DOG FRIENDLY RENTAL POLICIES & INFORMATION
If you are bringing a dog, please be sure to select a home that allows them. A taxable, non-refundable fee will be charged for each dog. This fee is used for additional cleaning and to exterminate upon departure. Cats are strictly prohibited! Animals found on or around a home that does not allow them are grounds for immediate eviction and total forfeiture of all monies paid. Additionally, City ordinances must be observed at all times. These include, but are not limited to beach restrictions, leash laws, and guidelines about cleaning up after your dog.
- Holly Ridge Manor Canine Country Club (757) 426-6100
- Hunt Club Boarding Kennel and Cattery (757) 427-6611
- Sterling Meadows Farm Kennel and Cattery (757) 471-0040
- The "leash law" that covers dogs only. This ordinance states that when a dog is being walked on any city sidewalk, city street or public right-of-way, it has to be on a leash or lead at all times. Dogs being walked on a leash must also be wearing a city pet license.
- The "Pooper Scooper" ordinance - Yes, there is an ordinance that prohibits any owner or person in control of a dog to allow the dog to urinate or defecate on public or private property. It does not constitute a violation on public property if the owner or custodian immediately removes the material defecated and disposes of it in a safe and sanitary manner.
- The "Pets on the Beach" ordinance - This is allowed during certain times of the year and under certain restrictions. During the "season," which is defined as the time period from 6:00 p.m. on the Friday before Memorial day through 6:00 p.m. Labor Day of each year, NO pets are allowed on the public beaches, the boardwalk or the grassy area west of the boardwalk between Rudee Inlet and 42nd Street. This restriction also covers any pet, other than a dog or cat, unless the animal is in an escape-proof container. This includes, but is not limited to, any mammal, bird, or reptile. During this same period, pets are not allowed on any other public sand beaches except before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. It is unlawful to allow any pet to defecate on any public sand beach or litter the boardwalk or grassy area west of the boardwalk. In the event a pet defecates on the sand beach, the owner or custodian must remove the material defecated and dispose of it in an airtight container or wrapper and place same in a garbage receptacle. Additionally, during the times pets are permitted on the beaches, the owner or custodian must carry a container of sufficient size and adequate design to remove and dispose of all feces deposited by the animal.