals is not to exceed 300 lbs (excluding any cages or aquarium).
  • There is a non-refundable pet fee and monthly pet rent per pet. See the specific property page(s) for more information.

The Resident agrees to not keep at nor allow to be kept at, or brought onto or into the Residence any breed, classification, or type of animal at the Residence that is prohibited by Landlord under this Policy or under any other rules or regulations that may be established by the Landlord from time to time.


The following list of dog breeds are prohibited:

  • American Staffordshire Terriers
  • American Pitbull Terriers
  • Rottweilers
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Any dog that has a percentage or mix of any of the above breeds
  • Any canines other than dogs and hybrids thereof


All breeds of domestic cats are permitted.

Small Animals

Small animals such as gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs are permitted with the exception of the following:

  • Ferrets
  • Rabbits
  • Chinchillas

Farm Animals

Livestock animals are prohibited and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Chickens
  • Goats
  • Horses
  • Pigs

Venomous Animals

Any reptile, fish, or animal that is considered poisonous or venomous are prohibited.

Wild or Exotic Animals & Prohibitions

Any animal that is not a dog or cat normally found in the wild including:

  • Skunks
  • Raccoons
  • Squirrels
  • Monkeys

The breeding of privately-owned animals is prohibited.

All dogs and cats must be neutered / spayed. The Resident will maintain a valid vaccination certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian or a state or local authority empowered to vaccinate animals (or a designated agent of such authority) stating that the animal has received all vaccines required by applicable state and local law. It must include the animal’s name, description, age, date, and type of vaccination. A copy of the vaccination certificate should be provided to the Landlord by the Resident upon execution of the Lease and, thereafter, annually.

Any damage resulting from the animal is to be repaired, cleaned, and/or replaced at the Resident’s expense. The Resident must protect all carpeting from odor, infestation, and stain by cleaning it annually. The Landlord reserves the right to inspect the Leased Premises (providing proper notice) periodically in order to assess any possible damage to the Leased Premises.

Animal owners must ensure proper disposal of a deceased animal according to state and local regulations. Burial of a deceased animal on the grounds of the Leased Premises is strictly prohibited. When outdoors at the Leased Premises, all animals must be on a harness, leash, or tether and under the control of a mature and responsible individual. Animals may not be tethered or left unattended outside at any time. Animals are barred from any community area such as playgrounds, pools, and game courts.

The Resident agrees to clean and properly dispose of all animal waste, both inside and outside of the Leased Premises, on a daily basis. No excrement is to remain on the grounds. Security deposits are only refunded after the Leased Premises has been vacated and examined by the Landlord management. Excessive animal noise that may cause a disturbance is prohibited.

The Resident must report any incident involving an animal at its Leased Premises that results in an injury to a person or damage to the Leased Premises to the Landlord immediately upon occurrence.


If the Resident violates any part of this Policy, the Resident is then in default of the Lease. In the event of a default, the Landlord may initiate legal proceedings in accordance with local and state regulations to evict or have the Resident removed from the Leased Premises as well as seek judgment against the Resident for any monies owed to the Landlord as a result of the Resident’s default.

The Landlord’s failure to enforce any of its rights under this Policy will not be deemed to be a waiver of that or any of its other rights under this Policy.


Service animals, Assistance Animals and Emotional Support Animals (as defined by HUD, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act, respectively) are not pets but rather are animals that work, provide assistance or support, and/or perform tasks for the benefit of individuals with disabilities. Main Street Renewal refers to Service, Assistance and Emotional Support Animals jointly as “Service Animals” and does NOT distinguish between these three types. By law, the Landlord must allow a Service Animal for residents who have an apparent or verified need that they require the Service Animal in order to afford a disabled resident fair use and enjoyment of a leased premises.

Breed, size, and weight limitations do not apply, and pet fees are not required. The Landlord does require that the animal be housebroken, and the Resident is responsible for cleaning up after the animal. Resident is also responsible for ensuring that while outside on the Lease Premises the animal is always under the control of a mature and responsible individual and harnessed, leashed, or tethered unless these devices interfere with the animal’s work or the Resident’s disability prevents using these devices (in which case the Resident must maintain control of the animal by voice, signal, or other effective controls). Resident is also responsible for any damage done to the Leased Premises beyond reasonable wear and tear. Service animals must meet local and state laws for vaccinations and, to the extent permissible by applicable state or local law, the Landlord requires that the animal be spayed/neutered.

Main Street Renewal is a licensed real estate brokerage.

We are focused on renovating and leasing homes across the country. We are proudly based in Austin, TX and have branches in 30 cities with more coming soon.

Stay Connected