Owning pets can be a rewarding experience, and we’re proud to be a pet friendly community. Before you acquire your four legged family member, make sure you’re aware of the installation and housing requirements pertaining to pets.
Register your Pets
The first step is getting approval. Filling out a pet application with us and visiting the JBER Veterinarian ensures that your pet is properly vaccinated and is not a JBER-prohibited breed. This step is essential for the safety of our staff and your neighbors.
Know the costs
Emotional and monetary costs to owning pets are often overlooked.
Are you going to be home enough to give the pet the care they need, or will they spend long periods of time alone? Will someone be able to watch your pet when you go on vacation? All pets are different, as are all families; we hope you take the time to carefully evaluate the role a pet will have in your home.
At Aurora, while there are no pet fees or deposits required in housing, do note that untrained pets can wreak havoc on a home. Interior and exterior damage done by pets does not qualify as normal wear and tear. While many pet owners leave with little to no charges at move out, it is possible to accrue substantial charges especially due to urine damage on flooring.
Reoccurring expenses, such as vaccinations, training, food, toys, etc do add up and emergency vet expenses can devastate a family; visit a pet store and speak with a vet ahead of purchase/adoption to get an idea of the overall cost of pet ownership and ensure your family will be able to support your pet.
Invest in a leash
Leashes keep your pets (specifically dogs) within your area of control. We do not always know how dogs will react to unfamiliar faces, children, or other dogs; use a leash to help reduce the risk of an attack and keep your pets out of others’ space.
Pick up the poo
Your furry friends are an extension of you and your family. Whether it’s your yard, a neighbors’ yard or a common area; pick up the poo and dispose of it. Nobody likes poo on their shoe or in their yards.
Keep Fido from becoming a nuisance
Late night barking, howling, or growling sessions that disrupt your neighbors’ beauty sleep violate Aurora and JBER policy. All animals are expected to abide by quiet hours which are 2200 – 0600 Sunday – Thursday and 2300 – 0600 Friday – Saturday.
Provide 24/7 Care
Animals need food, water, and shelter. Leaving them outside in the cold for prolonged periods of time without water or food is neglect. In fact, our handbook defines neglect as leaving a pet unattended for 12 or more hours; inside or out. Pets require attention and care, and when they don’t get it can become sad, loud, destructive and even violent; this can ultimately lead to complaints from neighbors, police action, welfare checks from your chain of command, and removal of pets from housing. If you have concerns about a neighbor’s treatment of pets, we recommend you speak with them first; as housing managers, we can only respond to tangible infractions such as noise or reports of viole